The latest run of the Hilltopper has sold out and may be discontinued.
Designed by Dave Benson, K1SWL and kitted by the Four State QRP Group, these small, lightweight single-band CW transceiver kits have been popular with good reason. But it looks like sales of the kit may have slowed recently as the club is soliciting feedback on whether another production run is warranted or not:
The kit manager (AC0BQ) indicated that the Hilltopper will possibly be brought back in a few months for another short run like this current run. For that reason I would like to ask that you contact Johnny (AC0BQ) and let him know if you would like the kit brought back in a few months or if you have no interest in that kit and think it should be retired.
The Hilltopper has been available in 40, 30, and 20 meter versions but apparently it can also be kitted for 80, 17, and 15 meters. If you provide feedback indicating interest in another production run be sure to include your preferred bands as this may influence any decision.
Proceeds from kit sales help fund the annual OzarkCon QRP Conference and the group can’t afford to offer kits that don’t sell so be sure to let them know if you have interest otherwise this kit may be retired.