The K1 is a small multiband CW transceiver kit with 7 watts of output, full QSK, variable IF width, audio derived AGC, and built-in antenna tuner. I have built mine for the 40, 30, 20, and 17 meter bands during the spring in 2006 and I have been crazy about it ever since I soldered the first part onto the PCB.
The IC-765 has been ICOM's flagship HF-radio for many years. Even today (2006) it represent excellent value for money as it has one of the best receivers ever made. The IC-765 has 4 IF stages (69MHz, 9MHz, 455kHz, 9MHz), built-in power supply (PS-35) and automatic antenna tuner (AT-150), and it comes with 500Hz CW filters ( mounted from the factory. Optional 250Hz CW filters (FL101 and FL53A) are available, too, as is the optional FL102 6kHz AM filter.
The FT-817ND is a very small all mode MF/HF/VHF/UHF QRP transceiver with built-in battery pack! It can be operated using either alkaline batteries or a rechargeable Ni-MH battery pack and, of course, external DC power supply too. Despite the small size, it has many features, which can only be found on larger base stations: Dual VFO, IF shift, NB and SWR meter just to mention a few of them. The latter is particularly useful during portable operation.
The Spatz (sparrow) is a small CW transceiver kit I bought from the German QRP Project. It is available for most amateur bands, but I chose 40m, since it is one of my favourite bands. The kit is very small and simple, yet it comes with DDS, IF, AGC and electronic keyer - practically everything you need in a ham radio transceiver. Once finished and aligned, such rigs can be extremely fun to operate. Be sure to check out my pictures as well.
The Funcube Dongle is a small software defined radio receiver for 64 MHz - 1.7 GHz. It fits into a computer's USB port and uses USB audio to transfer complex I/Q data to SDR applications. The control API for setting frequency, gain, filter, etc. uses the USB HID standard, thus the Funcube Dongle does not require any specific hardware drivers as long as the host operating system supports USB audio and HID.
Be sure to check out my photos and videos of the Funcube Dongle.
You can also join the Funcube and the FCDevelopment discussion groups on Yahoo if you are interested in following the developments.