Amateur Radio

A fantastic FT8 guide! • AmateurRadio.com

If you have or are thinking of diving into the FT8 digi world I was made aware via a Dutch blogger Paul PA0K (his brand new call) of this amazing FT8 …

At The Dials • AmateurRadio.com

A recent never-ending series of equipment breakdowns, repairs, computer software problems, along with everyday household duties, has kept me away …

Startups

What Got You Interested in Radio? What Hooked You? (Story Time, with Video)

What got you interested in radio? What hooked you? I’ve been asked, “What got you interested in radio, space weather, and the science of radio-wave …

M328 LCR-T4 an updated version of M328 LCR Transistor tester.

I wrote about the original M328 Chinese kit sometime ago, which I had to build to prove to myself that VK3YE's capacitance offset error problem was a …

Arduino

How much? Updated list of snowfall totals

Below is a list of how much snow has fallen on Jan. 15, 2018, according to the National Weather Service:<p><b>MASSACHUSETTS</b><p><b>Barnstable County</b><br>SSE Orleans 0.2 …

Weather

Ham radio CubeSat launch success

Three CubeSats carrying amateur radio payloads were successfully launched on January 12 at 0358 UT on an Indian ISRO PSLV rocket. In total 31 …

ISRO

Club Group Will Operate W1AW for Winter Field Day

Maxim Memorial Station W1AW will host a group that will take part in Winter Field Day later this month. Sponsored by the Winter Field Day Association …

LHS Episode #201

Welcome back to Linux in the Ham Shack! We have been on a three-month hiatus but we're back. The show is bigger and better than ever. We're packing …

WOW those high end rigs!!! • AmateurRadio.com

Had some time today and for some reason I had a look at the top of the line dream HF rig's. First off is the Elecraft K3S with the contest and DX …

Amazing

FM VHF

I’ve been referring to the VHF FM as the <i>utility mode</i> for quite a while now. I picked this up from Gary Pearce/KN4AQ when I inherited the FM column …

Yaesu VX8gr APRS problem • AmateurRadio.com

I took the dog for a walk today, as you do on new years day. We went down to the beach and then up the headland. Usually I don’t take a handheld with …

New Year's Day

West Chester Amateur Radio Club to host Kids Day Saturday

<i>“Kids Day” encourages children to embrace shortwave radio</i><p>From left are Christopher Brault and his father, Jocelyn Brault, at the 2017 Kids Day …

Kids

Thomas Fire Response Also Demonstrates Amateur Radio’s Social Media Value

Santa Barbara Amateur Radio Club (<b>SBARC</b>) members kept a close watch on the Thomas Fire after it broke out in early December. Using a variety of the …

Santa Barbara County

Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 188 • AmateurRadio.com

<b>mcHF QRP transceiver kit</b><br>The choice of architecture is a direct conversion receiver and transmitter, with a small micro-controller to provide control …

Some more oldies, but goodies • AmateurRadio.com

This list was posted on QRP-L by Mike Olbrisch KD5KC - The Radio Boys series. These books are in the same genre as The Hardy Boys or Tom Swift, but …

Kindle

ls FT8 a Killer App?... Eclectic Technology Steve Ford, wb8imy

Is FT8 a “Killer App”?<p>When a software application comes along that’s highly disruptive to the marketplace, it is commonly referred to as a “killer …

Trends

CW key dilemma • AmateurRadio.com

Well here we are it's almost the end of 2017 as I was out for a pint with my Ipad and looking at some of the blogs I follow. I came across PE4BAS's …

January 1 Hosts Events for Legacy Keys, CW on Satellites

Every day is a good day to send CW, but January 1 is reserved for Straight Key Night (<b>SKN</b>), sponsored by ARRL. Enjoy CW as it has been sent and …

QRSS experiments

These last few days I've been experimenting with my QRPLabs Ultimate 2 and Ultimate 3s transmitting on 7 MHz. In addition to WSPR, the modes …

Canary Islands

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey Makes Ham Radio Debuts with State’s Bicentennial Call Sign

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey made her Amateur Radio debut on December 14 — the state’s 198th birthday — at the same time becoming the first person to …

Kay Ivey

Student Registration Now Open for 2018 Dayton Contest University (CTU)

<b>Student registration</b> is now open for the 2018 Contest University (<b>CTU</b>), Thursday, May 17, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Dayton, Ohio — the …

Education

Amateur Radio and History for January 2018

As an Amateur Radio operator and student of History, I enjoy working special event stations that honor, remember, or commemorate historical figures …

Aer Lingus

FT8 anomaly or long delayed echo? • AmateurRadio.com

My friend Alf, LA2NTA, has sent med these screenshots from when he has been operating FT8. The first image is when operating 10 meters and took place …

US Schools, Groups Move Into Phase 2 of ARISS Selections

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (<b>ARISS</b>) has announced that 13 schools or organizations will advance to the next phase of planning to …

Education

Toroidal Core Single Coil Z Match

T1 - Toroidal Iron Powder Core, Amidon 50mm Type T200 2 Mix Red. <br>Primary 20 turns 1.3mm/18SWG enamel wire evenly spaced around the core & <br>tapped at …

Engineering

Efficiency of the Z Match

The curves (Figures 1, 2 & 3) have been taken on the following Z match models:<p>(1) AR Single Coil Z match as described in Random Radiators, Amateur …

Guitar

Why Bother Getting an Amateur Radio License? • AmateurRadio.com

Our Amateur Radio and the Maker Community post defined our stance that the future of ham radio is in experimentation and learning. This post builds …

Millennials are Reinventing Ham Radio • AmateurRadio.com

The latest blog post by Sterling Coffey (N0SSC), Millennials Are Killing Ham Radio, dives into a topic we’ve brought up continually here at …

Ham Radio

BSD in the Ham Shack Episode 1

Our good buddy and co-host-on-hiatus Rich, KD0RG, is supplementing our vacation with some content for your ear holes! This is the first installment …

International System of Units (SI) Checklist • AmateurRadio.com

Metrology is the science of measurement. The International System of Units, also called SI, consists of standards which result from meticulous …