Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 154

Emergency communications driving increase in Ham Radio operators
Hams standing by and ready to help during disasters or other events.
Emergency Management

Tornado siren hack came via radio frequency
Our system is not software related and on a computer. It’s a radio system.
The Dallas Observer

World Amateur Radio Day is April 18th
Celebrating Amateur Radio’s contribution to society.

Portable mini paddle for the Elecraft KX line as a kit
The building experience was just fine.

North Korea broadcasts numbers station as nuclear test looms
Pyongyang is reportedly broadcasting encrypted messages reminiscent of those used to contact spies during the Cold War.
The National Interest

Russian Buzzer disappears
The Russian buzzer on 6998.0 kHz has disappeared.

International Girls in ICT Day
An initiative that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider car​eers in the growing field of ICTs.

Heat shrink tubing and the chemistry behind its magic
Heat shrink tubing was a product of the Cold War era.
Hack A Day


Install TQSL and load existing certificate on Raspberry Pi 3
If you already have a TQSL callsign cert on your existing computer, this is for you.

QRPP (less than 1 watt) QSO
Using my homebuilt 1Watter transceiver from for a QSO on 40m tonight was a bit tough.
Ham Radio QRP

Amateur Station Logging
Episode 18 addresses log books and logging, including when to log and not to log.
Ask Dave

Flevo shortwave station is silent
With its four powerful transmitters and 17 directional aerials it distributed thousands of Radio Netherlands Worldwide radio programs.

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