Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 101

IC-7300 retail price and shipping dates set
Universal Radio is accepting orders for the Icom IC-7300.
The SWLing Post

IC-7300: If King Midas was a Ham
Icom details IC-7300 features.

Raspberry Pi 3 released
For Raspberry Pi 3, Broadcom has supported us with a custom-hardened 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53.
Raspberry Pi

How to work Heard Island
This VK0EK Blog Site is now switching over to “DXpedition Mode.”

FCC outlines anti-pirate agenda for 2016
The man who’s made pirate radio a personal crusade has big plans to try and wipe out what he calls “poison ivy in the garden of the radio spectrum.”

Google is building a 100kW transmitter
Of the few details listed in the documents, one thing does pop out as exceptionally odd: a 70-80 GHz transmitter with an effective radiated power (ERP) 96,411 W.
Hack A Day

ARES supports Army and Air Force MARS communications exercise
More than 300 Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) members participated in the first quarterly Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) US Department of Defense communications exercise of 2016 (COMEX 16-1).

Taking the radio out of radio
Unfortunately there’s a detrimental sub-hobby that’s been around a long time, perhaps as far back as when there was spark and a new mode called CW was emerging.

Raspberry Pi-powered transmitters broadcast Syrian radio
The devices have a range of between 4 to 6km (2.5 to 3.75 miles), which is enough to cover an entire town.
BBC News


SO-50 and a giant pile of red clay
SO-50 pass on 2016-01-30.

Empire of Noise
Radio jamming documentary tells the story about the practice and political importance of radio jamming in the 20th century.

Organizing RF adapters
A short video on how I now sort my connectors and adapters for my RF projects.
Life of Kenneth

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