Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 104

Realtime QSO information from Heard Island
Dashboard shows QSO counts, recently logged callsigns, and QSO search.

Multimode Digital Voice Modem
A project describing an adapter for D-Star, DMR and other digital modes based on an Arduino Due and a little PCB to put on top.

Radio attack lets hackers steal 24 different car models
Thieves are amplifying near-by key fob signals.

The Radio Amateur’s Code
Radio sport that involves chasing that elusive country, county, SOTA peak, NPOTA entity or whatever should never become the focus of our lives, or our reason for being.

Why I changed my call sign after 28 years
Up until last month, I’ve used my original Novice-class call sign since it came in the mail in 1988.

Ham Radio and Photography
It goes without saying that I always have my emergency preparedness kit with me that is stored in the cargo bay of my mobile, as you never know when you might need to draw from it.

Man in trouble for cellphone jammer on public train
A 63 year old financial analyst is facing serious charges, because he used a cellphone jammer on a public train.

The technology working behind the scenes of Heard Island
Here is a pictorial list of the technology we are using to support VK0EK. Every thing we use is in the “Cloud” – and everything is automatically maintained and backed up.

Rash believed to be caused by radiation from mobile phone mast
Resident said she suffers from electrosensitivity- a condition suffered by people who in varying degrees are made ill by connection to electricity.
Ledbury Reporter

North Korea intensifies shortwave jamming
North Korea has been from the beginning of March continually signal jamming radio broadcasts on the shortwave frequency used by the South Korean non-profit broadcaster Unification Media Group.
The SWLing Post


NOAA WX Sat umbrella antenna
Using an umbrella in place of a quadrifilar helix antenna.

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