Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 105

Yaesu FT-891 – New HF/50MHz transceiver
Although the details are extremely limited, it seems we are talking about a HF/50MHz mobile radio similar with the FT-857 in size.
QRP Blog

The future of
Popular website may close due to conflict of interest with employer.

ARRL tells FCC to restore balance of modes on 80 and 75 Meters
Refarming 3600 to 3650 kHz for data modes could prove to be a disincentive to General licensees to upgrade.

Digital voice adapters for Raspberry Pi and Arduino
This is an ongoing project to develop very inexpensive hardware and software to help amateur radio folks with D-Star.

RF exposure – Evaluating your station
How do you practically conduct an RF exposure evaluation of your station?
Ham Radio School

TLF: A Linux based Ham Radio contest logger
TLF is a curses based console mode general logging and contest program for Amateur Radio.

APEX, New APRS Protocol, New Paradigm, New Software
APEX stands for “APrs EXtended”; It will be a new protocol which expands on and fixes most of the issues in the older APRS protocol while still remaining backwards compatible.

Nanocounter: Frequency Counter with an Android UI
The Nanocounter is an accurate, open source frequency counter that uses an Android phone as its display.
Hack A Day

Why you should get your Extra Class license
The Amateur Extra Class license is the highest class of license in the United States, and perhaps the world. Many hams—even hams that live outside the U.S.—aspire to pass the test and be awarded one.
Everything Ham Radio

JSatTrak: Cross-platform satellite tracking app
JSatTrak is a Satellite tracking program written in Java. It allows you to predict the position of any satellite in real time or in the past or future.

New product

SharkRF: Standalone digital radio IP gateway
Connect openSPOT easily to DMR, D-Star reflectors, C4FM/System Fusion rooms, and use your radio with excellent voice quality without sync errors.


Power outage… Zero HF noise
During a power failure I thought I would see how quiet HF can be.
Michael Carey

Power is back… And so is HF noise
The obsession with everyone (me included) to surround themselves with crappy, poorly designed electronics creates a nightmare for urban HF radio operators.
Michael Carey

and finally…

Don’t do this
Power line short circuit.

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