Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 106

Final Days of VK0EK (ATNO Days)
One of our objectives is to give an All-Time New One (ATNO) to as many DXers as possible.

April 18th: World Amateur Radio Day
World Amateur Radio Day is the day when IARU Member-Societies can show our capabilities to the public and enjoy global friendship with other Amateurs worldwide.

Radio amateurs in the quest for geostationary satellites
In the next few years radio amateurs will have access to two geostationary platforms.
EE Publishers

The Doctor is In: New podcast from ARRL
Hosted by QST Editor In Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, the ARRL The Doctor is In podcast is a twice-monthly audio podcast that answers your questions.

D-STAR satellite to launch from Kourou
OUFTI-1 from the University of Liege, Belgium, will be the first satellite to carry a D-STAR Digital Voice transponder.

Fuses: Make sure you can trust them
The Dollar Store fuse turns out to be the worst: running several minutes at 20A, double the rated current.

Field guide to communications towers
Technically speaking, they are called Base Transmitter Stations (BTS). You might see ‘cell site’ and ‘cell tower’ used interchangeably, but these terms are not synonymous.
Hack A Day

Meteor Scatter season gets underway
Meteor Scatter season has started with the April meteor showers and will continue until the beginning of January next year.

Morse News: Get your news the old fashioned way
It’s an application that pulls RSS feeds and translates them to Morse.
Ham Radio QRP


Demolition: Voice of America Radio Towers
The final 48 “quad” towers were felled in a single explosives sequence on Monday, April 4, setting a new World Record in this category.

Rainy SO-50
From the 2016-03-27 2111Z SO-50 pass over North America.
Space Comms

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