Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 112

New D-STAR HT from Kenwood
Tri-band, D-STAR, APRS included. Rumors of August availability at $600.

New Yaesu FT-891 mobile HF rig
It covers 30kHz to 56MHz on receive and transmits in the amateur bands from 160m to 6m with 100W output.
QRP Blog

HamRadio360 interviews Elecraft co-founder, discusses new KX2
Elecraft gives first peek into the new KX2 transceiver.

[PDF] Elecraft KX2 brochure

[PDF] Elecraft KX2 data sheet

[PDF] Elecraft KX2 FAQ

Video: KX2 in action for SOTA activation
Elecraft KX2 and KX3 Transceivers in action, side-by-side

DV4home announced, supports D-STAR, DMR, dPMR & P25
The DV4home features direct Internet transceive mode using the microphone and the external speaker.
Wireless Holdings

Uniden announces DMR support for its flagship scanners
Uniden has announced that its flagship BCD436HP and BCD536HP HomePatrol series scanners will soon support DMR monitoring.

Dayton Hamvention AMSAT demonstration plans
A special demonstration on SO-50 will take place during the 12:19pm (16:19 UTC) pass on Saturday May 21st.

Hackaday at Hamvention
The main purpose of my visit is to document the immense swap meet. There will be over a thousand vendors hocking their wares, from antique radios to gauges and other electronic paraphernalia.

ARRL CEO want to hear from you at Dayton
ARRL CEO Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, said he’s looking forward to hearing in person from ARRL members when he makes his inaugural appearance at Hamvention.

DX Engineering announces new acquisitions
DX Engineering has acquired exclusive rights to Clifton Laboratories’ ham radio product line, and it has purchased TW Antennas.

Experience Hamvention remotely
Check out some of the webcasts that will emanate from Hara Arena during the big show.

NPOTA activations while bound for Dayton
En route to the 2016 Dayton Hamvention, I’m doing a few National Parks On The Air (NPOTA) activations with my my buddy, Eric (WD8RIF).
The SWLing Post

CubeSats with Amateur Radio payloads deploy from ISS
The Slow Scan Television (SSTV) satellite STMSat-1, built by Elementary students at Saint Thomas More Cathedral School (STM), was deployed along with the pair of NODES CubeSats built by students at Santa Clara University.

Television signal DXing
Would pristine digital signals make it harder to find unusual stations? And with so many TVs offering digital channel-scanning functionality, would the heavy tweaking so often needed to bring a channel to life eventually make TV DXing impossible?

habhub: Complete high altitude ballooning software tool set
Tracking system, predictor, car chase apps, SSDV, more…

Ham Radio Mesh Networks – fun and fulfilling
The concept is to take commercial off-the-shelf technology and re-purpose it into a mesh data network.

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