Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 113

Yaesu FT-891 update
The Yaesu FT-891 is the smallest and lightest 100W HF transceiver ever built at 155x52x218mm and 1.9Kg. Unfortunately, the 2A current draw on standby makes it unsuited for truly portable operations.
QRP Blog

2016 Dayton Hamvention: Exhibits Photos
Extensive photoset of Hamvention exhibitor spaces.
The SWLing Post

The Hamvention Takeaway
You’re looking at about two football fields worth of parking spaces, filled with cars, tents, and collapsible tables and the strangest electronic devices you’ve ever seen.
Hack A Day

Photo tour of the 2016 Dayton Hamvention Flea Market
Weather at the Dayton Hamvention was quite pleasant–cool and partly cloudy.
The SWLing Post

Hamvention wants a future at Hara Arena
The Dayton Amateur Radio Association plans to stay at Hara for “as long as (they) draw breath.”
myDayton Daily News

$25 satellite tracker
I found a $25 pan and tilt solution, meant for mounting cameras from drones.
Paul’s Projects

80 meter inverted L
I needed a cheap and relatively unobtrusive solution and I found one in Len Paget’s (GM0ONX) design for an inverted L.

FCC denies petition for consideration in vanity call sign dispute
An Arizona radio amateur has been unsuccessful in convincing the FCC to take a 1 × 2 vanity call sign away from its present holder and grant it to him.

HF portable ops solar powered
My power source for the Yaesu FT-857D is my 12 volt power can with the batteries being maintained by the two solar panels.
Jerry’s Journal

Is pirate radio still a problem in the digital age?
We are examining why ‘pirate’ radio persists despite the existence of legal alternatives to unlicensed broadcasting.
Middlesex University London


Elecraft KX2 decoding PSK31

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