Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 114

2016 Hamvention attendance up slightly?
General chairman of the event said attendance this year may have been up slightly from 2015.

Can we use a Raspberry Pi model B as FreeDV modem?
I am going to try using them as a headless FreeDV modem similar to the SM1000.

6 meter collinear antenna
I like to keep my antennas simple and cheap by using wire as the basis for everything.
High on Solder

Shield Hat: Signal Proof Apparel
It has shielding effectiveness 55dB-65dB from 10 MHz to 4 GHz. Silver is also antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiodor and antistatic.

Custom 19″ cabinet for a portable repeater
A 19 Inch rack mount is a standardized frame or cabinet for mounting equipment modules.

How is Amateur Radio in your country?
European Radio Amateurs’ Organization’s survey wants to determine the current status of amateur radio in your country.

Adventures with software defined radio
The SoftRock RXTX Ensemble seemed highly respected and has been available long enough to develop a good user base.


NPOTA Activation: Expect the unexpected
W3ATB shares his NPOTA activation of Saint Gardens (NS60) in New Hampshire on June 1, 2016.

KD2GTM’s Hamvention Recap
All about my experience at my first Hamvention!

The Transistor: 1953 documentary, anticipating its coming impact
The intent of the film was clearly to give the public of that era their first understanding of what a transistor was and why it mattered so much.
AT&T Tech Channel

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