Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 116

When everything else fails, ham radio will still be there—and thriving
Ham is now a full-fat fabric that can provide Internet access. Why aren’t you using it?
ars technica

FCC to investigate rise in noise floor
The FCC is investigating changes and trends to the radio spectrum noise floor to determine if there is an increasing noise problem.

Daily Twitter HF Activity Challenge
Amass as many contacts as possible between 0000z and 2359z each day. Post your results to Twitter.

TCP and UDP connections over audio
This binding provides an abstract version which emits and consumes floating point samples which can be fed to a sound card.

6 Meter Quad Turnstile Antenna
A quad turnstile consists of two cubical quad loops oriented in a diamond configuration and angled 90 degrees apart from one another.
High on Solder

DIY Powerpole voltage and current meters
Due to the availability of nice and cheap modules, it is very easy to make them oneself.

Canada Day Contest 2016 is coming
Amateurs all over the world are invited to Canada’s Birthday Party on the air.

23DA330 Jeremy’s Homebrew Quad
Jeremy was able to remove about 145′ of #19 copper wire from the old discarded washing machine motor which provided him more than enough wire to create 3 square loop driven and parasitic elements.
Delta Alfa


Icom 7300 Fldigi Setup
Whether I’m using N1MM, N3FJP, MMTTY or Fldigi, the rig settings stay the same.

Digital modes via satellite
An example of what it’s like to work amateur satellites using digital modes.

Last Pass of April 2016 ISS SSTV Event
This is one of two rare MAI-75 passes over North America.

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