Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 119

Into the Digital age
One of the reasons for the rapid growth of DMR over D-Star and Fusion is the availability of relatively inexpensive DMR radios for amateur operators from Connect Systems and Tytera.
Digital Mobile Radio for Hams

A Radio Amateur’s guide to solar panels
Solar panels that cost over $6.00 per watt a decade ago are now available for less than $2.00 per watt. Solar is on the cusp of becoming mainstream.
Off Grid Ham

New podcast: The Workbench
Over the next several episodes, we will deep dive on information, tips, and gear needed to setup and equip your own workbench.
The Workbench

Elecraft KX2 Go Box
The project uses a water tight Pelican 1050 brand enclosure.

Solar Analysis Paralysis
Don’t have gear or antennas for the low-bands? Time to make an adjustment to your equipment and antenna portfolios.

China fits final piece on world’s largest radio telescope
The 500m-wide Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST, is the size of 30 football fields.
BBC News

N9EWO Review: Icom IC-7300
You can usually get a better deal with more features in a Ham transceiver and the lack of tabletop receivers these days.

Dear ARRL, HR1301 is Hogwash
Your homeowners association can keep you from running a simple wire antenna.

K8BL achieves Satellite WAS after 40 years
His contacts spanned 38 years, and he submitted QSL cards to claim the award.

Serially, are you syncing or asyncing
Synchronous communication makes the receiver’s job easier by adding a third clock line to the ground and signal lines. This is the clock the transmitter uses to shift out the bits.
Hack A Day


Yaesu FT-1000MP Repair
Follow along as Paul at Mr Carlson’s Lab shows the troubleshooting and repair steps involved in making a Yaesu FT-1000MP work again.

24 hours of JT signal reception
This video shows which stations can be received using the JT65 and JT9 digital modes throughout 24 hours on 20m/14MHz, & how propagation changes during the day.

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