Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 123

Sabbatical! Beginning next week, Amateur Radio Weekly will be on a month long sabbatical.
For those 4 weeks we’ll run a best-of series of articles. ARW will return in full on September 10th.
Please follow along my sabbatical journey and get a few more NPOTA entities in the log!

Hamvention announces venue for 2017
The Greene County Fair & Exposition Center will be the new home of the Dayton Hamvention.
Hamvention

Hamvention: The Fairgrounds
First and foremost, if you had worries about parking space, relax.
KE9V

NPOTA activation of The White House today
Members of the Great South Bay ARC have obtained a permit from the National Park Service to operate from President’s Park
AMSAT

Public Communications Network: What you need to know
There has been a lot of online chatter about how the public communications network (i.e., “the phone company”) fits into off grid ham radio and survival/prepping plans.
Off Grid Ham

DXpedition ethics
My first ethical quandary came in 2009 when I was fund-raising for our 2010 YI9PSE DXpedition.
N6PSE

Weak signal volume levels
One of the best and most simple noise reductions is to lower the volume.
VE7SL

Elecraft KX3 cardboard desk stand
It’s easy to make, cheap, useful and environment friendly.
SP7Q

History of the capacitor, the pioneering years
I liken it to the pioneering days of aviation when you made your own planes out of wood and canvas and struggled to leap into the air.
Hack A Day

FCC levies $25,000 fine for deliberate interference
The FCC has imposed a $25,000 fine on William F. Crowell, W6WBJ (ex-N6AYJ), of Diamond Spring, California, for intentionally interfering with the transmissions of other radio amateurs.
ARRL

Video

RTL-SDR stock antenna teardown and vna measurements
The antennas are as expected and pretuned to the DVB-T TV band at around 500 – 600 MHz.
RTL-SDR.com

Russian Woodpecker becomes drone playground
Duga was a Soviet over-the-horizon radar system that operated from July 1976 to December 1989.
YouTube

Amateur Radio Weekly is curated by Cale Mooth K4HCK. Sign up free to receive ham radio's most relevant news, projects, technology and events by e-mail each week at http://www.hamweekly.com.

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