Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 124

Air Force to ‘bomb the sky’ to improve radio reception
CubeSats could carry massive amounts of ionized gas to the ionosphere to create radio-reflecting plasma.
Prepared Ham

Smaller solar cycles ahead?
Data suggest that Cycle 24, the current solar cycle, will bottom out in 2020.
ARRL

Michigan State Parks on the Air
It looks like the program will get started next year.
KB6NU

Emergency preparedness: How will you communicate?
September is recognized as National Preparedness Month.
Icom America

The woman behind the KM5R repeater
Once upon a time there lived a home-schooled fairy princess named, Melissa, or as she later became known, KM5R.
Weekly North Texas net for YLs

YL International Single Sideband System
The ISSB System operates on 14.332 MHz, 365 days of the year.
YL System

September VHF Contest this weekend
The goal is to contact as many different stations in as many 2 × 1 grid squares as possible on frequencies above 50 MHz.
ARRL

Batteries for portable Amateur Radio use
I’ve used everything from car batteries, Sealed Lead Acid Batteries (SLAB), standard AA’s, Lithium Polymer (LiPo) and Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries (LiFePo).
M0JCQ’s Ham Blog

Can you ID this mystery digital signal?
I noted beeps at Hz repetition rate, does not appear to be data, it beeps for about a minute then there is a short data burst then beeping again for a minute or two.
The SWLing Post

Video

VHF Transmitter key-up analysis
Based on what I learned about this radio, I won’t be operating it at the high power level due to the frequency drift.
W2AEW

Random wire portable antenna back yard test
I decided to try a random wire in the back yard with QRP power and portable set up for some fun and to see how it would work for me.
RadioHamGuy

Jogging while listening to the Space Station
This is my reception of Astronaut Jeff Williams talking with summer camp students at the Kopernik Observatory and Science Center.
Space Comms

Lightning strikes on the Maestro/Flex 6300
Perhaps it’s time to disconnect the antennas and call it a day.
The Radio Hobbyist

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