Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 126

High-speed imagery downlink making use of SSDV
In our payload, we use SSDV to compress images captured by a PiCam, then transmit them via 70cm FSK at 115kbaud.

ARRL 2016 Simulated Emergency Test is October 1-2
Every local ARES team and/or ARRL Section will come up with their own scenarios and work with served agencies and partner organizations during the SET.

End-Fed antenna revisited
I really like the simplicity of this antenna for many aspects: fast to deploy, works on many bands, no antenna to tune…

How to undertake a SOTA Activation – Step by step guide
It covers the set-up, spotting, operating procedure and tips and tricks I’ve picked up over the last few years.
Adventures in Ham Radio

Reflector Life
In a nutshell, IRLP links repeaters and individual nodes, like mine, with others via the Internet.

A single lever paddle
The only paddle I have is a Bencher, which is a bit too heavy and cumbersome to carry in my backpack for a portable set-up.

NPOTA: Photos from weekend “two-fer” activation
My family visits national parks regularly, so it’s easy for me to pack a small radio, do a quick NPOTA activation all while incorporating non-radio activities that the family loves.
The SWLing Post

VDSL interference: A Ham operator’s nightmare
Unfortenately still sometimes we lost the complete DSL connection and in that case we had to wait for 5 minutes to get TV, internet and phone back online.

Radio club coordinates energency response during cycling event
Huntsville Amateur Radio Club volunteers were instrumental in coordinating the communications amongst event organizers and volunteers, emergency personnel.

AT&T’s New “AirGig” Not Your Father’s BPL
ARRL’s earlier anti-BPL campaign, and market forces, eventually led to the demise of the prior BPL initiative.

AT&T Labs’ Project AirGig nears first field trials
AirGig could one day deliver low-cost, multi-gigabit wireless internet speeds using power lines.

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