Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 144

Winter Field Day this weekend
If you are as serious about emergency communications as we are, we welcome you to join us for our yearly event.

New FCC Chairman praises Parity Act
Newly designated FCC Chairman Ajit Pai praised the House action on H.R. 555 and other telecommunications-related legislation that cleared the chamber.

HamRadio360: All about APRS
APRS, oh the questions you’ve raised!

CIA documents about Ham Radio declassified
The CIA has recently released around 13 million pages of declassified documents. Among these documents is a set of reports on Ham Radio in the former Soviet Union.
Ham Radio Reviews

Making broadcast towers bird-friendly
In 1976 in Gun Lake, Mich., one tower killed more than 2,300 birds in one night.

Mt Herman Winter Activation
We returned to the Most Radio Active Mountain in Colorado, Mount Herman, for a combination VHF contest, SOTA activation and winter hike.

Simple Wi-Fi Yagi
It’s easy to make a small Yagi for a wireless router even if it lacks an antenna connector. The photo shows how I added two parasitic elements to the sleeve dipole of my Netgear WGR614.

Building an ADS-B station
Complete guide to building an ADS-B station: theory, components, maximizing reception performance.
Radio for Everyone

Headset shootout
Headset reviews are about a dime a dozen on the internet. They’re all subjective too. Everyone’s hearing is different. Especially mine!


Winter Field Day: 5 basic winter survival tips
Winter Field Day is an opportunity to test your gear and personal effectiveness in cold weather conditions.

WSJT-X Raspberry Pi split mode
WSJT-X on a Raspberry Pi.

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