ARRL seeks opinions concerning possible new entry level license
An Entry Level License Committee was established by the ARRL Board of Directors and appointed in September 2016.
ISS SSTV active February 13th and 14th
The SSTV images will be transmitted as part of the MAI-75 Experiment on 145.800 MHz FM using the Kenwood TM-D710 transceiver located in the Russian ISS Service module.
The “Slick Six” 6 Meter Horizontal Dipole
This antenna is easy to adjust and can take any of the weather Texas can dish out.
‘Mysterious foghorn’ in Ham Radio bands
Observed on 7, 10 and 14 MHz, this is a Chinese OTH radar.
Adding 160 meters to a Hustler 6BTV
I have never been able to transmit on the 160 meter band. As I hear it, it’s referenced as the “Gentleman’s Band.”
Baofeng for digital modes
When playing around with wireless mobile traffic lights, I also thought about options to transmit on the VHF and UHF bands.
Asus takes on Raspberry Pi
32-bit A17 CPU bolstered by fast Mali-T764 GPU, 2GB of RAM, and gigabit Ethernet.
Easy homemade beginner ADS-B antennas
Easy to build, costs less than $1, no tools or equipment, takes maximum 15 minutes.
Radio for Everyone
ICOM IC-2820 fan mod
The replacement is a Pabst 0412 fan that comes with a 5,25” PC connector. I replaced it with a 1.5mm two pin JST ZH connector.
Another outstanding year for Amateur Radio licensing
New Amateur Radio licenses issued were up by 1% over 2015.
Airborne TV DX Miami to St. Louis flight
Scanning the TV bands from 3, 000 feet – Miami to St. Louis and back with a Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-955Q dongle receiver and 3 inch stick antenna.