Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 169

Solar Eclipse QSO Party
The SEQP will take place on August 21 from 1400 – 2200 UTC.

VUARC Eclipse balloon project
AA4VU will fly three items in the balloon payload: Crossband repeater, APRS tracking unit, CW ID.
Vanderbilt University Amateur Radio Club

Pacific Hams to aid emergency response during eclipse
Alderman Steve Myers asked local hams to be on hand during the eclipse in case someone needs an ambulance or police during a cell tower overload.
Pacific Missourian

South Carolina Hams to aid emergency response during eclipse
There will be added voices over the air waves, aiding emergency response over the Total Solar Eclipse weekend.

Ham Radio Operators step up in good times and bad
Hams regularly volunteer their skills and expertise to coordinate responses in emergencies like the Boston Marathon bombing and when Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans.
Emergency Management

The 30m CW Interest Group
encourages CW activity on 30m to ensure that we do not lose this very special prime CW band to other modes, nor lose it to other primary services.

Using RUMlogNG for iOS with an Elecraft KX2 over Bluetooth
My goal is to build the project for under $35. I’m also planning to design my own PCB board and offer it as a kit.

A test of the saltwater effect using WSPR
The simultaneous reports showed a mean 10 dB SNR advantage for Vertical 1 at the shore.

ARRL finally realizes status quo isn’t going to cut it
Any “visioning” or strategic planning that doesn’t get the membership involved right from the start just isn’t going to work.

Parachute Mobile
In the Air, On the Air
Parachute Mobile

Thank a Ham radio operator today
Since the early 1900s, no other group has made a greater contribution to radio communications.
The Tribune


RF Noise: Find the sources
Neighbors, street lighting, shopping malls plus much more. I have had a few QSOs on SSB when the propagation have been good and other stations have been strong so they have overthrown my QRM.

HF signal propagation reporter
Where is your signal being heard? Is your antenna working? What is the status of the band? Check out this video to learn about the PSK reporter website and how it can benefit you.

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