Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 170

Hurricane Harvey: How to monitor Watch Net via shortwave radio
The Hurricane Watch Net is a group of amateur radio operators who are trained and organized “to provide essential communications support to the National Hurricane Center during times of Hurricane emergencies.”
SWLing Post

Solar Eclipse QSO Party a hit, science conclusions await analysis
While logs are still coming in, the preliminary participation numbers look good.

Ham operator rescues epileptic girl on remote campsite
Ham was able to direct paramedics to the area after one of the camping party used a radio set to call for help as there was no mobile phone signal.
BBC News

N9EWO Review : Icom IC-R8600
In our view this is the best receiver Icom has produced to date.

The future of Amateur Radio is not in the numbers
Stop hawking EMCOMM. Forget about Morse Code.
Off Grid Ham

RAC Canada 150 Award
Celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday.

Make great circle maps from any location in the world
Good looking maps in the azimuthal equidistant projection

A great way to make quick and easy knobs
All you need is some casting resin, a silicone mold intended for candy, and some socket head bolts.
Hack A Day


Digital mode FT-8 with light bulb antenna
750 Miles.

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