Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 179

HAARP transmits Bitcoin, SSTV
The assistant professor at the UAF’s Geophysical Institute transmitted two UAF logos, a photo of his cat, and a QR code granting the recipient 0.001 Bitcoin.

RadioShack offers Maker Space
This open area of the store will be home to the many classes the store now offers, such as soldering classes, drone classes and monthly training sessions on how to set up and use a cell phone.
Citizen Tribune

APRStweet: Tweeting APRS packet information
APRStweet is a light weight script that posts your location and a link to so that people can see your track and location on the map.

APRS telemetry dashboard
Data is beautiful. With the FaradayRF Telemetry service you can track your High Altitude Balloon Telemetry in real-time.

The speed of light is not fast enough
As illustrated by the Voyager spacecraft, the success of any radio system lies with the antennas.

Homemade digimode interface
I decided to make another modem, a very simple one that uses the VOX in the FT817 for TX switching.

Man fined $15,000 for running illegal FM station
Dudley was confronted twice last year for sending music through the airwaves on 103.9 FM.

Setting the record straight on FM radio in iPhones
Apple purposefully does not connect the antenna.
National Association of Broadcasters

Squeeze Keying – Iambic mode operation
Electronic keyers provide Iambic modes to allow for fewer strokes while keying, thus improving keying efficiency.
Ham Radio QRP

WSJT-X and linear satellites
Here we examine the effect of TLE age on the accuracy of the Doppler computation.

UT Amateur Radio Club looks to future
The UT Amateur Radio Club started in 1947 in response to a rise in public interest in satellite and radio following the end of World War II.
The Daily Beacon


How to bend PVC the right way
I had to bend some pvc for an upcoming project and I had some trouble just using a heat gun, so I had to come up with another solution.

MSK144 QSO with KJ6KO on 6 Meters
This was a completely random QSO with KJ6KO on the night of the 2017 Orionid Meteor Shower.

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One Response to “Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 179”

  • Matt W1MST:

    Having more phones capable of receiving FM radio would be a good thing. I hope they’re not disabled (or more accurately, never enabled) due to pressure from carriers hoping to increase data revenue.

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