Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 184

This weekend: ARRL 10 meter contest
The objective is for Amateurs worldwide to exchange QSO information with as many stations as possible on the 10 meter band.

WSPR Beacon Rocket is launched into near space
I launched a WSPRLite beacon on my hobby rocket at the Dec 2nd rocket launch in Samson, Alabama.

Review: RTL-SDR Blog Multipurpose Dipole Antenna Kit
Four antennas, two mounts, one antenna holder with cable and one more extension cable. Costs $10 on its own.
Radio for Everyone

10 watt moonbounce success
The contact was made using a Yaesu FT-857 @ 10w into a DG7YBN 70-17m 17 element yagi on a frequency of 432.063MHz
Essex Ham

My love for analog FM
C4FM & DMR Repeaters have popped up all over the nation it seems.

Mic amp
I connected my d104 mic to it and hooked it up to the scope and the scope pattern looks good.

Building a WA5VJB cheap Yagi for satellite work
I took a Baofeng UV-5R and built a WA5VJB cheap Yagi which is also used in AMSAT demos at hamfests.

EMP protection for the Radio Amateur
What is an EMP, why should you care, and what to do about them?
Off Grid Ham

Reducing SD card writes with Raspbian
A common concern of those running applications on a Raspberry Pi is SD Card exhaustion.

Morse Chrome
Chrome browser extension for Morse Code
Ham Radio QRP


WSJTX & FT8 the easy way with the Icom 7300
For beginners or people who don’t want the work of integrating JTAlert and/or QSORelay and a logbook. The easiest way to make FT8 contacts.

Pakratt PK64 on the Commodore 64 connected to raspberry pi BPQ
Testing connections to my local BBS and another BBS in the area using my commodore 64 and a PK-64 Pakatt TNC connected to a remote raspberry pi bpq over the packet modem.

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