Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 193

Bouvet DXpedition aborted
Due to high winds and rough seas the captain of the vessel declared it unsafe to continue with our project and aborted the DXpedition.

D-Star satellite in orbit
D-Star One is a 3U CubeSat with modules configured to work as D-Star repeaters, so they retranslate the received D-Star frames on the downlink frequency.

FT8 DXpedition mode is in the works for WSJT-X
The software can transmit up to five signals simultaneously, upping the potential contact rate to 600/hour.

How-to: APRS igate for less than $100
I was pleasantly surprised to learn that getting started is not only relatively straight forward, but also easy on the wallet.

Photos of the colossal Duga-3 Radar System
They’re tearing it down later this year, because all the metal is quite valuable to the ailing economy.

HamAlert is a system that allows you to get notifications when a desired station appears on the DX cluster, the Reverse Beacon Network, SOTAwatch, or PSK Reporter.

What are those hieroglyphics on your laptop charger?
These symbols are as complicated as the label on the tag of your shirt that have never taught you anything about doing laundry.
Hack A Day


Hawaii’s communication breakdown and how going Ham could save us
Ham Radio operators are standing at the ready and may save us all.
NBC Left Field

Ham Radio 2.0: TYT MD-9600 DMR Mobile, Version 3
Version 3 of the MD-9600 Dual Band DMR Mobile radio from TYT has fixed most of the issues that were present in the first 2 versions.
Ham Radio 2.0

Portable SDR TX: LimeSDR-mini, mobile phone, and QRadioLink
Broadcast FM, digital amateur radio voice, narrow FM, and SSB can be received and transmitted using the LimeSDR-mini.

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