Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 226

Amateur Radio Weekly

Breaking Changes: WSJT-X 2.0 now available
FT8 and MSK144 protocols have been enhanced in a way that is not backward compatible with older versions of the program.

Fox-1Cliff anomaly
Fox-1Cliff/AO-95 will not be commissioned as our fourth Fox-1 amateur radio satellite.

Excel based GridMaster grid map tool [USA]
a popular way for amateur radio satellite operators to keep track of grid squares they have worked/confirmed.

Reflecting the Geminides on 6m
With the passing Geminides meteor shower I thought it would be an interesting experience to monitor the MSK144 frequency.

25 meter dish as a SatNOGS station
This week the Dwingelooradio Observatory tested their 25 meter dish as a SatNOGS station.

Testing budget friendly Solar Power options
A 100w foldable solar panel for less than $200? I’m in.

NASA On the Air
2018 is a big year for NASA anniversaries and we’d like for you to help us celebrate.
NASA On the Air


JS8Call Basics
In this video we take a look at the basics of using the JS8Call software.

Raspberry Pi NOAA Satellite Receiver
A specialized QFH antenna and a briefcase form-factor satellite receiver.

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