Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 230

Amateur Radio Weekly

US Amateur Radio Population Grows Slightly in 2018
The US Amateur Radio population once again grew by about 1%.

The myth of VHF line-of-sight
I’ve come to realize the limitations of this model and how it causes radio hams to miss out on what’s possible on the VHF and higher bands.

Ham radio and the condo life
I have been doing it for close to 7 years now and it does have it’s challenges.

Random Acts of Kindness
The measure of a person is how they interact with someone who can do nothing for them in return.

Pi-Star hotspot getting started
The metal box is very solid, the board is good quality and the OLED display was already soldered in place. There was some soldering in that the pin headers for attaching to the Pi had to be soldered on to the Pi Zero board.

Receiving Es’Hail-2 GeoSat
Es’Hail-2 (QO-100) is a geostationary satellite at 25.5° East which carries transponders usable by radio amateurs.

Winlink on a Raspberry Pi

Repeater timeout project kit launched
A new project kit neatly solves the problem of alerting you before you hit the crucial timeout moment.
Essex Ham


Ham Radio Deluxe Logbook 8 Things to Know

Dr. Tamitha Skov: Space Weather Woman
Space Weather News | Orbit Outlook and Meteors 02.21.2019

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