Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 232

Amateur Radio Weekly

2019 State of the Hobby Survey
This is the third annual State of the Hobby survey. 2018 came booming in with nearly 3,000 responses.

So Now What?
ARRL is launching a new bi-weekly podcast geared to those who are just getting started on their Amateur Radio adventure.

Light up 2 Meters Night – an FM Simplex event
Taking place on March, 24, 2019, from 6-8pm local time.

The $50 Ham: Getting Your Ticket Punched
Today we start a new series dedicated to amateur radio for cheapskates.
Hack A Day

New DMR network: QRM_Network
This is a good place to experiment with new hardware and software.

My return to Ham Radio
This story is about my observations after returning to the hobby after a long absence. How has amateur radio changed?

Ham Radio EMCOMM Go Kit
When building a go kit you should think about what you need the kit to do and how you will be using it.
High On Solder

Best handheld Radio for preparedness?
The Yaesu VX-6R and VX-7R are excellent handheld radios for those interested in communications preparedness.

HRPT stations worldwide
These are Stations from Radio Amateurs that Receive HRPT images in L-Band from Polar Orbiting Weather Satellites.


Testing the Medium Wave capabilities of a Kenwood TH-D74A
Medium Wave reception test of an unlikely receiver.

Making a paper cup microphone for less than $10
You can make a microphone out of a paper cup, some magnets, and some wire.

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