Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 252

Amateur Radio Weekly

New Icom IC-905 VHF/UHF/SHF SDR transceiver – 144MHz to 10GHz
Originally dubbed Project SHF, the new IC-905 sports a control unit based on the portable IC-705.

Hunstville Hamfest in photos
The Huntsville Hamfest was alive and well this year with a strong showing from major companies.

QRZ New Ham Jumpstart Program
The program will provide a new Ham welcome package, including a free HT, to eligible applicants.

Solid-stating old tube gear
Look at that. Well, maybe some of you shouldnt.
SolderSmoke Daily News

Is your radio vulnerable to outside control?
In our IoT (Internet of Things) world things are open to purposeful and inadvertent control.
With Varying Frequency

Maidenhead Grid overlay for
Add a grid overlay to the popular APRS map.

Understanding wire & conductors
Wire and electrical conductors are so fundamental that we use them without giving much thought to their importance.
Off Grid Ham

13-year-old restoring old Soviet tech
Unlike most 13-year-old girls, she has a passion for fixing phones and computers.

Nuclear power plant exercise includes ARES
The drill was practice for the federally judged exercise scheduled for September.


Huntsville Hamfest 2022
We will walk the floor, check out some vendor areas, and the flee market.
Tank Radio

How to make meteor scatter QSOs
Harnessing Meteors for Ham Radio VHF QSOs.

5 useful 3D printer projects For Ham Radio
Five 3D printer projects for the Amateur Radio Operator
Tech Minds

Integrated Circuit Manufacturing At Bell Labs (1983)
This classic 16mm Bell Labs film shows every step of the manufacturing process for integrated circuits.
Fran Blanche


KB6NU’s “No Nonsense” amateur radio license study guides have helped thousands get their Tech license or upgrade to General or Extra. They can help you, too! And, the PDF version of the Tech study guide is still FREE!
SkyBridge Plus dual band digital hotspot supports DMR, D-star, Yaesu System Fusion (YSF), and NXDN radios with several cross mode options.
Super-elastic dual band 2 meter / 70 cm HT antenna. Hand-made, ultra lightweight, and nearly indestructible.

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