Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 255

Amateur Radio Weekly

A four-year program to tackle a fundamental antenna challenge
IARPA hopes to break past an 80-year-old limit on making small radio antennas more effective
IEEE Spectrum

Ham Radio transponder on the Moon
Japan Ham Radio club to implement beacon with ULS launch.
JAXA Ham Radio Club

QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo this weekend
A fully interactive exhibit hall, exhibitor booths, and Amateur Radio presentations.
QSO Today

How the BBC (still) sends audio to transmitter sites
The BBCs national UK FM transmitter chain.
Hack A Day

An inside look into FlightAwares software defined radio
The hardware and software architecture of the software defined radio that powers the FlightAware ADS-B receivers.

ARRL reports significant decline in investment portfolio
ARRL taps fund to cover operations.
CQ Newsroom

One Hams ARRL VHF Contest results
Its been fun to make more contacts on 2 meters. I hope to add more grids during the upcoming meteor showers.

Rare Ham Radio exam session to be held in Beijing
For many, up to a 1,500 km journey is required. There is no other choice.

Conventional vs. inverter generators
How long one can expect a generator to last is highly speculative.
Off Grid Ham

A Brief Survey of Technological Innovation in Amateur Radio
Ham Radio – thats still around?


Trombone capacitors and how to expand aluminum cans
Trombone capacitors and how to expand aluminum cans for a magnetic loop antenna design.
North Carolina Prepper

Iowa creek water: WIll it QSO?
Will creek water QSO? Theres only on way to find out.


The Internet Archive is looking for donations of Ham Radio books, magazines, documents, catalogs, manuals, videos, and more for a forthcoming permanent digital collection to be made available to the world. Contact [email protected]
The Xiegu G90 HF Transceiver is an SDR HF rig capable of transmitting at 20 Watts.
SkyBridge Plus dual band digital hotspot supports DMR, D-star, Yaesu System Fusion (YSF), and NXDN radios with several cross mode options.
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