Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 258

Amateur Radio Weekly

US opts to not rebuild Arecibo telescope
The agency issued a solicitation for the creation of a $5 million education center at the site.

Ham TV to return to the ISS
AMSAT announced the Ham TV unit for the ISS is repaired and on the way to Houston for testing.

Take a long hard look at our community
Im distressed to report that, yet another amateur has been bullied out of our community.

Ghosts in the Air Glow
An ionospheric transmission art project using the HAARP Ionospheric Research Instrument transmitting NBTV and SSTV.
Ghosts in the Air Glow

ARRL to offer training for club officers
Webinars will offer training for the skills needed to build and run a successful club.

Make your own solder flux
Lets make a healthier soldering flux using only natural ingredients.

Log 10 meter CW beacon activity
Some beacon ops will request QSL card reports the old school way via mail.
The SWLing Post

How to build aluminum antennas
Next to wires, antennas made of aluminum tubing and rod are the most common type of amateur radio antenna construction.

Anatomy of Blockstream Satellite
Blockstream Satellite is a service that broadcasts the Bitcoin blockchain and some additional related data from GEO satellites.
Daniel Estévez

1956 Philips 353A Bakelite vacuum tube radio restoration
The 353A is a reasonably complex mains-powered seven-tube superheterodyne radio receiver.
Adams Vintage Computer Restorations

Crusty leaking battery cells
What has happened here and how can I fix it?
Hack A Day


Internet Archives Digital Library of Amateur Radio & Communications
The Internet Archive is preserving more than 100 years of Amateur Radio knowledge and is looking for your donations of media.

Dollar Store Permeability Tuned Oscillators
Experimenting with PTOs following Farhans use of one in his new Daylight Again transceiver.

Arborist throwing line for hanging antennas
How to use an arborist throw line to hang antennas in trees high enough to work properly.


QSL? (Do You Confirm Receipt of My Transmission?) is a hardcover book featuring 150 QSL cards that highlight the visual language of Amateur Radio.
Ham Radio Prep makes it easy to get your amateur radio license.
100 foot length of LMR-400 feed line with PL-259 connectors on each end.
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