Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 259

Amateur Radio Weekly

If China declares war, these Ham Radio enthusiasts could be crucial
Ham Radio might turn out to be more than just a pleasant pastime.
L.A. Times

Mastodon.Radio: A Twitter alternative for Hams
Mastodon.Radio is a community space for the Amateur Radio community. It’s entirely funded by its users.

More information about the NOAA-15 failure
The technical aspects of the AVHRR Scan Motor failure.

Building a local network with LoRaWAN
The core of the build is the LoRaWAN gateway which sits at the top of a tall building to maximize the wireless range.
Hack A Day

Understanding the basics of APRS and how to get started
APRS stands for Automatic Packet Reporting System.

A tour and deep-dive of my SOTA/POTA Backpack
A deep dive into my world of packs, bags, and organization. It’s not for the faint of heart.

Building a field expedient Amateur Radio kit
The ability to rapidly move to a remote area and set up reliable multi-band, multi-mode communications in very short order.
On All Bands

History of the 11m Ham band
11m was a legal Ham band in North America from 1947-1958.

Why I’m keeping my IC-7300
There’s been a lot of hoopla over the new Yaesu Radios.


Hamilton Hamfest walkthrough
A walkthrough of the excellent Hamilton Hamfest.

Installing FT8, JS8Call, FLDIGI, and Gridtracker on Linux
Let’s get FT8, JS8Call, FLDIGI, and gridtracker installed on the Evolve Maestro laptop running Linux Mint.

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One Response to “Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 259”

  • Richard KW0U:

    Good articles, thanks. I really enjoyed that one on 11 meters. The Taiwan piece was quite interesting though the newspaper’s headline is a bit of a come-on. I well remember the scares about the PRC invading in the 1950s, and those came to nothing. Certainly Beijing could do it, but that would be a huge operation and the preparations couldn’t be kept hidden. There is no (public) evidence they are seriously planning it anytime soon.

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