Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 265

Amateur Radio Weekly

BBC preparing to go online-only over next decade
The BBC is preparing to shut down its traditional television and radio broadcasts as it becomes an online-only service.
The Guardian

Maverick-603: Affordable, Open Source FT8 receiver
The Maverick-603 FT8 receiver is a rare project that bridges Amateur Radio and open source chip design.
Crowd Supply

The end of AM radio in your car?
Sen. Ed Markey sent off letters to 20 different car manufacturers asking to keep AM radio around in future models.

Experiments in Japan at 5600 MHz and 10 GHz using the ICOM IC-905
ICOM staff in Japan conducted some experiments over a 25km obstructed path on the 5.6 GHz and 10 GHz microwave bands.

Construction begins on worlds largest radio telescope
The Square Kilometer Array Observatory has been 30 years in the making.

DEF CON 30 RF Talks: Designing antennas, tracking military ghost helicopters
DEF CON is a yearly conference with a focus on information security.

Ham Radio phraseology on U.S. submarines
Did he say QSL?

3Y0J: A DXpedition to the most remote uninhabited island on Earth
It is an inhospitable and hard-to-reach island that is rarely visited by humans.

Why I log with pencil and paper
That’s what works for me and I’m sticking with it – even in the 21st Century.
Ham Radio Outside the Box

Keeping an Icom IC-705 cool during long FT8 sessions
It’s a 3-inch square fan like you’d find in a computer or some other electronic devices.


Why the tallest tower on earth collapsed
The worlds tallest structure at 646 metres (2,120.7 ft) from 1974 until its collapse on 8 August 1991.
Kult America

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