Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 285

Amateur Radio Weekly

Bill to replace symbol rate limit reintroduced
Congresswoman Debbie Lesko introduced The Amateur Radio Communications Improvement Act on May 11.

Enhanced SKYWARN system embraces GMRS
Made up of both Ham and GMRS repeater systems, Ham and GMRS clubs join forces.
Chattanooga Amateur Radio Club

Introducing NetFinder
The definitive Ham Radio net directory.
Midnight Cheese

A Ham Radio Memorial Day
Amateur Radio is not and should not be just about radio.
Off Grid Ham

RepeaterPhone [iOS App]
Connect to AllStarLink and Echolink repeaters from a single iOS app.

The Perfect Bug
No one needs a $580 key, but this is a very fine piece of engineering.
Ham Radio QRP

Tuned CW filter made from PVC pipe
It gives at least a 6 db boost at 700-800 Hz.

Android tablet with a built in two way radio
136-174mhz, 400-490mhz DMR/FM – Embedded RTL-SDR.

Best bang-for-the-buck antenna ever
One of my best Ham-related purchases in 45 years.


Flying above downtown Seattle with Ham Radio operations
Flight over the majestic Seattle Skyline and Space Needle while conducting 2-meter FM radio operations.

What Morse Code taught me
A view from a non-Ham.

License-free WinLink
Sending Winlink over license-free walkie talkies.

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2 Responses to “Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 285”

  • Tom N1YR:

    “Definitive” net directory? 29 US States have NO amateur radio nets listed at all?
    Only 5 US States have more than two nets each?

    I’m guessing the software may have a good start, but calling the database “definitive” before it is fully populated is premature.

  • Hi Tom, yes, it’s ambitious and it’s always good to have a strong vision. I hope you’ll check back in on the progress in the future!

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