Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 295

Amateur Radio Weekly

RFBitBanger: Off-the-grid QRP radio
Designed to be assembled and maintained off-the-grid.

KiwiSDR 2 pre-release announcement
KiwiSDR 2 prototypes are now under construction.

As Canadian wildfires rage, Facebook’s news ban reveals importance of radio
AM and FM radio still play an essential role.
The Conversation

Can just 1 radial really be better than 8 or more?
A field expedient temporary antenna follows a different rulebook.
Ham Radio Outside the Box

Parachute mobile Ham sets QSO record
Ranae Six (KR5SIX) unites community with daring jump.

FEMA and FCC plan nationwide emergency alert test
Test messages will be sent to all US TVs, radios and cell phones.

2023 Huntsville Hamfest from the view of a vendor
I can tell already it is going to be a good show.

DCC papers now online
41st ARRL and TAPR Digital Communications Conference.

How ARES is Structured: Ham Radio 101
The ARRL governance structure divides the United States into 15 ARRL Divisions.


Homebrew transistors
Building a 1200°C tube furnace.

Resonant dipoles
A look at the finer details of dipole antennas.
FesZ Electronics

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