Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 296

Amateur Radio Weekly

Modifying magnetic mobile antenna mount to accept radials
Spots into Europe on 40m seem to suggest it works well.

How to self-spot off-grid for SOTA/POTA using HF
The answer lies in a phone app called SOTAmat.
Ham Radio Outside the Box

Forensic analysis of the Arecibo collapse
Blame it on the sockets.

Repeater World
Open Source and Open Data repeater directory.
Repeater World

DX in a hurry: An ode to DXing and FT8
Tips on how to work a lot of DX in a hurry.

QO-100 on FlexRadio
Accessing QO-100 on a FlexrRadio 6700.

Fun with HamClock
Unused 32 inch TV earmarked for HamClock.

Knife-edge effect in 2m and 70cm
You can be surrounded by mountains and still reach far with their help.

Best QRP transceivers for operators who are blind/visually-impaired
The Elecraft KX3 is loved for the CW read outs and tactile buttons/knobs.


How to Slinky antenna
How to make a Slinky HF Antenna using Xiegu G90 and a Slinky to work France.

Ham Radio operations over smoke-filled Cascade Mountains
This flight takes us from Tacoma Narrows Airport (KTIW) to Twisp Airport (2S0) in the Methow Valley.

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