Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 311

Amateur Radio Weekly

ISS SSTV this weekend
Event celebrates 40th Anniversary of Ham Radio in Human Spaceflight.

12 Days of Christmas on-air special event
12 stations plus 2 bonus stations will make up the event.
Amateur Radio Daily

CATS Communication And Tracking System
CATS is a packet radio standard primarily designed for autonomous position reports.

AO-73 back in transponder mode
After a year long period of battery management, the transponder on AO-73 has been restarted.

GEO satellite proposal could include large portion of North America (PDF)
Plus an experimental laser based high-speed data link.

Host A YSF DMR DSTAR C4FM Multi-mode reflector on Ubuntu
XLX is a multi-mode/multi-protocol gateway reflector for Amateur Radio digital modes.
The Modern Ham

UniQSL-2: QSL cards made easy
Create an easily printable PDF file, three QSLs per page.

Determining signal bearing from switching antennas in software
Time difference of arrival system for determining the bearing to a transmitter.

Two new DX-peditions planned for Bouvet Island
Just days later, a rival expedition announced that they were planning a separate expedition.


TAPR Digital Communications Conference
Video recording of the 2023 TAPR Digital Communications Conference.

DX from a Christmas Tree
Christmas light dipole.
Modern Ham

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2 Responses to “Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 311”

  • Guy KS6F:

    The ISS SSTV has not been active over the weekend as it should have been.
    A number of Hams have not heard it.

  • The ARISS social media account mentioned they were having technical troubles. Hopefully they can regroup and get something going in the next few weeks.

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