Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 316

Amateur Radio Weekly

Static on the airwaves
Understanding the drop in U.S. Amateur Radio operators.

Ghostbusters fans warned of safety and legal risks with the use of Baofeng
Baofeng appears as prop along side proton pack in upcoming film, Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire.
Ghostbusters News

Setting up your Ham Shack Hotline
Are you ready to take your Ham Radio game to the next level?

World of Receivers and Transceivers
A collection of SDR receivers from across the globe.
World of Receivers and Transceivers

How to make your Ham Radio club as unappealing as possible
My list of things a club needs to do to make it as unappealing as possible.
Random Wire

AMSAT responds to planned decommissioning of IO-117
AMSAT stands ready to leverage our 55 years of experience in managing Amateur Radio satellites.

Getting to know GNURadio
Make a working receiver and more on your computer.
The Communicator

lofi air traffic control
Lofi music paired with air traffic control radio.
lofi air traffic control

Retevis Ailunce HD1 GPS first impression
Leaving the radio out in the elements unprotected for 3 days in -33F temperatures.

FCC will add vehicles for pirate radio enforcement
FCC to conduct annual enforcement sweeps of pirate radio in the five markets with the most pirate operations.
Radio World

ARRL January VHF Contest — 2024 blockbuster
Sunday was exceptional, bringing my score to 17,296.


Building a simple, inexpensive 2 meter dipole antenna
Using Christmas lights wire.

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2 Responses to “Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 316”

  • F4VTQ:

    Wanted to read Static on the airwaves > Directly blocked > Sorry, you have been blocked
    You are unable to access

    Well that is a pity and unexpected …

    Kind regards,

  • Larry Wheeler W9QR:

    The growth in amateur radio licenses in northern Indiana is robust because the old timers have offered classes on a consistent basis. One of my code and theory class students back in 1977 has been licensing new amateurs in Indiana and Florida for over a decade. When other amateurs tell him that there will be no interest in a proposed license class. He respectfully says, “Watch this”. Then dozens show up. As for why they don’t stay, I think that energetic guidance from knowledgeable mentors is needed. Now that the exams have been dumbed down to the 7th grade memory level, (according to the FCC), we have fewer mentors that know anything about basic electronics. There’s not one out of a hundred who can explain Coulomb, Ampere, or Gauss’s law to a beginner.The original Novice license was valid for one year. I would like to see the Technician license expire in two years. There used to be a logging and activity requirement for license renewal. That should be a requirement. Humans respond to challenges, carrying a hand held radio provides no sense of achievement.

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