Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 327

Amateur Radio Weekly

Utah students use Ham Radio to connect with astronaut during eclipse
A Utah school district participated in an international program that helps students connect with astronauts using Amateur Radio.
Desert News

The Zombie Apocalypse
Exploring the feasibility for radio communication during an actual SHTF situation.

USB-C charger for the MD-(UV)380/RT3(S)/GD-77
Using a 2S 2A USB-C charger PCB.

Simple guide to meteor scatter MSK144 contacts
If you are using FT-8 you are already half way there.

International Ham Radio events calendar
Add your event.
QSO Today

Lightning scatter at 144 MHz
Making use of the short scatter signals from lightning strikes.

Building HamClock on an old Raspberry Pi
This is a great addition to any Ham shack.

Comparing prices of two 20AH LiFePO4 batteries: $60 vs. $265
The $60 battery delivers the goods.

Crystal substitute using si5351
An inexpensive substitute for the 1647kHz LSB crystal.
Owen Duffy


A novice’s guide to radio astronomy
SDR all the way.
Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers

DIY spark gap transmitter
Assembly and analysis of a DIY spark gap transmitter.
Baltic Lab

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3 Responses to “Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 327”

  • Mike Buss (K9QH):

    Disappointing to see the KE9V story go political. Authors need to keep in mind that no matter which candidate you cast dispersions on, you will upset half the country.
    I will certainly refrain from accessing KE9V publications in the future.
    Otherwise I enjoy your newsletters. 73’s Mike K9QH

  • Sebastian (AI5GW):

    Nice to see my spark gap transmitter video find its way into amateur radio weekly! 73 DE AI5GW

  • It’s a great video! Thanks for everything you do, Sebastian! 73 K4HCK

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