Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 335

Amateur Radio Weekly

A super-simple standalone WSPR beacon
IgrikXD managed to hit Texas and Colorado from the edge of the North Sea on several bands, which isn’t too shabby with a fraction of a watt.

After dubious shootdowns, NORAD now checks with balloon hobbyist groups
NORAD has learned to check hobbyist websites to identify balloons since the US military shot down three unidentified objects in 2023.
Task & Purpose

The RigPix Database
A no-nonsense, multi-gigabyte source of information and pictures of radios, accessories and more.

The Matrix HAM Radio Community continues to grow
Come and say hello, a welcome awaits.

The Ionosphere
Earths ionised upper atmosphere.

Preparing radio and trail gear for a once-in-a-lifetime hike
A quest to hike the Appalachian Trail.

Decoding Meshtastic in realtime with an RTL-SDR and GNU Radio
Aaron shows how to install the Meshtastic GNU Radio software on DragonOS.


1946 Packard car radio
Let’s try to save it.
The Radio Mechanic

KH6WI’s Portable Amateur Radio satellite setup
Setup for working Amateur Radio satellites while portable and while doing amateur satellite roves.

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