Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 50

Verizon issues furious response to FCC, in Morse code
Verizon wrote a press release in Morse code and set the date as “1934” to make the point that the FCC is taking us backward in time.
Ars Technica

No one in the shack as station logs 4200+ contacts in DX CW contest
The group of six operators operating as K3TN in the recent ARRL International DX Contest (CW) may have made Amateur Radio history by mounting the first completely remote-controlled multioperator contest effort.

K1N interviewed by Mediterraneo DX Club
When you listened to us working North America, we could cruise right along at 300-350 Q’s/hour. When working Europe, we would be extremely lucky to see rates of 125 Q’s/hour.
Mediterraneo DX Club

Mobilinkd Bluetooth APRS TNC
With your radio, your Android phone and this TNC, you have everything you need to get started with APRS.

QRadioPredict is experimental software for VHF-UHF propagation prediction and radio coverage analysis.

K1N’s final press release
The DX world is very complimentary of our results… 140,000 QSOs and over 30,000 uniques.

Amateur Radio club “takes over” shortwave channel
When German national broadcaster the Deutsche Welle closed down a 500 kW shortwave broadcast transmitter near Munich, an entity headed and operated by hams applied for and was granted the vacant channel of 6070 kHz.

NASA ringtones
Here’s a collection of NASA sounds from historic spaceflights and current missions. We have included both MP3 and M4R (iPhone) sound files to download.

How to

Field Day info “Dashboard” using N1MM Logger
The intent is to connect a computer or i-device to an HDTV and have a browser running full-screen showing current progress.

Minimalist VHF Software Defined Radio
I think the future of radio hardware is a piece of wire connected to a GPIO pin. The rest of the radio will be “gcc compilable” free software running on commodity CPU horsepower.

Ford F-150 Ham Radio installation
After acquiring a Ford F-150 truck last year, I’ve been working on getting a ham radio installed in it. I used a Yaesu FT-8900 that does FM on 10m, 6m, 2m and 70cm.


WRTC 2014 Documentary
World Radio Team Championship documentary.

ISS SSTV in a Brazilian School
Paulo (PV8DX) turned the recent Slow Scan TV transmissions from the International Space Station (ISS) into an education outreach opportunity for amateur radio.

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2 Responses to “Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 50”

  • Harry K7ZOV:

    Nice job with the Weekly format… Keep up the good work

    73 Harry K7ZOV

  • Richard KWøU:

    Nicely done. Either somebody at Verizon has a real sense of humor or they’re just a little crazy. Their translation format is interesting, since it looks as though it came off a manual typewriter. But as someone who has been working online for years to improve his code (the AA9PW website is excellent) I say, “Fine job guys, you showed a good way to communicate!”

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