Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 90

Fessenden Christmas Eve commemorative transmissions set
WA1ZMS, will again put his 600 meter Experimental Station WG2XFQ on the air for a Christmas Eve commemorative transmission.

Christmas Poems
‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the shack
The rig was turned off and the mic cord lay slack.

ISS SSTV activity planned for late December
The first session is being targeted for Dec 26-27 to celebrate 15 years of ARISS school contacts with the ISS crew.

AO-85 slow scan TV image likely a prank, not a test
“I can tell you that in South America, they are having some fun, and that our analog-to-digital to analog IHU processing of the audio seems to work very well at SSTV frequencies!”

Spacing – the most important thing
“Written” Morse is almost impossible for me to decode.

Sorry, I’ve been on 2m FM again
It is just too easy and too convenient.

Yaesu FT1DR Review
Very nice, but as with ANY radio it has a few bugs including with the accessories. We tested it side by side with it’s elder FT1D model.

Agnes Scott College first Amateur Radio station on a women’s college
The station was established with the enthusiastic support of Agnes Scott faculty in the Department of Physics & Astronomy.
Agnes Scott College

Historic Ocean Gate antenna field may be removed
The iconic poles emerging from the tidal marshes in Bayville’s Good Luck Point may soon disappear if a federal plan clears a historic preservation hurdle.
The SWLing Post

Impact of WWI on US Ham Radio
When the United States declared war on Germany in 1917, most radio stations came under government control, reserved for war efforts.


Skelton HF transmitting station
Skelton Short-Wave Transmitting Station: Its Role in WWII and the Cold War.

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