PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #980

This Week in Amateur Radio #980 Week of December 9, 2017 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. Decemner 09, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by, Andre Wald, KC0MMY, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too) by […]

via the ARRL: South African Radio League to Host 2018 YOTA Camp

The South African Radio League (SARL) will host the 2018 Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) Summer Camp — although in this case, it will become the “YOTA Winter Camp,” as it’s being held in the Southern Hemisphere. The International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU-R1) Executive Committee and its Youth Working Group Chair Lisa Leenders, […]

via HACKADAY: Tapping into a Ham Radio’s Potential with SDRPlay

Software-defined radios are great tools for the amateur radio operator, allowing visualization of large swaths of spectrum and letting hams quickly home in on faint signals with the click of a mouse. High-end ham radios often have this function built in, but by tapping into the RF stage of a transceiver with an SDR, even budget-conscious […]

Vietnam veteran’s last wish to broadcast on ham radio fulfilled (Illinois)

For Vietnam veteran John Nugent, who served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, coming home to Newburgh, N.Y., meant some isolation, according to his son Chris, but his love of ham radio allowed him to reach out to other people throughout the world. “It was tough for him. The radio made him feel comfortable, and […]

Global Antenna Tower Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Key Players Rohn Products LLC , WADE Antenna , SAE Towers

Questale published a new in-depth industry research that focuses on Global Antenna Tower market, delivers detailed analysis of market and future prospects of Global Antenna Tower market. The critical and significant data in the study makes the research a very important tool for experts, analysts and managers to get ready-to-access analysis by the industry professionals. […]

via the ARRL: Goldfarb Scholarship Winner Accepts “Amazing Opportunity” to Intern for NASA

The 2015 recipient of the prestigious William R. Goldfarb Memorial Scholarship, Jacob Nunez-Kearney, KF7DSY, of Mesa, Arizona, will interrupt his matriculation at Purdue University to accept an internship this spring at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. “This is an amazing opportunity that has been many years in the making that I have decided to accept,” […]

President Electronics USA Introduces the “Ronald” AM FM 10/12 Meter Radio

The Ronald is capable of 50+ watts PEP, with AM/FM, DW, Mic Gain, RF Gain, 2 Emergency Channels, NB/ANL, President’s unique ASC (Automatic Squelch Control), Scan, Talkback, Public Address, Echo, 7 Color Display and much more. Naples, FL, December 09, 2017 — President Electronics, the worldwide leader of CB Radios announced today the launch of […]

via the ARRL: Radio Anniversaries Abound in December

December is the month in which three notable events in radio history occurred — the first radio transmission heard across the Atlantic Ocean in 1901, the first broadcast of the human voice and music in 1906, and the first successful transatlantic Amateur Radio HF transmissions in 1921.   via American Radio Relay League | Ham […]

Amateur Radio Volunteers Active in Latest Round of California Wildfires

The massive and barely contained Thomas Fire in Southern California has consumed more than 230,500 acres, and the emergency has caused residents in fire-threatened areas to evacuate. Amateur Radio volunteers remain active supporting communication for American Red Cross shelters in Ventura County. More evacuations are likely, although the need for Amateur Radio assistance remains dynamic. […]

via HACKADAY: Measuring HF Signal Speeds In A DIY Coaxial Collinear Antenna

Air Traffic Controllers use Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) as an alternative to secondary radar to track aircraft. The ADS-B is transmitted by the aircraft and contains information such as GPS position, pressure, altitude, and callsign among other things at a 1090 MHz frequency, which can be decoded using any of a number of software tools. […]

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