Tag: shortwave

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #951

This Week in Amateur Radio #951 Week of May 20, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR951 Running Time: 1:05:46 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #951 with a release and air date of Saturday, May 20, 2017. This weeks program was produced and edited by George […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #950

This Week in Amateur Radio #950 Week of May 13, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR950 Running Time: 1:03:14 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #950 with a release and air date of Saturday, May 13, 2017. This weeks program was produced and edited by George […]

via HACKADAY: Number Twitters

Grab a shortwave radio, go up on your roof at night, turn on the radio, and if the ionosphere is just right, you’ll be able to tune into some very, very strange radio stations. Some of these stations are just a voice — usually a woman’s voice — simply counting. Some are Morse code. All […]

This Week in Amateur Radio #949

This Week in Amateur Radio #949 Week of May 6, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR949 Running Time: 1:05:08 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #948 with a release and air date of Saturday, April 29, 2017. This weeks program was produced and edited by George […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #946

This Week in Amateur Radio #946 Week of April 15, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR946 Running Time: 1:02:59 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #945 with a release and air date of Saturday, April 15, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by, Wayne Nelms. N3LMS, […]

Russian “Buzzer” Disappears, Chinese “Foghorn” Returns

The International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU-R1) Monitoring System (IARUMS) March newsletter reports that the Russian “buzzer” on 6,998.0 kHz has disappeared. For a long time the system interfered with the lower edge of the 40-meter band. In addition, a Russian F1B transmission on 7,193 kHz — believed to be emanating from Kaliningrad — […]

Radio Australia Shortwave Station VL8A Signs Off in CW

In an apparent nod to radio amateurs who may have tuned in, Radio Australia’s VL8A transmitter in Alice Springs signed off on January 31 in CW. The station sent “73 de VL8A QRT,” before pulling the big switch. Radio Australia announced last fall that it planned to cease its shortwave transmissions this year. The broadcaster […]

Ham Radio Operators vs. Pot Growers (Maine)

With more and more states legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational use, amateur radio enthusiasts have been complaining that the increased use of grow-light ballasts has been interfering with shortwave radio transmissions. According to the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), these large grow lights can cause interference from up to 1,000 feet away, blocking ham […]

Seriously Collecting Broadcasting’s Big Iron

Some of us collect postage stamps; others coins or perhaps matchbooks. There are a few individuals who collect vacuum tubes. However, one Ohioan has set a somewhat loftier goal: amassing a collection of broadcast-type radio transmitters. Gerry Moersdorf (KC8ZUL) began rounding up such transmitters more than 15 years ago, uprooting them from their former workspaces […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #933

Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for combined Editions #933 with a release and air date of Saturday, January 14, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by Wayne Nelms, N3LMS, Wayne Rogers, W4WLR, and George Bowen ,W2XBS. Download here: http://bit.ly/2jJKera Trending stories in this weeks newscast: 1. Apparent Pirate […]

Radio Australia Shortwave Broadcasts to End on January 31

Another prominent shortwave broadcaster is going dark, “The SWLing Post” blog reports. Radio Australia has announced that it will cease its shortwave transmissions on January 31. The station, popular with SWLs, broadcasts in the 31-, 25-, 19-, and 16-meter bands. “The move is in line with the national broadcaster’s commitment to dispense with outdated technology […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #922

Edition # 922 – Release date: Saturday, October 29, 2016 This podcast is suitable for air on amateur radio frequencies. Download here: https://archive.org/details/TWIAR922HAM Here are the stories making news … This Week in Amateur Radio: Broadcasters, Jammers Wreak Havoc on Amateur Radio Frequencies Suspicious transmissions near Bangladesh attracting attention from India’s Intelligence Bureau Petition to […]

via HACKADAY: Bombing The Sky For The Sake Of Radio

If you are familiar with radio propagation you’ll know that radio waves do not naturally bend around the earth. Like light and indeed all electromagnetic radiation if they are given a free space they will travel in a straight line. At very high frequencies this means that in normal circumstances once a receiver moves over […]

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