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Amateur Radio Weekly-Issue 206.

Accessed on 10 June 2018, 0400 UTC, Post #587.


“Amateur Radio Weekly”, Issue 206.

Editor:  Cale Mooth (K4HCK).

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Here are this week’s top Amateur/Ham Radio news items compiled by Cale Mooth (K4HCK) of “Amateur Radio Weekly.”  Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

FT8 Adoption: The New Cool Thing
Making QSOs is king.

Trouble Free HF Antenna For The Apartment Dwelling Ham
One enterprising local amateur has combined early established antenna fundamentals along with sound engineering to arrive at an elegant and highly successful solution.

FCC proposes $2.8 million fine against manufacturer
The FCC proposed a $2.8 million penalty against HobbyKing, a provider of audio/video transmitters that are intended to relay video to unmanned aircraft systems and other devices.

Tom’s Backpack Shack
The goal is to make a field-deployable DX kit that isn’t cumbersome or time-consuming to set up on site.
The SWLing Post

Raspberry Pi Vintage Radio
Converted 2 vintage radios by replacing the analog electronics with a Raspberry Pi and python software to emulate the tuning of vintage radio content from the golden age of radio.
Maker Share

Student grilled for carrying VHF radio
A 19-year-old ham was detained at Nagole Metro Station and questioned for almost one hour.
Telangana Today

Classifying crystals with an SDR dongle
That’s generally a job for an oscilloscope, but if you’re clever, an SDR dongle can make a dandy crystal checker too.
Hack A Day

How to tell if you have a fake Nagoya antenna
A number of ways to tell if your NA-771 is a fake.

When antenna tilt matters
Ever wonder how sensitive our mobile antennas are to antenna tilt? Data from a previous test of antennas on my small SUV show a pattern tilt correlating to an approximate 5 degree antenna tilt towards the centerline.
Ham Radio . Magnum Experimentum


Altair 8800 as AM SDR transmitter
Sending radio wave interference to a nearby AM radio.

Getting ready for the VHF/SOTA Contest
The ARRL VHF contest is this weekend, so I am heading out to the George Washington National Forest to activate some 10 point SOTA summits and finish it up with the VHF contest. All these sites qualify for the Parks on the Air as well.

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Hawaii Island Amateur Radio Notes:

The Big Island Amateur Radio Club (BIARC) will hold it ARRL Field Day event on 23-23 June 2018 at Reed’s Bay Hotel in Hilo.

Jim Sugg (AH6AE) needs radio amateurs “to demo how ham radio works” at the upcoming Emergency Preparedness Fair in Waimea.  The event runs from 0800 to 1200 HST, Saturday, 25 August 2018, at the Man Christian Ohana Hall across  from the Kahilu Theatre.  For details, contact Jim at (808) 747-4500 (mobile).

Darren (Stacy) Holbrook (KH6OWL) wants to write a human interest story about Hawaii Island radio amateurs who have had first-hand experience with the current eruption and lava flow emergency.  If you’ve had to evacuate or lost property during this event, please contact Darren.  You can reach him at his facebook page:  You can also reach Darren by filling out the comment form on his website:

For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and events, please check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.  Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM).

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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