Accessed on 15 September 2018, 1512 UTC, Post #691.



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Editor:  Cale Mooth (K4HCK).

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

 Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 218

Preparing Ham Radio response to Hurricane Florence
Amateur radio emergency communications groups throughout North and South Carolina and surrounding areas are gearing up for a possibly massive impact on communications infrastructure.
CQ Newsroom

How to listen to Hurricane Watch Net frequencies
The Hurricane Watch Net is a group of amateur radio operators who are trained and organized “to provide essential communications support to the National Hurricane Center during times of Hurricane emergencies.”
The SWLing Post

Worldwide refractive index forecasts
Maps are fully customizable and show refractive index from 80° S to 80° N worlwide.
Beyond the Horizon

[PDF] Introduction to Amateur Digital Television
High-Definition, Digital, Amateur Television — Confirmation photo showing an image received over a distance of 77 miles using a 3 watt, DVB-T transmitter.

ARRL September VHF 2018 results
Rain on Saturday, Cloudy and Dry on Sunday. Good fun but exhausting.

Electronics concept posters
We’ve covered Ohm’s Law, Alternating Current vs Direct Current and Analog and Digital Signals. Each poster is high-resolution and ready to print out up to 24″ x 36″.
SparkFun Electronics

Virtual serial port options for Ham Radio operators
For Hams looking for a reliable solution to create virtual COM port pairs on Windows.

Ham Shack-In-A-Box
With a go box, having all my radios are mounted in a single portable box with the radio gear and power connections set up means I will have much longer to operate – and that much more isn’t left to chance.
Soliloquy Blog

Testing FreeDV: Digital voice over HF
This video shows the 700C mode having the ability to decode with 50% of its carriers removed.

Installing Winlink on a Raspberry Pi
Installing and setting up Pat Winlink on a RPi 3.

Forwarding WSJT-X QSOs to Ham Radio Deluxe
Setup WSJT-X to forward QSOs to HRD Logbook without having to use additional software. Works with FT8Call too.

Receiving GOES-15,16,17 and Himawari 8 HRIT
In this video we go through the hardware and software needed to receive these gorgeous images and what is contained in the signals we receive.
The Thought Emporium


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Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio notes:

The Fifth Annual Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness VHF/UHF contest is set for Sunday, 16 September 2018, from 1300 to 1700 HST.  The Aulani Hui Amateur Repeater Club sponsors this fun contest “to test your equipment, coverage and operating skills using simplex FM on 2 meters and 70 cm.  Contact as many station as you can in as many Grid Squares as you can, using SIMPLEX ONLY.”  You can find more information at

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Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section