Accessed on 24 November 2018, 2158 UTC, Post 781.


“Ham Radio Weekly”, 24 November 2018.

Editor:  Cale Mooth (K4HCK).

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Comment:  Here are some of the leading Amateur/Ham Radio news stories from “Amateur Radio Weekly” and Ham Radio Weekly”.  Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

 Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 224

Ham Radio HAT for Raspberry Pi
Board provides audio support, GPS for clock accuracy, 12v input, and 2 radio interfaces.
NW Digital Radio

Canadian National Parks On The Air
Welcome to the Canadian version of working Parks and Historic Sites managed by Parks Canada.
Radio Amateurs of Canada

Happy 5th Birthday FUNcube-1
Five years ago, on November 21, 2013, FUNcube-1 launched into space. Soon, we hope to welcome ESEO (FUNcube-4) and JY1SAT (FUNcube-6) into space. A remarkable achievement by the radio amateur volunteers of AMSAT-UK and AMSAT-NL.

Amateur TV plays communication role in California fire emergency
ATV cameras offered views of some of the state’s fires, including the Briggs Fire in Santa Paula, and the Peak Fire in Simi Valley.

Tips for the budding QRP DXer
Know when to cast your net. And that’s what this post is all about. This coming weekend will be a VERY good time to cast your net.

When an N connector isn’t
This is an N connector… or is it?

A Triplexer… What is that?
Three Transmitters, One Antenna or Vice-Versa.
The Communicator

First geostationary satellite with Amateur Radio transponders successfully deployed
SpaceX have successfully launched and deployed the Es’hail-2 satellite which is now in geostationary orbit.


JS8Call overview
Official JS8Call Channel

SharkRF OpenSPOT 2 review
Here is SharkRF’s new digital Hotspot, the OpenSPOT2. This device now includes WiFi and covers many digital modes such as, DMR, D-STAR, Yaesu Fusion C4FM.

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Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio notes:

The Original Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Ham Fest is set for Saturday, 02 April 2019, at the Waimea Community Center, next to the ball field off the Mamalahoa Highway in Waimea (Kamuela).  Doors open to the public at 0930 HST and will close after 1400 HST.  Events include vendor sales, a swap meet of ham equipment, a special EMCOMM forum, discussion groups, and a VE session for new and upgraded Amateur Radio Licenses.  For details, contact Steve Miller (WH6N) at

Alan (AD6E/KH6TU) is beginning another one of his online CW classes under the auspices of the CW Academy.  Alan says “The class is free…it is a great course–a chance to acquire a new skill with a 1-on-1 instructor.”  The CW class will be taught as an online video chat “meeting twice a week for eight weeks, most likely Monday and Thursday at 6 pm HST for an hour each.”  You can sign up here:

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Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM0

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Sections