Welcome to the “Amateur Radio Weekly Newsletter” for 21 December 2019.

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Saturday, December 21, 2019

  • uBITX V6 turns up the heat!
    Huge sales of the uBITX around the globe is one kit that has certainly raised the profile of Amateur Radio. An HF radio kit which got many back and involved in the hobby, with many interested in construction once again. It has proved easy to put togeth…
  • Weekly Propagation Summary – 2019 Dec 16 16:10 UTC
    Here is this week’s space weather and geophysical report, issued 2019 Dec 16 0128 UTC. Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 09 – 15 December 2019 Solar activity was very low throughout the period. No active regions with sunspots were observed and no earth-directed CMEs were detected in satellite imagery. No proton events were observed […]
  • FT8 … Such A Tease
    Looking towards EU over Georgia Strait, last winterWith the continued tsunami of FT8 activity on the HF bands, I decided to have a look at what was happening in the FT8 segment of 160m.On Saturday afternoon, about ninety minutes before my local sunset …
  • LHS Episode #317: One More Probe
    Welcome to Episode 317 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the hosts (minus Bill) talk about some of the best Open Source of 2019, Santa on the Air, Ofcom, inter-satellite communication, ksnip, QEMU, open-source oscilloscopes and much more. Thank you for listening and we hope you have a great week and […]

  • Toroid choke adventure
    Snap on ChokeA few weeks ago I was on my radio and once again I experienced some RFI issues with my PC and my morse code key. On my PC the mouse was moving all over the screen and the morse code key when using it I had extra dots and dits being sent. I…
  • Spotted in China on FT8
    I was very pleased to see my FT-8 signal on 30m spotted in China the other day. I could not see them on the waterfall but none the less it was a nice surprise to see.
  • LHS Episode #318: The Weekender XXXIX
    In this episode, the last episode of 2019, the hosts turn The Weekender into a roundtable free-for-all where fans of the show could join us on Mumble and talk about anything they wanted to. We touch on amateur radio, Linux, open source, sociology, thoughts about the past and the future and throw in a […]

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