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Saturday, June 13, 2020
ICQ Podcast Episode 326 – The Futures of Ham Radio
In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell M0SGL, Ed Durrant DD5LP, Frank Howell K4FMH and Bill Barnes WC3B to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s f…
Sundayday’s of learning was interrupted
Today I was planning ( you may get the idea by the first 4 words things did not go as planned) to sit down at the radio (Icom 7610) do some reading regarding the radio. I have the Icom advanced manual as well as The radio today guide to the Icom IC 761…
Weekly Propagation Summary – 2020 Jun 08 16:10 UTC
Here is this week’s space weather and geophysical report, issued 2020 Jun 08 0136 UTC. Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 01 – 07 June 2020 Solar activity was at very low levels with numerous B-class flares observed from new Region 2765 (S24, L=116, class/area Cao/130 on 05 Jun). This reverse polarity region was mostly […]
QSO from the Pemi – Perfect Day
Some days are too perfect to pass up. Today was one of those. I took a quick afternoon bike ride along the Pemigewasset River and worked WA1ASU in Virginia. It’s a gorgeous sunny day… about 72F. There’s enough breeze to keep the mosquitoes away. Late in the afternoon I took my bike down to the […]
LHS Episode #350: Another Ones Bites the Dust
Come in, come in! You’re here for the 350th installment of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this short-format show, we talk about the cancellation of yet another big hamfest, a new organization for amateur radio on the ISS, the demise of a well-known SDR platform, Space-X, Creative Commons music, security apps for mobile […]
The Future(s) of Amateur Radio
The Sutton & Cheam Radio Society in England invited me to give a talk via Zoom recently. The topic was the future of amateur radio. As a Sociologist and Statistician, I’ve commented frequently both in this blog and on the ICQ Podcast about how to “future” on a given topic. Social change is challenging to […]
Ham Radio on a Budget, Stay at Home Projects and Whatever Happened to 10 Meters?
Stories you’ll find in our July, 2020 issue: Weather Satellite Image Reception: Part 2 By Cory GB Sickles WA3UVV Among many radio enthusiasts, there is a certain fascination with being able to directly receive images from space—whether from polar orbiters in low earth orbit or geostationary satellites thousands of miles overhead. Years ago, a working […]
LHS Episode #351: The Weekender L
It’s time once again for The Weekender. This is our bi-weekly departure into the world of amateur radio contests, open source conventions, special events, listener challenges, hedonism and just plain fun. Thanks for listening and, if you happen to get a chance, feel free to call us or e-mail and send us some feedback. […]
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