Amateur Radio Weekly Newsletter


Here are the top Amateur/Ham Radio news stories for the week of 01 August 2020, compiled by the “Amateur Radio Weekly Newsletter.”

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Saturday, August 1, 2020

  • Revamping the Endfed antenna
    The new location for Endfed….Shingles are my next projectWhen we moved into our place last August I set up my Endfed as a temp setup and as with most things temp soon becomes long term. My excuse was I just had major house “things” on the go that req…
  • Weekly Propagation Summary – 2020 Jul 27 16:10 UTC
    Here is this week’s space weather and geophysical report, issued 2020 Jul 27 0132 UTC. Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 20 – 26 July 2020 Solar activity was very low throughout the period. New Region 2767 (S21, L=200, class/area Hsx/120 on 26 Jul) rotated onto the disk on 21 Jul, but was quiet and […]
  • LHS Episode #359: Backup Solutions Deep Dive
    Welcome to Episode 359 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the hosts take a deep dive into the world of real-time backups, archiving, replication, data storage, cloud services and more. Everyone should have a reasonable backup and disaster recovery solution and this episode hopes to provide several options for accomplishing that […]

  • Tweaking the Endfed antenna.
    I have been doing some reading regarding Endfed antennas and the length of 44 feet kept coming up as the length for a short Endfed antenna in small lots. My Endfed was just extended from 34 feet to 41 feet which I spoke about in my last post. &nbs…
  • New Hope For Cycle 25!
    Unlike most forecasts for solar Cycle 25, a recently released paper from five solar scientists (1) has given many 6m diehards new reasons to hope!After countless dire predictions for the upcoming cycle indicating similar or even poorer activity levels…
  • Tweaking the Endfed antenna SWR chart correction
    I was reading my most recent post and something clicked…..and it was not a good “click”. I looked at the posted SWR chart from my 44-foot antenna experiment and the numbers looked very familiar! Somehow I copy and pasted the numbers from the 41…

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Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amateur (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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