Amateur Radio Weekly Newsletter

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Saturday, August 15, 2020

  • QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo 2020
    The welcome message.This moring and this afternoon I was just checking out the first-ever QSO today virtual ham expo 2020. This may be one of the “ways of the future” I am very impressed with the speakers they have lined up and if you miss one yo…
  • Weekly Propagation Summary – 2020 Aug 10 16:10 UTC
    Here is this week’s space weather and geophysical report, issued 2020 Aug 10 0329 UTC. Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 03 – 09 August 2020 Solar activity was at very low levels on 03-07 and 09 Aug. Low levels were reached on 08 Aug as Region 2770 (N23, L=023, class/area Cso/070 on 06 Aug) […]
  • LHS Episode #360: Zapped
    Welcome to the 360th episode of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this short-topic show, the hosts discuss 1.2GHz distance records, a hybrid antenna for geosynchronous satellite operation, data mode identification for your smart phone, being pwned, Ubuntu 20.04.1, LibreOffice, HamClock and much more. Thanks for listening and hope you have a great week.


  • New Contest for DXers and Portable Operators
    For Immediate Release Official Logo Ridgeland, Mississippi— August 10, 2020 — A new contest has been announced that will level the competitive playing field between the Big Guns and the Little Pistols who operate a portable station. It’s called the Fox Mike Hotel Portable Operations Challenge. “The scoring metric is the distance-per-power metric with multipliers […]
  • Latest TX factor Show is Live
    A post-lockdown special – well, not really! Just a bumper edition of TX Factor that was planned for March 2020, but due to the Covid-19 restrictions never quite happened! We hope you are all safe and well, and enjoying the summer opportunities for amateur radio despite the various restrictions upon us. Back in February we […]
  • Some 6m Summer Excitement
    With three seasons of FT8 under its belt, there’s no doubt that it’s taken over as the number-one mode for the 6m band … there are very few traces of CW or SSB to be found. What it hasn’t taken away, is the magic!For the most part, t…
    Hard to capture wonky SWR situationGood afternoon all, during these days of high temperatures along with high humidity comes severe weather. Storms that bring high winds, lots of rain, sometimes hail and most often lightening. When there is a threat of…
  • LHS Episode #361: The Weekender LIV
    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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