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  • SAQ in Sweden Receives More than 300 Reports on Alexanderson Day, July 1

    SAQ, the old Alexanderson alternator transmitter at the World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station in Sweden, received 321 listener reports in response to its three 17.2 kHz transmissions on Alexanderson Day, July 1.

    A video of the transmissions is available on YouTube. SAQ said five reports indicated that SAQ was not heard. A summary of listener reports and a map of listener reports have been posted...

  • Former Wisconsin Section Manager Don Michalski, W9IXG, SK

    Former Wisconsin ARRL Section Manager Don Michalski, W9IXG, of Madison, died on August 11. He was 77.

    Michalski led the Wisconsin Section from 1999 until 2015. He served as net manager for the Badger Weather Net and was active in the Wisconsin Badger Amateur Radio Society (W9YT) at the University of Wisconsin. Michalski served as an ARRL Official Observer and as a Technical Specialist. He also w...

  • Well-Known Contester, DXer Bob Morris, W4MYA, SK

    Robert S. “Bob” Morris, W4MYA, of Goochland, Virginia, died on August 14. An ARRL Life Member, he was 72. Morris had been suffering from cancer but remained active on the air until very recently. He was sometimes called “Dude” within the contesting community for one of his favorite expressions, “Run ’em, dude.”

    Morris was a member of the Potomac Valley Radio Club, enjoyed both contesting and DXi...


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  • AmateurLogic 120: Raspberry Pi for PC & Mac
    AmateurLogic.TV Episode 120 is now available for download. George installs Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac. Tommy visits John Amodeo on the new set of Tim Allen’s Last Man Standing. Watch it come together. Emile shows the long awaited, multifunction, PiClock. October will be ALTV’s 13th Anniversary. We are celebrating with another contest. Get … Continue reading AmateurLogic 120: Raspberry Pi for PC & Mac
  • MiniTiouner DATV Receiver built
    At the weekend I built my MiniTiouner DATV receiver. I'd purchased the PCB, tuner module, 1V regulator and programmed USB interface module from the BATC stand at the Telford ATV Academy the previous weekend. The remaining components that I didn't alrea...
  • LHS Episode #241: The Dark Side of Open Source

    Welcome to Episode 241 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the hosts discuss emcomm in Indonesia, the UN radio club, amateur radio license changes in Norway, open source software in automobiles and medical fields, becoming an APRS weather alert station an another dive into the Github bins. Thank you for listening! If [...]

  • Recent Noise Mystery Solved
     You may recall a recent blog regarding my installation of a new pair of inverted-V dipoles, fed from a common coaxial feedline at around 85'. Both antennas 'hear' very well and everything was peachy until I recently put the inverted-V's on my...
  • Pikes Peak SOTA: Hike from Devils Playground

    I’ve been up Pikes Peak (W0C/FR-004) a zillion times via the Pikes Peak Highway and the Pikes Peak Cog Railway (currently out of service) doing SOTA activations, working VHF contests, participating in the Colorado 14er Event, maintaining repeaters and escorting visitors from out of town. See my previous post on activating by driving up the … Continue reading Pikes Peak SOTA: Hike from Devils Playground

    The post Pikes Peak SOTA: Hike from Devils Playground appeared first on The KØNR Radio Site.

  • Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 214
    All about Ham Radio An introduction to the world of amateur radio. SparkFun JumboSpot DMR Hotspot One of the latest crazes in the world of DMR radio is the Chinese iteration of the DMR hotspot. The principal attraction? Low cost. The Jumbospot costs about $45. John Hagensieker Light Up 2 Meters Night, an FM Simplex […]


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