This demonstrates turning an Android Tablet (or Android Phone) into a highly portable comms receiver or spectrum analyzer operating from Long Wave to Microwave (10kHz to 2GHz) – using SDR Touch and the SDRplay RSP www.sdrplay.com
To be a beta tester simply go to https://play.google.com/apps/testing/… and follow the instructions – the SDR Touch author welcomes feedback on https://www.facebook.com/SdrTouch/ – your chance to influence the way this amazing software can get better and better.
Senator Richard Blumenthal (CT) received an affirmative reply from FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel when he asked her to commit to providing his office “an update on the steps that the FCC is taking to support amateur radio operators.” The Senator posed the written question as part of Rosenworcel’s renomination hearing conducted by the Senate Commerce, Science, and […] Read more
In October, the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 1 Monitoring System (IARUMS) newsletter reported on the continuing run of over-the-horizon radar (OTHR) troublemakers that often cause severe interference on amateur radio bands — primarily in IARU Regions 1 and 3 but are audible in the rest of the world. Now, another threat is looming, […] Read more
VHF Repeater “Collin, K0NNK, is having some trouble with is antenna and a nearby repeater. He hit a 2 meter repeater full quieting but the repeater feedback was very fuzzy. His question is how big of an impact does receiving sensitivity have on receiving.” Amateur Radio Repeaters https://www.repeaterbook.com/repeaters/ Read more
Dayton Hamvention® organizers are planning to mount the first in-person show in 2022, following 2 years of COVID-related cancellations. The event is set for May 20 – 22 at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio. Last January, Hamvention organizers from the sponsoring Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA) announced they were calling off the 2021 event after considerable planning was already under way. The Hamvention Executive Committee cited lagging COVID-19 vaccine distribution in the US and the emergence of a more communicable form of the virus.
Southgate Amateur Radio News quotes Hamvention General Chairman Rick Allnutt, WS8G, as saying that Hamvention committees “have been meeting, and volunteers are committed to making up for the time lost to pandemic cancellations.” The Hamvention website is already accepting bookings from vendors and inside exhibitors, and individual visitors can already buy tickets, which Allnutt said, “are all printed and ready to go.”
Nominations for the 2022 Hamvention Awards opened on November 1. Hamvention seeks “the best of the best” nominees for its Technical Achievement, Special Achievement, Amateur of the Year, and Club of the Year awards. Nominations close on February 15, 2022. Submit nomination forms via email or USPS to Hamvention Awards Committee, Box 964, Dayton, OH 45401-0964
Contest University (CTU) will take place on May 19 in conjunction with the annual Hamvention Super Suite activities, which will be moving to the Hope Hotel in Dayton. In addition to CTU, these activities will include the Top Band Dinner, the Contest Dinner, and the KC DX Club’s CW-copying competition, among other possible events.
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Here we take a look and test the KN-990 SDR All mode HF Transceiver. This radio is well built and includes an IF DSP for great sounding audio. KN-990... Read more
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Although there are ways of messaging people with the Apple Watch — either with Siri dictation, or using pre-written responses and emojis — as far as I... Read more
“Activity remains subdued this week with only pockets of fast solar wind to bring sporadic aurora to high latitudes, nothing like the G3 show we saw a couple of weeks ago. Aurora photographers at high latitudes could get some views through the early part of the week, but aurora chasers at mid-latitudes will need to […] Read more
Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station (ISS) are planning to transmit Slow Scan TV images on 145.800 MHz FM using the SSTV mode PD-120. The transmissions are part of the Moscow Aviation Institute SSTV experiment (MAI-75) and will be made from the amateur radio station RS0ISS in the Russian ISS Service module (Zvezda) using […] Read more
Peter Waters G3OJV, introduces this superb range of antennas built to a standard, rarely seen in ham radio. The prices are still competitive and the performance unbeatable. Watch the video and see for yoursel. https://antennas-amplifiers.com/ Read more
Review for the Radioddity GD-AT10G! Radioddity GD-AT10G 10W DMR Radio Featuring 10W high power output, powerful 3100mAh battery, GPS & APRS functionality, supporting both analog and DMR (Tier I & II) operating modes, talker alias, roaming function, we present you this new member of our famous Radioddity DMR line. Radioddity GD-AT10G: built rock solid, powered […] Read more