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Post-Dayton reviews, VHF simplex, Satellite fail, QRZ controversy and more.
Post-Dayton reviews, VHF simplex, Satellite fail, QRZ controversy and more.
Amateur Radio Weekly
Issue 11 May 24th, 2014

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An honest review of this year's Dayton Hamvention
Delapidated facilities? Stinky bathrooms? Lazy hams? Radio Artisan says yes.
Radio Artisan
One ham's review of a first-time visit to Dayton
Hamabouts, Twitter meet-ups, scavenger hunts, working simplex and more.
Dayton 2014: First impressions
Less crowded, great forums and great fun.
146.52 reasons to monitor VHF simplex
Not only can working simplex on VHF be a lot of fun, WE2F gives a few more compelling reasons to tune to 146.52.
QRZ announces support for Logbook of The World now allows Logbook subscribers to push QRZ logs directly to Logbook of The World.
QRZ collects unlocked LoTW certs, undermines certificate authenticity
Giving QRZ access to LoTW signed certificates lowers the overall confidence level of the LoTW process.
Satellite with SSTV capability launches today
SPROUT Sat launches today and will pack an SSTV setup capable of transmitting images of Earth back to radio amateurs.
LituanicaSAT-1 team asks for telemetry reports
The LituanicaSAT-1 team is asking amateur radio operators for telemetry reports after learning the satellite has rebooted several times for unknown reasons.
KickSat re-enters atmosphere, fails to deploy sprite satellites
The KickSat CubeSat re-entered the Earth's atmosphere on May 14th, but due to a problem with the system clock, the tiny "sprite" satellites were unable to be deployed in time.

How to

Arduino based rotator and controller
An Arduino-based rotator that interfaces a computer to a rotator or rotator controller, emulating the Yaesu GS-232A/B and Easycom protocols.
Radio Artisan
Cross-Band repeater operation
Cross-band repeating is an effective way to extend the range of your handheld radio.


Dayton: A sample of satellite demonstration videos
Multiple videos were recorded at the Dayton Hamvention capturing contacts made through several amateur radio satellites including, SO-50, HO-68, FunCube-1, AO-73 and MO-76.
Ham radio: Old technology gets new respect
Fox News has a great piece on the growing role ham radio plays in emergency communication centers, including the EOC at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.
Fox News
Dayton: Human-powered HF radio in action
Video of a BC-1306 Military HF human-powered radio at the Dayton Hamvention.

And finally...

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