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Indian Ocean beacon project, balloon floats for 5 weeks, great 2017 eclipse
Indian Ocean beacon project, balloon floats for 5 weeks, great 2017 eclipse
Amateur Radio Weekly
Issue 24 August 23rd, 2014

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434 MHz balloon B-64 still flying after 5 weeks
Radio amateur Leo Bodnar M0XER launched his solar powered balloon B-64, carrying an 11 gram transmitter payload, from Silverstone in the UK at 06:51 UT on July 12, 2014 and it’s still flying.
Beacon project to detect tropo ducting over Indian Ocean
The purpose of this beacon in Perth is to detect possible openings on 144 MHz via tropo ducting across the Indian Ocean, which has never been accomplished before. It is currently the greatest terrestrial challenge for VHF radio amateurs, and is even more difficult than EME.
Chasqui-1 Amateur Radio CubeSat deployed from ISS
A team of Russian cosmonauts has deployed the Peruvian Chasqui-1 Amateur Radio CubeSat into orbit during a spacewalk from the International Space Station. As of August 19, the beacon had not been heard.
Radio warmup issues
The WSJT-X software has various uses. One neat use is to accurately measure frequencies and drifts.
AA6E Station Log
The great American eclipse of 2017
On August 21, 2017, millions of people across the United States will see nature's most wondrous spectacle -- a total eclipse of the Sun. It is a scene of unimaginable beauty; the Moon completely blocks the Sun, daytime becomes a deep twilight, and the Sun's corona shimmers in the darkened sky. This is your guide to understand, prepare for, and view this rare celestial event.
If goTenna can encrypt, why can't hams?
I've written here before about encryption and whether or not amateur radio operators should be allowed to use encryption. I'd like to throw another log on the fire.
Radio active
When tornadoes or other disasters strike, this amateur radio hobbyists springs into action.
Cheboygan Daily Tribune
ARRL to promote diversity in Amateur Radio?
(Something this hobby could definitely use more of. --Editor's comment)

How to

Feeding flight data to FlightAware with RTL-SDR + Raspberry Pi
If you are running an inexpensive Raspberry Pi ADS-B receiver with dump1090 then you can install the PiAware package from FlightAware to freely view nearby flight traffic and transmit this data to FlightAware's tracking network.
I got my license, now what?
Folks have this basic idea that they "want to do ham radio" but may not be sure how to actually get started. This article will give you some ideas on what to do, assuming you have a Tech license and some basic 2m or 70cm radio equipment.
Ham Radio School


Phil Karn on the reboot of the 1978 International Sun/Earth Explorer-3
Phil Karn - Internet pioneer known for KA9Q, IPSEC, and many other things - speaks on his contribution to the effort to reboot the 1978 International Sun/Earth Explorer-3 (ISEE-3)

New product

LD-5, new 5-band HF transceiver from LNR Precision
We are very excited about this unit and couldn't wait to announce it and show you a picture. Production is starting and we plan to start taking orders in September.
LNR Precision

And finally...

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