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Issue 149 of Amateur Radio Weekly
Issue 149 of Amateur Radio Weekly
Amateur Radio Weekly
Issue 149 March 11th, 2017

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What drove Radio Shack into bankruptcy?
After two years of unsuccessful turnaround efforts, RadioShack filed for its second bankruptcy on Wednesday, citing poor mobile sales.
The Christian Science Monitor
Runt radials
Antennas shipping with ineffective antenna decoupling are on the rise as manufacturers daringly advocate 1/12 wave radials work.
Ham Radio . Magnum Experimentum
APRS explained in simple terms
In this episode of the Ham Radio 360 Podcast, Kenneth Finnegan (W6KWF) helps explain the APRS protocol.
Ham Radio 360
How to: Boafeng UV5R USB soundcard interface
The main idea for this project was to replace the external speaker microphone functionality with that of the USB soundcard.
High on Solder
Origin of wireless security: The Marconi radio hack of 1903
Marconi is about to demonstrate his new wireless system, which he claims can securely send messages over a long distance, without interference by tuning the signal.
Hack A Day
Breaking the cheap Ham stereotype?
Both sell high-quality, somewhat expensive products, and I was a little surprised that neither had any complaints based on the general characterization of hams as cheap.
Ham Radio Now
Review: 12 watt tri-band HT
The brand new JT-5988HP is a 12-watt, tri-band radio with a 4800mAh battery from JINGTONG, a handset and parts supplier out of China.
A review of the Elecraft K-Pod
This was a nice addition to my K3 as for me it's handy to have the VFO control right beside the key.


Yaesu FT-450D Mic Test Comparison: MD100a8x vs. Stock MH-31a
Test of transmitted audio from Yaesu FT-450D (as received on an FT-950) in DX conditions -- a comparison between the MD100a8x, at various settings, vs. Stock MH-31a.
Intro to Fldigi
Fldigi's user interface and basic transmit & receive operations.
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