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UK ISS callsign, LitSAT-2, iOS maidenhead app, Lunar JT65, antenna how-to
UK ISS callsign, LitSAT-2, iOS maidenhead app, Lunar JT65, antenna how-to
Amateur Radio Weekly
Issue 32 October 25th, 2014

Top links

UK Astronauts get GB1SS callsign for use on ISS
Ofcom confirmed the callsign GB1SS will be made available for issue to UK astronauts who wish to operate from the ISS.
Indian hams communicate disaster traffic
The worst affected areas in coastal India hit by the recent severe Cyclone Hudhud were reliant on Amateur Radio communications for more than a week.
Radio Amateurs report hearing Moon Orbiter JT65B signal
A Chinese Long March 3C/G2 rocket carried the Manfred Memorial Moon Mission (4M) lunar flyby experiment into space on October 23, on its way to a lunar transfer orbit and a return to Earth in about 9 days.
LituanicaSAT-2 announced
LituanicaSAT-2 will be more complex than the first and will test a new propulsion system which will enable it to change orbit.
Operating W1AW/8
This past week, it was Michigan's turn to be W1AW, and I signed up for a couple of spots.
Maidenhead Converter, a handy iOS app
The basic functionality of Maidenhead Converter is centered around showing your current Maidenhead grid square and Latitude/Longitude using your device's built-in location system.
Mac Ham Radio
24/7 shortwave news station to begin broadcast November 1st
Global 24 Radio, with a line-up of new and well-known programs, can be heard 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 9395 kHz on WRMI broadcasting from Okeechobee, Florida.
Global 24 Radio
VA proposes HF radio network to link medical facilities
The HF Network shall be comprised of 400-watt "backbone stations" designed to receive and automatically relay communications among 125-watt stations and 125-watt mobile vehicle based stations.
QRP in the dark
This site is known as the "darkest" place in West Virginia for good reasons. It's isolated and located nearly at the "center" of the state.


Behind the scenes at Ham Nation
A whole bunch of the Ham Nation gang met at the TWIT studios October 8 2014 for a live Ham Nation Show. This is a video of what was happening behind the scenes.

How to

Moxon antenna for 17 meters
The Moxon antenna is named for the late Les Moxon (G6XN) who first described it in "Two-Element Driven Arrays"
Hack A Day
Yagi Antenna Designer
During the last five years I (G4CQM) have been engaged in a private research project focusing on specialist yagi antenna designs for the VHF/UHF Ham Radio bands. The project is still ongoing, my goal is to design the best possible yagi antennas!

And finally...

This electronic Stonehenge once divined the secrets of Soviet Radio
In the early days of electronic espionage, the US intelligence community didn't have the benefit of all-seeing spy satellites—it had to intercept and interpret high-frequency radio waves transmitted by the Soviet Union.
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