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New Icom gear, QRP prep, LTE interference, and listening with a grass blade
New Icom gear, QRP prep, LTE interference, and listening with a grass blade
Amateur Radio Weekly
Issue 8 May 5th, 2014

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New hardware: Icom's ID-5100E D-STAR mobile available first week of May
Icom's new VHF/UHF dual-band rig is packed full of features. Integrated GPS, Bluetooth, D-STAR and a touchscreen display is only a sample of what's available.
Amateur Radio Direction Finding Championship June 5-8
Foxhunting fans of all skill levels will gather near Boston on the first weekend of June for 4 days of intense competition.
Hurricane Watch Net needs net control operators
Entering its 50th year, the Hurricane Watch Net is looking for experienced net control operators to contribute for the upcoming hurricane season. Hurricane season starts June 1st.
Interactive map of UK spectrum
This well designed spectrum map lets the user explore how different spectrum bands are used in the United Kingdom.
Be prepared when operating low-power portable outdoors
W0RW outlines 10 steps to a successful portable QRP outing.
Potential for interference between LTE and Wi-fi
Ofcom presents technical analysis of the potential for interference from LTE base stations to Wi-Fi equipment.
Live radio transmission performance art between earth & moon
OPTICKS is a live radio transmission performance piece between the Earth and the Moon during which images are sent to the Moon and back as radio signals.
Ham Nation to broadcast live at Dayton Hamvention
The popular TWiT podcast Ham Nation will broadcast a live episode from their booth at the Dayton Hamvention on May 17th.
Amateur Radio Newsline


The new Icom ID-5100A vs the Icom IC-2820H
Icom's Ray Novak, paired with George Thomas and Tommy Martin from, compares the new Icom ID-5100A with the Icom IC-2820H.
Listening to radio transmissions with a blade of grass
Amazing video showing the dangers of getting too close to a 50,000 watt transmitter.
Stealth multiband HF vertical antenna run-through
KD8RTT runs us through his installation of a well-hidden multiband HF antenna.

And finally...

Florida man jams cell service on commute for 2 years
A Florida resident ran a cell phone jammer from his car to prevent other drivers around him from using their phones while driving.
Hand curated by KK4HSX. Thank you for reading! 73!
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