- 24 September 2017, 9:02 pmOctober 4 is the 60th anniversary of Sputnik 1, and I'm preparing an article for my blog (OneTubeRadio.com) including stories from magazines and newspapers about some of the hams and SWL's who tuned in to listen on 20.005 MHz. With your permission, I'd love to include some stories of any of you who listened to it. Feel free to post them here and/or e-mail them to me at email@example.com. Or if you prefer, send me your phone number or ask...Sputnik Stories?
- 24 September 2017, 9:01 pmView attachment 402270 Tropospheric Ducting Explained You've always been taught that VHF communications are line of sight and that the height of your antenna determines how far your 2m communication might go. So if I tell you that last week I spoke with a station that was 300 kilometres away on the 2m band you might be forgiven in thinking that I had managed to climb up most of the side of Mount Everest to around 7 kilometres so I could make my line-of-sight communications 300...Foundations of Amateur Radio- Episode 120
- 23 September 2017, 10:26 pm
- 23 September 2017, 5:19 pmArticles on the National Geographic and Space.com websites report that scientists and Amateur Radio operators have confirmed that Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory came through Hurricane Maria largely intact but “with some significant damage.” Universities Space Research Association (USRA), which helps to operate the Observatory, said it learned via “short wave radio contact” that staff and fam...
- 22 September 2017, 8:26 pmAs part of the ongoing communications efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria, Hiram Percy Maxim Memorial Station W1AW has suspended its regular bulletin and code practice transmissions for the evening of Friday, September 22, to assist in handling outbound health-and-welfare traffic from Puerto Rico.Radio amateurs are reminded to keep the SATERN frequency of 14.265 MHz clear at this time, to f...