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Amateur Radio Weekly 07OCT2023
It this is of interest to anyone (likes and views), I will post it weekly too.

Richard VE3OZW


Introduction to HF packeteering in the modern age
A brief overview of the current state of packet radio on the HF bands.

Discovery Dish pre-launch
A lightweight dish and feed for L-Band weather satellites and hydrogen line reception.

Double the Hamstick dipoles, double the fun
It's well secured to the chimney in a way that won't damage anything or anyone during the worst of Chicagoland weather.

Building a DIY end-fed halfwave matching unit on an RCA connector
I stick with the 49:1 windings on the transformer and a 100pF capacitor shunted to ground.

Amazing what you can build from your junk box
I did not order anything from Amazon, instead looking in my parts drawer.

Hot Iron Newsletter
A highly technical quarterly newsletter for Hams.

Counterpoise testing
Testing changes to the radials on a Hamstick system.

Space junk crackdown intensifies as FCC gives first-ever fine to Dish
The U.S. government is cracking down on potentially hazardous trash disposal — in space.
Washington Post


A fully-automatic RotoBug by WB9LPU
A system in which both dots and dashes are made by the same oscillating pendulum.
Antique Wireless Museum

Sci-Fi short film DUST
After repairing his Ham radio using parts found in the forest, a recluse radio operator receives a distress call from a stranded Soviet cosmonaut in orbit.
Thanks Richard.  

The Hot Iron Newsletter & its 120 free back issues are a treasure trove of techie information, especially if one is into "hollow state" equipment.

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Dave, VE3WI

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