Masthash

#amateurradio

Working a new country is not a half-bad way to spend a lunch break. Pleasantly surprised at all the band activity right now given the lackluster solar terrestrial indices. #AmateurRadio #HamRadio

I just worked VP2V/KD4D (British Virgin Islands) on 28.017.1 MHz CW for another new country! #DX #AmateurRadio #HamRadio

zbrown
8 hours ago

I have been pleasantly surprised to see how well my Chameleon Antenna F-Loop is working inside on my kitchen table. It's rainy here today and I don't have great options for a permanent outdoor installation.

I've got it setup and have been doing FT8 QSO's most of the day at 10w with my Xiegu G90. It's not the most optimal antenna, but every antenna is compromised in some way.

#HamRadio #AmateurRadio

IT News
11 hours ago

pico-WSPR-tx Does it in Software - What do you need to make a radio transmitter? There are builds that work with just... - https://hackaday.com/2023/12/03/pico-wspr-tx-does-it-in-software/ #amateurradio #digitalmode #radiohacks #hamradio #radio #wspr

Jeff Sonstein
13 hours ago

once again, many automated "HeartBeat" responses & few humanoid responses to CQ calls up & down the bands using #JS8 this morning. I think there may a phenom similar to "mic shyness" at work here #AmateurRadio 📡

ARISS_Intl
14 hours ago

Before STS-9, amateur radio almost made it to the moon and on Skylab 3. It would have been Astronaut Garriott behind the mic again, thanks to #AmateurRadio proposals.

Read more about that in a story by our ARISS Chair:

https://www.amsat.org/first-ham-in-space-amsat-life-member-owen-garriott-w5lfl-sk/

"Project Moonroy" Amateur Radio's First Moon Concept There have been no lunar  ham radio ops (yet) but there were plans made. 

Before AMSAT, the "Project Moonroy" team worked on plans for lunar radio. 

Skylab was also considered  for a ham radio activation. 
Today, ARISS teams are discussing Lunar Gateway opportunities with the  Artemis teams to continue amateur radio in human spaceflight.
Drew Kirkman
1 day ago

I may have gone a little overboard for my next video, but I think the super nerds in my audience are going to love it!

#BroadcastEngineering #Radio #FMRadio #AmateurRadio #HamRadio

Video camera pointed at Harris Digit CD FM exciter, Omnia 6 broadcast audio processor, and Inovonics FM modulation monitor stacked on top of each other in operation on a table. Beside the stack is a Bird Termaline dummy load to prevent the RF from radiating. An antenna is placed next to the dummy load, connected to an SDR out of frame.
Photo of the HDSDR application receiving the transmission from the exciter, showing the full FM baseband in a spectrum analyzer style graph.
Teknikal_Domain
1 day ago

Today: intentionally being a #HamRadio laughingstock:

  • Join contest with less than 3 hours remaining
  • 10 QSOs
  • Submit and leave

Today, we intentionally take last place. If only so nobody else has the (dis)honor of coming in last. :taz_blep:

#AmateurRadio

I'm wondering if we will have another 6M opening like we did yesterday evening? So far I'd say probably not, but I know I'm checking more than an hour earlier than yesterday, so we shall see. #AmateurRadio #HamRadio #6M

MrJoshua
1 day ago

Nice radio I picked up this weekend for five English Pounds! Alinco DJ-S1E. Metal body, dry cell holder, all seems to work fine! #hamradio #hamr #amateurradio #amateurfunk

A 1980’s VHF walkie talkie

Fantastic result

Intentional QRM - A Warning
https://youtu.be/ak-3qituos4?si=CEf03tBU-Dp4AvhO
#AmateurRadio

M7TUD

Just had a great QSO on GB3EE on my classic basic Baofeng BF-888S. 73 M7TUD
#amateurradio

So I just made my first ever 6M contact! #AmateurRadio #HamRadio

I just worked N0RU in Colorado on 50.095.3 MHz CW! #AmateurRadio #HamRadio

Kimberly Chase
2 days ago

Alrighty, fellow ham radio operators! It's that time again! The Worldwide PRIDE Net, which is also known as the Pride Radio Group Net, will begin very shortly. The net is held every Sunday at 2 am UTC, which is about a few or so minutes from the time of this post, and will also be live-streamed on my YouTube channel. If you have any analog or digital radio (or even a PC or smartphone) & would like to check out our net, visit https://prideradionetwork.weebly.com

#hamradio #amateurradio #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia

I just heard someone from CO on the 50.125 MHz SSB calling frequency! Wow! Wondering if I'll be able to work anyone tonight? #AmateurRadio #HamRadio

I also hear the K6FRC beacon on 50.079 MHz CW from CA. #AmateurRadio #HamRadio

Wow! There's 6M propagation from central AZ tonight, atleast to Utah. I am hearing the K7EMX 1 Watt beacon on 50.062 MHz CW. #AmateurRadio #HamRadio

Kimberly Chase
2 days ago

Holy cow! That sunspot is huge and it's directly facing Earth! It looks like it's gonna unleash something nasty at us at any second. Get ready for potential radio blackouts. #hamradio #amateurradio

Image from spaceweatherlive.com

Picture of the sun with a huge dark area on it. Image from spaceweatherlive.com
ARISS_Intl
2 days ago

Astronaut Owen Garriott gives us a look at the #AmateurRadio gear he used on STS-9.

ARISS veteran Lou McFadin, W5DID, was a key member of the team who designed the gear along with several Motorola Amateur Radio Clubs

Video of W5LFL showing the ham radio equipment he would use in space.
Morse a diario #CW #Morse
2 days ago
ARISS_Intl
3 days ago

The first contact from STS-9 means so much to the folks at ARISS, but it’s also a great way to start off a documentary telling the story of #AmateurRadio .

You can watch “HAM” from the University of Montana: https://www.montanapbs.org/programs/ham/

Graphic of the documentary title card.
James Morris
3 days ago
Just tripped across this blast from the past: my first published article, in an .au electronics magazine.

Remember paper magazines? No? Ok.



#hamradio #amateurradio #satellite #electronics
Jeff Sonstein
3 days ago

not bad for 15 watts #AmateurRadio #JS8

Andy Smith
3 days ago

Space Weather

Aurora Alert: Mid-latitude aurora now being reported down to ~42°N over Europe by amateur radio operators. Visual aurora is likely in the northern sky from this latitude.

https://www.tvcomm.co.uk/g7izu

#SpaceWeather
#Aurora
#AmateurRadio

Auroral amateur radio contacts during the past 30 minutes on the 2m (144 MHz) band.
Shetland Cliff Cam 3 at 22h32 UT. The green glow of the aurora can be seen with clouds in the foreground.
ARISS_Intl
3 days ago

SAFEX: #AmateurRadio's worldwide influence extended to space, with Germans fling the SAFEX experiment about 2 years after W5LFL’s first contact from STS-9.

SAFEX: Space Amateur Funk (Radio) Experiment flies on the shuttle. 

The SAFEX experiment first flew in October 1985 during the STS-61A / Spacelab D-1 mission. ‘
It flew again on STS-55 as part of Spacelab D-2. 

Both used the callsign DP0SL.

 Ulrich Walter (Front) & Hans Schlegel on STS-55 ' = operated the SAFEX experiment. NASA Photo

Also, on this International Day of Persons with Disabilities, for those of us in the #AmateurRadio community, your choices on #accessibility will determine whether or not a fellow #disabled #HamRadio operator will be afforded the opportunity to participate in all that our hobby has to offer. Inaccessibility is not considerate, friendly or progressive and locking out fellow #disabled hams is contrary to the #ARRL Radio Amateur's Code as stated at https://www.arrl.org/amateur-code

Morse a diario #CW #Morse
3 days ago

Monitoring #FT8 on 20m while working and the last thing I saw before my shack PC locked up was my neighbor coming online...

#HamRadio #AmateurRadio #TransHams

FT8 waterfall with a VERY STRONG signal
Andy Smith
4 days ago

Space Weather

Aurora Alert: Mid-latitude aurora is continuing, now reported by radio amateurs down to ~52°N over Europe.

A moderate G2 Geomagnetic Storm is in progress and appears to be reducing in strength.

#SpaceWeather
#SolarStorm
#CME
#AmateurRadio
#Aurora

Homemade Space Weather Dashboard displayed in a Hubitat Home Automation dashboard
Areas of aurora reported by amateur radio operators via the DXCluster system.
Kiruna, Sweden magnetometer plot
Andy Smith
4 days ago

Space Weather

Aurora Alert: Mid-latitude radio aurora reported down to ~55°N over UK and Europe.

A Strong G3 Geomagnetic Storm in progress.

#SpaceWeather
#SolarStorm
#Aurora
#AmateurRadio

Andy Smith
4 days ago

Space Weather

CME Impact - Geomagnetic Storm G3

The expected strong Coronal Mass Ejection reached Earth just before 11h UT 01 December. Magnetometers showed a strong deflection. Aurora is being reported by amateur radio operators down to approx 55°N over Europe.

#SpaceWeather
#SolarStorm
#CME
#AmateurRadio

Teknikal_Domain
4 days ago

I just did #FT8 by plugging some headphones into my radio, laying said headphones over the microphone pinhole of my laptop, setting my laptop down on the hand mic, because the speakers are right by the feet, and using the standby button on the front of the radio to manually key it.

What the actual fuck. This should not work. This So should not work. It works.

#HamRadio #AmateurRadio

Just saw this #SSTV image pop up on a monitoring site. The great SSTV enmemeification has begun!

#HamRadio #AmateurRadio

SSTV image with Beavis (or is that Butthead?) saying "I am the great ham radio, I need baofeng for my jpole"
KB2DSR
5 days ago

Is anyone else having trouble with their #QRZ logbook?

Ever since the most recent #Firefox update (I use #Librewolf on #Xubuntu), it's been broken and I can't do anything with it. It's incorrectly formatted and I get some nonsense message about XML access. I'm a paid account.

#HamRadio #AmateurRadio

Jeff Sonstein
5 days ago

the cat will not stay away from my equipment... specifically, the cables. sooooooo, I have shut down my #AmateurRadio operations for the moment

5 days ago

"At least three CMEs are heading for Earth following a series of magnetic filament eruptions (#1, #2 & #3) earlier this week. Their collective arrival could spark G2-class geomagnetic storms with mid-latitude auroras on Nov. 30th and Dec. 1st."

Multiple CMEs and “Almost” X-Class Flare Incoming | The SWLing Post
https://swling.com/blog/2023/11/multiple-cmes-and-almost-x-class-flare-incoming/

#SpaceWeather #CoronalMassEjection #SWL #AmateurRadio

Lionel - KJ7OFH
5 days ago

'The Police interrupted my #POTA'

#LB0FI #AmateurRadio #HamRadio #ParksOnTheAir

"Did I really think a POTA activation at #Norway 's busiest border crossing would draw no attention? Did I really think that no one would notice my five meter whip on top of the car? Yes, I actually thought so, but that didn't happen.

Nonetheless, the police were friendly and nice, and they even let me film them. And the let me keep on activating. It's all about hamming harder."

https://youtu.be/Th4iqX6ONjQ?si=5PcfgiE77tvRczBX

ARISS_Intl
5 days ago

Great article on the NASA perspective of what 40 years of #AmateurRadio in human spaceflight means to students and astronauts, many of whom are #HamRadio operators.

https://www.nasa.gov/missions/station/iss-research/ham-radio-in-space-engaging-with-students-worldwide-for-40-years/

Jeff Sonstein
6 days ago

poking around on JS8, looking at propagation... numerous automated stations operating now (responding to my "heartbeat" pulses), but not much in the way of real humanoid responses to my actual CQ calls <boo_hoo/>

such is #AmateurRadio operations, mostly random (which is a big part of why I enjoy it so) ;^} 📡

Jeff Sonstein
6 days ago

time to set up for weekly local voice net on 50.250MHz USB 📡

#AmateurRadio

@allpoints@mstdn.social @KJ7OMO@mastodon.radio Ihaven't been on Kimberly's Pride Radio Net in ages, but I'm in the Pride Radio Group's Discord now and then... when I remember to pay attention to it, lol.

I feel like I found my own little pocket of LGBTQIA+ and queer-friendly hams through both Pride Radio Group and the Fediverse and I often forget how many hams out there are, uh ... not like us.

#HamRadio #AmateurRadio #TransHams

So this morning I was listening to this net while working and decided to take a few minutes to check in. I wished all the folks who "sound like they're sick with or recovering from COVID a swift and strong recovery."

I also shared my pronouns, which they totally bungled in the notes which is, like, maximum
#HamRadio

I also asked all the folks complaining about young whippersnappers using software to do
#MorseCode to consider how the apps improve the accessibility of the hobby and how much kindness it would show to cut them some slack.

#AmateurRadio #TransHams

#amateurradio 10 METERS IS ON FIRE and 20 METERS hasn't woken up yet.

#solarcycle25 #propagation

Sometimes you open WSJT-X to do some antenna tests with FT8 and mistake the 10 meter band for the 20 meter band. 🔆 🔆 💥 :apartyblobcat:

#amateurradio #solarcycle25

It always makes me feel very sad every time I discover that most disabled people would prefer taking the lazy path of least resistance rather than actually standing for something once in awhile... #accessibility #AmateurRadio #HamRadio

I'm working on my small transmitting (aka "mag") loop, optimizing inductor placement, loop radius, etc.

Part of that involves me applying some RF for testing, etc. Like a good ham, I first switch over to my dummy load on Ant 2 port of my antenna tuner as a 1st step.

And here we are at 1715 hrs local time, it's almost dark outside....but I appear to be able to work some 15 meter DX through my 2 meters coax + dummy load "antenna".
#amateurradio #science #solarcycle

Screenshot of the software program WSJT-X, used for weak signal communication by amateur radio operators worldwide, showing several strong signals being decoded and even distant stations are loud on OP's radio using just 2 meters of coax and a resistive dummy load on the 15 meter band. Center frequency 21.075.000.

Listening to the old dudes on the Alaska Morning Net talk about their mysterious "flu" and suggesting they should get a refund on their flu shot and ... I just can't. It's COVID, guys.

And their friend who's in the hospital for a low O2 saturation and they have no idea what's wrong with him... it's COVID, guys.

#HamRadio #AmateurRadio #TransHams #COVIDisNotOver

@AE4WX@mas.to @n8vw@mastodon.radio The problem wasn't that things weren't decoding, it was like I wasn't actually receiving anything. I couldn't hear any FT8 with my ears (it's very recognizable after all!) and I couldn't see anything on either my radio or JTDX waterfall.

The band has activity this morning though I'm not hearing nearly as much as I did with my previous antenna config.

I'm new to the area, though, so I don't know if there are some local geographic or atmospheric things making stuff weird.

For now I'm going to say "I needed to warm up my antenna."

#HamRadio #AmateurRadio #TransHams #FT8

ARISS_Intl
1 week ago

We're making a list, we're checking it twice.
We're on watch for Progress to fly. Radio schedules are here on your social.

Progress activity coming to the ISS. Check the #AmateurRadio schedule below or https://www.ariss.org/current-status-of-iss-stations.html for updates.

Table of activity for the ISS Crossband Radio.

Finally got my #HamRadio antennas up on a (janky) mast on the roof of my office and while my UHF/VHF radio is getting WAY better signal my ic7300 might has well have gone deaf on #20m. Listening to #FT8 and the waterfall is completely empty, no decodes, but people are hearing me it seems.

Not sure what I have done to my setup, but it's super frustrating!

#AmateurRadio #TransHams

During this weekend's #CW #CQWW contest I made 53 contacts with 25 different countries with three of those being new: Cape Verde, Guam and Venezuela for a new grand total of 92 countries worked! #AmateurRadio #HamRadio

I just worked AH2R (Guam) on 21.051.2 MHz CW for another new country this weekend! #AmateurRadio #HamRadio #DX #CQWW

I just worked YV4ABR (Venezuela) on 28.058 MHz CW for my 91st country! #AmateurRadio #HamRadio #DX #CQWW

I just worked D4C (Cape Verde) on 21.020.6 MHz CW for another new country! #AmateurRadio #HamRadio #DX #CQWW

Its always kind of neat to be able to reach China, even though they're no longer a new country for me. #AmateurRadio #HamRadio #CQWW

You should see this Astron 35 power supply on my desk. It is huge!!! I had to move things around and it is now pretty hard to reach my radio's tuning knob. #AmateurRadio #HamRadio

Wow! I'm back on the air! Turns out I remembered a box of uvery old equipment I had from the first time I was on the air (1985-1992) which includes an Astron 35A power supply! I hooked it up thanks to Aira helping me sort out the positive and negative connections and, well, I'm back! #AmateurRadio #HamRadio

The power supply to my radio gear just died. What does everyone like these days and are there any good Black Friday deals? #HamRadio #AmateurRadio

Jeff Sonstein
2 weeks ago

setting up for weekly local voice net on 50.250MHz USB
📡
#AmateurRadio

I worked 62 contacts with 40 sections in the #ARRL #SSB contest for an estimated total of 4960 points. #AmateurRadio #HamRadio

Curious... We all know that a CW signal is much easier to hear at lower power levels than other modes, like SSB, but has it actually been scientifically measured? If so, what is the true comparison? Please cite a reliable source if anyone knows. #AmateurRadio #HamRadio

I am thinking of getting my #HamRadio / #AmateurRadio licence.
I was wondering if any of you might already be licensed technicians.

Weldon Bradstreet
2 weeks ago

@ascentale A2. I don't use any location sharing apps for riding, but a few people I ride with are hams (me too), so we are carrying radios for some rides. We can communicate each other even when there's no cell service available.
#BikeNite
#AmateurRadio

Decided to jump up to 29.6 MHz FM and worked someone in TN right away. Its been about 33 years since I've worked 10M FM at all so this feels like something new. #HamRadio #AmateurRadio

I just worked TX7L (Marquesas Island) on 21.030.2 MHz CW again. Now that they've been on the air the pile-ups are much more manageable. Get them before they leave. #AmateurRadio #HamRadio #DX

Jason Miller
3 weeks ago

@noleli Yeah, that's not one I have much experience with. (Although I have two in my drawer.)

Were I to roll one out, I'd use ti to listen around on the bands to see what I can hear.

Like you, though, I'm eager to hear what other guidance people can share with you.

#hamradio #amateurradio #sdr

Has anyone here in the US been able to work India (VU) on HF lately? I'm thinking the challenge is how they're so opposite from us with respect to time so that it is after sunset here when it is their day time. Has anyone gotten through and, if so, which frequency bands? #AmateurRadio #HamRadio #DX