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Software/Radio Programming
bcTool is made to be an easy app. It helps you program, control, keep records, and set up your Uniden Bearcat Dynamic Memory Scanner. With bcTool, you can: Set up all your scanner settings easily, like broadcast screens and searches. Quickly see what your scanner has been up to and what it's doing now. Bring in your programming files from other scanner software. Search for programs and get rid of any duplicates.

Reliable Emergency Power: Solar Solutions
Technical Reference/Alternative Power
In a quest for reliable emergency power, the article discusses the necessity of accessible power solutions amidst blackouts and energy crises. It introduces the American-made Merlin Panther 100-watt solar briefcase and budget-friendly LiFePO4 batteries. The setup addresses the need for modular, renewable power solutions, balancing cost-effectiveness with functionality for various scenarios. The narrative emphasizes the importance of reliable power sources in unpredictable situations.

Hostilog is a logging program for HamRadio it uses a very easy way to enter qso data without any usage of a mouse. You can enter around 300 to 400 QSOs per hour from a paper written logbook, which is really quick compared to other logging programs. Combining and sorting of ADI Files are included

IQ Output for the Elecraft KX2
Radio Equipment/HF Transceivers/Elecraft KX2
Adding an IQ Output to the Elecraft KX2 Transceiver

Top Amateur Radio Websites - Issue 2408
Ribbit digital text messaging mode for HF/VHF/UHF , Building a Raspberry Pi Satellite Tracker Interface, Raspberry Pi Pirate Radio, Arduino Digital Transceiver Project, M17 digital radio protocol for data and voice, HamXposition,

ARRL Audio News February 23, 2024

ARRL Audio News February 23, 2024

Former Vice Director of the ARRL Hudson Division, Bill Hudzik, W2UDT, Silent Key

Former Vice Director of the ARRL Hudson Division and ARRL Maxim Society Member William "Bill" Hudzik, W2UDT, has passed away at the age of 77.

Hudzik served as Vice Director from 2011 to 2022, and he had previously been Section Manager of the ARRL Northern New Jersey Section.  

Hudzik was first licensed in 1961 as WV2UDT, and he was active in VHF contesting at the time.  

He quickly gained a reput...

Amateur Radio Operators Needed for Help with Solar Eclipse Project

The Case Amateur Radio Club, W8EDU, the club station at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, is asking for amateur radio operators to help with a research project centered around the April 8, 2024, solar eclipse.

W8EDU club member Adam Goodman, W7OKE, said the project centers around studying the effects of the eclipse on propagation to better understand the recombination time of t...

Winter Season Section Manager Election Results

On Tuesday, February 20, at ARRL Headquarters, ballots were counted for two Section Manager elections that were conducted this winter.

ARRL members in Louisiana elected Houston Polson, N5YS, of Winnfield, to become the next Section Manager of the ARRL Louisiana Section starting on April 1, 2024. Polson received 200 votes, and incumbent Section Manager Matt Anderson, KD5KNZ, received 169 votes.  ...

Mastering Magnetic Loop Antenna Control
Antennas/Magnetic Loop
Unveil the secrets of efficient Magnetic Loop Antenna control systems, eliminating the hassle of frequent retuning. With real-time tracking and compatibility with various transceivers, including popular models from Elecraft, ICOM, Kenwood, and Yaesu, this controller ensures seamless frequency adjustment. Explore its high-resolution stepper motor and versatile communication capabilities, revolutionizing amateur radio operation.

W2LCW Long Island CW Club
Ham Radio/Clubs/North America/USA/New York
Established in 2018, the Long Island CW Club aims to revitalize Morse Code (CW) usage among amateur radio operators. Despite the FCC's removal of CW as a licensing requirement, the club observes a growing interest in learning and mastering the code. Through online video conferencing, the club offers CW training classes catering to various skill levels, fostering a vibrant community of enthusiasts engaged in diverse ham radio activities worldwide.

8R7X Log Online
DX Resources/Logs
8R7X Guyana 2024 online log provided by clublog

DX Resources/Clusters
Web DX Cluster provided by QRZCQ web site.

Evolution of Car Radios: From Marconi to Motorola
Operating Aids/History
his historical account traces the development of car radios from Marconi's mobile wireless telegraph station on a steam engine vehicle in 1901 to Motorola's iconic car radio models in the 1930s. It highlights key milestones such as Alfred Grebe's radio-telephone experiments on Long Island and the introduction of Marconi-Phone 8 radios by the Daimler Company in England. The narrative explores technological advancements, including the transition from TRF to Super-Heterodyne circuitry and the integration of push-button controls. The evolution from vacuum tubes to transistors and compact discs is also documented, showcasing the continuous innovation in automotive entertainment systems.

Bellevue Amateur Radio Club
Serving Nebraska's oldest city, the Bellevue Amateur Radio Club provides public service support and emergency communicaitons services to the Bellevue and Greater Omaha area.

Magnetic Loop Antenna Builds and Autotuning Advancements
Antennas/Magnetic Loop
Explore two magnetic loop antenna constructions, utilizing a 6-foot and a 12-foot square loop. Accompanied by a detailed description, the 6-foot loop features a built-in stepper motor control circuit, while the 12-foot loop incorporates a separate loop controller. Efficiency, tuning ranges, and the innovative autotuning solution using a microcontroller are discussed, offering insights into overcoming the antenna's narrowband limitations.

FISTS Log Converter
Software/Log Converters
FISTS Log Converter simplifies various tasks for amateur radio operators. It aids in tracking FISTS Awards, submitting applications, and creating logs for FISTS Activities in Europe like the Ladder and EuCW Snakes & Ladders. Users can generate callsign checklists and import logs from existing logging programs via ADIF files. Available as freeware, it runs on Windows 2000 and later versions

Software/Morse Code Training
MorsePractice is a Java application originally written by Martin Minow (K6MAM) as an aid to learning Morse code. With morse practice you can select the digits you want the app to be transmitted. Additionally can be selected a random phrase, or random QSO.

Top Amateur Radio Websites - Issue 2407
Durable 2-Meter Yagi Antenna: PVC and Window Line Construction, APRS LoRa Weather Station , The CW Flea: Modern Morse Transmitter with Arduino, TxTopper QRP Amplifier, Enhancing Performance with a Cage Dipole for Six Meter Band, AI-Powered Radio Signal Cleanup: Battling QRM in Real Time, Ham Crazy, How AI will affect Ham Radio, Wave talkers: Introduction to AI in Ham Radio, AI Meets Amateur Radio

ARRL Audio News February 16, 2024

ARRL Audio News February 16, 2024


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