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Summerside Amateur Radio Club

Tue Mar 31, 2015

DX0P From PAGASA ISLAND the Spratley Island Group....

DX0P - PAGASA ISLAND from the Spratley Island Group APRIL 14 - 20 2015.

The exact dates of April 14th to the 20th are now official for the D-X-zero-P operation from Pagasa Island Operations from the Spratley Island group. Activity is planned for 160 through 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and JT-65. Latest updates are on their FaceBook page at:



DX0P Website:

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Mon Mar 30, 2015

SDR (RTL-2832U) Runs in CHROME Browser....

There is also now a javascript SDR app for the Chrome browser 'Radio Receiver' by Jacobo Tarrio

Stereo FM.
Scan for stations.
Record what you hear on the radio.
Built-in bands:
International and Japanese FM bands.
Weather band (US and Canada).
Medium Wave AM (requires an upconverter).
Free-tuning mode to use the program as a multi-band radio and listen to anything: short wave, air band, marine band, etc.
Supported modes: Wideband FM, Narrowband FM, AM, SSB.
Compatible hardware and software

Radio Receiver was written to work with an RTL-2832U-based DVB-T (European digital TV) USB receiver, with a R820T tuner chip. You can easily buy one for $15 or less by searching for [RTL2832U R820T] on your favorite online store or web search engine.

Our thanks to Stephen G7VFY for spotting this item

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Getting Started with the FM Satellites....

AMSAT's Director of Field Operations, Patrick Stoddard, WD9EWK says the FieldOps team is working to make how-to-operate-satellites information readily available on the web.

Based on a hamfest handout designed and written by Patrick, "Getting Started with the FM Satellites", is available for download.

Patrick shows the basic equipment and techniques to learn successful operating on the satellites. This guide also gives specific information on how to operate via SO-50, the only currently available FM satellite at the moment.

Patrick's guide is posted at: Go to "Satellite Info" and then to "Station and Operating Hints".

The direct link is where you'll find the link "Operating FM Satellites" (and a link to the Spanish version also).

Source: ANS and the AMSAT FieldOps Team

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SolderSmoke Podcast 174....

Episode 174 of the amateur radio podcast SolderSmoke is now available

In this edition:
- Happy Arduino Day!
- Pete's Belthorn III Transceiver (with cool color display)
- Bill's BITX 20 (that used to be a BITX20/40)
- AD9850 DDS added to Barebones Superhet
- Jean Shepherd on Parasitic Oscillations, Obsession, and Madness
- Simple Test Gear for the Homebrewer
- Digital Oscilloscopes and their amazing capabilities
- Dongles and other great stuff in SPRAT 162
- The BIG St. Patrick's Day Solar Flare
- VK6MV's Amazing Rhombic (+)
- VK7XX (Dos Equis!)
- A Bit of BITX History
- Pete going KX3 QRO

Listen to:

Soldersmoke blog:

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