M17 Project – new digital radio protocol

M17 new digital radio protocol hamradio amateurradio

Before few months, Wojciech SP5WWP informed us about M17 project. M17 is a new digital radio protocol in development as an alternative to those currently available, with freedom in mind. “The goal here should be to kick the proprietary protocols off the airwaves, replace DMR, Fusion, D-Star, etc. To do that, it’s not just good enough to be open, it…

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Microwave contest – 5/6th June 2021

Don’t forget, next weekend is microwave contest!!! Announce your activities >here< Rules you can find >here< (pdf) For weather forecast we recommended Meteorologisk institutt og NRK … for my location weather forecast is very bad, probably I must find a better forecast :-/ hope you will have a nice WX condition. We wish you a lot of QSOs and nice…

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Over 50 km on 481 THz! Great news from SP

PK UKF 481 THz

On May 8, 2021, the group of Polish radio amateurs: Marek SP4ELF, Jurek SP2GUB, Adam SQ2DOL, Piotr SQ4MIK, and Jarek SQ4IOB realized optical communication (481 THz) between the locators KO04nd40DA and KO04fi31GV for a distance of 50.018 km. So they have broken the magic limit of 50 km! Congratulations! Read more on: http://mikrofale.cafe/showthread.php?tid=248 https://pk-ukf.pl/optyczne-qso-na-odleglosc-50km/ Pictures: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNqhgzWZOJDFAMIwAlOCQ1vXA-EPRS9rTA-oRjSj8ranU7N7XbhAZJlsWPDFoyPqg?key=NWoxVk02UW1jbHp6NWVVX1Y3a2JYb1dtcExwRUd3 Cover picture: https://pk-ukf.pl/optyczne-qso-na-odleglosc-50km/#iLightbox[gallery5661]/0 Thank…

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Free RF Engineering Software for Hamradio Enthusiasts

KiCad

If you create your own hardware you need good software tools to doing that. Professional software is too expensive for hobby users but some free software tools doing a good job too. SignalIntegrity – is Python based software for signal and power integrity brought to you by Teledyne LeCroy. It has two main uses: SignalIntegrityApp – A GUI software application that…

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CQ-DATV Issue 94 – April 2021

CQ DATV 94 April 2021

The new issue of CQ-DATV is available for download Contents Production Team Editorial News and World round up A Cheap ATV Amp for 420-450 MHz Does DATV Radiate as Far as FM-Voice ? Grass Valley Mixer Conversions – Part 27 Phase Noise Issue Resolved for ADF-5355 MiniTutiouner-Express advert QO-100 All Modes Station Mixed Remote Station Based on SDR ADALM-PLUTO From…

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23cm band in the spotlight with regulators

IARU VHF UHF µWave Newsletter

During the week 15 – 19 February, the preparatory work for WRC-23 agenda item 9.1b continued in ITU‑R Working Party 4C (WP4C). The WRC agenda item has initiated technical studies on coexistence between the radio navigation satellite service (RNSS) and the amateur services in the 23cm band. As usual, the IARU participated in the meeting and delivered key information on amateur activities in this important microwave band. This information is vital…

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