Ham Radio

AMSAT: Your support keeps the satellites flying! Donate to the Fox-1 project!

“Given the sad news on AO-51,” AMSAT President Barry Baines, WD4ASW, said, “we highlighted at the recent 2011 Symposium that AMSAT is actively developing Fox-1, a new spacecraft that is designed to replace AO-51. Fox-1 development now takes on a great sense of urgency.” AMSAT Vice-President of Engineering, Tony Monteiro, AA2TX says, “Fox-1 will advance …

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My Icom IC-V8000

The Icom IC-V8000 is a powerhouse. This 2 meter FM mobile features high power output coupled with a rugged die-cast design and an easy-to-read alphanumeric display. You can even change the display from amber to green. The transmitter delivers a big 75 watts of output (75/25/10/5 watts selectable). You will be kept informed of weather …

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Ham Radio: Icom IC-W32A

My new radio is the Icom IC-W32A dual-bander that I will be using for satellite communications mainly.  It has an impressive alphanumeric and memory display and independent tuning knobs which makes working with the doppler easier for satellite communications. The IC-W32A’s two dials are used for independent tuning of the VHF and UHF band. This conveniently …

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As howling storm battered Alaska, ham operators provided vital link

Jill Burke from the Alaska Dispatch — The jet stream feeding the wintery sea-spun tempest that sideswiped Alaska’s western coast wasn’t the only worldwide conveyer belt in motion this week. As howling winds whipped up and crashing waves pounded beaches, the people who live in the remote, isolated villages along the storm’s path stayed connected …

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