Archive for date: January 3, 2010

Autodyne receiver for WWV

January 3, 2010 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

While scanning QRP-L today, I found an interesting link to a project which gave some details about a little WWV receiver that can serve as a frequency standard.   I haven’t had the time to work out how it all works, but it looks reasonably straightforward: Here’s the original schematic from Chuck Adams, K7QO: Nick, WA5BDU […]

A pass of SO-50….

January 3, 2010 | Amateur Radio, Amateur Satellite | By: Mark VandeWettering

I hadn’t worked SAUDISAT 1C (aka Saudi Oscar 50, or SO-50) in quite some time. My recollection was that it was a trickier satellite to work than AO-51, and this pass proved that my recollections were correct. I had significant problems with deep fades. Still, I managed to exchange calls with WD9EWK, K0KU, and N7EDK. […]

On responding to threats to our amateur spectrum…

January 3, 2010 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

I was driving around a bit yesterday (I needed a new hand nibbling tool to punch some holes in a project box, and wanted to get out of the house anyway, so a jaunt over to Harbor Freight seemed like a good way to kill two birds with one stone) so I did what I […]