June 2022 TSM

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Preparing for the 2022 Hurricane Season

By Ken Reitz KS4ZR

The Hurricane season in the US lasts from June 1 to November 30 and last year was the third most active on record. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, Florida, notes that there were more category 4 and 5 landfalls in the US from 2017 to 2021 than from 1963 to 2016. Preparing for what looks to be another ‘above average year’ is a year-round process for the NHC, utilizing the very latest and some of the oldest weather forecasting tools.


Choosing a Field Radio

By Thomas Witherspoon K4SWL

What’s the perfect field radio? Thomas, who spends at least 90 percent of his radio operations in the field, asks six questions in return. The answers will lead you to a short list of very capable amateur radio transceivers that excel in the field. But it’s a tough decision and comes down to your own operating preferences. Thomas lists his top 10 candidates.


Working Astronauts in Space: Some Skill (Mostly Luck) Required

By Brent Taylor VY2HF/W1PJ

Very few hams have heard voice transmissions directly from space, even fewer have actually contacted those cosmonauts and astronauts who have been orbiting the planet since Uri Gagarin became the first human in space in 1961. But for Brent, contact with men and women in space has been almost routine over the last 35 years. From MIR to the ISS, he has logged dozens of contacts with two generations of hams in space. He shows us how it’s done.


SDR# and SDR Console: Two Feature-Rich Software Options for SDRs

By Robert Gulley K4PKM

With the popularity of software defined radios (SDRs), two great software programs have emerged as the most popular: SDR# and SDR Console. A veteran SDR user, Robert explores the advantages and disadvantages each presents and explains why he uses them both.


Times, Measurement and Radio (Part One)

By Georg Wiessala

Measuring time has been a basic ingredient in the progress of technology. The technology of time has been raised to almost impossible heights: a new clock that will lose only one second every 15 billion years. In Part One, Georg traces the history of the link between time and radio.


TSM Reviews: WiNRADiO G69DDCe

By Bob Grove W8JHD

It has been ten years since Bob reviewed the G69DDCe’s predecessor in the pages of Monitoring Times. Aside from the considerable increase in price, Bob finds the makers of this high-end radio, which tunes from 8 kHz to 80 MHz in nearly every conceivable demodulation mode, continue to set the standard for “superior design parameters.”


2022 Dayton Hamvention Report

By Dan Veeneman

TSM Scanning America columnist drove 1,100 miles, walked more than 20,000 steps and spent hundreds of dollars on food, travel, lodging and ham gear over a weekend. Already he’s planning to do it again next year.


Scanning America

By Dan Veeneman

A New Paging System


Federal Wavelengths

By Chris Parris

Monitoring the SPR and FAA



By Larry Van Horn N5FPW

A Sky Full of E-6Bs


Utility Planet

By Hugh Stegman

Ukraine Conflict Causes ‘Numbers’ Changes


Shortwave Logs

By Mike Chace-Ortiz and Hugh Stegman


The World of Shortwave Listening

By Andrew Yoder

Euro-Pirates Take up Ukrainian Cause


The Shortwave Listener

By Fred Waterer

French Language on Shortwave and More!


Radio 101

By Ken Reitz KS4ZR

ATSC 3.0 Update: The Good, the Bad and the Stunning


Amateur Radio Satellites

By Keith Baker KB1SF/VA3KSF

Spotlight on the APRS Satellites


Adventures in Radio Restoration

By Rich Post KB8TAD

Lafayette Radio’s Cheapest Tombstone: Model 3J4


The Longwave Zone

By Kevin O’Hern Carey N2AFX

Getting on the Band



By Tomas Hood NW7US

Summer Tropospheric Propagation and VHF DX


VHF and Above

By Joe Lynch N6CL

How to Rejuvenate your Local Club

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