June 2023 TSM

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Preparing for the 2023 Hurricane Season

By Ken Reitz KS4ZR

     National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports that there were 18 individual weather events in 2022 alone that caused at least 475 fatalities and resulted in more than $165 billion in damages. The costliest of 2022 weather damage events was Hurricane Ian (September 23-30) at $112 billion. This year NOAA adds more tech to aid in hurricane analysis and prediction. 


2023 Hamvention: A Pictorial Review

By Thomas Witherspoon K4SWL

     Attending his first Hamvention since 2020, Thomas took in the sights, sounds and tastes of this year’s Hamvention and, with perfect weather, thoroughly enjoyed himself. With the help of his friend Eric McFadden WD8RIF, he presents a pictorial essay of this venerable amateur radio institution. 


Norbreck 2023: A UK Radio Rally

By Georg Wiessala

     It’s that time of year: amateur radio operators trek to their local or even distant hamfests to meet old friends, find new ones and look at the latest software and hardware on offer from commercial interests. Georg reports from the Norbreck Castle Hotel Exhibition Center Hamfest, held each April, “a highlight of the UK annual radio rallies calendar.”


Women in International Radio

By Chrissy Brand

     For many decades women were underrepresented in radio—on air, in engineering and in administration. The stereotypes were slow to change, as Chrissy notes, “This has long been the case among most of the world’s radio broadcasters. However, there have been significant improvements in recent years, thanks partly to specific initiatives, and hopefully, more enlightened attitudes.”


Miami AM Radio and the Wonderful Isle O’Dreams

By Richard Fisher KI6SN

     In 1920, Miami was a sleepy village of some 500 people on the southeast coast of Florida. Six years later they had a radio station, WIOD, originally on 1210 kc at 1 kW. Today, the region is filled with English, Spanish and French language licensed and unlicensed radio stations. Richard traces the radio history of this semi-tropical paradise.


Your Go / No-Go Kit

By Cory GB Sickles WA3UVV

     When it comes to emergency preparations, many hams have a go-kit that will let them communicate on the ham bands wherever they may end up in the case of an emergency. But, as Cory explains, there’s also a need for a no-go kit when you elect to stay behind or can’t flee the emergency. 


Scanning America

By Dan Veeneman



Federal Wavelengths

By Chris Parris

Summer Travels with Federal Communications



By Larry Van Horn N5FPW

Profile: The Canadian Coast Guard


Utility Planet

Odds and Ends for June 2023


Shortwave Utility Logs

By Hugh Stegman and Mike Chace-Ortiz


The World of Shortwave Listening

By Andrew Yoder

Spring Pirate Shortwave Review


The Shortwave Listener

By Fred Waterer

Summer Shortwave Programming


Radio 101

By Ken Reitz KS4ZR

The Latest (Last?) AM/FM/SW/DRM Radio


European Radio Scene

By Georg Wiessala

Return to the House of Light on Portuguese Madeira Island


Adventures in Radio Restorations

By Rich Post KB8TAD

“It doesn’t work.” Restoring a Hallicrafters SX-71


Amateur Radio Satellites

By Keith Baker KB1SF/VA3KSF

Notes on Amateur Radio Satellite Construction


The Longwave Zone

By Kevin O’Hern Carey N2AFX

More High-Band Excursions


Digitally Speaking

By Cory GB Sickles WA37VV

Amateur Mobile Safety


Amateur Radio Insights

By Kirk Kleinschmidt NT0Z

I’ll Meet You on the High Road


VHF and Above

By Joe Lynch N6CL

Latest ARISS School Contacts



By Tomas Hood NW7US

The Summertime Doldrums (on Shortwave)

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