May 2024 TSM

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‘Cheap and Cheerful’ the Ultra-Portable Venue SW3-B QRP CW Transceiver

By Thomas Witherspoon K4SWL

     When Thomas took the SW-3B to the field to activate Dogback Mountain, he paired the diminutive radio with his PackTenna 20-meter End-Fed Half-Wave wire antenna and worked 43 contacts in just 44 minutes. Thomas unpacks the many features of the rig he calls, ‘cheap and cheerful.’


WF-100SE Weather Station: Checking Your Weather from Wherever!

By Robert Gulley K4PKM

     For a good number of years there were only a few weather stations available for home use, most of which were rather expensive. Then Robert came across the WF-100SE from Radioddity, a company known for its inexpensive but well-made amateur radio transceivers. It ticked most of the boxes that he was looking for in a home weather station.


Those 3-Tube, Band-Switched, Regenerative Kits: 

From Allied, Lafayette, Burstein-Applebee, and Heathkit

By Rich Post KB8TAD

     Throughout the 1950s and 60s 3-tube band-switched regenerative shortwave radio kits were extremely popular with amateurs and shortwave listeners alike because they came with the thrill of listening to shortwave from faraway places that you only read about in geography books on a radio you built yourself.


Radiant Days at Radiodays 2024

By Chrissy Brand

     Fresh from her trip to Thailand and Cambodia, Chrissy quickly found herself in Munich at Europe’s Radiodays 2024, a celebration of radio today with a look at the future of the audio landscape. Attended by European radio industry luminaries, Chrissy gives us the highlights of this annual radio conference. 


Locking Up NextGen ATSC 3.0 Broadcast TV

By Fred Baumgartner K0FMB

     With a TV industry promise to deliver stunning video and immersive audio and internet connectivity. But lately, some broadcast network channels are showing up as encrypted, meaning that viewers can watch but they can’t fast-forward through ads or record content. Fred navigates our trip through ATSC 3.0 Part 2.


23-Centimeters: Your Gateway to the Microwaves

By Cory GB Sickles WA3UVV

     There is a vast territory of frequencies that most hams have never explored, even though they have a license to be there. Cory notes, “There’s fun to be had above 450 MHz, if only you are willing to explore and exploit what awaits over the horizon—in the land of microwaves.”


Scanning America

By Dan Veeneman

Oakland County, Michigan


Federal Wavelengths

By Chris Parris

Campaign 2024



By Daniel O. Myers K3NXX

HAVE QUICK Radio; Air Show Frequency Updates


Utility Planet

By Hugh Stegman

Numbers: Halloween is Early this Year


Shortwave Utility Logs

By Mike Chace-Ortiz and Hugh Stegman


The World of Shortwave Listening

By Jeff White, NASB Secretary-Treasurer

Shortwave Takes to the High Seas


The Shortwave Listener

By Fred Waterer

Canada on Shortwave


The European Radio Scene

By Georg Wiessala

The Enduring Fascination of Shortwave Sounds


Bits & Bytes

By Gayle Van Horn W4GVH

Shortwave Programming News from Around the World


Radio 101

By Ken Reitz KS4ZR

Global Hearts and Minds: Who’s Playing?


Amateur Radio Astronomy

By Stan Nelson KB5VL

ezRA (Easy Radio Astronomy)


Adventures in Radio Restoration

By Rich Post KB8TAD

Continental Model 55, Chassis A7: An Admiral Table Model Radio


Amateur Radio Insights

By Kirk Kleinschmidt NT0Z

Modern Mentors


VHF and Above

By Joe Lynch N6CL

ESA Unveils Proba-3 Mission: Artificial Solar Eclipses on Demand

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