Wednesday, October 24, 2012

HackRF is a radio for all frequencies

HackRF project goals:
  • transmit and receive
  • operating frequency: 100 MHz to 6 GHz
  • maximum sample rate: 20 Msps
  • resolution: 8 bits
  • interface: High Speed USB
  • power supply: USB bus power
  • portable
  • open source hardware and software
  • low cost

Saturday, October 20, 2012

News from P29NI

20-Oct: "We are all aboard M/V Barbarian. Sailed from Rabaul at 00:30 gmt today bound for 1st IOTA via Kavieng. Distance 210nm" (website)

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Pileup Runner 1.3

This program is for the existing and future DX-pedition operators, and for those who are curious how it feels to manage a pileup. FREEWARE

High Scores


Monday, October 08, 2012

Sunita Williams dalla ISS in contatto radio con Pavia

Gli studenti del liceo "Adelaide Cairoli" di Pavia, martedì 9 ottobre parleranno con l'astronauta NASA Sunita Williams attualmente a bordo della Stazione Spaziale Internazionale (ISS). L'appuntamento è per martedì 9 ottobre alle ore 12h00 CEST (10h00 UTC). Potete seguire il collegamento in diretta sul sito AMSAT Italia (fonte)

Credits: NASA 

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

SW radar for new views of Earth?

As part of ESA’s continuing efforts to develop new and better instruments for observing Earth from space, a field experiment has been exploring a very short radar wavelength – only 8.5 mm – called Ka-band. Since it can offer both very high-resolution images and precise measurements of surface height at the same time from one satellite, scientists and engineers believe that it could be suitable for a wide range of environmental applications – from measuring ocean currents across the globe to monitoring changes in mountain glaciers. READ MORE

Image credit: Onera

Riviste HAM: le copertine



RadioREF (REF)


Radio Rivista (ARI)

Ma come le fanno le copertine in ARI ? Con word, powerpoint, excel ? 
Ma per carità, siamo a dei livelli veramente da principianti!

Clandestine and Opposition Shortwave Broadcast Guide

Clandestine and Opposition Shortwave Broadcast Guide” by Steven Handler is available from (Kindle eBook). Published in late September 2012, it contains a detailed list of clandestine and opposition shortwave broadcasters listed by time (GMT).
Included are frequencies, and for most of the listings, the target of the broadcaster, transmitter sites and other information. 
There are also several chapters with information about the operations of several of these broadcasters.
Another Chapter covers QSLing clandestine and opposition shortwave stations and provides a number of postal or email address.
The price is $3.99. For more information, including sample pages visit, or
Amazon stock number is ASIN: B009HC5ESU