Posts categorized under: Ham Radio

rtl tcp radio on iPad, part 3

A quick review on this project: the goal is to write a program for pythonista, on the iPad, that can stream IQ samples from a remote SDR via rtl_tcp, running on the remote computer ("quantalinux"). I wanted to start simple, so I first created a working flow graph in GNU ...

Today's NVIS

If you know what NVIS (Near Vertical Incidence Sky-wave) stands for, then you are probably a ham radio operator. It is a mode of propagation in which a radio wave is emitted skyward, and, if it is below a certain critical frequency, it will bounce off the ionosphere, and back ...

How to Hang a Dipole Antenna

I recently purchased a W8AMZ 80-6M OCF dipole.  It works pretty well, but performance varies depending on the installation.  More on performance in a later post; for now, I will discuss how I installed this antenna using my 50# recurve bow.  Needless to say, this post assumes that you know ...