The 146.820 is now digital

This afternoon Bill, WF4R, Bill, N3WM, and Keith, KG4ZXK, went out to the Butts Station site and switched the 146.820 repeater over to the Yaesu System Fusion repeater.  It operates just like the 444 machine in that it senses if the signal coming in is analog or digital and switches Read More …

Did you know you can get QST on your phone & Tablet?

Yes! Get your latest issue of QST on your phone or tablet before it arrives in the mail! Also pull back issues. Perfect when not at home and you’re looking for that article or advertisement to share with others. Go to the App Store for your device and see if Read More …

Amateur Radio Operators Convert to Digital Television – Part 1

ALEXANDRIA, VA.—Radio amateurs, or “hams,” have been involved in one way or another with television practically ever since commercial entities began developmental work in the medium during the 1920s. And many TV engineers have held ham licenses and performed their own share of experimental work in their off-duty hours. Early Read More …

Medium Wave AM switch-off in Germany

Deutschlandfunk reports an era comes to an end when, on December 31, 2015, the last medium wave transmitters are switched off in Germany For many lovers of analog radio technology a memorable event, because now the transition to the digital era is irrevocably accomplished. No more noise and crackle, no Read More …