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On the Internet: W2AEW videos, Raspberry Pi programming, classic radio

Here are a couple of Internet resources to start off the week:

W2AEW on YouTube. Alan, W2AEW, has a great selection of cool videos on YouTube. Some of the latest cover the basics of phase-locked loops, how to zero-beat WWV to check out a frequency counter’s accuracy, and a tutorial on resonant circuits. Good stuff!

Baking Pi – Operating Systems Development. This course, published by the University of Cambridge Computer laboratory, is a free online course that takes you through the basics of operating system development. The Web page notes, “[This course]  is aimed at people aged 16 and upwards, although younger readers may still find some of it accessible, particularly with assistance….I have tried not to assume any prior knowledge of operating systems development or assembly code. It may be helpful to have some programming experience, but the course should be accessible without.”

Classic Exchange. Mac, WQ8U, wrote to the Glowbugs mailing list, “The Classic Exchange (CX) is a low-key, on-air celebration of rigs of days gone by – particularly boat anchors. The latest CX Newsletter is available on the CX web site, as well as details for the next CX on September 16th (for AM and SSB) and September 23nd (for CW). Please enjoy the newsletter, spread the word and join in the fun during the next CX.”

From my Twitter feed: club resources

arrl's avatarARRL @arrl
ARRL Atlantic Division Adds Resources to Aid Amateur Radio Clubs: The ARRL Atlantic Division leadership has cr… bit.ly/1gB2ptw

Atlantic Division director Bill Edgar, N3LLR, is truly one of the directors that knows what he’s doing.

 

qrparci's avatarQRP ARCI @qrparci
The Rockmite is back ! A HF transceiver with built in keyer for $40 – qrpme.com/pages/RM%20][.… #hamr #hamradio #qrp

The Rockmite is a classic. If you haven’t built any kits lately, consider picking up one of these and doing so.

 

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Alan Wolke W2AEW @AlanAtTek
Lots of folks liked my “how to test BJTs” video, and asked for a similar one on MOSFETs. Here it is: youtube.com/watch?v=gloikp…Another great W2AEW video. I don’t know how he has time to do these, but they’re certainly worth watching.

From my Twitter feed: ham radio apps, pirate radio QSLs, and more

KC8GRQ:
My “Amateur Apps” presentation was a big hit at the #hamr club meeting last night. Its available for anyone to use.http://t.co/VRd0PLIf

This looks like a good presentation. I might suggest that we give it at our club.

jilly:
Shortwave QSL Cards – Pirate & Clandestine Radio #pirateradiouploaded to flickr mostly 1990′s erahttp://t.co/X66OZx9T

SWL QSL card fun

AlanAtTek:
Woo-Hoo! 275,000 views on my little YouTube channel about ham radio, electronics and test & measurement.http://www.youtube.com/user/w2aew

Alan does great videos.

On the Internet – cat sends Morse Code, IARU band plans, Tek gets with the program

Sorry about not posting much here lately beside the Extra Class questions of the day, but I’ve been pretty busy with my work and I really do Here are some more links to ham-related items on the Internet:

Cat sends Morse Code. I love cats, and while there are many videos of cute cats on the Internet, here’s one that shows a cat sending Morse Code. (Well, not really, but if you watch, you’ll see what I mean.) As I was watching this video, and then viewing a couple of other cute cat videos on this site, I noticed that my cat, Poochie, who was sitting on my lap, was intently watching the videos as well. That’s the first time that I’ve ever noticed that he was interested in what was going on on my computer screen.

IARU Region 2 band plans. A year from now, the IARU Region 2 General Assembly will take place.  On the agenda are new  Region 2 band plans.  These band plans set the framework on how we use our bands and what modes we use in specific frequencies. If you’re interested in this topic, this Web page contains information on the current band plan and the procedure that will be followed for updating them next year.

Tek hypes ham radio.Tektronix, the big test instrument manufacturer, has many hams working for them. Perhaps the most well-known is Alan, W2AEW. I’ve blogged about him before. He has produced a really great series of videos on YouTube. He’s now blogging on the Tektronix website, and his latest post is an introduction to amateur radio.

From the Twittersphere

The Twittersphere is kind of like the ionosphere. It helps you make contact with other hams and brings you news from far and wide. Here are a few interesting links that I found on Twitter in the last day or so:

Global Pirate HF Weekend 14-15.1.2012.  This station lists pirate SW radio stations that it expects to be on the air this weekend. They include one using the callsign WEMP. Look for it between 15.005 – 15.095 MHz. They’ll be broadcasting with 100 W to Europe: 12.00 – 16.00 UTC – (check 15.010 or 15.040 or 15.090 MHz).

The Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories Zener Diode Tutorial. Confused about zener diodes and how they work? Read this.

Monitor your Ham Radio transmitter with an oscilloscope. In this video, Alan, W2AEW builds a little adapter that lets you connect your transmitter output to a scope input so that you can see how clean its output is.