By Scotty Cowling, WA2DFI – TangerineSDR’s roots extend back to the 2018 ARRL/TAPR DCC in Albuquerque, NM. At that conference, the HamSCI community asked for TAPR’s help in developing a Software Defined Radio that they could use to collect ionospheric and other data. This radio, dubbed the Personal Space Weather Station (PSWS), needed particular capabilities, such as very accurate time-stamping…
TAPR now offers its popular Raspberry Pi QRP TX Shield for WSPR in three versions: 20, 30 and 40 meters!
By Stana Horzepa, WA1LOU – The TAPR booth at the 1989 Dayton Hamvention was buzzing with the unveiling of a number of new packet-radio products including prototypes of the TAPR “packetRADIO.”
By Stana Horzepa, WA1LOU – TAPR was present at Case Western Reserve University for the 2019 HamSCI Workshop, March 22-23. TAPR makers and shakers, John Ackermann N8UR, George Byrkit K9TRV, Scotty Cowling WA2DFI and Tom McDermott N5EG, were in attendance with John, Scotty and Tom making presentations, while George recorded the proceedings and handled the sound and video for the…
By Stana Horzepa, WA1LOU – I did not put up a new antenna; I put down a new antenna: a Loop on Ground (LoG) receive-only antenna as described by Matt Roberts, KK5JY: 60 feet of insulated wire stapled to the earth in a square configuration (15 feet per side).
By Miroslav ‘Misko’ Skoric, YT7MPB – The 7th edition of 2019 IEEE Radio and Antenna Days of the Indian Ocean (IEEE RADIO 2019), the international conference was held in Reunion Island September 23-26, 2019. YT7MPB had a tutorial on amateur radio communications there, and wanted to include even more practical demo and display than before.
By Bob Bruninga, WB4APR – We finished the Appalachian Golden Packet (ATGP) event with 15 hops to Maine and 14 hops back to Georgia. We think we can increase throughput 20x or more for 2020 by totally changing our beacon plan, messaging plan and getting the 2X benefit of 9600 baud.