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Title: The Spectrum Monitor - FTA, OTA, HAM, Short Wave, Radio, Internet, Computers
Post by: Hyper on April 07, 2014, 11:32:37 PM
For those of you interesting in ham, shortwave, scanning, FTA, etc., check out the The Spectrum Monitor on-line magazine.


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http://www.thespectrummonitor.com/




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Title: Re: The Spectrum Monitor
Post by: Hyper on May 05, 2014, 01:34:30 AM
May 2014 Issue is out:


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http://www.thespectrummonitor.com/may2014.aspx



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Title: Re: The Spectrum Monitor
Post by: Hyper on January 21, 2015, 11:20:33 PM
The Spectrum Monitor January 2015 issue is out:

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http://www.thespectrummonitor.com/january2015issue.aspx

This is a great on-line magazine for those of us who love Ham, shortwave, scanning, FTA, etc..

There are not many magazines focusing on this stuff out there anymore.

Please support these guys if you like the magazine.



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Title: Re: The Spectrum Monitor
Post by: Hyper on October 05, 2015, 08:00:59 PM
October 2015 Issue is out, and features a review on the Manhattan DJ-1997 HD FTA/IPTV Receiver


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http://www.thespectrummonitor.com/october2015issue.aspx


Title: Re: The Spectrum Monitor
Post by: Hyper on July 17, 2016, 08:29:43 PM
The July 2016 Issue of The Spectrum Monitor is out.

Great magazine, for a great low price, Only $3.00 for a digital copy.

If you have not checked it out yet, you should!

We need to support magazines like this, there are not many left.


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Among tons of interesting articles this month is a great article about FTA by Mike Kohl

Free-To-Air Satellite Update Mid-Year 2016  By Mike Kohl

Change is a constant in the field of Free-to-Air (FTA) satellite-TV. While some channels continue as they have for nearly two decades, others, particularly the last of the DigicipherII subscription channels may be on life-support. FTA satellite-TV expert, Mike Kohl, reviews all of the C and Ku-band satellites viewable to North American locations and explains what you might expect to find on those channels.



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Title: Re: The Spectrum Monitor
Post by: Hyper on November 21, 2016, 12:28:00 AM
November 2016 issue of The Spectrum Monitor is out:


http://www.thespectrummonitor.com/november2016.aspx


Please support these guys.


Only costs $3 an issue.




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Title: Re: The Spectrum Monitor - FTA, OTA, HAM, Short Wave, Radio, Internet, Computers
Post by: Hyper on April 03, 2017, 07:45:38 PM
April 2017 Issue of The Spectrum Monitor is out!


http://www.thespectrummonitor.com/april2017.aspx


Includes a great article about Ku Band FTA by Mike Kohl, GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS


Motorized Ku-Band Satellite Reception

There are dozens of Ku-band satellites in the skies over every part of the world. And, while Free-to-Air satellite TV systems are very inexpensive, you miss most of the action by not being able to steer your dish from satellite to satellite. But, not all small dish motors are the same. Mike shows us the best way to motorize your own FTA satellite system.


Plus a whole lot more!

Only costs $3 an issue!

If you are into FTA, OTA, HAM, Short Wave, Radio, Internet, Computers, you will love this magazine.


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Title: Re: The Spectrum Monitor - FTA, OTA, HAM, Short Wave, Radio, Internet, Computers
Post by: Hyper on May 04, 2017, 08:04:29 PM
May 2017 Issue of The Spectrum Monitor is out!

Includes a great article by our friend Mike Kohl, GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS

Results of FCC Incentive Auction and Repacking of US TV Spectrum
By Mike Kohl

The results are in from the FCC’s massive TV band incentive auction and now the 39-month process begins in which some stations will go off the air; others will go off the air but join another station in the market to show up on a sub-channel, while others will move from UHF to VHF TV band. Mike explains it all.

Plus a whole lot more!

Only costs $3 an issue!

Go Here to preview this month's magazine, and to order:


http://www.thespectrummonitor.com/may2017.aspx



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Title: Re: The Spectrum Monitor - FTA, OTA, HAM, Short Wave, Radio, Internet, Computers
Post by: Hyper on September 25, 2017, 09:27:09 PM
September 2017 Issue of The Spectrum Monitor is out!


http://www.thespectrummonitor.com/sep2017.aspx



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Title: Re: The Spectrum Monitor - FTA, OTA, HAM, Short Wave, Radio, Internet, Computers
Post by: Hyper on October 12, 2017, 06:44:32 PM
October 2017 Issue of The Spectrum Monitor is out!


http://www.thespectrummonitor.com/october2017.aspx



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Please support this great magazine!



Title: Re: The Spectrum Monitor - FTA, OTA, HAM, Short Wave, Radio, Internet, Computers
Post by: Hyper on June 14, 2018, 09:22:37 PM
June 2018 Issue of The Spectrum Monitor is out!



https://www.thespectrummonitor.com/june2018.aspx



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Please support this great magazine!


Title: Re: The Spectrum Monitor - FTA, OTA, HAM, Short Wave, Radio, Internet, Computers
Post by: Hyper on August 25, 2018, 06:27:28 PM
Check out the August 2018 Edition!


Lots of great stuff!   Please support this great magazine!


https://www.thespectrummonitor.com/august2018.aspx


SHARES: The Federal Government’s Plan-B HF Communications System

By Steve Handler

In the aftermath of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crises, President John F. Kennedy wanted to improve the communications systems that linked the federal agencies. The goal was to provide better interconnectivity and also survivability of the system in the event of war or natural disasters. The result was the National Communications System (NCS). On September 20, 1988, NCS created the SHAred RESources (SHARES) High Frequency (HF) Radio program. This program was tasked with backing up the landline, and later cellular, telephone systems. Current SHARES participants include the Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Energy, Health, and Human Services, Homeland Security, Interior, Justice, Transportation, and Veterans Affairs. Other governmental entities include the Federal Communications Commission, General Services Administration, NASA, and the Environmental Protection Agency. Non-governmental organizations include entities such as the American Red Cross. Critical telecommunications infrastructure companies such as AT&T and Verizon also participate in shares. Steve explains how it all works.

 

APRS and other Digital Communications: Part 1

By Cory GB Sickles WA3UVV

While many hams may think of APRS as a mode that has little more to offer than beaconing and radiolocation functions, it is a figurative Swiss Army Knife of utilities that can be of use in contacting other hams while traveling, exchanging quick text messages, satellite communications, email, public service, and many other activities. From the mechanical age of RTTY, with its clacking printers chewing through rolls of paper to the peculiar digital whine of FT8, amateur radio has always been at the forefront of wireless digital communications. Cory explores the various facets of APRS and other non-verbal digital communications in Part 1 by looking first at the history of digital communications starting with the original binary code: CW.

 

Not the Sounds of Silence: Exploring the ELF and VLF Bands

By Georg Wiesalla

The many (man-made) signals and (nature) sounds in the low frequency regions can travel for thousands of kilometers all around the globe and inside the Earth-Ionosphere waveguide. Therefore, ELF and VLF emissions have been, and are still being studied for a very wide range of military and scientific purposes. They can be found in many areas of science and public life, even in some leisure pursuits including aviation, amateur radio, detection of nuclear explosions, ELF and VLF-range emissions by meteorites, geological mapping, ionospheric research, military communications, radio astronomy, seismic research and under-sea exploration and oceanography. Georg takes us on a journey into radio depths.

 

Buying New and Used Radio Gear

By Robert Gulley AK3Q

Buying new or used radio equipment can be a daunting task for the experienced radio enthusiast, but even more so for folks new to the hobby. As an avid radio enthusiast and amateur radio operator, Robert has owned many different types of radios and associated radio equipment. From AM/FM broadcast radios to scanners, shortwave radios to amateur gear, and very old radios, to some of the latest SDR equipment, he has purchased gear from many different sources. He has been very fortunate (and yes even lucky) in that very few purchases have been made from less-than-honest people. The few, which were bad experiences, certainly taught him some valuable lessons.

 

Scanning America

By Dan Veeneman

Lenoir County (NC); Missouri Dept. of Conservation

 

Federal Wavelengths

By Chris Parris

Nevada Scanner Safari 2018

 

Milcom

By Larry Van Horn N5FPW

Military UHF Traffic Control Frequencies

 

Utility Planet

By Hugh Stegman

The Silent Summer: US Gets Quieter

 

Shortwave Utility Logs

By Hugh Stegman and Mike Chace-Ortiz

 

VHF and Above

By Joe Lynch N6CL

It’s All About Propagation

 

Digitally Speaking

By Cory GB Sickles WA3UVV

DV33

 

Amateur Radio Insights

By Kirk Kleinschmidt NT0Z

Portable Generators: Test and Enjoy!

 

Radio 101

Ken Reitz KS4ZR

Monitoring HF Marine Radio During the Tropical Storm Season

 

Radio Propagation

By Tomas Hood NW7US

Solar Wind and Coronal Mass Ejections

 

The World of Shortwave Listening

By Rob Wagner VK3BVW

FT8, WSPR and the Shortwave Listener

 

The Shortwave Listener

By Fred Waterer

Health on SW; Canada as DX; BBC Offerings

 

Amateur Radio Astronomy

By Stan Nelson KB5VL

Cosmic Podcasts; Books, Charts and the National Radio Quiet Zone

 

The Longwave Zone

By Kevin O’Hern Carey WB2QMY

SDR: You can do it!

 

Adventures in Radio Restoration

By Rich Post KB8TAD

The Rescue: Drake SPR4 Communications Receiver

 

Antenna Connections

By Dan Farber AC0LW

Collinear Array: Multiple Elements in a Single Piece







Title: Re: The Spectrum Monitor - FTA, OTA, HAM, Short Wave, Radio, Internet, Computers
Post by: Hyper on October 04, 2018, 07:41:42 PM
Check out the October 2018 Edition!


Lots of great stuff!  Check out all this month's articles in the link below.


Please support this great magazine!


https://www.thespectrummonitor.com/october2018.aspx



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Title: Re: The Spectrum Monitor - FTA, OTA, HAM, Short Wave, Radio, Internet, Computers
Post by: Hyper on October 04, 2018, 07:47:18 PM
Just so you know .......

The Spectrum Monitor magazine

Costs only $3.00 an issue!

Or, only $24 ($2 an issue) for a year.



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Title: Re: The Spectrum Monitor - FTA, OTA, HAM, Short Wave, Radio, Internet, Computers
Post by: Hyper on November 04, 2018, 08:43:04 PM
November 2018 Edition is out


https://www.thespectrummonitor.com/november2018.aspx



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Title: Re: The Spectrum Monitor - FTA, OTA, HAM, Short Wave, Radio, Internet, Computers
Post by: Hyper on December 16, 2018, 09:58:55 PM
December 2018 Edition is out:



https://www.thespectrummonitor.com/december2018.aspx





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Title: Re: The Spectrum Monitor - FTA, OTA, HAM, Short Wave, Radio, Internet, Computers
Post by: Hyper on January 01, 2019, 11:24:32 PM
January 2019 Edition is out:


https://www.thespectrummonitor.com/january2019.aspx



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Title: Re: The Spectrum Monitor - FTA, OTA, HAM, Short Wave, Radio, Internet, Computers
Post by: Hyper on March 02, 2019, 11:11:35 PM
March 2019 Edition is out:


https://www.thespectrummonitor.com/march2019.aspx




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Title: Re: The Spectrum Monitor - FTA, OTA, HAM, Short Wave, Radio, Internet, Computers
Post by: Hyper on April 04, 2019, 09:50:25 PM
April 2019 Edition is out!

Get it here:

https://www.thespectrummonitor.com/april2019.aspx

Please support this great magazine.

The cost is so low, and the information is well worth the money - X10!

Seriously.



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Title: Re: The Spectrum Monitor - FTA, OTA, HAM, Short Wave, Radio, Internet, Computers
Post by: Moke on April 05, 2019, 02:53:04 AM
Thanks Hyper, for reminding forum members about this great online magazine. I totally agree with you that it contains a lot of good info. I have been a subscriber for over 3 years and I would also encourage other forum members to check it out.  ::thumbs_up


Title: Re: The Spectrum Monitor - FTA, OTA, HAM, Short Wave, Radio, Internet, Computers
Post by: Hyper on May 27, 2019, 09:24:48 PM
The Spectrum Monitor - May 2019 Edition!


Check out the articles/get it here:


https://www.thespectrummonitor.com/may2019.aspx



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Title: Re: The Spectrum Monitor - FTA, OTA, HAM, Short Wave, Radio, Internet, Computers
Post by: Hyper on June 03, 2019, 10:12:56 PM
The Spectrum Monitor - June 2019 Edition!


Check out the articles/get it here:


https://www.thespectrummonitor.com/june2019.aspx


Beat the Propagation Demons with SDR-to-SDR QSOs

By Richard Fisher KI6SN

Most shortwave listeners and radio amateurs trolling the wavelengths from 3 kilohertz to 30 MHz are saying wave propagation is about the poorest they can remember. And they are right. In records dating to 1820, Solar Cycle 24 is the absolute pits. It has been well documented that Internet radio station streaming and software-defined radios (SDRs) scattered around the world are the saving grace for many listeners worldwide. But is there any utility in using far-flung SDRs to bridge the propagation gap between radio amateurs who, at the moment, aren’t hearing all that much of each other on the HF bands? Richard shows us how he did it.

 

The Care and Feeding of Electronic Equipment

By Robert Gulley AK3Q

Some time back Robert did a search on the Internet for “radio maintenance.” The result? Very little. Most of the search results pointed me to radio repair shops or manufacturer’s repair centers. He believes it is important to know a bit about how to care for equipment and how to preventproblems before they occur. Or at least not allow small problems to become big problems. Robert discusses preventive maintenance tips which will help keep equipment running smoothly and allow a (hopefully!) quick resolution to problems when they do pop up.

 

QSLs: Radio’s Calling Card

By Mark Haverstock K8MSH

Hundreds of millions of QSL cards have been exchanged since the first one was sent about a century ago. In the CB and ham radio worlds, QSL means acknowledgment of a message, as well as showing proof of making contact with another station on the air. The QSL card is filled out by each operator and usually contains basic details about the two-way radio contact. QSLs were also sent as reception confirmation. Shortwave listeners (SWLs) and medium wave listeners would often request a QSL from stations they heard on the air. Mark takes a look at the history of the QSL that radio fans would often cover their shack walls with.

 

Keeping Your Radio Club Active

By Cory GB Sickles WA3UVV

Amateur radio clubs have existed almost as long as amateur radio itself. As interest in the developing technology increased, like-minded individuals started talking to each other—informally—then eventually decided to form an organization. What about today? What is the average age of your club membership? Is the current roster of officers and board members quite similar to the same roster of 10 years ago? What is the ratio of male to female members? What is the ratio of active members to total number of members? What new projects are you working on? Do you and your fellow members wear name/callsign badges during meetings? Cory gives us a check list to help assess the health of our own local amateur radio clubs.

 

Scanning America

By Dan Veeneman

FRS/GMRS Update; Allegany County (Maryland)

 

Federal Wavelengths

By Chris Parris

Miami Monitoring

 

Milcom

By Larry Van Horn N5FPW

WWV/WWVH Get Provisional Broadcast Timeslot for DoD

 

Utility Planet

Hugh Stegman

About Time: Chasing Obscure Time Stations

 

Utility Logs

By Mike Chace-Ortiz and Hugh Stegman

 

VHF and Above

By Joe Lynch N6CL

Longtime ARISS Mentor, Keith Pugh W5IU, Silent Key

 

Digitally Speaking

By Cory GB Sickles WA3UVV

Hamvention 2019: The Good, the Bad and the (not so) Muddy

 

Radio 101

By Ken Reitz KS4ZR

The Rise and Fall of Wi-Fi Radio

 

Radio Propagation

By Tomas Hood NW7US

June 22-23: Field Day in North America!

 

The World of Shortwave Listening

By Andrew Yoder

Pirate Radio History and Today’s Activities

 

The Shortwave Listener

By Fred Waterer

D-Day on the Radio; BBC June Line-up

 

Amateur Radio Satellites

By Keith Baker KB1SF/VA3KSF

Amateur Radio Satellite Primer (Part IV)

 

The Longwave Zone

By Kevin O’Hern Carey WB2QMY

No Antenna? No Problem!

 

Adventures in Radio Restoration

By Rich Post KB8TAD

Fine Business on the Fone Band: National FB-7 Part 2

 

Antenna Connections

By Dan Farber AC0LW

Impedance Matching