New! DMR/DStar/FUSION/P25 Digital Hotspot Nano-Spot

Here is a complete video on my newest purchase. The Nano-Spot is a self contained digital hotspot that offers all 4 modes, and simple to set up, can be set to use all 4 modes. No need to VNC into it to change to a different mode. Best of all, it has WiFi for tethering to your phone and taking it with you. All the complete details from setup to on air tests are in this video. you should not need to go anywhere else for this information. HamRadioConcepts keeps you informed and educated….

New! DMR/DStar/FUSION/P25 Digital Hotspot Nano-Spot
Source: QRZ News
Link: New! DMR/DStar/FUSION/P25 Digital Hotspot Nano-Spot

(Chicago) Marathon Man on HamRadioNow

I'm gonna lead this post by saying that I have noticed the Videos and Podcasts forum here on QRZ.com. And I think I'm almost the only one who has. There are a few programs listed there, with only a handful of views for each. I think it's a great idea, and a graveyard (for now). I'll also note that this program, while interesting, is hardly 'news.' So what to do? Obviously I chose…

(Chicago) Marathon Man on HamRadioNow
Source: QRZ News
Link: (Chicago) Marathon Man on HamRadioNow

Ham Talk Live! Episode 93 – Holiday Gift Ideas and Pearl Harbor Special Event with W0QH

This week on Ham Talk Live!, you'll have a chance to call in to talk to the chief engineer at RadioWavz antennas, Emmett Hohensee III, W0QH. We’ll be talking about some holiday gift ideas, and also one of his antenna installation trips… the Pearl Harbor Special Event on the USS Batfish.

Tune into Ham Talk Live! Thursday night at 9 pm Eastern time by going to hamtalklive.com. When the audio player indicates LIVE, just hit the play button! If you miss the show live, you can listen on demand…

Ham Talk Live! Episode 93 – Holiday Gift Ideas and Pearl Harbor Special Event with W0QH
Source: QRZ News
Link: Ham Talk Live! Episode 93 – Holiday Gift Ideas and Pearl Harbor Special Event with W0QH

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2094 for Friday, December 15, 2017

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2094 for Friday, December 15, 2017 Audio – https://www.arnewsline.org/s/Report2094.mp3

Amateur Radio Newsline Report Number 2094 with a release date of Friday, December 15, 2017 to follow in 5-4-3-2-1.
The following is a QST. Hams respond to the California wildfires. A group of Jewish radio operators make a wish at Hanukkah — and in Illinois, a terminally ill ham gets the gift of a lifetime. All this and more as Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2094…

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2094 for Friday, December 15, 2017
Source: QRZ News
Link: Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2094 for Friday, December 15, 2017

ARRL's Logbook of the World to Add Support for CQ WAZ Award

Newington, CT and Hicksville, NY – December 14, 2017 — Participants in CQ magazine's Worked All Zones (WAZ) award program will soon be able to use the Logbook of the World (LoTW) system of ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio, to apply for the WAZ award and its endorsements, both ARRL and CQ announced today.

Amateur radio operators will be able to use LoTW logs to generate lists of confirmed contacts to be submitted for WAZ credit. Standard LoTW credit fees and separate CQ…

ARRL's Logbook of the World to Add Support for CQ WAZ Award
Source: QRZ News
Link: ARRL's Logbook of the World to Add Support for CQ WAZ Award

The ColibriNANO SDR receiver review

This is a complete review of the ColibriNANO SDR HF Receiver from Experts Electronics. This unit can be used on a remote server with a Raspberry Pi 3. Watch the video for a complete demonstration.

You can also try it out on my Raspberry Pi 3 server using any web browser on any platform (HTML5) via the link below. Please be patient as it's only one user at a time. Keep in mind that if you have no reception I'm maybe using my antenna and the unit is to ground, please try it later on….

The ColibriNANO SDR receiver review
Source: QRZ News
Link: The ColibriNANO SDR receiver review

Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks This Week

I hope this gets posted up on QRZ news in time …

"2017 will be an exceptional year"

https://www.space.com/39038-geminid-meteor-shower-2017-peaks-this-week.html

Some associated links below.

Kirk NTØZ wrote a good primer on regional DX'ing via "Space Rocks", although it perhaps predates and doesn't mention the advent of WSJT digital modes specifically engineered for scatter propagation like MSK-144….

Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks This Week
Source: QRZ News
Link: Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks This Week