Podcasting since 2005! Listen to Latest SolderSmoke

Sunday, August 7, 2011

SolderSmoke Podcast #136

August 7, 2011
Travelogue: New York City
A Stroke of Luck: Lightning strikes Rome HB DC DSB WSPR rig
It's an IGY thing: Recreating the Sputnik Transmitter
ArisSAT-1 deployed. Audio Clip (Can anyone decode the SSTV in this clip?)
Summertime SPRAT -- ZL2BMI rig and the mysteries of the '602
A writer for "The New Yorker" builds a radio
June Smithsonian Magazine has a lot of Knack
Electric Radio on AM selectivity, Japanese, and the sibilant S problem
Gathering Drake 2-B Serial numbers for use with German Tank Equation
Amazon breaks into oscillation on "Atoms to Ampere" prices

Our book: "SolderSmoke -- Global Adventures in Wireless Electronics"http://soldersmoke.com/book.htmOur coffee mugs, T-Shirts, bumper stickers: http://www.cafepress.com/SolderSmokeOur Book Store: http://astore.amazon.com/contracross-20


  1. I enjoyed your description of the elevated park in NY. I wonder if anyone's been QRV from there?

    73 and ROOSCCH!

    Steve Smith WB6TNL
    "Snort Rosin"

  2. Just heard the part from Electric Radio on AM selectivity. Is the author working up to synchronous detection? It's been a feature of better communications receivers ever since the Sony ICF-2010. Nice article about this from QEX is online here:

    73 de KC7IT

    PS: Your podcasted sibilants are perfect.


Designer: Douglas Bowman | Dimodifikasi oleh Abdul Munir Original Posting Rounders 3 Column