During week 47 were shot, or were placed, 37 satellites with amateur radio equipment on board in orbits around the Earth. It was a record . On Tuesday and Wednesday , 19 and 20 November , was four out of the International Space Station. The rest were sent in connection with launches in the U.S. and in Russia.
One main drawback I found while operating my homemade SDR-1000 clone is a number of keyboard and mouse manipulations, which has to be done for setting different modes. Well, in the beginning it was fun to use a mouse for radio control... But it is getting more and more annoying if you have several applications on top of each other on the same screen and you have to switch e.g between logbook and PowerSDR for adjusting filters or so. Would be better to have separate controls/tuning knobs for common used parameters, like in "old radios".
The amateur radio and electronics exhibition INTERRADIO, this year will again be held as usual at the Exhibition Grounds in Hanover. This year it will happen on 30th of November, from 9:00 clock - 17:00 clock