PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1015

This Week in Amateur Radio #1015 Release Date: August 11, 2018 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This week’s edition is anchored by Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too the week) by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:11:44 […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1013

This Week in Amateur Radio #1013 Here is a summary of the news trending this week, July 28, 2018. This week’s edition anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too the week) by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:03:35 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1013 […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1012

This Week in Amateur Radio #1012 Here is a summary of the news trending this week, July 21, 2018. This week’s edition anchored by Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too the week) by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:37:05 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1012 […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1010 / 1011

This Week in Amateur Radio #1010 / 1011 Combined Editions Here is a summary of the news trending this week, July 14, 2018. This weeks edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too the week) by W2XBS. Running […]

via the ARRL: Hamvention® Officials Say No New Building for 2019

Hamvention® and Greene County, Ohio, officials have been unable to reach agreement to erect a new building that could accommodate Hamvention activities at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio. “Hamvention/Dayton Amateur Radio Association has spent many hours working with Greene County officials to reach an agreement on a long-term contract where both […]

via the ARRL: Amateur Radio Emergency Service Volunteers Assist in California Fire Response

Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®) volunteers have pitched in to assist where needed to provide or support communication as catastrophic wildfires have struck California. Volunteers from multiple ARRL Sections in the state have stepped up to help, as some fires remain out of control. The fires have claimed several lives, destroyed more than 1,000 homes, […]

via the ARRL: NIST FY 2019 Budget Would Eliminate WWV and WWVH

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) FY 2019 budget request includes shutting down “NIST radio stations in Colorado and Hawaii” — in other words, WWV and WWVH. Radio amateurs, HF listeners, and others around the world routinely make use of the time and frequency standard signals, which also include propagation information. NIST said […]

via the ARRL: Great Lakes HamCon 2018 has been Cancelled

Great Lakes HamCon 2.0, set to occur in October at Michigan International Speedway, has been cancelled. This would have been the second Great Lakes HamCon, which had been sanctioned as the 2018 ARRL Michigan State Convention. In announcing the cancellation, sponsors said failure to come to a final agreement for the use of the speedway […]

via HACKADAY: Retrotechtacular: Apex Radio — The Forgotten HiFi

Broadcasting has changed a lot in the last few decades. We have satellite radio, internet streaming, HD radio all crowding out the traditional AM and FM bands. FM became popular because the wider channels and the modulation scheme allowed for less static and better sound reproduction. If you’ve never tried to listen to an AM […]

via HACKADAY: Vintage Silvertone Cabinet Gets Bluetooth Treatment

This Bluetooth speaker is full of delightful surprises. The outer shell is an antique radio cabinet, but its practically empty interior is a combination of Dead Bug circuitry and modern BT receiver. [PJ Allen] found the BT receiver on Groupon and decided to whip up amplifier and threshold detector circuits using only parts he already […]

via the ARRL: ARRL 2017 Annual Report Focuses on Hurricane Response

The ARRL 2017 Annual Report, which highlights the organization’s efforts and activities throughout 2017, is now available. Starting with the cover photo, Amateur Radio’s response to the Atlantic hurricane season figures prominently in the report. Amateur Radio has repeatedly been the only means of communication into or out of an area affected by a natural disaster. […]

via HACKADAY: Side Channel Attacks Against Mixed Signal Microcontrollers

You shouldn’t transmit encryption keys over Bluetooth, but that’s exactly what some popular wireless-enabled microcontrollers are already doing. This is the idea behind Screaming Channels, an exploit published by researchers at EUERCOM, and will be a talk at Black Hat next week. So far, the researchers have investigated side-channel attacks on Bluetooth-enabled microcontrollers, allowing them […]

via HACKADAY: Old LED Light Bulbs Give Up Filaments for Spider Web Clock

We love it when something common gets put to a new and unusual use, especially when it’s one of those, “Why didn’t I think of that?” situations. This digital clock with a suspended display is just such a thing. The common items in this case were “filaments” from LED light bulbs, those meant to mimic […]

via HACKADAY: Ancient Teletype Revived in Labor of Retrocomputing Love

Readers with not too many years under their belts may recall a time when the classic background sound effect for radio and television news programs included a staccato mechanical beat, presumably made by the bank of teletype machines somewhere in the studio, clattering out breaking stories onto rolls of yellow paper. It was certainly true […]

via the RSGB: Access to 71MHz driving innovation

UK amateurs continue to make remarkable progress with innovative technology in the experimental 71MHz band. The BATC forum reports contacts of reduced bandwidth digital amateur TV of between 59 and 87km, using the latest high efficiency video coding. This follows the initial short range contacts when simplified NoV access to 70.5-71.5 MHz was introduced by Ofcom and […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1014

This Week in Amateur Radio #1014 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This week’s edition is anchored by Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Amy Jo Clark, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too this week) by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:18:39 Download here: […]

via the ARRL: AMSAT OSCAR Number Administrator Bill Tynan, W3XO, Steps Down

Citing poor health, AMSAT OSCAR Number Administrator — the individual who confers the alphanumeric designators on Amateur Radio satellites — has stepped down from the volunteer post after granting numbers to qualifying applicants for more than 2 decades. “I want to thank Bill for his many dedicated years of service to AMSAT,” said AMSAT President […]

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