Category: News

SWFL amateur radio operators help connect with families in Bahamas (Florida)

Communication is key after a devastating storm. Families across Southwest Florida are trying to make sure families in the Bahamas are safe. That’s when ham radios come in handy. Volunteers of the Amateur Radio Association of Southwest Florida responded to the American Red Cross Center in Collier County and worked to get families connected with loved ones. […]

Historic ham radio event at courthouse deemed a success (West Virginia)

The Aug. 24 Ohio Statewide Courthouses On the Air Historical Special Event was a huge success in Lawrence County, Ohio. It was a perfect day for the event with blue skies, sunshine, and a light breeze. Members of the Southern Ohio Amateur Radio Association and the Lawrence County Ohio Amateur Radio Emergency Service started early […]

Warrnambool amateur radio group back on the airwaves (Australia)

A Warrnambool amateur radio group is set to re-connect with other lighthouses around the world following a year-long hiatus.  VK3DX will host the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend at Portland’s Whalers Bluff lighthouse on August 17 and 18. Founding member Greg McNamara said the event was held on the third weekend of August every year, […]

TWIAR Now on Spotify, iHeartRadio!

This Week in Amateur Radio is now available on Spotify and iHeartRadio! TWIAR was one of the first services to use podcasting to distribute its weekly bulletin service when the concept was just getting off the ground. Spotify and iHeartRadio are two of the more popular services for podcasting today! Along with these two new […]

LABRE raises LED traffic light interference with ABNT

Brazil’s national amateur radio society LABRE has raised the issue of pollution of the precious RF spectrum by LED traffic light signals with the Brazilian Association of Technical Standards (ABNT)  A translation of the LABRE post says:  LABRE, through its Spectral Management and Defense Group, participated in the first semester of meetings of study committees of […]

via the ARRL: Ham Radio Newscast Producer Hap Holly, KC9RP, and The RAIN Report Retiring

Hap Holly, KC9RP, who’s been producing the The RAIN Report Amateur Radio newscast every week for 30 years, has announced that he’s retiring and closing down The RAIN Report (Radio Amateur Information Network). “The archives will remain online for those who want to download and/or broadcast them,” Holly told ARRL. “My thought is to expand the archive from RAIN Reports […]

via the ARRL: Ohio ARES Active in Wake of Tornadoes that Badly Damaged Hara Arena

Hara Arena, in Trotwood, Ohio, which served as the home for Dayton Hamvention® for more than six decades, was among the structures damaged when tornadoes swept through the Dayton area on Memorial Day. According to a report from WHIO TV, Hara Arena suffered extensive damage. Drone video showed that the roof and side of the […]

via HACKADAY: This Week in Security: What’s up with Whatsapp, Windows XP Patches, And Cisco is Attacked by the Thrangrycat

Whatsapp allows for end-to-end encrypted messaging, secure VoIP calls, and until this week, malware installation when receiving a call. A maliciously crafted SRTCP connection can trigger a buffer overflow, and execute code on the target device. The vulnerability was apparently found first by a surveillance company, The NSO Group. NSO is known for Pegasus, a commercial […]

via the ARRL: Yasme Foundation Designates Supporting Grant, Excellence Award Recipients

The Board of Directors of The Yasme Foundation has awarded $5,000 each to the Foundation for Amateur Radio (FAR) and ARRL scholarship programs for 2019, and $5,000 in general support to World Radiosport Team Championship 2022 (WRTC 2022) in Italy and a second grant to sponsor the so-called “Widow’s Ball” during WRTC 2022. via American Radio Relay […]

Fldigi is the perfect digital mode tool for all radio amateurs

Are you into creating Amateur Radio Digital Modes via your personal computer (PC)? Then you’re in the right place. We recently came across a tool known as Fldigi (Fast Light Digital Modem Application) and while we’re no expert, we still came away with a lot to say. OK, so here’s the thing about Fldigi you need to know. It […]

Reversing course: Kettering OKs resident’s controversial radio tower (Ohio)

Kettering officials on Tuesday night reversed the Board of Zoning Appeals and now will allow a resident to build a 50-foot radio tower on his property in the 4800 block of Mad River Road. MORE: Radio tower request pits Kettering man against neighbors Last year, Wynn Rollert, 77, a HAM radio operator, had requested a variance […]

Nellie Ohr: Ham radio not used for Russia contacts (Massachusetts)

A transcript made public on Thursday by a GOP lawmaker in Congress shows that the wife of a top Justice Department official said she got a ham radio license as part of an effort to help with local community emergencies, not as part of any effort to communicate with anyone overseas, or to monitor broadcasts […]

A vast, unseen world: Amateur radio operators use old, new technology to communicate globally (Mississippi)

Allen McBroom stands in the backyard outside his home west of Starkville pointing up toward the sky.  “You see that?” he asks.  Barely perceptible against the dusk-darkened tree line stretches a 102-foot long, 14-gauge wire, narrower than a pencil.  “Over the past two weeks,” McBroom continues, “I’ve talked to people from as far away as […]