Tag: Illinois

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1079

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1079 Release Date: November 2, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Fred Fitte, NF2F, George, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS. Running Time: 1:09:43 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1079 Trending headlines […]

via the ARRL: Registration Now Open for W9DXCC Convention and Banquet

The 67th annual W9DXCC Convention and Banquet will take place September 13 – 14 at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois, and registration is open for the convention, banquet, and hotel accommodations. The event is sponsored by the Northern Illinois DX Association. W9DXCC plans to offer Contest University and DX University on Friday. Saturday will […]

Engineer Challenges FCC’s Rubber-stamp of a Licensee’s Applications

A radio engineer in Chicago has filed a petition pressing the Federal Communications Commission to take action on what he calls a ghost translator station that exists only on paper. The FCC should stop taking applicants’ word on whether projects have actually been built, said engineer Larry Langford. In this case, he alleges that rubber-stamp […]

Vietnam veteran’s last wish to broadcast on ham radio fulfilled (Illinois)

For Vietnam veteran John Nugent, who served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, coming home to Newburgh, N.Y., meant some isolation, according to his son Chris, but his love of ham radio allowed him to reach out to other people throughout the world. “It was tough for him. The radio made him feel comfortable, and […]

30 Years Later, Notorious ‘Max Headroom Incident’ Remains a Mystery (Illinois)

Chicago television has a rich and colorful history. But few moments are quite as colorful—or bizarre—as the incident that happened to this very station in 1987. It was Nov. 22, 1987—a Sunday night—and “Doctor Who” fans had just settled in to watch a rerun of the episode “Horror at Fang Rock.” Suddenly, the Doctor was […]

With ham radios and GoPro cameras, Hobart students track weather balloons into Ohio (Illinois)

The sun poked through the clouds just as the countdown began on the 30-yard line at the Hobart football stadium. Hobart High engineering students checked and made last minute adjustments on their weather balloons, nicknamed Genesis and Exodus, as the helium-filled orbs bobbed in the gusty air. A pair of fourth graders gripped a boxy […]

Motorola Solutions Expands Patent Infringement Complaints against Hytera

Motorola Solutions on March 29 announced that it had filed patent infringement complaints with the Regional Court of Düsseldorf, Germany, against Hytera Communications of Shenzhen, China, and Hytera Mobilfunk of Bad Munder, Germany. The legal action in Germany came on the heels of complaints the company filed in the US District Court for the Northern […]

Motorola Files Patent, Trade Secret Complaints Against Hytera

Patent Infringement and Trade Secret Misappropriation Complaints Filed in U.S. District Court Motorola Solutions is Committed to Protecting its Valuable Intellectual Property Against Illegal Infringement and Copying Copy of Press Release (PDF) Motorola Hytera Trade Secret Complaints (Exhibit 1) (PDF) Motorola Hytera Trade Secret Complaints (Exhibit 2) (PDF) Motorola Hytera Trade Secret Complaints (Exhibit 3) (PDF) Motorola Hytera Trade […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #938

This Week in Amateur Radio #938 Week of February 18, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR938 Running Time: 1:18:13 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #938 with a release and air date of Saturday, February 18, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #928

Edition # 928 – Release date: Saturday, December 10, 2016 This podcast is suitable for air on amateur radio frequencies. Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #928 with a release and air date of Saturday, December 10, 2016. This week’s edition is anchored by […]

Northbrook man gives up fight for 63-foot ham radio antenna (Illinois)

After hearing discouraging words from the Northbrook Village Board about his request to erect a ham radio antenna in his front yard, resident Gregg Salomone decided that limited reception was better than trying to change their minds. “I can’t fight City Hall,” he said Wednesday, a short time after withdrawing his bid to put up […]

via HACKADAY: Police Baffled? Send For The Radio Amateurs!

The police force in Evanston, Illinois had a problem on their hands. A mystery transmitter was blocking legal use of radio devices, car key fobs, cellphones, and other transmitters in an area of their city, and since it was also blocking 911 calls they decided to investigate it. Their first call for help went to […]

via the ARRL: Amateur Radio Sleuthing Pins Down Source of Strange RF Interference

Police in Evanston, Illinois, contacted the ARRL Lab, after an apparent interference source began plaguing wireless vehicle key fobs, cell phones, and other wireless electronics. Key fob owners found they could not open or start their vehicles remotely until their vehicles were towed at least a block away, nor were they able to call for […]