Category: Business

FCC Accuses Stealthy Startup of Launching Rogue Satellites

On 12 January, a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket blasted off from India’s eastern coast. While its primary cargo was a large Indian mapping satellite, dozens of secondary CubeSats from other countries travelled along with it. Seattle-based Planetary Resources supplied a spacecraft that will test prospecting tools for future asteroid miners, Canadian company Telesat […]

via the ARRL: Hamvention Online Flea Market and Inside Exhibit Reservations Open

Online reservations for Hamvention® 2018 flea market and inside exhibit spaces are now available. Vendors who had spaces last year are being encouraged to log into their accounts to reserve them for this year’s event. Online sales were delayed after it became apparent that an additional building would not be built before Hamvention, prompting scheduling and planning adjustments. The addition […]

Sony likely to cease production of shortwave radios

SONY Japan declared in January that they ended the production of ICF-SW35 shortwave receiver. They also declared in February that they end the sales of another shortwave receiver ICF-7600GR at their on-line store. Probably they will declare the end of its production soon. ICF-SW35 has been on sale since 2000, ICF-7600GR since 2001. This means […]

via the ARRL: Radio Amateur Receives Patent for “Cloaking” Technology

Nathan “Chip” Cohen, W1YW, of Belmont, Massachusetts — the founder of Fractal Antenna Systems Inc and inventor of the fractal antenna — has been granted a patent for deflective electromagnetic shielding — essentially “cloaking” technology to defend against detection by radar and similar technologies. “Ham radio experimentation can lead to some pretty cool innovations!” Cohen said in […]

President Electronics USA Introduces the “Ronald” AM FM 10/12 Meter Radio

The Ronald is capable of 50+ watts PEP, with AM/FM, DW, Mic Gain, RF Gain, 2 Emergency Channels, NB/ANL, President’s unique ASC (Automatic Squelch Control), Scan, Talkback, Public Address, Echo, 7 Color Display and much more. Naples, FL, December 09, 2017 — President Electronics, the worldwide leader of CB Radios announced today the launch of […]

FCC Approves Project Loon’s Expansion Over Puerto Rico

The “Project Loon” balloon system is delivering limited internet connectivity to LTE-enabled phones in the hardest-hit areas of Puerto Rico. Google’s parent company, Alphabet, said that the project had delivered basic internet connectivity to more than 100,000 people on the island as of Nov. 9 , according to Reuters. And as of Nov. 16, 39% of cell […]

via the ARRL: Tennessee RadioShack Re-Opens, Partners with Local Ham Radio Club

The Citizen Tribune newspaper in Tennessee recently reported that a newly re-opened RadioShack store in Jefferson City has partnered with the Lakeway Amateur Radio Club (LARC) to offer licensing classes. Manager Reed Freers also created a new addition to the store, which he has described as the “Makers’ Space,” the newspaper said. This open area of the store will be home […]

Retro radios are what he’s tuned in to (New York)

It’s a scene Terry Adelwerth has witnessed multiple times: A car pulls into a radio swap meet in upstate Rochester, and before the driver has a chance to shift into park, people surround the vehicle and are pulling on the door handles. “He’s rolling to a stop and they’re opening his doors and grabbing stuff,” […]

500-foot communications tower collapses in north Lincoln (Nebraska)

A 500-foot-tall communications tower in north Lincoln collapsed Friday morning, knocking out television, phone, internet and other service for some customers. The tower at 4100 Industrial Avenue, near 27th and Superior streets, was leased by a number of companies. “It’s just chaos,” said a woman who works at the tower site who declined to give […]

SpaceX seeks FCC approval to test satellite communications system in Seattle area

SpaceX has filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission to begin ground testing of a satellite communications system between its facilities in Redmond, Wash., as early as this month. Redmond is the base of operations for SpaceX’s multibillion-dollar effort to create a 4,425-satellite constellation in low Earth orbit for global broadband internet access and […]

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