Category: Business

via HACKADAY: The Return of RadioShack?

We’ve been following the ups and downs of Radio Shack for a while now, and it looks like another chapter is about to be penned in the storied retailer’s biography – and not Chapter 11 bankruptcy this time. According to the ARRL website and major media reports, up to 50 of the 147 US locations of HobbyTown, the […]

via the ARRL: RadioShack “Express Stores” to Open in HobbyTown USA Locations

According to a July 13 article in the New York Post, RadioShack is planning to open “express stores” within HobbyTown USA locations. The nearly century-old, twice-bankrupt retailer has signed a deal with HobbyTown USA to put a mini-RadioShack outlet in some 50 HobbyTown USA stores across the country that would sell items that might appeal to radio amateurs and experimenters. Those locations […]

Google’s Gboard keyboard now lets you communicate through Morse code on both Android and iOS

Google today announced that it is bringing Morse code as an input method to Gboard for iOS. The company first integrated Morse code into the Android version of Gboard (in beta form) shortly after its I/O 2018 keynote. Alongside the debut on iOS, Google says it has made numerous improvements to the Android experience, too. […]

via the ARRL: Experiments Look to Leverage Low-Latency HF to Shave Microseconds off Trade Times

Experimental operations now under way on HF appear aimed at leveraging low-latency HF propagation to shave microseconds from futures market trades and gain a competitive edge in a field where millionths of a second can mean winning or losing. Bloomberg on June 18 reported on a secretive antenna facility near Maple Park, in Kane County, Illinois, and speculated that […]

ARRL Has All You Need to Become an Amateur Radio Operator!

Discover the excitement of ham radio. Amateur Radio offers a unique mix of public service, technology, and experimentation with electronics — all with an emphasis on fun. Some hams use their skills to provide communications during emergencies and disasters when all else fails. Others enjoy talking to people across the country and around the globe, […]

FCC Proposes $2.8 Million Fine Against Manufacturer

The Federal Communications Commission is proposing to come down hard on a manufacturer whose devices could potentially transmit without authorization in certain radio frequency bands. The FCC proposed a $2.8 million penalty against HobbyKing, a provider of audio/video transmitters that are intended to relay video to unmanned aircraft systems and other devices. According to the commission, 65 […]

via the ARRL: JK Antennas Donates New Multiband Yagi to W1HQ ARRL Club Station

JK Antennas, which recently donated a new two-element, 40-meter Yagi to Maxim Memorial Station W1AW at ARRL Headquarters, has followed up with a XR5-JK antenna for use by the Laird Campbell Memorial HQ Operators Club station W1HQ, located adjacent to the ARRL Laboratory. The five-band XR5-JK replaces a multiband antenna that was no longer functional. […]

via the ARRL: Radio Club of America Announces New Endowment

The Radio Club of America (RCA) has announced a new endowment, the Howard (VE2AED) and Micheline (KM6FOH) Rosen Fund, which will be dedicated solely to support RCA operations, the announcement said. The Rosens are long-time RCA members. “It’s an absolute pleasure to support this club of very special members,” said Howard Rosen. “RCA is a hidden […]

Norway radio stations fined for using FM

The Radio NYTT site reports the Norwegian Media Authority has fined two local radio stations because they have continued broadcasting in FM Kyrre Dahl writes: Radio Metro and Radio Rox, has been issued a fine of almost 7000 euros by The Norwegian Media Authority. The reason is exceptional by European standard, the two local radio […]

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 […]

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