Category: UHF

VHF/UHF/Microwave Pioneer Don Hilliard, W0PW, SK

A pioneer on VHF, UHF, and microwave bands, and the designer of a popular Yagi model, Don Hilliard, W0PW (ex-W0EYE), of Clayton, Oklahoma, died on March 25 following a lengthy period of ill health. An ARRL member, he was 81. “Over the decades, Don made numerous contributions to the hobby and specifically in the VHF, […]

Amateur Radio has a Place at the Table for Engineering Day 2017 on Maui

Jim Andrews, KH6HTV, and Alan Maenchen, AD6E (aka KH6TU), staffed an Amateur Radio exhibit on February 26 for Engineering Day 2017 at the Queen Kaahumanu Center in Maui. The main attention-getter was an operating display of Andrews’ 70-centimeter high-definition Amateur Radio digital TV system. Andrews and Maenchen also had a 100 W HF radio on […]

Threats Over Police Radios Have Officers and Scanner Buffs on the Case (New York)

A male voice came over the police radio, speaking in standard departmental jargon as he asked to be patched through to the duty captain in the Midtown South Precinct in Manhattan on July 30. The captain responded. “South captain, remember how you put me in jail?” the man on the radio asked. “I am out […]

They’re listening: What cops need to know about criminals on police frequencies

A sharp young officer in my state recently noticed a hand-held radio on the seat of a car he had stopped, and it seemed to be monitoring police radio traffic. The driver claimed it was a “scanner” as he handed it over, but the officer suspected otherwise. Hearing his own channel coming from the speaker, […]

via the ARRL: MARS Sets Interoperability Communications Exercise for August 15

US Department of Defense (DOD) Military Auxiliary Radio Service (MARS) operators in the US, Germany, and Japan, will take part in an interoperability communications exercise in August. The exercise will take place on Monday, August 15, from 1200 UTC to 2359 UTC. The focus of the exercise is “to train during a simulated communications-constrained environment […]

via HACKADAY: Not Quite 101 Uses For An Analog UHF TV Tuner

Young electronics hackers today are very fortunate to grow up in an era with both a plethora of capable devices to stimulate their imagination, and cheap and ready access to them. Less than the price of a hamburger meal can secure you a Linux computing platform such as the Raspberry Pi Zero, and a huge […]

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