Tag: cellular phones

Amateur radio operators hope phone outage is ‘wake-up call’ (Prince Edward Island)

Some amateur radio operators are hoping a massive phone outage in Atlantic Canada inspires people to be more prepared for emergency situations. Amateur radio, also known as ham radio, uses FM frequencies to communicate with other devices without the use of landline, cell or internet services. “We’re really a backup network,” said licensed radio operator […]

Will you be able to call 911 during the solar eclipse? Emergency managers prepare for cell towers to jam (Oregon)

When an expected 1 million people converge on Oregon for next month’s solar eclipse — what many call the most dramatic celestial event viewable from Earth — they will be calling, texting, tweeting and posting selfies of their experience to Snapchat and Instagram. Perhaps the only people not smiling at the thought of this solar […]

via HACKADAY: Rescuing A Proprietary Battery Pack With A Cell From A Camera

If you have an older handheld battery-powered device, you may be fighting a diminishing battery capacity as its lithium-ion cells reach the end of their life. And if you are like [Foxx D’Gamma], whose device is an Alinco DJ-C7 handheld transceiver, you face the complete lack of availability of replacement battery packs. All is not […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #954

This Week in Amateur Radio #954 Week of June 10, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR954 Running Time: 1:04:26 This weeks program was produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS. 1. Hamvention improvements for 2018 already underway 2. New distracted driving law in Washington State exempts hams 3. Online trial of Australian radio exams getting a lot […]

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