Tag: Colorado

Will the FCC Sink Pirate Radio in Colorado?

Word spread quickly about the mysterious unmarked black SUV parked at a highway exit just outside the town of Ward on January 24. In the self-sufficient mountain community perched at 9,500 feet, strangers always attract attention. But the strangers in the SUV weren’t just a curiosity; they were enforcement agents with the Federal Communications Commission, […]

Pirate radio signals in Nederland, Ward go dark in wake of FCC action (Colorado)

A pair of unlicensed radio stations that for years had broadcast music, community events and more from high in the Boulder County foothills fell silent this week after reporting visits by the Federal Communications Commission. The operators of Nederland’s KNED 93.1 FMand Ward’s KWHR 90.5 FM each shut down their over-the-air broadcasts Wednesday following what […]

Pirate radio raises its flag in Longmont — and draws high-level FCC attention (Colorado)

A pirate radio signal that first shot out across Longmont’s airwaves late last year has drawn an unusual, high-level scolding from the Federal Communications Commission — directed not at the illicit broadcasters, but to an online news outlet that wrote about their hijacking of an FM frequency. The letter from FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly raised […]

Pueblo man granted dying wish to go to National Weather Service (Colorado)

85-year-old Ted Lungwitz didn’t have far to go Wednesday to be transported back to the good old days. As part of a the Sentimental Journey program, hospice patients are granted round trip transportation to a special place of their choosing. Lungwitz dying wish was to return to the National Weather Service where he worked as […]

Meet the Geek Who Tracks Rogue Satellites With Coat Hangers

EVERY 95 MINUTES, the Chinese satellite Zhuhai-1 02 makes a full pass around the planet, its solar-panel arms extending from its boxy body as it observes Earth. Sometimes, its path takes it over Pueblo, Colorado. There, more than 300 miles below, Mike Coletta’s receiving station can pick up Zhuhai’s transmissions. Because as sophisticated as space technology is, the […]

Communication is key to surviving a disaster (Colorado)

There’s always plenty of Monday-morning-quarterbacking after major disasters, criticizing the way it was handled is easy when everything is in full view after the fact, and there will always be the “what ifs.” But disasters are inherently unpredictable — they wouldn’t be “disasters” if they weren’t. Nonetheless, there are precautionary measures that go a long […]

via the ARRL: Bear is Unwanted Volunteer, as ARES Team Supports Colorado Road Race

Lots of things can go awry when Amateur Radio volunteers are supporting public service events, from technical and weather problems to lost or injured participants. The 2017 Garden of the Gods 10-mile and 10-kilometer races in Colorado was no exception. On Sunday, June 11, the Pikes Peak Amateur Radio Emergency Service (PPARES) deployed a dozen […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #955

This Week in Amateur Radio #955 Week of June 17, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR955 Running Time: 1:11:05 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #952 with a release and air date of Saturday, June 17, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by, Rich Lawrence KB2MOB, Don […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #942

This Week in Amateur Radio #942 Week of March 18, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR942 Running Time: 1:06:49 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #942 with a release and air date of Saturday, March 18, 2017. This week’s edition is anchored by Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, […]

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