Tag: drone

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1000

This Week in Amateur Radio #1000 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. April 28, 2018 This weeks edition, is anchored by Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Amy Jo Clark, Fred Fitte, NF2F, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too) by W2XBS. Running […]

via HACKADAY: An Autonomous Drone For Working Rare Squares

Amateur radio is an extremely broad church when it comes to the numerous different activities that it covers. Most of the stories featuring radio amateurs that we cover here have involved home-made radios, but that represents a surprisingly small subset of licence holders. One activity that captivates many operators is grid square collecting. The map […]

via HACKADAY: Watching the Watchers: Are You The Star Of an Encrypted Drone Video Stream?

Small aircraft with streaming video cameras are now widely available, for better or worse. Making eyes in the sky so accessible has resulted in interesting footage that would have been prohibitively expensive to capture a few years ago, but this new creative frontier also has a dark side when used to violate privacy. Those who […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #981/982

This Week in Amateur Radio #981/982 Week of December 23, 2017 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. December 23, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Fred Fitte, NF2F, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too) by […]

via HACKADAY: FCC Fines Drone FPV Maker for Using Radio Spectrum

If you listen to the radio bands in the United States, you might wonder if anyone at the FCC is paying attention, or if they are too busy selling spectrum and regulating the Internet. Apparently however, they are watching some things. The commission just levied a $180,000 fine on a company in Florida for selling […]

DARPA Software Defined Radio (SDR) Hackfest Selects Teams To Explore Cyber-Physical Intersection Of SDR And Drone Technology

The increased use of wireless and internet-enabled devices – from computers to home appliances – and the data they generate are creating opportunities and challenges for the defense and commercial sectors. To help explore and better understand the complex relationship created by the intersection of physical and cyber technology within the ever more congested electromagnetic […]

Amazon wants FCC approval to test mysterious wireless communications system

A cryptic filing with the Federal Communications Commission reveals a plan by Amazon to test a new wireless communications system at its downtown Seattle headquarters and in rural Washington state. “Amazon seeks FCC experimental authority to evaluate prototype equipment and associated software designed to support innovative communications capabilities and functionalities,” reads the application for FCC […]

Illegal Drone Transmitters Could Interfere with Air Traffic Control, ARRL Complaint Asserts

In what it calls an “extremely urgent complaint” to the FCC, ARRL has targeted the interference potential of a series of audio/video transmitters used on unmanned aircraft and marketed as Amateur Radio equipment. In a January 10 letter to the FCC Spectrum Enforcement Division, ARRL General Counsel Chris Imlay, W3KD, said the transmitters use frequencies […]

via HACKADAY: HF-Powered Drone Antenna

Amateur radio has a couple of sweet allocations in the VHF bands, but because the signals don’t reflect off the ionosphere like shortwave signals, the use is limited basically to line-of-sight. One workaround is to use a repeater with a tall antenna, but that requires a lot of infrastructure or a mountainside lair. What if […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #912

Week of August 20, 2016 This podcast is suitable for air on amateur radio frequencies. Download Here: https://archive.org/details/TWIAR912HAM Here are the stories making news … This Week in Amateur Radio: Hams assisting with Louisiana flooding disaster Symbol Rate petition comments due to the FCC by October 11 Search is on for buoys transmitting on10 meters […]

via the ARRL: Woodpecker Antenna Becomes Drone Obstacle Course

Veteran hams remember the infamous “Russian Woodpecker” over-the-horizon radar that wreaked havoc on the HF bands in years past. Recently, Anthony Cake, HB9EIG/G1RUL (son of Brian Cake, KF2YN, author of ARRL’s Antenna Designer’s Notebook), journeyed to one of the antenna sites in Ukraine to use it as an obstacle course for drone flying. via American […]

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