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 […]

Ulrich Rohde, N1UL, Recognized for Pioneering Work on SDR

Ulrich L. Rohde, N1UL, of Synergy Microwave Corp was invited to deliver the sixth Sir J.C. Bose Memorial Lecture at the IEEE Hyderabad Section on December 2 during a joint session of the IEEE MTT, AP, and EMC Societies in Hyderabad, India. Rohde’s talk was “Next Generation Networks: Software Defined Radio — Emerging Trends.” Click […]

ARRL’s Tom Gallagher to Speak at 2016 IEEE Broadcast Symposium in Hartford, Connecticut

The IEEE Broadcast Technology Society (BTS) today announced that Tom Gallagher is the latest keynote speaker for the upcoming 2016 IEEE Broadcast Symposium. Gallagher, CEO of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), will address current events in the world of amateur radio during the Symposium boxed lunch on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at noon. Taking place […]

via HACKADAY: Retrotechtacular: Old Transistors

Transistors have come a long way. Like everything else electronic, they’ve become both better and cheaper. According to a recent IEEE article, a transistor cost about $8 in today’s money back in the 1960’s. Consider the Regency TR-1, the first transistor radio from TI and IDEA. In late 1954, the four-transistor device went on sale […]

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