Tag: New York

HAM radio network keeps Capital Region commuters rolling along (New York)

It’s not cellphones or the Internet, but 127-year-old technology that helps to ease the burden of commuting around the Capital Region. Jock Elliott of Troy coordinates the Capital District Commuter Assistance Network, a group of volunteer amateur, or HAM, radio operators who provide information about travel hazards in an effort to ease traffic congestion. Commuter […]

Retro radios are what he’s tuned in to (New York)

It’s a scene Terry Adelwerth has witnessed multiple times: A car pulls into a radio swap meet in upstate Rochester, and before the driver has a chance to shift into park, people surround the vehicle and are pulling on the door handles. “He’s rolling to a stop and they’re opening his doors and grabbing stuff,” […]

FCC Hits at Unlicensed Signals Up and Down East Coast

The FCC continues to call attention to its enforcement activities against alleged operators of unlicensed FM signals that exceed legal limits, including the use of notices to landlords and owners of properties where such signals originate. The latest list includes more than a dozen notices of unlicensed operation in Florida, Massachusetts, New York and New […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #972

This Week in Amateur Radio #972 Week of October 14, 2017   DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR972 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. October 14, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by,Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too) by W2XBS. […]

845 Life: Newburgh teen is a real pro with amateur radio (New York)

When all communication fails, there are always amateur radio operators to step in. Natural disasters such as hurricanes and storms can cause flooding and disable systems: But they don’t affect amateur radio. “After Hurricane Sandy, our system was activated to help communicate emergencies throughout the region,” says Sean Flynn, 17, of the Town of Newburgh. […]

World Maker Faire Visitors Urged to Build, Make, Create, Communicate

Ham radio exhibitors at the 2017 World Maker Faire in New York City over the September 23 – 24 weekend urged visitors to “build, make, create, communicate.” Three Amateur Radio clubs took part in the event, held at the New York Hall of Science in Corona, Queens. World Maker Faire drew upward of 90,000 visitors […]

via HACKADAY: Teaching Electronics With A Breadboard Badge

Over the last year, the production of homebrew electronic badges for conferences has exploded. This is badgelife — the creation of custom hardware, a trial by fire of manufacturing, and a mountain of blinky LEDs rendered in electronic conference badges. It’s the demoscene for hardware, and all the cool kids are getting into it. At […]

To reach hurricane victims, Copiague man goes ham (New York)

Bob Myers says he’s been operating amateur radios since he was a teen. “My call letters are K-2-T-V,” he says. That’s “kilo, 2, tango, victor,” when he’s communicating over the airwaves. Short-wave radios are capable of communicating with Puerto Rico, where the storm knocked out the entire power grid, Myers says. Earlier Thursday, he says […]

Bill Continelli, W2XOY recounts his experience during 9/11/2001

Bill Continelli was in lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001. He was south of the World Trade Center and heard the 2nd plane as it flew over and slammed into Tower #2. He gives his recollection of how he used his communications equipment to safely evacuate Manhattan on that horrible day.   https://archive.org/download/W2XOY_recounts_his_experience_during_9112001/w2xoy911story.mp3  

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #958

This Week in Amateur Radio #958 Week of July 8, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR958 Running Time: 1:12:49 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #958 with a release and air date of, July 08, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Rich Lawrence, […]

13 Colonies Special Event Returns July 1-7

The ninth annual 13 Colonies Special Event will take place July 1-7, with activity starting at 1300 UTC on July 1 and continuing until 0400 on July 7 (the evening of July 6 in US time zones). Participating stations try to contact all 13 Colony Stations plus two Bonus Stations — a clean sweep, a […]

FCC Proposes Levying Huge Fine on New York Police Radio Jammer

The FCC has proposed a fine of more than $400,000 on a Queens, New York, man who has admitted making unauthorized transmissions on New York City Police Department (NYPD) radio frequencies, maliciously interfering with NYPD officers’ communications. Jay Peralta, 20, is alleged to have transmitted false bomb threats, false claims of criminal activities involving firearms, […]

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