Tag: UK

Ofcom consults on localised mobile communication services on aircraft

Ofcom is consulting on plans to make new regulations that would enable airline passengers to use mobile devices, with 2G, 3G and 4G technologies, on-board aircraft, without the need for a wireless telegraphy licence, if certain standards and requirements are met. The plans would mean that passengers could use their devices without causing interference to […]

UK Museum Wants to Hear from Those Who Remember Sputnik Launch

As part of an effort to tell the story of the International Geophysical Year (IGY) 60 years ago, a Cambridge, England, museum wants to hear from anyone who remembers the Soviet Union’s launch of Sputnik 1 on October 4, 1957. Many radio amateurs and shortwave listeners (SWLs) of the era were among those thrilled to […]

via HACKADAY: Origin of Wireless Security: the Marconi Radio Hack of 1903

The place is the historic lecture theater of the Royal Institution in London. The date is the 4th of June 1903, and the inventor, Guglielmo Marconi, is about to demonstrate his new wireless system, which he claims can securely send messages over a long distance, without interference by tuning the signal. The inventor himself was […]

RSGB Says Regulator Ofcom is Not Resolving Interference Complaints

Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) has taken issue with assertions by telecoms regulator Ofcom that the agency “advises and assists spectrum users to help resolve harmful interference.” RSGB said that, while Ofcom does advise complainants from the amateur community and elsewhere, it is “usually only to the extent of advising that they can do […]

Broadcasting Mode Switching Rankling Listeners

Norway is going forward with plans to replace its national FM broadcasting network with digital-mode outlets by the end of 2017 — the first nation to do so across the board. Norway’s Ministry of Culture first proposed the switch more than 5 years ago. The first official switchover to digital audio broadcasting is set for […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #931 / 932

Edition # 931 / 932 – Release date: Saturday, January 7, 2017 This podcast is suitable for air on amateur radio frequencies. Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #932 with a release and air date of Saturday, Saturday, January 7, 2017. This week’s edition […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #923

Edition # 923 – Release date: Saturday, November 5, 2016 This podcast is suitable for air on amateur radio frequencies. Download here: https://archive.org/details/TWIAR923HAM Here are the stories making news … This Week in Amateur Radio: 2 men arrested on domestic terrorism charges after threatening to blow up HAARP RSGB criticizes UK Channel 5 television over […]

Radio enthusiast Robert Dodson facing fresh planning challenge over 14m tall mast in his Rodborough garden (UK)

A RADIO enthusiast who lost a protracted battle with Stroud District Council over a nine-metre aerial is now facing fresh challenges over an even taller mast. In 2009 Robert Dodson was ordered to dismantle an eight metre tall mast he erected without permission in the back garden of his home in Middleyard, near King’s Stanley. […]

Unravelling the mysteries surrounding amateur radio components (UK)

A lot has been said and written about ham radio equipments over the years. However, that has not helped in demystifying the numerous misconceptions about ham radio components. The perfect and well selected DX amateur radio equipment offers more to any particular user than any of the other radio signals transmitting device within the same […]

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