12 hrs ago
Surfin': Combining Software Defined Radios and Smart Phones
This week, Surfin' checks out a ham who is developing a handheld radio that's a cross between a smart phone and an SDR.
18 hrs ago
7 Things to Do Over Memorial Day Weekend in Howard County
The weather Memorial Day weekend is expected to float around the mid-70s, meaning great fishing weather.
Thu May 23, 2013
Topsail area happenings
The Daily News will be hosting a series of focus groups in Jacksonville on June 5, and invite you to take part in one of three sessions scheduled for that day: from 8 to 9:30 a.m., from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or from 5:30 to 7 p.m. All three sessions will be held at the Commerce Center, located at 1099 Gum Branch Road in Jacksonville.
Amateur radio on the O'Keefe Rail Trail
An amateur-radio-equipped purpose-built trike will be on the O'Keefe Rail Trail between Hickey Rd - 3km west of Axedale on the McIvor Hwy - and the Axedale Market on May 25, between 10am and 2pm.
Space@Virginia Tech to Lead New NSF Satellite Study to Improve Communications
The Earth's atmosphere becomes electrically active at altitudes above approximately 300,000 feet, an elevation that is about seven to nine times the height most commercial passenger aircraft fly.
Amateurs in Oklahoma Respond to Storm Aftermath
After an EF5 tornado swept through Oklahoma on May 20, radio amateurs in that state assisted the American Red Cross with its communications efforts.
Wed May 22, 2013
On microcontrollers in amateur radio, or "QRP computing"a
As anyone who has followed my blog for any period of time knows, my interests straddle a lot of different disciplines and hobbies, and often find interesting bits of overlap where I find I can do cool stuff.
Fri May 17, 2013
Former QST Managing Editor Joel Kleinman, N1BKE (SK), Inducted into CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame
In addition, CQ named two new members to the CQ DX Hall of Fame and two new members to the CQ Contest Hall of Fame.
Thu May 16, 2013
TIMELINE: Storm damage
2:20 p.m.: A large tree snaps eight miles west of Waskom, Texas. 2:30 p.m.: Two people are injured when a tree falls, smashing a truck in Waskom.
Wed May 15, 2013
Amateur Radio Quiz: Vintage Radios -- Such a Bargain
Who can resist taking a long look at the vintage veterans sitting along the aisles of the flea markets? Hey, I'm talking about the radios, not the attendees! "Big iron" is making its comeback with Johnsons and Hallicrafters and Swans shoulder-to-shoulder at the hamfests.
Dayton Hamvention to generate $6.5M for region
Nearly 25,000 amateur radio operators will descend on Dayton this weekend for the annual Dayton Hamvention event.
Tue May 14, 2013
Industry claims aside, you can't just keep throwing stuff at a problem to fix it
You might as well realize it, that " smartphone " - Blackberry Z10, Samsung S, HTC One, Apple iPhone 5 - is really just a two-way radio transceiver.
Mon May 13, 2013
Morse Code still relevant
Certain assertions in Randolph J. May's piece on the new FCC nominee may be a bit premature .
Sat May 11, 2013
San Jacinto: Amateur radio club to meet
A veteran ham radio operator will speak when the Lee De Forest Amateur Radio Club meets Wednesday, May 15.
Fri May 10, 2013
Phone service disrupted across swath of northwest Sonoma County
The fiber optic cable the serves phone customers in the Jenner, Sea Ranch and Timber Cove areas was disrupted at some point before 8 a.m. in the vicinity of Monte Rio and AT&T and Verizon have been on scene trying to repair it, said Zachary Hamill, emergency coordinator for the Sonoma County Fire and Emergency Services Department.
Surfin': Ham Radio School Days
I wish I was back in school again. When I was a student, the only technical gadget in the building was a cranky 16 millimeter projector that our teachers used to show films like Hemo the Magnificent and The Unchained Goddess .
Pinellas Park Hamfest Saturday, May 25, 2013
The Pinellas Park FL Amateur Radio Club will be holding a ham radio & electronic flea market on 5-25-2013 starting at 8 am at Freedom Lake Park.
Thu May 09, 2013
Queen Anne View
Mayday, Mayday earthquake preparedness drill this weekend at the West Queen Anne Playfield
This Saturday, May 11th, the West Queen Anne Playfield will be the staging grounds for Mayday, Mayday, an earthquake preparedness drill.
Ham operators and the military prepare for joint radio exercise
Every year, ham radio operators take part in many challenging contests and exercises, both for fun and to hone their skills.