From my Twitter feed: weather radio, drones, DMR

Jayson Tautic @TAUTIC Really cool project! “@chasxmd: Project: Si4707 Weather Radio wp.me/p3oePO-7Q”   J.Héctor García XE2K @XE2K After so many Drones in the news, Why not an 160m Vertical wire array supported by Drones ? can be the … [Continue reading]

2014 Tech study guide: authorized and prohibited transmissions

As a licensed radio amateur, it’s important to know what you can and can’t do on the air. For example, any language that is considered obscene or indecent is prohibited. (T1D06). For the most part, transmitting music is also prohibited. The only time … [Continue reading]

2014 Tech study guide: operator licensing

Technician, General, Amateur Extra are the license classes for which new licenses are currently available from the FCC. (T1C13) You may operate a transmitter on an amateur service frequency after you pass the examination required for your first … [Continue reading]

2014 Tech study guide: ITU, frequency allocations, modes

The ITU is a United Nations agency for information and communication technology issues.(T1B01) There are three ITU regions. North American amateur stations are located in ITU region 2. One of the reasons that it is important to know about the ITU … [Continue reading]

Amateur radio in the news: HS ham club, hamfest (rally) in Harwell

Brad's Beat: Joplin High School Ham Radio Club. Students at Joplin High School are embracing a technology more than 100 years old. More than 20 students have enrolled in the Ham Radio Club. They're all studying how to get their license to broadcast. … [Continue reading]

2014 Tech study guide: FCC rules – Amateur Radio Service

The Amateur Radio Service is a service administered by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The FCC is the agency regulates and enforces the rules for the Amateur Radio Service in the United States. (T1A02) Part 97 is the part of the FCC … [Continue reading]

2014 Tech study guide: radio direction finding; radio control; contests; linking over the Internet; grid locators

For some odd reason, the question pool committee deleted the question about special event station callsigns and replaced it with another question about IRLP. Not only that, they added a few more questions about IRLP to this section. I think they … [Continue reading]

2014 Tech study guide: satellite operation

In this section, one question was dropped and another about Keplerian elements was added...Dan As a Technician Class licensee, you can make contacts via amateur radio satellites. Any amateur whose license privileges allow them to transmit on the … [Continue reading]

2014 Tech study guide: public service and emergency operations

There were quite a few changes to this section. Questions were added about net operations, and the question about charging a battery connecting it in parallel with a vehicle battery was moved here...Dan One of the reasons amateur radio exists at … [Continue reading]

From my Twitter feed: SDR, spider coils, smart scope

Edward Vielmetti @vielmetti decoding radio digital modes without a radio, using WebSDR and fldigi /cc @kb6nu #hamr bit.ly/1o678qG Mike Comer @mike_n8wc @kb6nu great info! Back to radio after several years. Enjoy how the internet has enhanced … [Continue reading]