Arduino HamShield Hits Kickstarter To Communicate Using Amateur Radio Bands (video)

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Casey Halverson has launched a new piece of Arduino compatible hardware he has designed and built called the Arduino HamShield. That is capable of enabling your Arduino project to communicate with people and things using amateur radio bands.

Coverage from the Arduino HamShield is across 136-170MHz, 200-260MHz, 400-520MHz and can be used to create the wealth of new projects including emergency communication devices, beacons, weather stations and more.

N.M. AFJROTC cadets soar to space (Alabama)

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“How cool! You can see the curvature of the earth!” is a comment repeated by students ranging from 4th grade to high school seniors in the Albuquerque Public School District while viewing images and examining their real-world science results.

Did you know ‘storm spotters’ in your community keep you safe during severe weather?

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Earlier this week, the Midwest and Northeast were slammed with tornadoes and thunderstorms that grounded planes and held up trains. Thousands of people along the Northeast corridor lost power as a result.

During such hazardous weather, we rely on the knowledge, skill and expertise of meteorologists and designated emergency personnel to keep us safe and in the know. They in turn rely on data supplied by not just satellites and doppler radars but also – a network of citizen scientists.

Wicker pushing Fair Regulation of Amateur Radio Operators measure

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U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., have introduced bipartisan legislation titled the Amateur Radio Parity Act that would direct the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to provide regulatory parity for amateur radio operators.

Ofcom issues call sign guidance

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Ofcom have issued guidance about their policy on temporary call signs and call sign enhancement

The guidance is particularly noteworthy because this is possibly the first time Ofcom (or their predecessors) have used the correct term British Islands (Interpretation Act 1978).

In retirement, Nobelist takes up moon bouncing

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If the moon is up, there?s a good chance Joseph Taylor is on his ham radio, using a homemade antenna in his backyard to bounce signals off the moon?s pockmarked face. It?s a skill Taylor began cultivating in 2003, shortly before he retired from Princeton University, where he used radio waves to probe the secrets of pulsars, the spinning, magnetized neutron stars that emit bursts of radiation with clocklike regularity.

Dickson County is certified as severe StormReady (Tennessee)

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Officials with the local National Weather Service office recognized Dickson County as a StormReady community last week.

The designation means emergency personnel and public places, like schools and government buildings, are equipped to communicate severe weather potential and warnings to the masses.

140,000 Thai licenses invalidated

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The RAST reports the Thai National Broadcasting & Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has invalidated a total of 140,000 amateur radio licences which had been expired for more than two years

Amateur radio helps teen with disabilities (Virginia)

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Dots and dashes changed Zachary Barnum?s life.

This 17-year-old resident of Fredericksburg, Virginia, who is legally blind in one eye due to optic nerve hypoplasia and has a form of bipolar disorder (manic depressive illness), has built his self- confidence and a worldwide social network by learning Morse Code and becoming an amateur radio operator.

Amateur radio helps teen with disabilities (Virginia)

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Dots and dashes changed Zachary Barnum?s life.

This 17-year-old resident of Fredericksburg, Virginia, who is legally blind in one eye due to optic nerve hypoplasia and has a form of bipolar disorder (manic depressive illness), has built his self- confidence and a worldwide social network by learning Morse Code and becoming an amateur radio operator.

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