Beltinge neighbours of radio enthusiast Armando Martins fear 30ft could cause cancer (UK)

August 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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A radio enthusiast who erected a 30ft mast in his back garden without planning permission has dismissed claims it could give neighbours cancer.

Armando Martins, 73, has also had to fight off accusations the signal from the 10-metre aerial is interfering with people?s pacemakers and hearing aids.

FCC looks into ‘StingRay’-Style cellphone snooping devices

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The FCC has established a task force to look into the illegal use of devices that imitate cell towers and enable covert interception of signals and data.

One well-known such device is called the “StingRay,” made by Florida-based Harris Corporation, and its existence and specifications are classified despite widespread use by law enforcement.

FCC Revises Part 17 Tower Rules

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In 2010, the FCC initiated a proceeding to update and modernize its Part 17 rules regarding antenna structures. That effort resulted in a Report and Order 14-117, released August 8, 2014. Tower structures over 200 feet (less in some circumstances) require FAA notification and a determination of no hazard before FCC antenna structure registration (ASR). The Report and Order harmonizes FCC rules with FAA recommendations on antenna structure lighting and marking, construction notification requirements, and the accuracy of the data provided by antenna structure owners.

Fry’s Electronics Adds ABR Industries’ Coaxial Cables to Retail Stores, Online Catalog

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ABR Industries, a value-added manufacturer of radio frequency (RF) coaxial cable assemblies, today announced a distribution deal with retail electronics giant Fry?s Electronics.

Become a ham radio operator: It is easier than ever and the ‘saintly’ thing to do on Staten Island

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Have you always wanted to be a ham radio operator? Or do you have a vague idea about ham radio operating and how it might be useful, especially in an emergency when cell phones go down?

HAM operators hear of Tesla?s antenna (Texas)

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The Cedar Creek Amateur Radio (HAM) Club heard of renewed interest in Nikola Tesla’s one world communication system from one of its members, Cory Hine.

Ham radio specialist picked up the signal early in life (Ontario)

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Strange voices filled the waxy ears of young Kevin Clements.

They crackled with exotic dialects and alluring unfamiliarity. They emanated from the mysterious little wood-framed box before him – an old ham radio he’d found in the musty basement of his Cambridge home.

Duluth Kids Learn Amateur Radio Through ‘Fox Hunt’ (Minnesota)

August 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Kids in Duluth’s “Radio Active” club were preparing for a fox hunt on Tuesday.

The hunt is on Saturday, Aug. 16, and the kids won’t actually be looking for a fox.

Loop Head radio club to make global connections (Ireland)

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A group of amateur ham radio operators will wind back the clock at Loop Head Lighthouse this weekend when they attempt to communicate via radiotelephony and Morse code with hundreds of radio clubs throughout the world.

HOAs needlessly fear radio operators

August 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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To the editor:

Regarding Barbara Holland?s recent homeowners association commentary (Bill would allow radio towers in backyards, Aug. 2 Review-Journal), the federal government is not taking away the right of HOAs. Rather, it is supporting the right of federally licensed amateur radio operators to use their own property outside the interference of HOA managers and directors.

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