The revival of ham radio (Wisconsin)

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In the days of Facebook and Twitter, a form of communication that has been around for more than 100 years is seeing a revival.

That’s no surprise to the more than 1.5 million amateur radio operators, better known as hams. After all, they talk to people around the world, and even those in outer space.

Public Sector Spectrum Release: Amateur use of 2310 to 2450 and 3400 to 3475 MHz – Statement from OFCOM (UK)

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1.1 In June 2013 we consulted on the use of spectrum licenced to radio amateurs which the Ministry of Defence (MoD) plan to release for new civil uses. Specifically, this includes 40 MHz of radio spectrum from 2350 to 2390 MHz and a further 150 MHz from 3410 to 3600 MHz.

U.S. Coast Guard, Liberian tanker, and Panamanian ham operator rescue 3 from sinking sailboat

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Three people were plucked from a sinking sailboat in the waters 50 miles south of Balboa, Panama on Monday, thanks to the combined efforts of the United States Coast Guard, a Liberian tanker, and a Panamanian amateur radio operator.

AUDIO: What is ham radio?

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There are 15,000 members of this club in Australia. It’s a hobby for most and is a form of communication and probably the earliest form of social networking. It’s ham radio. But what does it entail exactly?

Linda Mottram spoke to Brian Stokes, the third youngest member of the Blue Mountains Amateur Radio Club.

Build your own SPACE SHUTTLE: NASA to release insider code that will let anyone create their own rockets

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Ever fancied building your own space rocket but just don?t know where to start? Soon, NASA could lend a helping hand.

On Thursday April 10, the space agency is set to reveal its enormous database highlighting where to find software for more than 1,000 of its projects.

FUNcube-1 ham radio transponder to be active weekends

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Following the 48 hour test on April 5-6, the FUNcube-1 (AO-73) CubeSat team have concluded that the battery temperature does reduce slightly during full time transponder mode, but only by a degree C or so; it remains within specification

ARTSAT1:INVADER designated OSCAR 77

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The OSCAR number CO-77 was issued to the ARTSAT1:INVADER CubeSat (call sign JQ1ZKK, NORAD ID 39577U) on April 2, 2014

NASA Wants You to Play Its Satellite Moon-Crash Guessing Game

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The space agency wants you to use math–or just a gut instinct–to figure out when the crash will happen. The LADEE spacecraft could wreck tomorrow or two weeks from now; guess the closest and NASA will acknowledge your smarts with a personalized certificate.

Inside the DIY World of Mapping Caves With Radio

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Underground, where this is no GPS and certainly no Wi-Fi, mapping caves requires a different kind of technical ingenuity. Thus, there is cave radio. To learn about the DIY world of cave radio and underground exploration, Gizmodo picked the brain of Stanley Sides, tinkerer and former president of the Cave Research Foundation.

Recognition of Vernon Ikeda VE2MBS/VE2QQ

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Radio Amateurs of Canada would like to recognize Vernon Ikeda VE2MBS/VE2QQ for his contributions as very dedicated and key volunteer for RAC.

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