Mike Baxter, KA0XTT – Tim Allen?s character in the Last Man Standing TV show on ABC – may be getting some competition on the ham bands, as NBC appears poised to launch a television series based on the 2000 movie Frequency, in which ham radio – aided by some spectacular solar phenomena – plays a central role in the sci-fi thriller.
In the late 1970s amateur radio operators began hearing raucous bursts of electronic chatter flooding the airwaves and interfering with normal operations. Cutting across the high-frequency bands, the staccato signals resembled a rapidly chopping helicopter blade or the steady fire of a machine gun. Some thought the sound was more like a woodpecker, and that was the name that stuck.
The FUNcube team has announced that it will activate the FUNcube-1 satellite?s Amateur Radio transponder a bit earlier than usual – late on Thursday, November 20 – to mark the occasion of the satellite?s first year in space.
Amateur Radio, also known as Ham Radio, is a hobby that features licensed participants whom operate communication equipment. The Fort Wayne Hamfest & Computer Expo was November 15 and 16 at the Allen County War memorial Coliseum.
So, I’m currently studying for a ham radio operator’s license, specifically the technician’s license, which is considered entry level. Piece of cake, right? Not so much. The exam involves 35 questions out of a pool of 400 of them, and since I don’t know which questions will be coming my way, I have to know the answers to all of them. We’re talking lofty concepts like Faraday rotation, quantum tunneling, knife-edge diffraction, tropospheric ducting and dozens of others I won’t include here because I can’t properly spell or pronounce them.
The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM) will ensure that all communication towers are fully functioning even though they are inundated during the flood season, said its minister, Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek .
The only two radio amateurs on the International Space Station (ISS) were among three crew members who returned to Earth on November 10, and another ham-astronaut won’t arrive onboard the ISS until later this month. But an exciting 2015 appears to be in store.
In 2007, the Enforcement Bureau received information that Titus had been convicted of at least one felony sex offense involving a minor; Titus was convicted of a Class 3 felony and served 25 months in prison, according to the FCC.
The bureau issued an Order to Show Cause why his license should not be revoked when the agency learned Titus may have been convicted of other felonies for sex crimes.
The list of co-sponsors for the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014, H.R. 4969, has grown to 63. Sixteen new co-sponsors signed aboard as the 113th Congress re-convened for its final session before adjournment. ARRL Regulatory Information Manager Dan Henderson, N1ND, is urging ARRL members to keep in contact with their Congressional representatives and to encourage them to become co-sponsors to the bill.