Ham Radio Data Center

~ all for Ham Radio Amateurs! ~

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Welcome to Ham Radio Data Center, free diy schematics and datasheets

Meredith Attwell Baker, Mignon Clyburn Sworn in as FCC Commissioners: Now There Are Five

E-mail Print PDF
The Federal Communications Commission now has its full complement of five Commissioners: On Friday, July 31, Meredith Attwell Baker joined Chairman Julius Genachowski, Robert McDowell and Michael Copps. On Monday, August 3, Mignon Clyburn came on board.

Read more: ARRL Amateur Radio News

 

T-Mobile G2 To Get 5 Megapixel Camera.

E-mail Print PDF
Its a good day for Gphone fans! More leaks have hit the Internet, these ones from the T-Mobile G2 Sapphire. These photos give us confirmation that there will be some expanded color options, and they also reveal something else interesting.


Read more: New from Electronics Infoline

 

Viliv HD5 Full HD PMP

E-mail Print PDF
We werent sure Viliv was going to announce much more than netbooks and UMPCs at CES 2010. The Korean company has a penchant for innovation, interesting design and using the best hardware available.


Read more: New from Electronics Infoline

 

Keepin it real fake, part CLXXVIII: Canon doesnt suck edition

E-mail Print PDF
You know what Canon doesnt make? Right, Vacuum cleaners. Obvious to us but according to the site English Russian, a large Russian electronics supplier recently bought what they believed to be genuine Canon-made Vacuum cleaners.

Read more: New from Electronics Infoline

 

Analyst suspects Wii manufacturing costs are down 45%

E-mail Print PDF
This obviously isnt the sort of thing that Nintendo is going to come out and confirm itself, but analyst Koya Tabata of Credit Suisse has apparently determined, or at least guessed, that Nintendo has managed to drastically reduce the manufacturing costs of the Wii since its launch.

Read more: New from Electronics Infoline

 

Trend Micro Offers Internet Security for Netbooks

E-mail Print PDF
One thing that many manufacturers seem to forget today with the popularity of netbooks is that most of them lack an optical drive. That means installing new software can be an issue for many netbook users.

Read more: New from Electronics Infoline

 

Lenovo Introduces Skylight Smartbook

E-mail Print PDF
Lenovo introduced today the Skylight smartbook, a laptop-like mobile consumer device that fills the gap between the smartphones and netbooks. The sleek and slim 2-pound Skylight smartbook features a 10-inch 1280720 display, Qualcomms Snapdragon platform with an ARM processor, a custom Linux-based interface, 20GB of storage space (8GB mini SD card + 8GB flash + 4GB USB Stick), a battery life of up to 10 hours, and a 3G WCDMA mobile broadband module.


Read more: New from Electronics Infoline

 

Chrysler Displays Interactive Dashboard at New York Auto Show

E-mail Print PDF
Please enable Javascript and Flash to view this Viddler video. The New York 2009 Auto Show displayed some of the most technologically advanced cars being developed.

Read more: New from Electronics Infoline

 

Cheap ATT phone allows for GPS navigation

E-mail Print PDF
If youve been looking for an inexpensive ATT phone with GPS navigation capabilities youre in luck! The new LG CF360 may be the right phone for you.

Read more: New from Electronics Infoline

 

MSI 790FX-GD70

E-mail Print PDF
MSI's delicious new AM3 motherboard is set to be a stunner. We've been testing this board for a few weeks now and we've finally come to a verdict - it's a cracker! But by just how much? Read on to find out!

Read more: bit-tech.net Hardware Feed

 

The Verizon BlackBerry Tour Pre-Order Shenanigans.

E-mail Print PDF
Smartphone drama strikes! Yesterday Boy Genius castigated Verizon for refusing to allow upgrading customers to pre-order the new BlackBerry Tour. This policy was rightly seen as unfair by a lot of VZW customers.


Read more: New from Electronics Infoline

 

GTA TeleGuam Gets iPhone on December 11

E-mail Print PDF
Apple fans living in Guam have only a few more days to wait to get their hands on the sweet Apple iPhone 3GS. The device is set to hit Guam on GTA TeleGuam on December 11.


Read more: New from Electronics Infoline

 

Collins launches Mini DisplayPort screens

E-mail Print PDF
Monitor manufacturer Collins has taken the plunge and launched a display range based on the royalty-free Mini DisplayPort specification from Apple.

Read more: bit-tech.net Feed

 

Amateur Radio Bill Passes Senate, Moves to the House:

E-mail Print PDF
On Monday, December 14, S 1755 -- The Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Enhancement Act of 2009 -- passed the Senate by unanimous consent; the bill now goes to the House of Representatives for consideration. Sponsored by Senator Joe Lieberman (ID-CT), and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), S 1755, if passed, would direct the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to undertake a study on emergency communications.

Read more: eHam.net News

 

Korea unveils stamp celebrating ARDF

E-mail Print PDF
Korea has issued a postage stamp commemorating the 2008 Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) World Championships

Read more: Southgate Amateur Radio Club RSS Feed

 

Youth Center Welcomes Ham Radio Operators:

E-mail Print PDF
Static from radio speakers cleared Wednesday night at the Lincoln Youth Center and suddenly the 30 students there heard a conversation in Florida. The youth center, open to area sixth-eighth graders Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 3 to 6 p.m., hosted the Western Placer Amateur Radio Club on Wednesday to bring hands-on demonstrations to the students and expose them to a variety of topics they wouldn't otherwise know about, said Youth Services Officer Steve Krueger of the Lincoln Police Department. "The whole idea is to keep them busy with constructive things so they're not just sitting around with nothing to do," Krueger said. Krueger added that the after-school hours are critical to keep kids busy so they don't get into trouble out of boredom, and having a place for all students to go is a great way to prevent crime. "We're going to try to introduce amateur radio to the young people," said Roger Brunnquell, the radio club's training officer and a board member. "It's open to all ages and it's easy and cheap to become an operator." Far from being just a hobby, ham radio operators are often called upon during catastrophes, Brunnquell explained, adding that all conventional communications were lost, and ham radio operators were assigned to emergency vehicles to help coordinate the response during Hurricane Katrina and the deadly 1989 earthquake in San Francisco.

Read more: eHam.net News

 

Ham Radio and ARRL Legislative Objectives

E-mail Print PDF

Ham radio is a small service when it comes to legislative priorities. While we might like to think our legislation is as important as a stimulus package for the economy, the truth of the matter is that we don’t count for much in the legislative priority process in the states and Washington.

In other words, our legislative priorities need to adequately speak to the legislative needs of the hobby.

Just published in QST, the ARRL Board of Directors approved the following legislative and regulatory objectives. The first on the list:

  1. The ARRL seeks legislation to extend the requirement for “reasonable accommodation” of Amateur Radio station antennas to all forms of land use regulation.

I translate that one to CC&R restrictions in subdivisions. There are many threats to the long-term health of ham radio, but covenants rank up there as the highest one for me. Ham radio operators always have that additional requirement for where they live – can I put up an antenna? Or five? Without antennas, we can’t communicate. We can’t provide emergency communications, support weather spotting efforts, handle traffic – or have much fun.

Increasingly, we are forced to use extremely modest, poorly radiating antennas to communicate. And, paradoxically, these lower antennas increase the chance of RF interference to our neighbors because we can’t get the antenna high enough to move the signal out of the way of our surrounding houses.

So I think the ARRL nailed this one on the head. We need to have legislative relief from the CC&R contracts to reasonably accommodate our antennas.

Not an easy job to do, but one necessary for the preservation and growth of our hobby.

Share this Post: E-mail this story to a friend! Print this article! LinkedIn TwitThis Google Facebook MySpace Digg Sphinn del.icio.us Live Mixx Furl Pownce Reddit SphereIt StumbleUpon Technorati

Copyright © Cube Rules, LLC, 2001 to now. This Feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this material in your news aggregator, the site you are looking at is guilty of copyright infringement.

Related posts:

  1. Exploring Ham Radio Ward Silver, N0AX, in...
  2. NCJ and ARRL Needs to Fix Subscriptions A few weeks ago, I...
  3. Marketing Ham Radio One of the continuing challenges...
  4. Paul Rinaldo’s rule of Amateur Radio Progress There has been a fair...
  5. New Year Ham Radio Resolutions Lots of people make New...

Read more: K9JY Ham Radio

 

Former ARRL President Named QCWA President Emeritus:

E-mail Print PDF
Harry Dannals, W2HD -- who led the ARRL as President from 1972-1982 and was named ARRL President Emeritus in 1984 -- has been named President Emeritus of the Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA).

Read more: eHam.net News

 

Nvidia posts $201.3 million loss

E-mail Print PDF
Nvidia posts a loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2010, but says that GPGPU computing and Tegra will help to see Nvidia through the future.

Read more: bit-tech.net Feed

 

Claude Bailey, VE1HU, 94, Stays Tuned To the World:

E-mail Print PDF
Claude Bailey sits in his armchair adjusting dials, reciting bandwidths and showing off a room full of amateur radio equipment that's taken a lifetime to collect. At age 94, Bailey, or VE1HU as fellow ham radio operators know him, has enough technical knowledge to stump even the most tech-savvy 20-somethings. He's the architect of many of the province's original telecommunication lines, one of the oldest ham radio operators in the region and he's even built his own computer, although it sits unused on his floor. He said it's the challenge of building and dissecting something that interests him. "We use to make most of our own stuff," Bailey said. "There were no transistors. You would buy vacuum tubes, batteries and a few things like that, and then you would take it from there and make your own receiver or transmitter or whatever. "That's what I like about it, the technical side. I never particularly wanted to talk to anybody; I just wanted to see how it worked and figure it out. There is always something new to learn." Bailey has been experimenting with radio for 75 years.

Read more: eHam.net News

 

Zalman GS1000 Plus case review

E-mail Print PDF
Zalman's original GS1000 case didn't quite have what it takes to justify its price tag or compete with models from Antec, Cooler Master and SilverStone. We take a look at Zalman's second effort, the GS1000 Plus to see if it's more worthy of your cash.

Read more: bit-tech.net Feed

 

Games I Own: Call of Cthulhu

E-mail Print PDF
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of The Earth is one of my favourite games and I love it to bits. It’s tense, dark, truly and deeply frightening and possessed of the same permeating sense of atmosphere and macabre fiction as the HP Lovecraft novels it is based on. Created by Bethsoft, it really is great and there’s one chase sequence in particular that I’m sure was a major inspiration for Mirror’s Edge.

But, Call of Cthulhu is one of the worst games I’ve ever played. It’s frustrating and unrelenting, too difficult even at the best of times, with an inspirational chase-sequence that’s harder than Superman’s right hook and a story that both jumps the shark and leaves you hanging unresolvedly around.

The basic premise for the game is typical Lovecraftian horror, with players cast as a 1930s private eye who travels to Innsmouth to investigate a missing person. What at first seems to be a small American town drenched in depression and perpetual thunder, soon becomes something a lot more fearsome, with murders and dark sacrifices slowly coming to light.

Read more: bit-tech.net Feed

 


Page 2 of 5
Banner

Featured Links


Banner

Sponsored Links

Advertisement

Polls

What is your favorite rig manufacturer?
 

Who's Online

We have 80 guests online

Random RIG's

ic730.jpg