How to build and fly your own 2.4 GHz drone


BBC TV reports on the enthusiasts who are using 2400 MHz to control their home-made smartphone equipped drones

Read the full Southgate News story… (Amateur Radio – How to build and fly your own 2.4 GHz drone: BBC TV reports on the enthusiasts…

Source: www.hamradiotoday.com

Fascinating report from the BBC on enthusiasts who use 2.4 GHz to control their "homebrewed" smartphone-equipped drones. Thanks to an invention called the "Flone", a mobile phone can be transformed into a drone which can fly up to 20 meters (65 feet) above the ground, while taking photographs or video.  Check out the video produced by the BBC–http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28090632.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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ICQ AMATEUR / HAM RADIO PODCAST – A FORTNIGHTLY PODCAST FOR AMATEUR / HAM
RADIO OPERATORS BY AMATEUR / HAM RADIO OPERATORS (@ZB2BL Thanks for the follow.

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Here is the latest edition of the ICQ Amateur/Ham Radio Podcast. This program features three outstanding programs:  A review of the Wouxon UV-8D, a discussion of the Museums on the air program with Sue Pycroft (G6DDS), and an international roundtable discussion from 15 June 2014.  Also included in the podcast is the latest amateur radio news and events from around the world.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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4,000 Scouts to experience Ham Radio at Scout AirFest in Illinois | Southgate Amateur Radio News


The Rainbow Council Amateur Radio Committee will operate a Special Event Station during Scout AirFest on August 8-10, 2014 (4,000 Scouts to experience Ham Radio at Scout AirFest in Illinois: The Rainbow Council Amateur…

Source: www.southgatearc.org

Approximately 4,000 Boy Scouts are expected to attend the "Scout Air Fest" from 08 to 10 August 2014 on the grounds of the Lewis University Airport in Romeoville, Illinois.  The K2BSA Amateur Radio Association has given the Rainbow Council permission to operate K2BSA as a demonstration activity and as a Special Events Station after Taps are sounded in the evening.  K2BSA will participate in the WAE CW DX Contest and the Maryland QSO Party during the event.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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Quick Study For Your General Class Amateur Radio License – Kindle edition by Aleksandra Rohde. Professional & Technical Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.


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Quick Study For Your General Class Amateur Radio License – Kindle edition by Aleksandra Rohde. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

Source: www.amazon.com

This General License Class study guide by Aleksandra Rohde should help Technician Class amateur radio operators prepare for their General Class license test.  You can download the 207-page e-book on your PC, smartphone, tablet, or Kindle device.  The $2.99 price tag seems reasonable.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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PA2OLD – DKARS Magazine


PA2OLD – Website about Ham Radio. (#hamradio #radioamateur #zendamateur #vrza #veron New radio amateur magazine from DKARS: http://t.co/OqMIdJxoLK)

Source: www.pa2old.nl

According to Dutch amateur radio operator PA2OLD, you can now download the first issue of the DKARS amateur radio magazine (PDF format) of the "Dutch Kingdom Amateur Radio Society."  You can also received an e-mail copy of the 26-page publication by sending a request to:  magazine@dkars.nl.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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Nobel Laureate Joe Taylor, K1JT, to Conventioneers: Amateur Radio Will Thrive: – eHam.net


Nobel Laureate Joe Taylor, K1JT, to Conventioneers: Amateur Radio Will Thrive: eHam.net “Radios are going to become increasingly digital,” he said, with analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion occurring “closer and closer to the antenna…

Source: www.eham.net

Nice recap of the speech delivered by Nobel Laureate Joe Taylor (K1JT), who developed the popular WSJT suite of weak signal DSP software for Amateur Radio.  In his remarks to amateur radio operators meeting at the 100th anniversary of the ARRL in Hartford, Connecticut, Taylor said good engineering "will definitely be a combination of hardware and software" as amateur radio continues to thrive and serve the public interest.  For Taylor, amateur radio will continue to benefit from "a healthy fertilization between amateurs and professionals."  Taylor added that "radios are going to become increasingly digital" with analog-to-digital conversion occurring "closer and closer to the antenna."  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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FCC Snares Ham Operators – Radio World


FCC Snares Ham Operators
Radio World
The FCC proposed a total of $33,500 in fines against two amateur radio operators for intentionally interfering with other hams and failing to identify their stations on-air while transmitting.

Source: www.radioworld.com

Many amateur radio operators avoid 14.313 MHz in the 20 meter amateur radio band because of the violations contained in this article.  The FCC Enforcement Bureau has levied fines totalling $33,500 against Michael Guernsey (KZ8O) and Brian Crow (K3VR) for malicious interference and failure to identify their stations.  Such behavior is unnecessary, demeans the amateur radio service, illegal, and  devoid of common sense.  Their licenses should be revoked, their equipment seized, and heavy penalties assessed. When I run into such antics, I avoid these  sociopaths by just turning the dial.  Perhaps the next time I hear similar acts of stupidity, I’ll record the infraction and send a copy to the FCC.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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