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The Internet Of Digital Radio By Onno VK6FLAB

The Internet Of Digital Radio By Onno VK6FLAB

The topic of how radio evolves and embraces available technology is one that describes the hobby itself. From spark-gap through AM, SSB, and FM our community picked up or invented solutions to make communication possible.

When the internet came along it too became a tool ripe for picking and in 1997 a connection between a radio and the internet was made with the Internet Radio Linking Project or IRLP when Dave VE7LTD, a student at the University of British Columbia, joined the UBC Amateur Radio Society. Using a radio, some hardware, and a computer, you could send audio between...

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The Role Of Radio In Die Hard

The Role Of Radio In Die Hard

Jen Glifort

In July 1988, Die Hard was released in theaters. Although it received mixed reviews at the time, it has quickly become a classic of the action genre. Thirty years and four sequels later (with another in the works), it’s clear that the legacy endures. By now, the films follow a tried-and-true formula, and radio is a crucial part of it...

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Top 4 Must Have Accessories For The BCH-220 And BCH-270

Top 4 Must Have Accessories For The BCH-220 And BCH-270

The BCH-220 and BCH-270 are fantastic radios by itself. With these 4 accessories they turn into a super handhelds, capable of handling any situation with ease.  Microphone   A good speaker microphone is a must for Increased clarity and convenience.  The BridgeCom BCS-200 Water Resistant Speaker...

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May 8 is Amateur Radio Day in Puerto Rico

May 8 is Amateur Radio Day in Puerto Rico

May 8 is Amateur Radio Day (Día del Radioaficionado) in Puerto Rico. In his proclamation, Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo A. Rosselló Nevares cited the Amateur Radio response in Puerto Rico in the wake of hurricanes...

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Ham Radio Operators Involved In Nuclear Plant Emergency Exercise

Ham Radio Operators Involved In Nuclear Plant Emergency Exercise

The Herald-Palladium reports Southwest Michigan emergency response agencies have passed a test of their ability to respond to a simulated nuclear accident at Palisades nuclear power plant 

A response drill in southwest Michigan was well received by the US agencies of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). 

 

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ARRL Counting Down to Hamvention® 2018

ARRL Counting Down to Hamvention® 2018

ARRL once again will be out in force at Hamvention® — May 18 – 20 at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio. The largest annual Amateur Radio gathering in the US this year has been sanctioned as the 2018 ARRL Great Lakes Division Convention. This is only Hamvention’s second year at its new location in Xenia after decades at the now-shuttered Hara Arena.

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Top 4 Must Have Accessories For The Anytone AT-D868UV

Top 4 Must Have Accessories For The Anytone AT-D868UV

The Anytone AT-D868UV Is a fantastic radio by itself. With these 4 accessories it turns into a universal super handheld, capable of handling any situation with ease.  Microphone   A good speaker microphone is a must for Increased clarity and convenience.  The BridgeCom BCS-200 Water...

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How To Select Feedline For A Repeater, By Todd, KY4TS

How To Select Feedline For A Repeater, By Todd, KY4TS

A common overlooked part of putting together a repeater system is the selection

of proper feedline. "But, coax is coax, isn't it?" "I use LMR-400 for all my stations at home. That should be good enough for a repeater, right?" Well, not necessarily.

 

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