Friday, March 18, 2011

Ham Radio - News March 18, 2011

In Brief, March 18 (Home - Redlands Daily Facts)
Redlands City Council members will continue their Coffee with the Council community meetings from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Stell Coffee & Tea.
Blunt in favor of spectrum change (Springfield News Leader)
Washington -- In a conversation with reporters Thursday, Republican Sen. Roy Blunt said he supports the House bill that would reallocate certain radio frequencies to public safety, but he warned that lawmakers must think carefully about how much spectrum they set aside.
USB Stick Software-Defined Radio (Radio World)
How would you like to own a software-defined radio , capable of demodulating any signal-with the proper software-that fits within an 80 kHz bandwidth between 64 MHz and 1,700 MHz? This week AMSAT-UK announced availability of its FUNcube Dongle, a USB device about the size of a TV USB tuner stick that offers just that capability.

Unorthodox links to the internet: Signalling dissent
Unorthodox links to the internet: Signalling dissent (The Economist)
WITH a tin can, some copper wire and a few dollars' worth of nuts, bolts and other hardware, a do-it-yourselfer can build a makeshift directional antenna.

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