New Dodge Brothers Commercial Uses Morse Code to Send Message | The News Wheel

New Dodge Brothers Commercial Uses Morse Code to Send Message | The News Wheel.

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Source:  https://thenewswheel.com/new-dodge-brothers-commercial-uses-morse-code-to-send-a-message.  Accessed on  01 August 2015, 21:03 hrs, UTC.

A totally fascinating commercial featuring the legendary “Dodge Brothers” in a sales pitch for the Dodge Charger Scat Pack.  What makes this ad interesting is the use of the car’s lights to send a message in Morse Code.  The ad has attracted over 700,000 hits so far…that’s a lot of bang for the buck.  Here’s the message:

 

“I’d rather walk than drive your car.”  Very clever…and quite insulting to the car you drive.  A very sub-liminal message for those who know the code.

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Despite computers, there’s still interest in ham radio – News – The Rolla Daily News – Rolla, MO – Rolla, MO

Despite computers, there’s still interest in ham radio – News – The Rolla Daily News – Rolla, MO – Rolla, MO.

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Source:  http://www.m.therolladailynews.com/article/20150730/NEWS/150739851.  Accessed on 01 August 2015, 20:41 hrs, UTC.

Despite a somewhat condescending tone, the article does a good job of explaining the resurgence of Amateur Radio in an age dominated by computers and other digital technology.  Reporter R.D. Hohenfeldt’s interview with Steve Miller, the president of the Rolla Regional Amateur Radio Society, is quite good and presents Amateur Radio is a positive light.  In the interview, Miller says there are several reasons why Amateur Radio is growing in popularity.  Among them are:

A growing interest in emergency preparedness.

Amateur Radio is a combination of technologies that successfully integrates radios, solar power, and computers.

Many science and technical students have amateur radio licenses and find them useful in conducting experiments requiring a FCC license.

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HF Active Loop Antenna | Southgate Amateur Radio News

HF Active Loop Antenna | Southgate Amateur Radio News.

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Source:  http://www.southgatearc.org/news/july/hf_active_loop_antenna.htm.  Accessed on 01 August 2015, 05:53 hrs, UTC.

A nice, compact triangular HF Active Loop Antenna from Cross Country Wireless.  This receiving loop can be used from 200 kHz through 148 MHz with extensions.  The antenna is small and can be assembled/disassembled in a matter of minutes.  This would make an excellent monitoring antenna for LF, MW, and HF monitoring.  For more details, visit:  http://www.crosscountrywireless.com.

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CQ-DATV 26 Magazine | Southgate Amateur Radio News

CQ-DATV 26 Magazine | Southgate Amateur Radio News.

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Source:  http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2015/july/cq_datv_26_magazine.  Accessed on 01 August 2015, 05:13 hrs, UTC.

This article provides a link to “CQ-DATV 26 Magazine”–an online news journal for those interested in Amateur Radio Digital Television.  The articles are well-written and easily understood.  This is another aspect of Amateur Radio ripe for experimentation.

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New QSO Radio Show!

 

New QSO Radio Show!

Holly M Misslin (KG4WXV) on July 31, 2015.

Source:  http://www.eham.net/articles/35078.

New QSO Radio Show hosted by Ted Randall – WB8PUM with guest John Stanley – K4ERO. John has lived in many countries and has held call signs – TI2ERO, HC1JX, VK8, VU2IE, HP, CE3 and S79J. He has a BSEE degree from MIT.

He taught Electronics and Radio/TV at Nave Technical Institute in Shajahanpur, India, and at ESPOL polytech in Guayaquil, Ecuador, and worked at HCJB in Quito Ecuador, Radio HOXO in Panama, HIPAS ionospheric Observatory in Fairbanks, AK, and many other radio stations in various countries.

He is a technical adviser for ARRL and writes for QST, QEX and the ARRL Handbook. Tune in Saturday Aug 1st to 9475 KHz 1pm – 3 pm CDT (6pm – 8pm UTC) and Sunday, August 2nd 7pm – 9pm CDT (12am – 2am UTC)

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Source:  http://www.eham.net/articles/35078.

Excellent show featuring John Stanley (K4ERO), who has held many call signs during his teaching duties around the world. His experiences make for an interesting tale of Amateur Radio in the developing world.

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Propagation Forecast Bulletin #31 de K7RA:

Propagation Forecast Bulletin #31 de K7RA:.

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Sources:  http://www.eham.net/articles/35079 and the W1AW Bulletin via ARRL, 31 July 2015.  Accessed on 01 August 2015, 04:44 hrs, UTC.

Here is the current propagation forecast bulletin (#31) from Tad Cook (K7RA) and his staff of volunteer propagation monitors.  Tad also includes several links to solar weather and solar flare websites.  A must have reference for DXer and contesters.

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FUNcube Certificate of Achievement and QSL Card | Southgate Amateur Radio News

FUNcube Certificate of Achievement and QSL Card | Southgate Amateur Radio News.

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Source:  http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2015/july/fun_cube_certificate_of_achievement.htm.  Accessed on 31 July 2015, 02:34 hrs, UTC.

This is a very attractive certificate and will add a certain “Wow” factor to your radio room.  FUNcube officials say only those who have successfully received telemetry from FUNcube-1 and uploaded the information to the Data Warehouse will be eligible to download the award documents.

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Researchers hack air-gapped computer with simple cell phone | Southgate Amateur Radio News

Researchers hack air-gapped computer with simple cell phone | Southgate Amateur Radio News.

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Source:  http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2015/july/researchers_hack_air_gapped_computer_with_simple_cell_phone.htm.  Accessed on 31 July 2015, 02:24 hrs, UTC.

Nothing is really private anymore.  An Israeli cyber security research team has used a common smartphone “to wirelessly extract data from an air-gapped computer.”  This is a serious security flaw in some digital devices.  The team director recommends that companies “change security guidelines and prohibit employees and visitors from bringing devices capable of intercepting RF signals.”

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Amateur radio operators descend on Williams for annual Hamfest – Williams News – Williams, Arizona

Amateur radio operators descend on Williams for annual Hamfest – Williams News – Williams, Arizona.

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Source:  http://www.williamsnews.com/main.asp?  Accessed on 31 July 2015, 01:50 hrs, UTC.

Nice, down-to-earth-article by reporter Wendy Howell about the recent ARCA/Williams Hamfest.  She covered the main points of the event very well, including an interview with a local amateur radio operator, a review of how hams serve in times of emergency, and an overview of how the FCC considers Amateur Radio.  Well done article.

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Earth could get just 12 hours’ warning of damaging solar storm | Science | The Guardian

Earth could get just 12 hours’ warning of damaging solar storm | Science | The Guardian.

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Source:  http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/jul/28/uk-can-expect-just-12-hours-warning-damaging-solar-storm-space-weather.  Accessed on 30 July 2015, 05:37 hrs, UTC.

Reporters:  Nadia Khomani and Holly Watt.

Excellent article describing the importance of preparing for a “Carrington” type event should the sun direct damaging solar flares to Earth.  With only 12 hours warning, some of the power grids in the world would suffer heavy damage.  Some of those large transformers used in power stations would have to be replaced–an effort that could take up to two years.  Many of our digital tools, such as cell phones, ignition systems in vehicles, and even the internet could be adversely affected.  Those depending on life-saving digital medical equipment could be in serious danger of dying.  This is a cautionary tale for all of us.

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