Category Archives: Amateur Radio

Ham radio, radio experimentation, electronics, or radio astronomy.

Announcement: Radio Astronomy Conference

In addition to the lectures, there will be great conversations, radio observations by KSL Labs – 12 GHz. Educational Radio Telescope and Radio Astronomy Supplies, 21cm Spectral and Continuum Radio Telescope, as well as music entertainment by the Scientists and Staff of Brookhaven National Laboratory (Stochastic Orchestra), all in the historic Custer Institute. Continue reading…

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A Giant Radio-Controlled Model Airbus

File this under “Freakin’ Cool.” Continue reading…

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Amateur Radio Operators “Ping” Juno Satellite

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The idea was to coordinate the efforts of amateur radio operators all over the world, and send a message in Morse code that could be received by the University of Iowa-designed-and-built instrument on the Juno spacecraft. Continue reading…

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A Cheap, Quick, and Dirty SDR Radio

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A new computer TV tuner came on the market a few years ago. The computer “dongle” (NOT dangle, for those of you with dirty minds) allowed European users to tune their TV on a computer. But… it also contained troubleshooting mode that allowed tuning radio signals for Software Defined Radio or SDR. Continue reading…

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Upcoming Radio Astronomy Conference

This purpose of this conference is to bring researchers and educators together to explore the importance of education in the area related to Radio Astronomy and the related sciences. Continue reading…

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Whatta ya going to do know?

What’s with that title? It’s a question I have asked for as long as I can remember. This question has been put forth at radio astronomy conferences and talks I’ve given over the years. Continue reading…

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Announcement: Radio Astronomy Workshop

The main objective of this meeting is to discuss the future of pulsar
and transients science at low frequencies. Transients and pulsars
constitute significant components of the science programmes of LOFAR,
MWA and the LWA. But what are prospects for detecting both pulsars
and transients in large numbers with these instruments? Continue reading…

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Sun’s Magnetic Field is About to Flip

“It looks like we’re no more than 3 to 4 months away from a complete field reversal,” says solar physicist Todd Hoeksema of Stanford University. “This change will have ripple effects throughout the solar system.” Continue reading…

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GRB’s and HEP’s Connected Events

For many years’ amateur astronomers have been observing events known as HEP’s (High Energy Pulses) in the 406 and 1420 MHz frequency bands. At the SARA 2005 conference it was suggested by several people that we should be making observations at several different frequencies to confirm the origin of HEP’s. There was also speculation at the same conference that the cause of HEP’s was a GRB’s (Gamma Ray Burst). Continue reading…

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More on the Recent Gamma Ray Burster

Amateur astronomer Patrick Wiggins captured images of the visible light from thelargest gamma-ray burst ever recorded. Continue reading…

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