Free Republic 2nd Qtr 2024 Fundraising Target: $81,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $55,152
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 68%!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: hams

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • LOOMIS DAY - May 30

    05/30/2024 9:28:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 7 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | May 30, 2024 | Staff
    LOOMIS DAY | May 30 Each year on May 30th, Loomis Day recognizes the man who received the patent for wireless telegraphy in 1872. The Washington, D.C. dentist, Mahlon Loomis, received US patent number 129,971titled “An Improvement in Telegraphing” on wireless telegraphy in July of 1872 beating Guglielmo Marconi's United Kingdom patent by nearly 25 years. #LoomisDay Born on July 21, 1826, Loomis was also the inventor of artificial teeth and one of the earliest inventors of wireless communication. Loomis died on October 13, 1886. Leading up to his patent, Loomis conducted many experiments in electricity using kites flying miles...
  • BBC defends policy not to call Hamas 'terrorists' after criticism

    10/17/2023 7:48:35 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | October 11, 2023 | Ian Youngs & Paul Glynn
    The BBC has defended its decision not to describe Hamas militants as "terrorists" in coverage of the recent attacks in Israel. UK Defence Secretary Grant Shapps said the policy is "verging on disgraceful". A BBC spokesperson noted it was a long-standing position for its reporters not to use the term themselves unless attributing it to someone else. Veteran BBC foreign correspondent John Simpson said "calling someone a terrorist means you're taking sides". But Mr Shapps said the BBC needs to locate its "moral compass". "I actually think it is verging on disgraceful, this idea that there is some sort of...
  • Amateur Radio Operators Working on Low-cost Ventilator

    03/25/2020 7:03:32 AM PDT · by econjack · 36 replies
    ARRL News ^ | 2/23/2020 | American Radio Relay League
    Amateur radio volunteers from around the world have volunteered to assist University of Florida Professor Sam Lampotang and his engineering team in their quest to rapidly develop an open-source, low-cost patient ventilator that can be built anywhere from such commonly available components as PVC pipe and lawn-sprinkler valves.
  • PCB log periodic dipole array 850mhz -6.5ghz & 2.4ghz panel antennas for ham radio

    07/04/2017 10:14:14 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 29 replies
    SurvivalComms ^ | Apr 12, 2017 | Tamara Wilhite
    Several high quality and cheap PCB antennas demoed for ham radio and survival communications by Survivalcomms You can click here to go to the video.
  • Israel, Hamas and Obama’s foreign policy

    07/29/2014 9:21:06 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 11 replies
    Caroline Glick ^ | 7-29-14 | Caroline Glick
    When US President Barack Obama phoned Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday night, in the middle of a security cabinet meeting, he ended any remaining doubt regarding his policy toward Israel and Hamas. Obama called Netanyahu while the premier was conferring with his senior ministers about how to proceed in Gaza. Some ministers counseled that Israel should continue to limit our forces to specific pinpoint operations aimed at destroying the tunnels of death that Hamas has dug throughout Gaza and into Israeli territory. Others argued that the only way to truly destroy the tunnels, and keep them destroyed, is for...
  • Terrorist supporters behind the ‘Israel must die, long live Palestine’ mobs

    07/21/2014 9:04:36 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/21/14 | Judi McLeod
    While frightened little school children in Israel hide under their desks during Palestinian rocket attacks, street mobs in the rest of the world are chanting “Israel must die, long live Palestine” over and over again in raucous voices growing louder. With Israel under attack, Palestinian protesters in Paris, London and in North American cities like Chicago and Calgary took to the streets in clockwork fashion. The protesters never have to duck from physical harm. They count on total impunity in the democratic settings where they conduct their activism.
  • $15 RTL-SDR for Radio Monitoring on your PC

    04/03/2014 1:08:47 PM PDT · by backwoods-engineer · 69 replies
    The Backwoods Engineer Blog ^ | 3 April 2014 | The Backwoods Engineer
    This post is of interest to ham radio operators, and also anyone who wishes to monitor NOAA weather radio, police, fire, EMS, aircraft, marine, and other radio traffic using a $15 receiver plugged into your laptop. The Chinese USB "dongles", originally intended to receive the Far East mobile television service, are being re-purposed as VHF/UHF receivers for many different modulation schemes and protocols.  The software to re-purpose them runs either on a PC (Win/Mac/Linux), or on a single-board computer like a Raspberry PI (Raspian Linux). At about US$15, Ol' Backwoods just had to have one. The RTL-SDR receives on...
  • Egypt will no longer tolerate attacks on Palestinians: FJP

    11/14/2012 9:39:43 AM PST · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | 11/14/12 | Staff
    CAIRO: Egypt´s Islamist Freedom and Justice Party, formerly headed by President Mohamed Morsi, said on Wednesday Egypt would no longer stand by as Israel attacked Palestinians after air strikes killed a Hamas leader. The FJP, the political arm of the powerful Muslim Brotherhood movement, said Israeli air strikes that killed top militant Ahmed al-Jaabari in Gaza earlier on Wednesday required "swift Arab and international action to stop the massacres." The party, which fielded Morsi in a June election to replace toppled president Hosni Mubarak, said Israel "must take into account the changes in the Arab region and especially Egypt."
  • ARRL Field Day 2011: June 25-26!

    06/24/2011 1:20:30 PM PDT · by Cindy · 33 replies
    ARRL Field Day Overview ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada.  Each year over 35,000 amateurs gather with their clubs, friends or simply by themselves to operate. ARRL Field Day is not a fully adjudicated contest, which explains much of its popularity.  It is a time where many aspects of Amateur Radio come together to highlight our many roles. While some will treat it as a contest, most groups use the opportunity to practice their emergency response capabilities.  It is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate Amateur Radio to local elected community...
  • ARRL Field Day is June 26-27, 2010

    06/01/2010 12:46:06 AM PDT · by Cindy · 32 replies · 365+ views
    SNIPPET: "ARRL Field Day is June 26-27, 2010 ARRL Field Day is the largest on-the-air operating event in Amateur Radio. It draws tens of thousands to the airwaves each year, bringing new and experienced hams together for a weekend of fun!" SNIPPET: "ARRL Field Day Overview ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. Each year over 35,000 amateurs gather with their clubs, friends or simply by themselves to operate. ARRL Field Day is not a fully adjudicated contest, which explains much of its popularity. It is a time where many...
  • Amateur radio operators go on air for field day

    06/26/2009 12:06:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 100 replies · 2,514+ views
    Valley Press on ^ | Friday, June 26, 2009. | RICH BREAULT
    [H]am radio operators will test their emergency communications capabilities with amateur radio clubs across the nation this weekend. The field day, the culmination of National Amateur Radio Week, known as the Nationwide Emergency Communications Drill, is intended to give the public a glimpse of the services amateur radio operators provide and a chance to meet the operators themselves. "In a disaster, when phone lines, cellphones and the Internet are all down, ham radio operators will be on the job," said Jon Clark, president of the Antelope Valley Amateur Radio Club. The club will set up at the north end of...
  • Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty - fauxtography at it again...

    05/05/2009 10:14:58 AM PDT · by epluribus_2 · 16 replies · 951+ views
    guardian ^ | today | epluribus_2
  • Radio operators help replace antenna damaged in ice storms ( Missouri hams )

    12/31/2008 5:46:19 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies · 596+ views
    Southeast Missourian ^ | December 31, 2008 | Peg McNichol
    Cape Girardeau County emergency management director Dick Knaup and three volunteers took advantage of Tuesday's good weather... "We took the pieces of the antenna damaged by the storm off the tower and installed one new antenna and one old one," said Phil Nash, who volunteers for emergency management duties ... Amateur radio operators — nicknamed "hams" — are critical members of the communications process during an emergency. They are able to set up and operate off generators when telephones and other devices are not functioning. Knaup said amateur radio operators have a reputation for finding ingenious ways of creating a...
  • Are there any freepers that are ham radio operators?

    06/15/2007 7:31:55 PM PDT · by George from New England · 17 replies · 454+ views
    Is anybody near a transceiver as they read this? Please freep mail me. GeorgefromNewEngland
  • Severe Weather Drill Highlights The Importance of Ham Radios.

    05/15/2006 12:37:43 AM PDT · by Lurker · 11 replies · 520+ views
    Courier Press ^ | 12 May 2006 | unknown
    May 12, Gleaner News (KY) Severe weather drill highlights the importance of ham radios. In a severe weather drill Thursday, May 11, negative temperatures, freezing rain and sleet turned Henderson, KY, and its surrounding counties into a veritable ice kingdom. The objective of this drill: For emergency responders within the seven counties of the Green River Area Development District to share information regarding disaster preparedness. The event comprised three hospitals and seven counties −− Henderson, Union, Webster, Daviess, Hancock, McLean and Ohio −− and each county had to communicate with each other. Some problems involved written communications between the agencies...
  • Hamas faces cash crisis, as Israel stops tax funds

    01/30/2006 4:58:13 AM PST · by vimto · 39 replies · 1,036+ views
    Times ON-line ^ | 01/30/06 | Sam Nibght & agencies
    Times Online January 30, 2006 Hamas faces cash crisis, as Israel stops tax funds By Sam Knight and agencies A member of the Palestinian police and Fatah supporter forces his way into the Gaza parliament, vowing that Hamas would not take control of security (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty) The price of Hamas's victory in the Palestinian parliamentary elections started to become clear today as Israel refused to hand over nearly £25 million in monthly tax revenue to the Palestinian Authority. As unrest escalated on the streets - with 30 Fatah-supporting policemen briefly storming the parliament building in Ramallah this morning - the...
  • Ham radio operators to the rescue after Katrina

    09/07/2005 5:48:45 AM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 10 replies · 656+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Sept. 6, 2005 | Gary Krakow
    Amateur radio networks help victims of the hurricane With telephones down and wireless service disrupted, at least one group of people did manage last week to use technology to come to the rescue of those in need. Often unsung, amateur radio operators regularly assist in emergency situations. Hurricane Katrina was no exception. For the past week, operators of amateur, or ham, radio have been instrumental in helping residents in the hardest hit areas, including saving stranded flood victims in Louisiana and Mississippi. Public service has always been a large part of being an amateur radio operator. All operators, who use...
  • ARRL President Urges Orderly Amateur Radio Response to Katrina

    09/03/2005 12:24:11 PM PDT · by delacoert · 14 replies · 508+ views
    The ARRL Letter ^ | September 2, 2005
    ARRL President Jim Haynie, W5JBP, this week called on the Amateur Radio community to exercise patience as the Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans flooding relief and recovery efforts move into high gear. "I know many people would like to move now," Haynie said. "Please don't. I know many of you want to enter the fray, come to the coast and get involved. Please, not yet." Haynie instead advised hams eager to assist to make sure they're prepared, refresh their skills and knowledge of protocols and procedures. The ARRL now is seeking experienced Amateur Radio emergency volunteers to help supplement communication...
  • Time magazine insults hams.

    01/04/2005 8:06:28 PM PST · by Leo Carpathian · 64 replies · 1,715+ views ^ | 1/4/05 | Don Schellhardt
    Hams Demand Apology By TIME Magazine: Hams around the U.S.A., and in other nations as well, have been writing to TIME Magazine. They are demanding an apology from TIME for failing to edit out a slur against ham radio in TIME's December 31, 2004 issue. That edition featured an article by Lev Grossman about Internet blogging. At one point, Mr. Grossman wrote this: “Before this year, blogs were a curiosity, a cult phenomenon, a faintly embarrassing hobby on the order of ham radio and stamp collecting.” KEN LINDER KC7RAD was apparently the first to spot this statement and started a...
  • Our Porous Northern Border: Canada a Haven For Terrorists

    12/01/2001 11:06:08 PM PST · by JDGreen123 · 6 replies · 458+ views
    The Social Contract Quarterly ^ | Fall edition - 2001 | Wayne Lutton, Ph.D.
    At least four of the suspects in the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center entered the United States from Canada. Suicide hijackers Mohammed Atta and Abdul Alumari crossed into Coburn Gore, Maine early that Tuesday before catching a 6 a.m. flight from Portland to Boston. From Logan Airport, they commandeered the two commercial jetliners that crashed into the World Trade Center. Other participants in the terrorist attack waltzed into the United States from locations in Canada. A third suspect appears to have entered the United States at Jackman, Maine, while others may have taken a ferry from ...