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3D-printed radio | Southgate Amateur Radio News – Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Did you know you can build your very own working 3D-printed radio – without any soldering, electronics experience, electric cord, or even batteries? Digital Trends reports that’s exactly what talented Houston, Texas-based 3D-printing and electronics enthusiast Sage Hansen has created. And he’s willing to show you how to do it, too. Called a crystal radio…

Raspberry Jam at TNMOC

Raspberry Jams are something of a phenomenon. Independent and run by volunteers, they gather together people from all walks of life to celebrate the Raspberry Pi in particular, and digital making in general. The National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park is holding a Raspberry Jam for younger people, who are just starting out with…

Do Shortwave ‘Numbers Stations’ Really Instruct Spies? – Radio World

OTTAWA, Ontario — “6-7-9-2-6. 5-6-9-9-0.” Tune across the shortwave bands (above AM/MW), and chances are you will come across a “numbers station.” There’s no programming to speak of; just a mechanical-sounding voice (male or female) methodically announcing seemingly random groups of single digit numbers for minutes on end. The site of British intelligence’s numbers station…

RSGBTech and RSGBForum have moved

The independent Yahoo groups RSGBTech and RSGBForum have moved to Groups.io. Existing members of both groups, with working accounts, were automatically copied to the corresponding new groups. In addition, previous messages, files and so on held in each group were also copied to the new group location in order to maintain continuity of service. Any…

RSGB Band Plans updated

The 2018 RSGB Band Plans can be found in the forthcoming February edition of RadCom, due to arrive with Members this week, and online. These incorporate changes from the 2017 IARU Region 1 Conference, along with UK usage changes. The main changes are in the 5MHz HF band, and the 50, 144 and 430MHz VHF/UHF…