Transmitter site in Brocken Germany – A Unique Tower

TV and FM radio signals are transmitted by the radio mast from the top of the Brocken. With 1.141 meters in height, the Brocken is the highest peak in the Harz mountains. The radio mast also transmits directional radio and in addition provides two ham radio relays (QTH: JO51HT). The mast itself has a height …

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Tech Tuesday – Save Your Fork, There’s Pi! (Reduex)

Back when I was doing the original Tech Tuesday on the radio station blogs, is about the time the first Raspberry Pi came out. And it really was a game changer! Inexpensive, small and powerful with a ton of features for the homebrewer and kit basher, as well as the all around loveable geeks like …

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Left for dead, twice, RadioShack gets another shot online

RadioShack, a fixture at the mall for decades, has been pulled from brink of death, again. It’s the most prized name in the basket of brands that entrepreneur investors Alex Mehr and Tai Lopez have scooped up since the coronavirus pandemic bowled over the U.S. retail sector and sent a number of chains into bankruptcy …

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80th Anniversary Of W2XOY Schenectady, New York

  Radio engineers of the General Electric Company early became interested in the possibilities of FM Broadcasting systems, and have worked closely with Major Edwin H. Armstrong in the development of both receiving and transmitting equipment for various services. In view of this experience, therefore, it seems only natural that the General Electric Company should …

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Zero Gravity Amateur Radio!

The first ham radio operator in space was a NASA astronaut by the name of Owen Garriott. His callsign was W5LFL, he used a 2-meter radio to chat with King Hussein of Jordan, senator Barry Goldwater and also his mother. This occurred on November 28, 1983. Owen SK'ed April 15th, 2019. On November 15th, 2020 SpaceX launched four astronauts …

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