Friday, July 28, 2023

Radio - From The Moon

Keynote is Robert Suggs talks about radio communications during the moon missions.

“How we talked from the Moon: the Apollo communication system”

Fifty years ago astronauts were exploring the surface of the moon. The communication system was one of many technology developments needed for the Apollo program. Basics of the architecture of the Apollo system and a preview of our current lunar exploration plans will be described.


Monday, July 17, 2023

A Petition FCC for High Power Allocation on Shortwave Spectrum

Here is a recent post regarding an FCC regarding an FCC petition that from what it seems, could affect the amateur radio band allocation regarding band edge interference? I see people online saying "EMERGENCY ACT NOW!!" and I see others saying "whoooaaa there boy crying wolf!" So which is it?

Can someone with more expertise weigh in on this? I did find this line in the FCC Petition (LINK BELOW) ..... "Specifically, we consider five frequencies within this range: 4.9,
10.2, 14.9, 19.9, and 24.8 MHz."
So would this even affect us? Much smarter folks that I may be able to provide better info for us? 

A Petition FCC for High Power Allocation on Shortwave Spectrum

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Silent Key Gear Looking For A Good Home

We were recently contacted by Cheryl in Galena about some radio gear left my her SK dad WB0BLM. If any of you are interested in this gear please email her at her email address Cherylann432 @ and she will make arrangements. I have included photos below so if you would like any of this gear, let her know! Thanks Cheryl !! Below is her contact message that we received.

"I am KA0OEB (expired) and located in Galena Ks. My dad, a long-time ham radio operator (WB0BLM-Gary Kennedy) recently passed away and my mom and I are looking for someone to give his radio equipment to. I can take pictures of what we have. We both would love to see them go to someone who will put them back into use."