Wilderness Wireless Internet on OAUSA Tonight

July 17, 2008

Have you been somewhere, perhaps camping or traveling and you need Internet access or need to make a phone call? Your cell phone or EVDO card has no signal bars and Windows wireless networks is empty of hotspots? Tonight I’ll be discussing this topic on the Outdoor Adventure USA Amateur Radio net on the Keller […]

Join us for the launch of the Outdoor Adventure USA Amateur Radio Net on April 24th, 2008

April 22, 2008

Outdoor Adventure USA was originally created by "off-roading" enthusiasts who also happened to be licensed Amateur Radio operators (Ham radio).  They believe that safely enjoying outdoor adventures, (while using a vehicle), seemed to be a perfect marriage with Amateur Radio. For a host of reasons, Ham radio is an indispensable part of enjoying the outdoors, […]

FCC to Drop Morse Testing for All Amateur License Classes

December 15, 2006

From the ARRL website: NEWINGTON, CT, Dec 15, 2006 — In an historic move, the FCC has acted to drop the Morse code requirement for all Amateur Radio license classes. The Commission today adopted, but hasn’t yet released, the long-awaited Report and Order (R&O) in WT Docket 05-235, the "Morse code" proceeding. Also today, the FCC adopted […]

Ultimate Automotive Laptop Setup

May 11, 2006

Perhaps not the ultimate, but close. It does nearly all the tasks that I like in the laptop mounted in my Toyota Tundra. I’m often asked which applications I’m running, so here they are: Here’s the list of software applications I run on the laptop: UI-View: An Amateur Radio mapping, position tracking and messaging application. […]

SuitSat Update

February 13, 2006

For SuitSat audio and the latest updates on SuitSat, visit here for audio and other news: http://www.aj3u.com/blog/

SuitSat QSL Information

February 2, 2006

Those who hear SuitSat should send their signal reports with a large (9×12 inch) self-addressed stamped envelope to one of the addresses listed below: USA: ARRL Headquarters, SuitSat QSL, 225 Main Street, Newington, CT 06111-1494 USA Canada: Radio Amateurs of Canada, SuitSat QSL, 720 Belfast Road, Suite 217, Ottawa Ontario K1G 0Z5 Europe: F1MOJ – […]

Suitsat Update – Deployment February 3rd

February 1, 2006

See SuitSat.org once SuitSat is released from the International Space Station (currently scheduled for February 3), and display reports of people that have heard the downlinked audio and seen the slow scan images. Reports will be entered manually here and viewed here. My Tigertronics SignaLink Model SL-1+ has arrived today. I’ll be using this device […]

Disembodied Spacesuit set to orbit Earth

January 27, 2006

From NASA: One of the strangest satellites in the history of the space age is about to go into orbit. Launch date: Feb. 3rd. That’s when astronauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS) will hurl an empty spacesuit overboard. The spacesuit is the satellite — "SuitSat" for short. "SuitSat is a Russian brainstorm," explains Frank […]

Bill McAuthur Worked all States From ISS

January 23, 2006

I heard on my Amateur Radio equipment the voice of Bill McAuthur, US Astronaut directly from ISS, on Saturday that he worked a station in Alaska. He’s now worked all States on VHF from the International Space Station. When Bill passed over on, I brought my 7 year old to the radio just in case […]

SuitSat, the most unusual Amateur Radio satellite

January 16, 2006

From AMSAT North America: "Amateur radio equipment will be installed inside a surplus Russian Orlan spacesuit. It will become an independently orbiting satellite once it is deployed by the crew of the International Space Station during an extravehicular activity, tentatively planned for February 9th, 2006. Running only on internal batteries within the spacesuit, SuitSat will […]