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Morse Code Skateboard

June 29, 2014


2o years ago I bought a skateboard by a company named Cream. The deck featured a simple graphic of an antenna tower with a ‘C’ at the top blasting out megawatts of rail-slide and 5-0 grinding awesomeness. I was drawn to this deck simply because of the graphic. I’ve always allowed radio culture to  permeate […]

The New Cubists – Q & A with iam8bit

September 23, 2013


Ukube-1 is the United Kingdom’s first satellite. The 3u (10cm x 10 cm x 30 cm) Cubesat is being designed and built by UK based Clyde Space LTD. The tiny spacecraft will be launching in late 2013 and will carry five academic, educational and experimental payloads, including a Funcube Amateur Radio communication system provided by […]

Ulises 1: A Mexican Space Opera

August 28, 2013


In 2010, a group of artists from Mexico formed the Mexican Space Collective. Their goal: launch a nanosatellite into a low earth orbit (LEO) as an artistic installation – in space. “Ulises 1 is an art and science project developed by the Mexican Space Collective entailing the launching of an artificial nanosatellite to space,” the […]

Happy National Radio Day

August 20, 2013


August 20th is National Radio Day. But as Brett Moss over at the Radio Wold Blog notes, “you probably didn’t know that.” Well, it is. According to the website Holiday Insights, Radio Day is “a more recently established holiday” only dating back to the 1990s. “Radio station personnel, in a number of radio stations, began […]

5 Days at 5 Words Per Minute Roundup

August 17, 2013


This past week, Radio Frequency International Report has been celebrating the language of radio: Morse Code. Many people think Morse Code is obsolete, replaced by more advanced forms of digital data transmission. And while that might be true, it is not a dead language. It’s life is maintained by the many amateur radio operators who […]

The Ultimate Polo Shirt – 5 Days @ 5WPM – Day 4

August 15, 2013


Need to send a message? One that says you are stylish and refined but playful, and that you are, perhaps, the coolest hipster radio operator around? Then grab your straight-key and send off a radiogram to Netherlands based morse code© clothing and order one of their “ultimate” polo shirts. Calling itself a “lifestyle brand,” the […]

Morse Code Knitting – 5 Days @ 5WPM – Day 2

August 13, 2013


It’s still mid-August, but winter is fast approaching and that means Winter Field Day will soon be here. If you plan on lugging your equipment out to a remote, off-the-grid location in an effort to scare up some unique contacts, make sure you pack a set of Morse Code mittens to keep your hands warm. […]