Spy Transmissions: By the Numbers

January 15, 2014


The January 15 issue of Radio World magazine contains my article on spy numbers stations. Spy numbers stations are anomalous radio stations which transmit coded messages in the shortwave bands. For years they were suspected to contain messages to covert agents working inside foreign countries. With the demise of the Cold War, the number of […]

The Most Interesting Radio Operator in the World

January 10, 2014


ARRL Centennial QSO Party

January 5, 2014


2014 marks the centennial anniversary of the foremost amateur radio organization in the world – the American Radio Relay League (ARRL). The league officially formed in 1914 during the infancy of radio transmission technology, which shows how crucial amateur radio was to the development, advancement and distribution of the technologies that have become so ubiquitous […]

CQ Santa…CQ Santa…

December 21, 2013


This Holiday season we’ve had a pair of mischievous little elves running around creating havoc at night. Fortunately most of their activities have been pretty tame like the night they were up playing Monopoly. Or the night they got jealous of our real dog and decided to make some balloon dogs that they could take […]

CQ Grumpy Cat… CQ Grumpy Cat…

December 14, 2013


A Radio Freq. Holiday Gift Guide

December 6, 2013


Looking for some gift ideas for the radio nut on you shopping list this Christmas season? Here are a few suggestions to help you out. 1. A Charter subscription to “The Spectrum Monitor.” The Spectrum Monitor is the heir apparent to the, sadly, defunct Monitoring Times Magazine. This radio hobby mainstay publication ended it’s run […]

Posted in: Amateur Radio

Nanomechanical Controled Oscillator

November 23, 2013


Scientists from Columbia University have created the worlds smallest FM transmitter by harnessing the electromechanical properties of the worlds strongest known material – Graphene. Graphene is a single atomic layer of carbon atoms that has both high strength and electrical characteristics which rival silicon. The team of Electrical and Mechanical engineers built a nanomechanical oscillator […]

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