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Amateur Radio Emergency Service Transitioning to New Online Reporting System

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) will phase out the traditional ARES report forms later this year in favor of an online system called <i>ARES</i> …

Ham Radio

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Twitter tested its local news stream during the Florida school shooting

Twitter tested a new livestreaming service which allows users to watch local news coverage of events live — by broadcasting during a terrifying school shooting.<p>During the crisis in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where a former student shot and killed 17 people, Twitter showed users a …

Livestreaming

Outernet 3.0: Implementation Details and a 71,572km LoRa World Record - rtl

World Records

Ham Radio RFI – How To Track Down and Find RFI and Noise Affecting Your Ham Station

Unfortunately, in today’s world ham radio and RFI seem to be synonymous, coexistent users of virtually all known frequencies.<p>At least that’s the way …

Ham Radio

The Secret of Aikido is love?

<b>Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba’s Calligraphy for “Ai” (“love”)</b><p>Takashi Sasaki on the Gokui of Aikido<p>Takashi Sasaki (佐々木貴) entered Aikikai Hombu Dojo …

Spirituality

Half of Puerto Rico’s housing was built illegally. Then came Hurricane Maria.

Gladys Peña built a home the way many thousands of people in Puerto Rico, maybe most, did for decades: in makeshift fashion.<p>Every week for years, …

Housing

Termination Of China's "One Child" Policy... Much Ado About Next To Nothing

In late 2015, the Chinese government formally changed its 3+ decade "one child" policy to allow married couples in China to have two children. <b>The</b> …

Demographics

PicSat Requests Ham Radio Assistance to Capture/Upload Telemetry

Artist’s impression of PicSat in space<p>The CubeSat <b>PicSat</b> carrying an amateur radio FM transponder was launched on the same PSLV-C40 flight from India …

CapSnap Hat Carrying Clip

Price: $9.99Easily carry your hat when you’re not wearing it with the CapSnap Hat Carrying Clip. Featuring an innovative clamp design, the CapSnap is …

Crowd Funding

What You Need to Know About the 2018 Appalachian Trail Kick-Off

The Appalachian Trail Kick-Off, or ATKO, is an annual event held in early March. This event has been going on for 17 years, and continues to get …

Hiking

ARRL Releases Technician Element 2 Question Pool Errata #2

Russian Population May Never Increase Again, Even with Immigrants Included, Analyst Says

Paul Goble<p>Staunton, February 5 – 2017 is likely to go down in history as the last year “when the population of Russia increased even when immigrants …

Trench Foot, Begone!

Keeping rain off your head or back is simple when you’re on the trail. All you need is a waterproof jacket. Keeping your feet from getting soaked and turning into petri dishes of blisters, infections, and rotting skin while hiking, however, takes some serious maintenance—and the stakes are higher. …

Setting Your TNC's Audio Drive Level

Why it's important, and how to do it...<p>by John Ackermann N8UR<p>I'd lay reasonable odds that most 1200 baud packet radio stations are getting less range …

Music Production

ARRL Announces Mobile DXCC Operating Award

ARRL this week announced a <b>Mobile DXCC Operating Award</b>, available to radio amateurs who have contacted at least 100 DXCC entities from a working …

Mobile

February Meeting: Chasing Radiosondes for Fun and (no) Profit

The next meeting of the Amateur Radio Experimenters Group will be held next <b>Friday, February 16th</b> at the Fulham Community Centre (formerly known as …

Amateur Radio

WWII Commemorative DXpedition to S. Pacific Islands | DX-World

WWII Pacific Islands Tour: February 13 – March 7 by Will (AA4NC) and Ron (AA4VK).<p>They will make stops at six islands that were key in America’s …

Military

After the Storm

When hurricanes Irma and Maria destroyed hundreds of homes and displaced thousands of people in the U.S. Virgin Islands last fall, some people sent money and supplies. A smaller group showed up. They left their lives and families, dealt with occasional awkwardness and tetanus shots, to see what …

U.S. Virgin Islands

Too Much Netflix, Not Enough Chill: Why Young Americans Are Having Less Sex

Happy Valentine’s Day! Fifty years after the sexual revolution, sex in America is in decline. Americans are having less sex, the share of Americans who say they never once had sex in the past year is rising, and—perhaps most surprising—this revolution in sexual behavior is being led by the young. …

Demographics

Top 10 Best Sleeping Bags for Backpacking for 2018

When you’re on the trail for days at a time your sleeping bag is your lifeline to good rest. Along with your sleeping pad, it’s perhaps the most …

Backpacking

American Sign Language interpreters relay crucial information during local disasters

MONTECITO, Calif. - Thousands of people are using shovels to help Montecito mudslide survivors and Thomas Fire victims. However, two women, Jo Black …

Language

Do You Need Maps to Hike the Appalachian Trail?

A collection of “old school”Appalachian Trail Maps and ResourcesYou do (still) need maps to hike the Appalachian Trail, but they’re probably not the …

Hiking

Tips for camping in the rain

With winter nearly in the rear view, a string of rainy spring months awaits before the sun-filled days of summer. Because of this, many of you may …

Camping

‘Test’ tsunami warning startles Palm Beach County

Some agencies forwarded a tsunami warning test for the Atlantic and Gulf coasts but left out the "test" part.

Palm Beach County
Climate Change

Appalachian Trail Ridgerunner: Frequently Asked Questions

As a ridgerunner you answer the same questions over and over—it’s part of the job. I recall the questions I received during my 2016 summer as a …

RemoteRotator

remoteRotator is a cross platform application which makes your azimuth / elevation antenna rotators available on the network.<p>remoteRotator is written …

Linux

11 Things Every Hiker Should Know About Fitness

Learn these key hiking fitness principles to get the most out of your time on the trail.<p>32.7K<p>SHARES<p>1. It’s better to exercise a little, and often, …

Hiking