Soon I will make way for the town of Roosville, BC at the border of Montana and Canada. Myself and Godzilla will make our way along the Great Continental Divide Trail over the course of two weeks until we reach Antelope Wells, NM. As I make my way down the trail I'll have a few key survival … Continue reading Ham Radio On The Great Continental Divide
The future of ham radio is bright, but we have our work cut out for us. There's a growing conversation happening on the Internet around many aspects of the amateur ham radio hobby. As licensed operators in the hobby, we should be asking ourselves, "What can I do to help preserve the hobby as it … Continue reading BAYCON 2016 in the bag
Daniel Rapp has written a blog post about using the doppler effect to sense motion. In his experiments he's used hand gestures in free space to generate the scroll, tap, and double-tap gestures on his laptop. He's produced a library which allows a computer to transmit a tone from its speaker while at the same time receiving through its microphone. As the hand … Continue reading Sense motion by using doppler effect
As I continue to experiment with cheap software defined radios paired with open source software I find myself in awe of the amount of information passing silently all around us. More importantly, I'm in awe of what sharing that information with others has the potential to do. Learning and utilizing open source software are the first steps. … Continue reading Open RF
This is an image of a 1 MHz bandwidth slice within the 2-Meter Band of the Radio Frequency spectrum in San Jose, CA. The image is built from logged data over a period of 12 hours on 2 January 2015. More specifically, this image illustrates 145.000 MHz through 146.000 MHz. Left to right represents increasing frequency. Top to bottom represents passed time.