Long Range WiFi Broadcasts Open-Source Video Conferencing

WiFi is an ubiquitous feature of the modern landscape, but due to power restrictions on most hardware alongside the high-frequency signal it’s typically fairly limited in range. This of course leads to frustration where a WiFi signal can be seen, but the connection is unreliable or slow. While most would …read more

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Teenage Engineering breaks out radio, instrument and speaker mashup

Sweden’s Teenage Engineering already has a bit of a rep for out-of-the-box-thinking, but is perhaps best known for its digital instruments. Now the firm has added a radio into the mix for the Ortho Book 4.Continue ReadingCategory: Home Entertainment, T… Continue reading Teenage Engineering breaks out radio, instrument and speaker mashup

Teenage Engineering breaks out radio, instrument and speaker mashup

Sweden’s Teenage Engineering already has a bit of a rep for out-of-the-box-thinking, but is perhaps best known for its digital instruments. Now the firm has added a radio into the mix for the Ortho Book 4.Continue ReadingCategory: Home Entertainment, T… Continue reading Teenage Engineering breaks out radio, instrument and speaker mashup

Lunar orbiter to listen for radio signals from cosmic “Dark Ages”

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) has announced a new addition to NASA’s upcoming moon-shot Artemis program. From the silent skies on the far side of the Moon, the DAPPER spacecraft will listen out for radio signals from the “Dark Ages” o… Continue reading Lunar orbiter to listen for radio signals from cosmic “Dark Ages”

SDR Transmitting Gets the Power

Most hobby-grade software defined radio setups don’t transmit. Of the few that do, most of them put out anemic levels around one milliwatt or so. If you want to do something outside of the lab, you’ll need an amplifier and that’s what [Tech Minds] shows how to do in a …read more

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Arecibo Observatory damaged in accident, operations suspended

Science operations have been suspended at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico after the radio telescope was damaged on Monday August 10. An auxiliary cable supporting a platform appears to have snapped and fallen, damaging the dish.Continue ReadingC… Continue reading Arecibo Observatory damaged in accident, operations suspended

Fast-radio-burst-like signal traced to dead star in our galaxy

We may be a step closer to understanding the mystery of fast radio bursts (FRBs), as astronomers have now detected the first such signal from within our own galaxy. The radio burst in this case was traced to a highly magnetic dead star called a magneta… Continue reading Fast-radio-burst-like signal traced to dead star in our galaxy

Ham Radio Mobile Operations Circa 1919

You used to be able to tell a die-hard ham radio operator on the road by the number and length of antennas protruding porcupine-like from their vehicle. There are still some mobile high frequency operators that have respectable car-mounted antenna farms, but they have nothing on Alfred H. Grebe. In …read more

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Hubble and ALMA mosaic captures stellar fireworks of star formation

Astronomers are celebrating the 4th of July weekend in their own trademark fashion – by releasing a new image of some cosmic fireworks. The spectacular shot is made up of a mosaic of radio and infrared images, showing a cluster of young stars exploding… Continue reading Hubble and ALMA mosaic captures stellar fireworks of star formation