Friday, December 15, 2017

Ham Licenses

Ham licenses chart.

Up: Extra, General, Tech, and Total
This is a high water mark for all three classes and overall licenses.

Down: Advanced and Novice
Advanced and Novice will only go down since no new licenses are being issued for these classes.

MonthExtraAdvancedGeneralTechnicianNoviceARS Total

Tuesday, November 14, 2017


The blog is 7 years old today. Funny how it gets older despite my lack of posting.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Voice Control Security

I love my Echo, but the attack vectors are scary...
Via @Jruys

Monday, September 11, 2017

Etymology of Ham Radio

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017

Baofeng Tech: MURS-V1

The kind folks at Baofeng Tech sent me a couple of their new BTECH MURS-V1 radios. They introduce the MURS-V1 this way:
"MURS is a two-way, VHF short-distance voice or data communications service for personal or business activities of the general public.

The MURS-V1 is a great introduction to two-way radios as a step-up from common walkie talkies. The MURS-V1 introduces users to common PL (Private Line) tones and terminology. Standard CTCSS and DCS terminology is used without abstract Menu terms (such as "Tone 12") used by bubble-pack radios."
I'll have to recruit the help of my crack team to help me test these MURS radios out.