It remains 10 days to help Sweetbox II project to emerge, support here! Sweetbox II is just and amazing ergonomic case specially designed for Raspberry Pi model B. Its strong plastic material protects it from shocks and feels smooth to touch. The components and status lights are visible through the translucent material. Best things is that you do not have to open the case to access the GPIO pins, just remove the rubber [...]
From 2 to 10 March 2013 the famous DX activation Clipperton Island DXpedition, with callsign TX5K will be live and on air ! Clipperton Island or « Île de la Passion », is a French island located 12 000 kms of France in the Pacific Ocean. The team has set up a website dedicated to real-time monitoring of the DXpedition TX5K and available at http://www.dxa2.org/ The site give the last QSO and ongoing, the [...]
Severals kind of services are available online to track Hurricane Irene, which is the first of the 2011 hurricane season in the Atlantic. For the first time also, the City of New York had to be ordered a mandatory evacuation of the city for 370 000 people. In the East Coast of the United States, nearly 1 million people have had to be evacuated. Hurricane Irene has a diameter of about 820 [...]
Because Hurricane Irene heads up the eastern seaboard and New York, where 250,000 people were evacuated due, Google Maps is providing update of its service real-time tracking of storms, as well as forecastsof rain and hurricanes impacts. Click to open full size. The service is available in the Google Crisis Response project, already used in the past for example for the earthquake in Haiti, and available here: http://crisislanding.appspot.com/ You can also check the new Google Maps Weather Forceast services : Available here.
Morse Decoder is an Android phone apps to decodes Morse code characters through the built-in microphone of your Android phone. Morse Decoder can be used by Ham Radio operators or anyone else interested in decoding Morse code from a Radio or any other device. Morse Decoder includes a “waterfall” to show a frequency spectrum of about 50Hz to 2300Hz. A narrow band DSP filter can be set for the frequency of the [...]
The recent period of low solar activity seems to be over. Sunspots appear everywhere on the solar disk and one of them the 1226 sunspotactivity shows a very strong, creating a geomagnetic storm on Earth. Solar wind speed 643.2 km / sec, density of 2.4 protons/cm3. So far, none of these blasts had no effect on the earth, but this is changing as the active region turned toward Earth in the coming days. This activity allow us these beautiful pictures of Southern Aurora Lights by Ian Stewart via spaceweather.com, aurora australis, seen in Tasmania, Australia May 29, 2011. DX propgation is back and here to stay from now!
Following the earthquake and devastating tsunami that hurt Japan, Google has worked with satellite imagery provider GeoEye to get the latest pictures of the earthquake and the worst affected areas in Japan. Here are pictures before and after the earthquake and tsunami, available on Google Earth. Picture of Yuriage in Natori (Japan)
VA7OJ/AB4OJ, Adam Farson of NSARC radio club did a real good job with a complete photos slideshow and full report of his ICOM radio factory tour in Wakaya Japan the 5 november 2010. Website of VA7OJ : http://www.ab4oj.com/ – http://members.shaw.ca/farson/ – http://www.qsl.net/icom/ Icom Japan Global Website : http://www.icom.co.jp/world/