HamRadioCoin or HRC is a virtual currency. It is based on a decentralized peer-to-peer payment network. It is managed by its users without any unique authority or broker. It is intended to be used by anyone but primarily targeted ham radio operators.
HRC can be used to help spread the word of ham radio to people that otherwise would not know about the hobby and to introduce ham radio operators to the world of crypto-currencies. One of the interesting aspects of HRC is that it can be used to receive or send founds via ham radio using the digital mode PSK-63. Watch this video with a demonstration on how the exchange works.
How does it work?
From the user point of view, HamRadioCoin is nothing more than an application or computer program that provides access their personal HamRadioCoin portfolio. This application allows users to send and receive HRC to vendors or other users.
The authenticity of each transaction is protected by digital signatures that match the address of the sender, allowing all users to have full control over each HamRadioCoin sent or received by their personal addresses. In addition, anyone can process transactions using the computational power of their specialized hardware for rewards. This is often called a “mining”.
For more information visit the HamRadioCoin frequently asked questions page.
This inexpensive Arduino based CW decoder was developed by Hjalmar, OZ1JHM. Hjalmar was nice enough to publish the schematics and source code for everyone to use.
The software programmed in to the Arduino is based on the Goertzel Algorithm.
In addition, to increase the flexibility this type of microphone can be added to the circuit.
If you are interested on building this CW decoder, but need assistance or have any questions feel free to send an email to: [webmaster (at) k2jji (dot) org] with your questions or comments.
Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is the basis for civil time in many places worldwide. Many timekeeping devices use this 24-hour time standard, which is determined using highly precise atomic clocks. The hours, minutes, and seconds that UTC expresses is kept close to the mean solar time at the Earth’s prime meridian (zero degrees longitude) located near Greenwich, England.
Thank you, Earl KR2L, for submitting this link.
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The FCC has adjusted very slightly downward — to $21.40 — its proposed Amateur Service vanity call sign regulatory fee for Fiscal Year 2014. In a June Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM), the Commission said it was planning to hike the current $16.10 vanity fee to $21.60 for the 10-year license term. The FCC released a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (R&O) in the proceeding on August 29, in which it recalculated the fee to $21.40 for the 10-year license term. The $5.30 increase still represents the largest vanity fee hike in many years. The new $21.40 fee does not go into effect until 30 days after the R&O is published in The Federal Register.
The Tryon Amateur Radio Club was asked to assist with radio communications at the 1st Annual CM5K Run/Walk.
The 5k road race will take place Saturday 30th in Northville, NY to benefit Open Hearts & Homes for Children.
For more information on this event visit this facebook event page.
For those who are interested, breakfast at 7:00am at Shelby’s Kitchenette on Main St.
Meet up at 8:00am at Waterfront Park, Main and Water St, Northville NY. Talk in on 146.520 simplex. For more information contact Don, WA2EZ.
Race check in is at 9:00am and will begin at 9:30am.
Howard KD2ABK submitted the following NPR story:
For a full story visit this link.
Thank you, Howard KD2ABK, for submitting this article.
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Finally hams are getting some love from Facebook. Officially licensed amateur (ham) radio operators may now use their call sign as their Alternate Name, or nickname, on their individual profiles.
Jeff KB1PNB, who works at the Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park, California found a petition on an amateur radio Facebook Group to which he belongs, and then did some research, wrote the necessary code, then got it reviewed and approved.
HUGE THANKS to everyone who supported this petition.
Instructions on how to do this can be found here.