Friday, May 22, 2009

FCC’s Warrantless Household Searches Alarm Experts 

Here is an interesting article from Wired Magazine's web site.

You may not know it, but if you have a wireless router, a cordless phone, remote car-door opener, baby monitor or cellphone in your house, the FCC claims the right to enter your home without a warrant at any time of the day or night in order to inspect it.

That’s the upshot of the rules the agency has followed for years to monitor licensed television and radio stations, and to crack down on pirate radio broadcasters. And the commission maintains the same policy applies to any licensed or unlicensed radio-frequency device.

Here is a link to the FULL STORY.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Simple antenna for six meters 

Six meters can be a very interesting band to work. With many of the new rigs now including six meters in their basic configuration hams are starting to look at six in a new light. Not the mention that the transition digital television is going to eliminate the old bug a boo of TVI that everyone feared and which kept many operators off six meters. So check out this antenna design and think about joining in on the fun of six meters.


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Monday, May 18, 2009

Radio Shack scanners on sale 

If you are in the market for a new scanner Radio Shack currently had a sale on that you might find of interest. If you don't need APCO25 I like the deal on the PRO-163 with 1000 channels, alpha numeric display and PL/DPL decoding capabilities. Follow this link below to check them out.

Radio Shack Scanners On Sale

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