Boy Scouts’ Radio Merit Badge Requirements to Include Amateur Radio Direction Finding Option

[UPDATED 2017-01-07 @ 1522 UTC] The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have updated the requirements for the Radio Merit Badge for 2017. A new option for the Radio Merit Badge is Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF). ARRL ARDF Coordinator Joe Read More …

Ham radio operators broadcast their enthusiasm for vintage electronics

La PORTE — Forget about the Internet, cell phones and solid-state anything at all. This group is sticking with old-fashioned vacuum tubes and antennas. Hundreds came to the Civic Auditorium in La Porte on Saturday to swap stories and hard-tofind Read More …

Amateur radio groups to send a balloon to the stratosphere and back

Many UC Berkeley students have sky-high ambitions, but this weekend some are going to new heights. Members of the East Bay Amateur Radio Club and UC Berkeley’s radio club are teaming up to launch a high-altitude balloon to near-space, and they are inviting the public to come Read More …