Month: August 2018

ARISS Packet Radio System Expected to be Back Late this Year

ARRL – The currently silent packet radio system on the International Space Station could be back on the air by year’s end. Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) hardware team members have located an original duplicate of the packet module that had been in use on the...

Slow phone or computer? How to avoid getting ‘cryptojacked’

By Josh Elliott/Global News – Your computer or smartphone might be helping criminals crank out thousands of dollars in online currency, and you wouldn’t even know it. A new hacking tool known as “cryptojacking” is on the rise, and it threatens to secretly use your computer to generate online money for cybercriminals....

FCC Cites Baofeng Importer

FCC Cites Baofeng Importer for Illegally Marketing Unauthorized RF Devices The FCC has issued a Citation and Order (Citation) to Amcrest Industries, LLC(formerly Foscam Digital Technologies, LLC), an importer and marketer of popular and inexpensive Baofeng hand-held transceivers, alleging that the company violated FCC rules and the Communications Act by illegally marketing...