Posts Tagged ‘ham radio’

HackPittsburgh Featured in "Hack This" by John Baichtal

HackPittsburgh is proud to announce their inclusion in John Baichtal’s new book, “Hack This: 24 Incredible Hackerspace Projects from the DIY Movement”! Highlights include two longstanding HackPittsburgh projects – the Near-Space Balloon (LEAD Balloon) Project and the Aerial Ping Pong Drop! The HackPittsburgh LEAD Balloon project began in March 2010 as part of the Hackerspaces…

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Fri – Advanced Narrow Band Emergency Messaging System

Attention Amateur Radio Operators and those curious about Amateur Radio! In a follow up to his previous talk on nbEMS here at the shop, Harry, W3YJ, will be here on Friday to cover some advanced topics. Not to fret, even if you missed the first talk, you’ll be fine. nbEMS is a system based on…

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Our Day in Space

Sunday, August 8th: 97,497 feet! Months of work, a trial launch still to be recovered (lost at 95,000 feet) a night-before crunch finishing up the details… Four of us, Jon, Matt, Mandy (our Hackerspaces in Space Contest Judge), and Doug meet at the shop at 8am on Sunday. Matt already has the helium tank in…

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Dayton Meetup

The HackPGH crew is headed to Dayton, OH this weekend for the Dayton Hamvention.  Some of us have been there before, but for many of us it’s our first time.  We are excited to see the sights and meet up with people there.  If you are going to Dayton (and really why wouldn’t you be)…

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Pittsburgh Marathon

On Sunday May 2nd HackPGH members Doug Philips, Sayan Chakraborty, and Matt Stultz put the amateur radio skills that they acquired at HackPittsburgh to good use by helping out with the Pittsburgh Marathon.  Each year hams from around the community volunteer to help provide critical communications for the marathon.  These jobs include passing on position…

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This Friday at HackPGH: The Narrow Band Emergency Messaging System!

Attention amateur radio operators!  This Friday at 7pm, join us at HackPittsburgh and learn about the Narrow Band Emergency Messaging System (NBEMS). Harry Bloomberg, an Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator for the Western PA Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), will talk about ARES, how the services works for Western PA and his responsibilities there. Harry will…

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Tonight: Monday Workshops are Back!

Beginning tonight (Jan. 4th) at 7pm, Monday Members Workshops are back at HackPittsburgh! Monday workshops are free to all HackPittsburgh members and cover whatever topics our members want to teach and learn.  Tonight, join us as we kick things off with these two workshops: 7pm – Amateur Radio Study Session – Study to earn your…

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Amateur Radio Classes: Fun Times

Starting Monday, October 12th, HackPittsburgh president Matt Stultz is running members-only training classes for Amateur Radio Service (a.k.a. Ham radio) license certification. Yesterday marked the first of these classes, with Matt running about 5 students through some of the question pools for the Technician class examination.  Matt drilled us on questions about FCC licensing requirements…

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