Internet Archive Blogs: Digital Library of Amateur Radio & Communications Surpasses 25,000 Items. “In the six weeks since announcing that Internet Archive has begun gathering content for the Digital Library of Amateur Radio and Communications (DLARC), the project has quickly grown to more than 25,000 items, including ham radio newsletters, podcasts, videos, books, and catalogs. The project seeks additional contributions of material for the free online library.”
Hackaday: Web Pages (And More) Via Shortwave. “If you are a ham radio operator, the idea of sending pictures and data over voice channels is nothing new. Hams have lots of techniques for doing that and — not so long ago — even most data transmissions were over phone lines. However, now everyone can get in on the game thanks to the cheap availability of software-defined radio. Several commercial shortwave broadcasters are sending encoded data including images and even entire web pages.”
EOS: Amateur Radio Operators Help Fill Earthquake Donut Holes. “Ham radio networks gear up to provide real-time, on-the-ground information about earthquake shaking and damage when other communication pathways are knocked out of commission.”
File this under “Oh, why not,” from Hackaday: Google Assistant, Now Available On Ham Radio. “Depending on who you talk to, Google Assistant is either a tool capable of quickly and clearly answering audio queries in natural langauge, or a noisier and less useful version of Wolfram Alpha. [William Franzin] decided it would be particularly cool to make the service available over ham radio – and that’s exactly what he did.” Lots of comments.
eHam: Free Back Issues of Ham Radio Horizons Online. “Would you like to travel back in time to the late 1970’s and be able to see and read all 36 complete issues of Ham Radio Horizons for FREE??? Well thanks to the fine folks at The Internet Archive you can…”