The History of Radio – A Brief Walk Through the Waves

With such incredibly advancements in today’s technology, it’s hard to believe a time without radio as a communication tool ever existed. However, that time wasn’t so long ago. As recently as the 19th century, it was thought nearly impossible to create a means of sound and communication that could travel through wireless waves. It was … Read more…

Comparing and Contrasting the UHF and VHF Wavelengths

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has classifications for several frequency wavelengths; this article is considered with explaining two frequency ranges that account for a majority of the communications devices we humans use on a daily basis, either in our daily lives or in the work of certain career fields. And to start off this discussion, … Read more…

The History and Basics of the Phonetic Alphabet

After radio communication came into use among the United States military, a problem soon arose; many English letters sound alike. This becomes quite cumbersome when one person tries to pass on an encoded message like “B-A-G” and the receiver hears “V-8-E,” which could lead to misdirected efforts, delays, or confuse the receiver. The phonetic alphabet … Read more…

8 Essentials You Need for Your Next Hiking Trip

Whether you’re an avid hiker, or just getting into the outdoor activity, making the most of each and every hike is important. Even the most experienced hikers can sometimes forget, or miss out on some serious essentials that can make each hike easier, and more fulfilling. Hiking can include anything from trekking up a mountainside, … Read more…