Here’s the free 430 page report, published some 2 years after the headline.
According to the BBC, a female peregrine falcon has nested in a faulty cellphone tower and engineers aren’t allowed access until the chicks have fledged. The chicks might not fledge until June. There are less than 1500 pairs breeding in the UK & anyone disturbing them risks a prison sentence.
Decoding 433MHz keyfobs with RTL-SDR, RFCat, Audacity and a Texas Instruments Chronos Watch.
Interested in understanding how your 433MHz keyfobs work? Want to record the 433MHz data & play it back?
Read this great blog post from Adam Laurie of Aperture Labs:
RTL SDR Software Defined Radio running on Android phones and tablets running Ice Cream Sandwich.
Take a phone or tablet running Android Ice Cream Sandwich, a USB cable wired for OTG, and a $20 USB TV Stick, and you have a touch screen radio scanner capable of tuning anywhere from 52-2200Mhz.
From their website:
“Turns your mobile phone or tablet into a cheap and portable software defined radio scanner. Allows you to listen to live on air FM radio stations, weather reports, police, fire department and emergency stations, taxi traffic, airplane communications, audio of analogue TV broadcasts, HAM radio amateurs, digital broadcasts and many more! Depending on the hardware used, its radio frequency coverage could span between 50 MHz and 2.2 GHz. It currently demodulates WFM, AM, NFM, USB, LSB, DSB, CWU and CLW signals.
You can get a compatible USB receiver for under $20 online from eBay. Just plug in your rtl-sdr compatible USB DVB-T tuner into your Android device using a USB OTG Cable and turn on SDR Touch. For list of supported Realtek RTL2832U based dongles, please see the end of the description. Those features are supported via a driver that you will need to download from Google Play.”
UK 4G Wireless Spectrum Auction is over. Raised less money than expected.
Some interesting analysis of the auction results:
A Femtocell is a small box that plugs into your internet router & provides 3G phone coverage in poor reception areas.
The Register has just done a round-up of the Femtocells currently available for UK users. It’s worth a read.
Vodafone are still the only network selling the Sure Signal boxes to anyone who wants one for £100 each. Although other providers will apparently suppply a free box if you threaten to leave.
Read the full review at http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/01/07/femtocells/
Raspberry Pi MAME Arcade Emulator SD Card Image Released.
Sick of trying to package your own working SD card image for MAME? Use this one instead:
One sample ROM is included. If you can’t find your favourite game ROM, just search for ‘MAME arcade DVD’ on eBay.
Game files go in the /home/pi/roms/ directory.
Nico Golde gave an excellent talk on GSM mobile paging requests at the 29c3 hacker conference in Hamburg, Germany yesterday.
He used the cheap Motorola C123 class of mobile phone running modified Osmocombb software to intercept an SMS message.
He plans to publish his research in the new year on his blog site.
From today’s Microwave News bulletin:
Many of you may have already heard that the Italian
Supreme Court has affirmed a worker’s compensation
claim filed by a man who developed a tumor after using
wireless phones daily for 12 years. This is the first time
a court has ruled in favor of such a link.
The decision may turn out to be an important
legal precedent, but it also represents a defeat for
a small coterie of experts on ICNIRP and at the
Karolinska Institute in Stockholm whose
“don’t worry, be happy” outlook was rejected by the court.
Read our new story at:
Story appeared in the UK press too!
Here’s the Sun’s article:
Weak magnetic fields alter number of chromosomes in cancer cells research.
Research that’s easy to replicate elsewhere, or not, that could change the game forever…