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Amateur radio geostationary satellite to support disaster relief communication

While radio amateurs have been building and operating satellites since 1961, most were in low earth orbits until earlier this year when radio amateurs acquired access to a geostationary satellite. The Qatar Amateur Radio Society (QARS) secured the privilege to have an amateur radio payload as part of Es’hailSat-2. Discussions regarding the payload were held […]

Compromising on software outsourcing may lead to disaster

It remains a mystery at the heart of Boeing’s 737 Max crisis, how a company renowned for meticulous design, made seemingly basic software mistakes leading to two deadly crashes. Peter Robison at Bloomberg recently wrote “Longtime Boeing engineers say the effort was complicated by a push to outsource work to lower-paid contractors. The Max software, […]

High demand spectrum policy – WOAN stays, 5G on hold

Government remains married to the Wireless Open Access Network (WOAN) despite the opposition it received from all quarters when the concept was first published in the National Integrated ICT Policy White paper in 2016. The WOAN concept has, to date, not been successfully implemented anywhere in the world and countries like Australia and Russia abandoned […]