Monthly Archives: August 2016

The Tools Needed For Radio Controlled Hobbyists

Building a radio controlled project requires a huge amount of time and detail when you are putting the pieces together, or even cutting the pieces out to be assembled. Most people who do it as a hobby will have many different tools that they use throughout the course of assembling a radio controlled project. If you want to build something for the first time, you will need some materials that will come in immensely handy throughout the process. Here I will name some of the main ones, […]

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Radio Sports For Die-Hard Hobbyists

Radiosport as a term is sometimes used as two separate words, or as a single word. It refers to the use of amateur radio equipment or the ham, in short, as a part of playing some sort of game. It might be group event or a single person event. It can involve other competitors in real time like a race or like a performance or achievement over a given time frame. The contests are usually sponsored events, and can last anywhere between a few hours and 2 […]

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Radio Controlled Toys – Hobby Grade Devices For Serious Hobbyists

Radio controlled (RC) toys can be toy grade or hobby grade. The toy-grade Radio Controlled devices can be available at a cheap rate in almost every retail store. They are made of non-serviceable parts and are produced in bulk. The toys are not very robust in their speed or abilities. A radio controlled device of one toy cannot be used in another toy. They are not durable and are of “soft” material; these toys are mostly not able to take on the rugged terrain outdoors. They are […]

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Radio Controlled Hobbies: A Technological History

You push a lever on your remote, and your remote control plane veers to the left. It almost seems like magic. Radio control is one of the most magical inventions of the modern era. It has a very long and intriguing history. Linguistic research into the origins of the word radio reveals that it was from the prefix radio-meaning concerned with radiations. The word radio came into being before Hertz’s discovering of electromagnetic radiations. Initially what was radio-telegraphy and radio-telephony over time came to be just radio. […]

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Modern Radio Hobbyists

An amateur radio is called a Ham radio, and the operator is called as an amateur radio operator. They pursue the ham radio operation as a hobby, and it is a vastly popular hobby at that. The origin of the word ham for an amateur radio operator is rather interesting. Ham was used to mean anybody who was NOT efficient or talented in the field. In the early days, the amateur operators had a notorious reputation for sending in garbled Morse code. So, these amateur operators were […]

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Activities For Radio Hobbyists

Amateur radio or ham is largely a hobby activity. The majority of thel hobby time is spent on making contact and having conversations with people in distant regions and from different cultures. Two way communications, identifying their location and station, zone, region and place is the usual custom. This is always followed by other casual communications. If the contact is made for a contest to make two way communication with as many stations or ham radio operators as possible, this all the information that is shared. DX-ing […]

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GoolRC 2.4G 3CH AFHS Radio Remote Control Transmitter with Receiver for RC Car Boat

This product is specially developed for remote control cars and boats. It possesses super active and passive anti-jamming capabilities, very low power consumption and high receiving sensitivity. Special speed limit function! Let the beginners can control the car within limited speed range! It has a special Throttle limit switch! Features: 3CH remote control for RC cars and boats Works between 2.400GHz to 2.4835GHz frequencies, divided into 160 wave bands It covers the entire band width of the antenna bandwidth range Adopts AFHDS (Automatic Frequency Hopping Digital System) […]

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Maisto R/C 27Mhz (3-Channel) Rock Crawler Radio Control Vehicle (Colors May Vary)

Take your radio control experience off-road with the all new Rock Crawler from Maisto. This off-road radio control truck boasts articulated suspensions, two motors and low gearing to make for awesome rugged off-road action. Rock Crawler is 12.5” long and sports both articulated front and rear suspension. Vehicle comes with TPE tires for ultra grip. Tri-channel transmitter allows for three people to play simultaneously with their other Maisto radio control vehicles. Go off-road with your brand new Rock Crawler today. 6AA bateries required for vehicle (not included) […]

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Resources For The Beginner Who Wants To Pursue Radio Controlled Hobbies

If electronic gadgets fascinate you and you want to do more than just use them, then you are a great candidate for pursuing a radio controlled hobby. If designing and assembling electronic devices is your fascination then you will be interested by RC models, whereas if you are more interested in wireless transmission and making communication contacts with people around the world, then you are more cut out to pursue hams. These overlap many times, and most ham operators have a flair for radio controlled models, and […]

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