GNU Radio Aims to Improve Accessibility and Usability

 GNU Radio, a free & open-source software development toolkit that provides signal processing blocks to implement software radios, has embarked on a project to make the software more accessible to everyone, regardless of which operating system they use and how much experience they have with wireless communications and digital signal processing. GNU Radio developers have identified several improvements that will make the software more accessible and easier to maintain.

These improvements include:

• Easier installation of GNU Radio on Windows and MacOS computers,

• Easier installation of out-of-tree modules (OOTs),

• Better documentation to make GNU Radio easier to use, and

• Usability features for GNU Radio Companion (GRC).

The improvements were chosen because, while they were under development already, progress on them has been hindered by lack of specialized expertise. This grant from ARDC will allow GNU Radio to hire developers with the expertise needed to push these developments forward. For example, hiring a usability expert will give GNU Radio Companion, the project’s graphical user interface (GUI), a much-improved user experience.

For each improvement project, one or more mentors (who will be volunteers from the GNU Radio leadership or core developers) will guide the work. These mentors will help the contractors stay aligned to project goals and offer feedback at periodic intervals.

About GNU Radio

GNU Radio is a free and open-source software development toolkit that provides signal processing blocks to implement software radios. It can be used with readily-available low-cost external RF hardware to create software-defined radios, or without hardware in a simulation-like environment. It is widely used in research, industry, academia, government, and hobbyist environments to support both wireless communications research and real-world radio systems. To learn more about GNU Radio, please visit https://www.gnuradio.org/.

About ARDC

Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) is a California-based foundation with roots in amateur radio and the technology of internet communication. The organization got its start by managing the AMPRNet address space, which is reserved for licensed amateur radio operators worldwide. Additionally, ARDC makes grants to projects and organizations that follow amateur radio’s practice and tradition of technical experimentation in both amateur radio and digital communication science. Such experimentation has led to advances that benefit the general public, including the mobile phone and wireless internet technology. ARDC envisions a world where all such technology is available through open source hardware and software, and where anyone has the ability to innovate upon it. To learn more about ARDC, please visit https://www.ampr.org.

For more information, contact:

Derek Kozel,

GNU Radio President

dkozel@gnuradio.org

Dan Romanchik, KB6NU

ARDC Communications Manager

858.477.9903, dan@ardc.net

Amateur Radio Digital Communications

Dan Romanchik, KB6NU

858-477-9903

https://www.ampr.org

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DJ Babydoll Radio Partners with Fana World Travel to Promote “The 90’s Friendship Cruise” on the Celebrity Equinox

 DJ Babydoll Radio is proud to announce that they are now an official ad partner for Fana World Travel, also based out of Jersey City, New Jersey. The partnership is expected to increase visibility for the travel agency, as they work to maximize exposure for the “The 90’s Friendship Cruise” onboard the Celebrity Equinox specifically.

DJ Babydoll, the owner of DJ Babydoll Radio which airs on the iHeart radio network and Apple Music via Live365.com, knew instantly that this would be a great advertising partner. “When I connected with Farah, the Co-Founder of Fana World, I instantly knew that it would be a great partnership for us both. Our station is attracting thousands of new listeners per month and 98% of the music in rotation is from as early as the 1960’s, all the way up to the early 2000’s. Our listeners love old school music and nostalgia so I knew that this was perfect.”

The 90’s Friendship Cruise is scheduled to set sail on May 15 and return to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on May 21, 2022. A travelers’ dream vacation will come to life with tailored entertainment and sun-drenched adventures at the ports of Key West, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel. Cruisers will be able to create experiences of a lifetime with friends, family, or simply on their own. For more information visit http://thefriendshipcruise.com or call 201.328.6451.

About Fana World Travel:

Fana World Travel is a boutique travel agency, headquartered in Jersey City, NJ. Co-Founders Nadia and Farah are connected to the very best boutique tour operators, guides, and properties around the world, and open up new doors of discovery for travelers. Their own extensive personal travel experiences (They have checked off more than 40 countries combined) means their clients will be in expert hands every step of the way.

Press Contact:

Farah Samoo, Co-Founder

Fana World Travel

(201) 328-6451

farah.samoo@fanaworldtravel.com

About DJ Babydoll Radio:

DJ Babydoll Radio was launched on Live356.com in June of 2020 by DJ Babydoll, and she began studying at Scratch DJ Academy in NYC in March of 2021. DJ Babydoll’s passion is R&B and Hip Hop, primarily from the ’80s ’90s, and early 2000s but has had a genuine love for all kinds of music since she was a child. The station launched on July 12, 2021 is receiving 12,000 listeners per month since and is accessible via iHeart Radio, Live366, and Alexa, and Apple Music.

Press Contact:

Shia Bailey, Business Manager

DJ Babydoll Radio

(646)-974-4084

hello@djbabydollradio.com

DJ Babydoll Radio

Shia Bailey

646-974-4084

djbabydollradio.com

contactdjbabydoll@gmail.com

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  • Radio

Faith Talk Radio Host + Pastoral Counselor, Dr. Angela Chester Makes Top 30 Inspiring Women to Look Out For in 2021

 “It’s great to see women jumping out of the conventional boundaries and making their mark in the industries. Be it entrepreneurship, philanthropy, or politics, their presence has undoubtedly created a fresh wave of innovation and inspiration out there. The NYC Journal continues, “Without each one of their contributions, our industry wouldn’t have been where it stands today. While celebrating all these women of the industry, let’s take a look at the top 30 inspiring, fierce, and empowering women of the world who stay determined to disrupt their ways to success.”

Dr. Angela Butts Chester, a faith-based media professional, empowerment speaker, and pastoral counselor, helps others overcome unproductive mindsets and see new opportunities. Her personal mission – to “enlighten, inspire and empower you” – is the tagline of her national talk-radio show.

Daily Spark with Dr. Angela is a national faith talk radio show that features authors who understand the importance of faith and education. From sci-fi to health and wellness, authors share their stories, and how faith has helped them succeed in life. The internationally known, Daily Spark TV, is the sister show to the radio program.

As a Pastoral Counselor and Empowerment Coach, Dr. Angela, as she is lovingly called, takes a holistic approach. Assisting Millennial + Gen X women, Dr. Angela scaled up her Pivot for Purpose coaching program during the pandemic. Originally one-on-one, including virtual options gave more women access to next-level accountability and growth. Pivot for Purpose helps anyone looking to find better life definition or life purpose. Classes and courses are also available on spiritual development and wellness.

When asked why she keeps moving forward, Dr. Chester says, “Empowered women, empower women. We shouldn’t let an opportunity pass by where we can mentor someone, teach our fellow women what we have learned, or leave a legacy for the next generation. We all walk a smoother path thanks to a great woman who had vision and fortitude.”

Dr. Chester feels her journey as a breast cancer survivor has prepared her to lead and inspire others. As an international speaker, she engages the audience with strategies towards their own transformation.

On Instagram (@drangelachester), she stated that being included in this article was a “humbling and exciting moment.” She also took the time to congratulate her fellow women. When asked why that was important, she said, “Because it’s the right thing to do. I lose nothing giving virtual ‘cheers’ to another amazing woman. We should salute each other more; there’s room for all of us.”

An advocate for successful faith-driven women, her website (drangelachester.com) is designed to encourage women to push past any obstacle they may face on their climb to personal success.

Dr. Angela Chester

Dr. Angela Butts Chester

562-209-2083

www.drangelachester.com

FB/IG/Twitter: @drangelachester

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  • Women’s Interest