Thursday, April 30, 2009

Near-fest this weekend!

This is the biggest Ham radio flea market in the area.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Ubuntu 9.04 as slick as Windows 7, Mac OS X

In short, Ubuntu is now as slick and beautiful as Mac OS X or Windows 7.

Click here

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Ellsbury Steals Home Red Sox vs. Yankees

With Joe Costiglione audio. As the NY Post said "An Ell of a play!"

Click here for the YouTube video.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Sunday, April 26, 2009

So long Pontiac

It looks like GM is going to kill Pontiac. If they are to survive, I feel they should close everything except Chevy and Cadillac.  If they focues on just these two brands, I'm willing to bet they could make quality products AND a profit!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Slot radio

This is a nice MP3 player that would make a great gift for someone that wants an easy to use MP3 player.

From the website:

"Introducing slotRadio - the instant load music player bundled with a 1,000 song slotRadio™ Mix card. No downloads, no PCs and no work involved. Simply pop the card in the player and enjoy a near-endless supply of full-length tracks."

Visit for more info

Friday, April 24, 2009

Thursday, April 23, 2009

How to afford anything

I don't agree with all of this, but it makes a very interesting read!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Why we love film

Ken has a lot of good arguments as to why you may still want to use film!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Ken Rockwell reviews the Olympus 35RC

This was my very first 35mm camera and I still have it.  I know film is on life support in these digital days, but I still enjoy my film cameras.

Monday, April 20, 2009

K1P was a great success!

My local radio club, PART of Westford, had a special event station this past weekend commemorating Patriots Day. Visit for more info and photos of the event.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

The World’s First Desktop Cloaking Device

I wouldn't use this at work, but it's a clever device!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Armstrong's Invention of Noise-Suppressing FM

The IEEE Communications Magazine has a monthly series History of Communications
edited by Mischa Schwartz, professor emeritus of electrical engineering at
Columbia University. This month's issue is on Edwin Armstrong's
Invention of Noise-Suppressing FM. Armstrong is credited as the inventor of
wide-band FM and was awarded a patent for his invention on December 26, 1933.
That and other interesting information can be found in the four page article
which is available at

Friday, April 17, 2009

Not what I expected!

From "Britains Got Talent 2009":

Quite remarkable, IMO

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Bondo gone bad

This is what happens when you have too much bondo and too much time on your hands!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Excel to ADIF

If you are looking for a helpful tool that you can use to take old manual logs and enter them into an Excel spreadsheet to have the data converted into an ADIF file for uploading to LOTW and/or eQSL, download it from:

Courtesy of Paul, W8TM - Enjoy!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Retro software

Old software starting at $1.00!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009

PSK 31 flavors contest on 4/11/09

I hope to give this contest a try as it looks interesting.  It runs from 12PM till 6PM your local time and only on 20m.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

The top 10 operating system stinkers

No surprise who is on top of the list!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Rapidly Deployable QRP Station

Based on a Stanley Work Center from Lowes and a lap desk from a craft store. The key and PTT switch are wired to the mic connector on the head of the IC-703.

Invented by Greg, N4KGL

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Relatively easy solar panel

For about the cost of a 2m mobile rig, you too can add solar power to your shack.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Unix cat command

Here's proof that the Unix cat command was so named because it was done by a programmer and not your average end-user!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Solar minimum

How low can it go? The Sun is plunging into the deepest solar minimum in nearly a century.

  See the full story at:

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Click and Clack to Head Up GM Revival

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (CNN) -- In a surprise move, the GM Board of Directors has appointed two radio talk show hosts to head up the company's emergency restructuring. The new GM Product Czars are Tom and Ray Magliozzi, also known as "Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers," who host NPR's Car Talk radio show. Former GM fans from the 1950s and 1960s, they since went on to become harsh GM critics in recent decades.