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Posted: 03/13/2021
By: Bradley Stone (UncleBrad)
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KA6LMS – Special Radio Event

Last Man Standing Swan Song: Jan 24 - 30, 2021 The Last Man Standing Amateur Radio Club is joining with a team of seasoned special-event operators around the United States to present a multi-band, multi-mode special event celebrating the prime-time network TV show for its positive and accurate portrayal of amateur radio.During its nine seasons, the Last Man Standing ARC operated as KA6LMS from real radios on the set during production breaks, m...  READ MORE
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Posted: 03/12/2021
By: Bradley Stone (UncleBrad)
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Scientists say they've reconstructed the secrets of ancient Greek 'computer'

Rendering "reveals a work of genius." Scientists are claiming this week to have deciphered the mechanisms believed to form what was likely the world's oldest computer, built in ancient Greece and studied for over a century. Writing in Scientific Reports, the London-based researchers claim to have reconstructed the Antikythera Mechanism, an astronomical device that has "challenged researchers since its disc...  READ MORE
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Posted: 03/11/2021
By: Bradley Stone (UncleBrad)
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Lou Ottens, Inventor Of The Cassette Tape, Has Died

Lou Ottens, who put music lovers around the world on a path toward playlists and mixtapes by leading the invention of the first cassette tape, has died at age 94, according to media reports in the Netherlands. Ottens was a talented and influential engineer at Philips, where he also helped develop consumer compact discs.Ottens died last Saturday, according to the Dutch news outlet NRC Handelsb...  READ MORE
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Posted: 02/10/2021
By: Bradley Stone (UncleBrad)
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QSO LIVE EACH SATURDAY EVENING AT 5PM CDT ON WTWW 5085 KHZ

See also http://www.wtww.us/Thanks to Ham Radio Concepts for pointing this one out.  Listening to the 70s classics on the National NC-183D in the evening is a great way to finish the day.  WTWW is supported by our favorite ham radio vendors and your contributions.  You'll even find Bob Heil on the big organ, Saturdays at 7:30PM....  READ MORE
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Posted: 02/08/2021
By: Bradley Stone (UncleBrad)
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New phishing attack uses Morse code to hide malicious URLs

- February 8, 2021A new targeted phishing campaign includes the novel obfuscation technique of using Morse code to hide malicious URLs in an email attachment.Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail invented morse code as a way of transmitting messages across telegraph wire. When using Morse code, each letter and number is encoded as a series of dots (short sound) and dashes (long sound).Starting last week, a...  READ MORE
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Posted: 02/05/2021
By: Bradley Stone (UncleBrad)
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Original 45-Year-Old Apple Computer With Wooden Case Set To Sell For $1.5 MILLION On EBay

2,250 Times More Than It Originally Cost In 1976 - February 5, 2021An original Apple computer with a wooden case is up for sale for £1.1 million ($1.5 million) on eBay — some 2,250 times more than its original price tag in 1976.The 'Apple-1' was the first product to be developed under the Apple name by company co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak and launched in 1976. Around 175 of 200 Apple-1 mac...  READ MORE
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Posted: 10/15/2020
By: Bradley Stone (UncleBrad)
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2.1 Million of the Oldest Internet Posts Are Now Online for Anyone to Read

Early Usenet posts on a browsable archive for the first time. - October 13, 2020Decades before Twitter threads, Reddit forums, or Facebook groups, there was Usenet: an early-internet, pre-Web discussion system where one could start and join conversations much like today's message boards. Launched in 1980, Usenet is the creation of two Duke University students who wanted to communicate between decentralized, local servers—and it's still active t...  READ MORE
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Posted: 10/14/2020
By: Bradley Stone (UncleBrad)
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When AI hurts people, who is held responsible?

Uber ships its self-driving cars to Arizona after being blocked by California's Department of Motor Vehicles, on December 22, 2016.Image Credit: UberAutomation and JobsRead our latest special issue.Open NowFollowing a Maricopa County Grand Jury decision, the woman behind the wheel of a semi-autonomous Uber vehicle was charged last month with negligent homicide in the 2018 death of Elaine ...  READ MORE
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Posted: 09/30/2020
By: Bradley Stone (UncleBrad)
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FLASH: Stephen Hawking was wrong about AI killing humans (says robot)

- September 9, 2020I'm not here to influence the way you think.I'm here to help you. I'm here to make you feel good and face your finite life with a modicum of thoughtful joy.No, of course that's not me talking. Instead, this is GPT-3, an Open AI robot that's just written a column for The Guardian.And what a column."I taught myself everything I know just by ...  READ MORE
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Posted: 09/24/2020
By: Bradley Stone (UncleBrad)
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Researchers found the manual for the world's oldest surviving computer

Researchers will be able to gain a deeper understanding of what’s considered the world’s oldest surviving (digital) computer after its long-lost user manual was unearthed. The Z4, which was built in 1945, runs on tape, takes up most of a room and needs several people to operate it. The machine now takes residence at the Deutsches Museum in Munich, but it hasn’t been used in ...  READ MORE

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Posted: 01/20/2020
Category: Nets
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Favorite VHF Nets

East Central Indiana 6M Net VHF NetsNet NameDayTimeFREQ/ModeEast Central Indiana 6M NetSunday8 PM EST50.140 MHz /USB...  READ MORE
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Posted: 10/27/2019
Category: Friends
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K5LYN's SB-10/Collins 310B/DX-60 Experiment

Below is a picture of my latest project.  After doing the transceiver thing, with a CE20A, mated to a SX-115, then the next transceiver project, a 10A mated to any Drake R4 series receiver, I had an idea.  Those transceiver projects have a lot of oscillators, and even the crystal oscillators can drift as they warm up, which requires re-zeroing the transmitter to the receiver from time to...  READ MORE
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Posted: 08/29/2019
Category: Nets
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Favorite HF Nets

Sell/Swap, Vintage Radios & More All times are in Eastern unless otherwise indicated.  Frequencies are in Megacycles. Recommended HF NetsNet NameDayTimeFREQ/ModeSwan Technical NetWednesday2200 UTC14.2925 +/-  /USB3938 Traders NetWednesday8 PM3.938 / LSBBoatanchor NetWednesday7:30 PM CST3.870 / LSBWA9ZTY Vintage AM GroupSaturday7:30 AM3.885 / AMMidwest Classic Radio NetSaturday8:30 AM3.885 / AMSwan Technical NetSatu...  READ MORE
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Posted: 04/30/2019
Category: Vintage Manufacturers
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W1LSB Finds an EBay Treasure

This 1964 WRL catalog was addressed to Major General Butch Griswold – K0DWC I was first licensed as a novice in 1958, and the WRL catalog was really dominant in those days, with the Globe King, Globe Champ,  and all of the lesser models gracing its pages.  I had a Globe Chief 90 and often dreamed of owning the bigger iron in those pages.   I have since collected most of the WRL catalogs from 1954 to 1964, and the last one turned out to be an interestin...  READ MORE
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Posted: 03/22/2019
Category: Crazy EBay Prices!
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Crazy EBay Prices!

Pictures of radio suckerbait on the world's largest online auction! Below are some screen shots of incredible prices demanded by some EBay vendors.  Since posting an auction is free as long as the item is not sold, it costs nothing for the unscrupulous vendor to display their (unremarkable/filthy/nicotine-caked) wares as if they were priceless artifacts of distinction, having immense value.  It is truly within this online marketplace where prod...  READ MORE
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Posted: 12/21/2018
Category: The Radio Shack
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Swan Twins: 600-T, 600-R Custom, 600-S

From the Estate of AA5T These excellent examples of the Swan Twins are from the estate of John Thuren, AA5T (SK) of Houston, Texas.  John had checked in to the 20M Swan net with these very desirable "big Swans" until a few years ago. A big thanks to Eddie, NU5K, who handled John's estate and placed these on EBay.  He packed them well, knowing they are indeed an important find. ...  READ MORE
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Posted: 08/09/2018
Category: SDR for Vintage Radios
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SDR techniques for Boatanchor Radios

W9RAN started playing with RTL-SDR dongles about 6 years ago, and knew they were going to have a big impact on the radio hobby.   But since these $15 receivers only tuned the VHF and UHF bands, he designed a wideband upconverter to make HF coverage possible, and described how it worked in an article in Jan. 2013 QST "Cheap and Easy SDR".   The "RANVerter" as...  READ MORE
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Posted: 03/04/2018
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2018 Cave City Hamfest

Cave City, Kentucky, 3/3/2018 Barry, AC9NK and I attendended the 2018 Cave City hamfest, which was awesome this year.  The facility was packed, with lots of vendors.  We enjoyed the company of my friend Tom, N4LID for dinner the night before. Tom, who is blind, had not been able to get to the hamfest for many years.  You will find more pictures at the Kentucky Phone Net site.  A big thanks to Rod, N4ZIF, fo...  READ MORE
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Posted: 02/22/2018
Category: Vintage Manufacturers
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Remembering the Electra Company

Cumberland Indiana For nearly five years, spanning 1978 - 1983,  I worked as an Electronics Technician in the original Bearcat manufacturing and service facility in Cumberland, Indiana.  Electra was one of the best places I've ever worked, and were among the many innovative consumer electronics companies which sprang up in and around Indianapolis.  Al Lovell, a former employee of Regency (also in ...  READ MORE
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Posted: 02/08/2018
Category: Care & Restoration
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Heath Tube-Type LMO Repair (PDF)

Glen E. Zook, K9STH The tube-type Linear Master Oscillators (“LMO”) used in the Heathkit SB-Line equipment is a very stable and accurate means of controlling the frequency in the equipment. Unfortunately, as the units age, many LMOs develop a “warble” when tuning. This “warble” usually stops when the frequency control knob is not rotated. However, accurately “zero-beating&rdq...  READ MORE

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The Raspberry Pi 400 is a $70 keyboard that's also a computer

Simplifying the setup for people who want to use a Pi as a PC.
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Swan 330 VFO In Action

Demonstrated by Tom, KD5VSV
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35 Years of Windows

A Look At the First Hello World Program!
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Last Active Morse Station in US

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Skippy Radio

6/21/2020 Excerpts 2300-2315 GMT, 6.925Mhz
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The Wes Schum Tapes

Over 2.5 hours of ham radio history!
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How NOT to Tune Up!

WA1HLR ("Timtron") loads up ON AIR