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Raspberry Pi Store
First Retail Store Opened

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has opened its first retail store in Cambridge, UK. In addition to offering Apple some local competition in the critical tech-stores-named-after-tasty-fruit market, the store aims to introduce consumers who may not have heard of the RBP to the homebrew capabilities and custom computing options that the diminutive system is capable of.The store, which you can see above, ...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
02/09/2019
In Other News
W9RAN Restores an Eldico TR1-TV
Globe King competitor gets a new life.

Some pics and a few notes about the rather obscure Eldico TR1-TV, which was made in 1953-4 as a TVI-proof version of the TR-1.   Changes included a three-chassis design, improved filtering and shielding, and a change from an 813 to the 4E27/5-125B PA tube.   Power supply, modulator, and RF deck were offered separately, or as a complete transmitter in a 28" tall rack cabine...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
01/20/2019
Recognizing Radio Amateurs
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Sonny, WA4KXQ!
Send your QSLs to hospitalized K9QET

(Shown: my old friend Sonny, WA4KXQ)May you be surrounded by warmth, family and good cheer this Christmas season.  Harry, N9CQX, has passed along the address to send your QSL cards with prayers and best wishes to John, K9QET who is in ECU. John is sitting up and responding to simple commands after heart surgery, infections and other complications:John LorentzSt. Lukes Medical C...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
12/22/2018
In Other News
Google’s Morse code-powered games aim to serve kids with limited mobility

Google is now offering access to five games controlled entirely by Morse code, thanks to a 48 hour “hackathon,” and a partnership with Adaptive Design Association. The games use the Morse code functionality introduced into Gboard in May 2018, and are intended for people with limited mobility who cannot use other control methods, as well as for people who are interested i...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
12/04/2018
In Other News
SK: Michael Beachy, N8ECR
Long-time net control for DX-60 & Mighty Elmac AM Nets

I received some very bad news this morning: Mike, N8ECR has passed away.  He was not there for the Sunday, December 2nd DX-60 net, and we were all wondering where he was.  Mike, we'll miss you.  Best net control ever.Mike’s Sister called me tonight and told me they found Mike in his radio room dead.He died of natural causes and will have visitation on Wednesday the 5th and...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
12/04/2018
Recognizing Radio Amateurs
VERSA-TR Information on W9RAN Web Site
Featured in the December 2018 issue of QST

Click the link above for information on setting up and using the VERSA-TRInexpensive Software Defined Radios offer excellent performance and value for hams and SWLs, but they lack key features that are needed for actual use on the air:Provision for automatically muting the speakers when transmitting, to eliminate overloading and audio feedback.A sidetone to monitor CW keying. SDRs do not provide a...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
12/03/2018
Recognizing Radio Amateurs
Bob, W9RAN, announces the VERSA-TR
Featured in the December 2018 issue of QST

Inexpensive Software Defined Radios offer excellent performance and value for hams and SWLs, but they lack key features that are needed for actual use on the air:Provision for automatically muting the speakers when transmitting, to eliminate overloading and audio feedback.A sidetone to monitor CW keying. SDRs do not provide a CW sidetone, and even worse, the time delay resulting from digital signa...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
11/21/2018
Recognizing Radio Amateurs
2019 AM Rally Announced
0000Z Saturday February 2 - 0700Z Monday February 4

( 7:00pm EST Friday February 1 - 2:00am EST Monday February 4 )( 4:00pm PST Friday February 1 - 11:00pm PST Sunday February 3 )The purpose of this event is to encourage the use of Amplitude Modulation on the 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 , and 6 meter Amateur Radio Bands, and to highlight various types of AM equipment in use today. This event is open to any and all radio amateurs who are running full ca...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
10/14/2018
Activities
Arvin Radio Exhibit in Columbus, Indiana
From the collection of Larry Ruble

A Columbus collector’s fascination with radios comes across loud and clear in the newest exhibit at the Bartholomew County Historical Society Museum.It features more than 400 Arvin radios, from four-foot-high console floor models to neon-shaded transistor styles and others made of genuine cowhide.Arvin Industries Inc., which operated in Columbus from 1925 to 2011, developed a diverse pr...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
09/20/2018
Old Time Radio (OTR)
SK: John Clemens, W0BD
Designer of the Mosley CM-1 Receiver

The following was submitted by his friend Bob Heil, K9EID:We just lost John Clemens, the designer of the CM-1.  He had become a good close friend the past 6 years or so.  I would stop to see him often as I drove from our home to our Illinois plant (in the shadow of the St Louis arch).  Here are a few  really nice video interviews I did with John telling the history of the CM-1....  READ MORE

UncleBrad
08/13/2018
Recognizing Radio Amateurs
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