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TWIAR Audio file update for week of May 1

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TWIAR Update for Week of May 1 Unfortunately it looks like Murphy's Law has once again struck TWIAR HQ, as George's computer he uses to record the editions of TWIAR and International went belly-up as he was recording the overdue editions for this past weekend. The hard drive and the motherboard are both damaged beyond repair. He went out today and got a new computer (running that awful bloatware called Vista) and is now in the process of uploading all the software (fortunately backed up) and having to re-obtain all the audio recordings which were lost on the original computer's hard drive which suffered total failure. Due to the computer issue, and George's sudden work schedule conflicts, the possibility of getting the May 1 editions released are slim to none. Last week's editions are not going to be done either. We should be good for the week of May 8, given no further issues arise (knock on wood). Now, due to the meltdown, funding for TWIAR is needed more than ever. If you could donate a few dollars to the cause of keeping the best amateur news service going, please read below for how you can help. We appreciate everyone's understanding, and we regret any inconveniences this has caused. We might have something for International listeners this weekend, but do plan to wait another week before it's available just in case. As always, if there is a change, we will work to let you know. Please subscribe to our RSS feed, Twitter, or email list to stay informed. Thanks and 73 Greg Williams, K4HSM - Webmaster THIS WEEK IN AMATEUR RADIO SUPPORT FUND LOW Once again it looks like I need to appeal to all of our friends and listeners to help support This Week in Amateur Radio, and This Week in Amateur Radio International. We need financial support to help off-set our on-going expenses in keeping our news services on the air and on the internet. Here's what we're looking at. Currently we have under $90 in our bank account. We have on-going expenses which include our internet costs, and expenses related to equipment up keep, and consumable supplies each month. I have been paying out of pocket for over the last year. Our service has not received any significant support over the last 360 days. Unfortunately, this is a situation that cannot continue. All of us involved with This Week in Amateur Radio do this as a way to give back to the amateur radio hobby we all love, by keeping the ham radio community informed. But, with rising expenses, I can't do it alone anymore. Most of our equipment here is aging, and donations of audio equipment and computers are far and few between. So if you can, if you appreciate our efforts, please help to support This Week in Amateur Radio. As always, your donation is tax deductible. The address for our support fund is: This Week in Amateur Radio P.O. Box 30 Sand Lake, New York 12153 W2XBS - Executive Producer This Week in Amateur Radio International

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T-Mobile myTouch 3G with Google in Stores Today

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T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced the national retail availability of the highly anticipated T-Mobile myTouch 3G with Google Android Smartphone. T-Mobile announced their 2nd Android phone back in June.


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Tokyo Motor Show attracts visitors less than half that of the previous show

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The 13-day Tokyo Motor Show wrapped up on Wednesday at the Macular Messe convention hall in Chiba, with total visitors less than half that of the previous show.


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Pearl Harbor Survivor in Jones County Tuned In to Ham Radio:

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J. Harvey Chase of Jones County tuned into the radio craze when he was about 9 years old. "I started building radios. In those days almost everybody built their own radio," said Chase. When someone suggested he try his hand at amateur radio, he had one question, "I said what's that?" said Harvey, but he soon got the rhythm of things and received his first commercial radio license back in 1931 at age 16. Chase recalls being so excited after receiving his license in the mail that he got in trouble for talking in class. "I got an F!" he explained. A few years later he joined the Naval Reserve, which landed him on a ship in Pearl Harbor working as radioman first-class on a day that would live in infamy. After 78 years, he says he still can't get enough of sending out the dots and dashes of his favorite way to link up with others in the ham radio world. "I do Morse code more than I do anything else," he said. He usually wears headphones so his wife doesn't have to hear the beeps. Chase clears out the static and sends out his messages every day. He says staying in practice can come in handy for ham operators, when an emergency strikes. "When the power's off and the telephone is off and you have no communications you can turn on the ham radio," said Chase. He says it all opens up a new world of people for him to meet.

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Hard Rock Cafe Opens New Restaurant with Digital Rock Wall

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When you first hear about a rock wall you think of the walls that mountain climbers use to practice on. Well the new Hard Rock Caf? in Las Vegas has a Rock Wall but it definitely not for climbing.


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Poll: Has your Xbox 360 been dealt the E74 error?

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Move over RRoD, it looks like theres a new Xbox 360 hardware failure in town. According to anecdotal data collected by Joystiq as well as Google Trends, theres been a steady rise in reports and discussion of the E74 error since mid-October, with no apparent correlation between any specific model or year of purchase.

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HP EliteBooks 8440 & 8540 Ship

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Today, new model EliteBooks are out and shipping. Electronista reports that the 8440 and 8540 are both available for order. The 8440p sports a 14 monitor, 2.


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Eizo Foris FX2431 24in TFT Monitor Review

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Eizo usually caters for image professionals, but the new Foris range is the company's first foray into entertainment screens. Expect high quality images, more features than you could possibly want, excellent build quality and probably a price to match!

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AT&T would like to carry the Palm Pre

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The D7 conference is going on right now featuring many high profile panels. During the session with AT&Ts CEO Randall Stephenson the topic came to the Palm Pre.


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WTF Thursday: God-Jesus Robot

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Um, yeah. Bear with me here The way the God-Jesus Robot apparently works is that you pray to it for romantic advice, and then it either nods or shakes its head to tell you what to do.

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Sony Adds InstantON Tech to VAIO P

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We saw the tiny Sony VAIO P Lifestyle PC at CES 2009 and it is small. Sony doesn?t want to call it a netbook, but that is exactly what the little machine is, albeit a very thin and wide one.

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Amateur Radio Operators Provide Emergency Aid:

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The communication auxiliary of the Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District is prepared to lend a hand with correspondence during emergencies and other large-scale community events. The group, consisting of seven amateur -- also known as ham -- radio operators, will facilitate communication between members of the district as well as other agencies in the event of a widespread incident, including weather-related emergencies such as a blizzard. If, for instance, a blizzard results in stranded motorists taking shelter at a local Red Cross shelter site such as St. Peter Catholic Church, the operators can help the church communicate any needs it might have with emergency service providers, said radio operator Paul Swanson. During blizzards, when road conditions deteriorate and phones become overloaded with calls, the firefighters and paramedics can get really busy, said member of the auxiliary Bob Witte. According to radio operator Joyce Witte, as a result, a couple winters ago the department contacted a few local amateur radio hobbyists to help them communicate during times of high activity. A couple months ago, the group aided first responders, including search and rescue and the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, in looking for two groups of people who were lost in Palmer Lake, said radio operator Tom Gill. The situation was resolved and the people were found. Emergencies will likely not be the only time the fire department calls on the radio operators either.

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P2P drives higher sales

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A new survey conducted by Ipsos Mori and commissioned by Demos suggests that file sharers spend more than twice as much on music per year as non-infringing users.

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Fujitsu now fully jumping in the Android wagon, with its Service Built for Android

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Fujitsu Japan announced yesterday the launch of the Service Built for Android. Basically Fujitsu is now capable to offer a its full expertise to other companies willing to develop and/or implement the Google OS ANdroid on either phones, Cars or any embedded solution you may think of.

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Industrial Robots Make Giant Custom Mosaics

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Most robots arent what youd consider to be inherently artsy, but they have no trouble following really complicated directions involving tedious and repetitive tasks.


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Microsoft ZuneHD PMP May Miss Europe This Year

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This would be a big blow to our European readers. ZuneHD may take some time before arriving in Europe. The reason is the Zune Marketplace and software.


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FCC Affirms Vanity Call Sign Rules

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The FCC dismissed a petition filed by Richard Essen, N6CX (ex-AB3IQ), of Silver Spring, Maryland, regarding the issuance of a vanity call sign to Allan Corderman. In its decision, the FCC said that Corderman's application for his new call sign was valid and the call sign was "properly granted" by the FCC.

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Sky sting unmasks repair shop frauds

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A sting operation carried out by Sky News showed five out of six computer repair shops overcharging for a simple fault - and attempting to access the customer's bank account.

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ARNewsline Report 1677 -- Oct 2 2009:

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The following is a Q-S-T. The ARRL makes its position known on the pecuniary interest in ham radio controversy, new B-P-L worries in southern California and in the United Kingdom, an over the horizon radar system causes grief in Europe and a digital Amateur Television test is a big success down-under. Find out the details on Amateur Radio Newsline report number 1677 coming your way right now.

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ARRL Audio News: May 8, 2009; Vol 28 Number 18

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ARRL Audio News--OPEN--In this edition . . .; ARRL Grassroots Legislative Action Committee Solicits Member Support for HR 2160; FCC Releases Redacted BPL Case Studies after ARRL FOIA Request; ARRL Audio News ID--Satellite Update--BREAK; ARRL Southeastern Division Vice Director Sandy Donahue, W4RU (SK); DX Activities Abound at ARRL EXPO and National Convention; Oregon Hams Participate in Statewide Disaster Drill; ARRL Audio News--News Briefs--CLOSE

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MS details Windows 7 RC changes

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An engineer on the Windows 7 team has detailed some of the major changes made as a result of feedback from Windows 7 beta testers.

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Novacs Latest Mp3 Wonder: Cassette Tape to Digital

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There are plenty of LP to MP3 solutions, but not many cassette tape to MP3. If youre looking for one, well, we happen have exactly what youre looking for, Novacs latest cassette to digital MV-CM001U.

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