Every year we challenge the world's leading professional PC builders to craft the most technologically advanced, innovative, eye-catching PCs they can. We call this competition Dream PCs, and here is the first entry - the water-cooled Beast Cerberus.
Knoxville, TN – Scott Robbins, W4PA, of Knoxville, TN. representing Cemorse LLC has signed an agreement to purchase the assets of The Vibroplex Company, Inc. from present owner Mitch Mitchell, W4OA. The agreement will become effective as of December 21, 2009.
Scott Robbins, Product Manager at Ten-Ten since 1997 will be parting company with his employer to take over full time management and ownership of Vibroplex.
Vibroplex will be moved from its current home in Mobile Alabama to a new QTH in Knoxville TN. The transition is planned for the last two weeks of 2009. The new location is supposed to be open for business on or about january 5th 2010. The new QTH is 2906 Tazewell Pike, Suite A2B, Knxville TN 37918. The toll free number is 800-840-8873.
“It’s a great opportunity to continue the more than 100 years of tradition that the Vibroplex name represents,” Robbins stated. “I’ve known Mitch for quite a few years and it was an important consideration for both of us that Vibroplex continue operation building quality products for amateur radio long into the future. Mitch’s experience owning the company will be valuable as we proceed with a seamless ownership transition over the next few weeks.”
Fred Lloyd of QRZ posted this: ”Vibroplex is the oldest operating business in the amateur radio industry and has been in continuous service to the hobby since founder Horace Martin invented the “bug” semi-automatic morse code key in 1904. Mr. Mitchell purchased Vibroplex in 1994, and has operated it from Mobile, AL for the past 15 years.”
For more information visit the Vibroplex Website.
It's big, fast, power hungry and hot like Scarlett Johansson in a sauna - what's not to like? The size? Yes, at nearly a foot long this dual-HD 5870 beast won't even fit in the front page image box! Read on to see how the new card performs (don't call it a HD 5870 X2 though, or you'll look like a n00b)
The mighty OLED PMP is now 32GB and available at Amazon. com. Whatever you about the less than sprightly UI or the lack of iTouch features, the S9 rules in screen quality and a 32GB S9 will enable you to enjoy hours of quality videos on the best 3-inch screen (its actually AMOLED, which saves even more electricity) available right now.
This week's HamBrief.TV demonstrates how to send a Twitter message via APRS using your ham radio!
Its a simple premise, and one that we wholeheartedly support: if a single display is good, two displays are doubleplusgood. AMD has always had our back in this regard, and now the company is back with further proof, in the form of a little something called the ATI FirePro 2450 video.
This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest
Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.
Thanks to all.
Acer announced today the Ferrari 1200, a stylish 12. 1-inch ultraportable notebook based on AMDs technology. The Ferrari 1200 includes an AMD Turion X2 Ultra dual-core mobile processor, M780G chipset, up to 4GB of DDR2 memory, a SATA hard drive, a slot-load optical drive, Dolby Home Theater sound technology, and 802.
On Monday the UK regulator Ofcom announced proposals to align more of the spectrum released as part of the UK's digital dividend with other European countries
The BBC Essex team will be on board the LV18 which will be moored in Harwich. Legendary DJs Tony Blackburn and Johnnie Walker are just two of the original sixties offshore presenters who will be teaming up with the BBC Essex hosts to celebrate the unique sound of pirate radio
Right, we know -- its probably the hideous FCC photograph thats turning us off on the design, but theres still something here that just screams 1997.
iPhone users in the US have recently been hit with a carrier update when they sync with their machines, and a little digging reveals that the package contains two ATT M-Cell carrier logos -- suggesting that Ma Bells upcoming MicroCell femtocell is close to launch.
Justin Johnson G0KSC has made public details of the LFA ‘Loop Feed Array’ Yagi antenna
Stories covered and special features in This Weeks edition:
01. An FCC report brings the United States one step closer to a free
nation wide wireless network.
02. Get ready for Jamboree On The Air JOTA, and Jamboree On The Internet JODI
03. The FCC releases its findings on white space devices.
04. Richard Garriot W5KWQ is now on the air from the Space Station!
05. The City of Manassas takes over operation of the citys BPL system.
06. Fourteen new Section Managers journey east to ARRL Headquarters.
07. Copper theft is now a worldwide problem as thiefs steal live electrical
distribution cables in Australia.
08. A regular amateur QSO leads to a rescue at sea.
09. The Nevada SET, a simulated earthquake scenario, results in some great
press for the amateurs of Nye County.
10. President of radio league in India wants amateur radio taught in schools.
11. A new Solar Cycle 24 spot appears on the solar disk. No kidding.
12. The New Zealand Radio DX League celebrates its 60th anniversary.
13. World Radio and Technology News Round-Up
SOUTH AFRICA...........RUSSIA TO LAUNCH SOUTH AFRICAN HAMSAT
UNITED KINGDOM.........ICOM DONATION SUPPORTS GRAMMAR SCHOOL
CAPE TOWN..............HAMS ASSIST IN CELL JAMMING CASE
14. Pennsylvania becomes the 27th state to have PRB-1 type legislation.
15. The ARRL General Class Instruction manual is now available on CD-ROM.
16. KABEL-X develops technology to take core out of cable hard-line for fiber.
17. The league warns of a new e-mail phishing effort on the internet.
18. The Ancient Amateur Archives with Bill Continelli, W2XOY.
19. The Random Access Thought with Bill Baran, N2FNH. "Don Ecker UFO #1"
20. TWIAR Staff Blogs are now on-line. W2XBS needs help with his.
21. Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte.
22. The Courage Handi-Ham System Up-date with Pat Tice WA0TDA "Computer Sound"
23. Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO.
24. TWIAR QSL Cards are now available. Everyone wants'em. Get yours now!
25. Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety Tips with Greg Stoddard, KF9MP.
26. Up-coming Special Event Station Listings.
27. The Gateway 160 Meter Net Report with Vern Jackson, WA0RCR.
28. Well known contestor/DXer Paulo Cortesz, SK.
29. New generation of national emergency alert system on the horizon.
30. Next global Simulated Emergency Test is scheduled for early November 2008.
31. WinAPRS author seriously injured, one dead in balloon crash in Albuquerque
32. Scott Fybush Tower Calender for 2009 is now available.
33. K7BV announces a return trip to San Andres Islands for 6 meter ops.
34. Technical problems continue to plague the Hubble Space Telescope.
36. OLED Technology will bring those Star Trek light panels to market.
The November/December issue of QEX
is coming soon, and it is full of theoretical and practical technical articles that you don't want to miss.
Intel has launched a new series of processor logos alongside a five-star rating system designed to help end users compare different chips.
The Meizu M8 has been caught on camera plenty of times before, but we cant recall seeing an English-language version until now. One tester at MP4 Nation has managed to get some hands-on time with the unabashed iPhone doppelganger, and calls the audio and video playback quality a disappointment, especially given the powerful Samsung ARM CPU inside.
There is a new breed of geeks that are starting to arise called the Cheap Geek. This group tries to find the best electronic equipment available for the lowest cost.
Netbooks are huge right now, and the fact that millions of people are now surfing to their hearts content wherever they go thanks to embedded wireless modems is not a fact that has passed the major broadband providers by.
The bundled iPhone earphones aren't great when it comes to sound quality and comfort, but the integrated mic and remote control is extremely handy. We take a look at six replacement iPhone earphone sets from Bose, Etymotic, Shure, Sennheiser, V-Moda, and Apple itself to see which is the best upgrade.
While many pico projectors are still in the oven, quite a few of the early ones have made their way out. We know, 720p versions just have to be around the bend, but since when did you start ditching the first-gen and just waiting around? Check Marks question:
What is the best currently available pico projector? Im looking for one that supports the greatest number of image / video formats, has the best brightness and contrast ratios, reasonable on-board storage, is good for still and moving images, and has the longest rechargeable battery life.