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HTC HD2 Coming To US Early 2010, Europe & Asia Now

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Finally. After months of agonized waiting, we have confirmation from HTC themselves that the gorgeous, snapdragon-sporting HD2 will be making its way to the United States.


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Mouse Computer launches new Low-End Desktop PC

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Mouse Computer in Japan announced two new models of desktop PC, the Lm-A430B & Lm-A431S. The Lm-A430B is equipped with an Athlon II X2 240 (2. 8GHz) CPU, 2GB of memory, an AMD 780 Chipset, 250GB of HDD, a DVD Super Multi- Drive, and run on Windows Vista Home Premium.


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RSGB Convention update

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G3RIR and G8VHI have more news on the new, re-branded RSGB Convention, and the running of a VHF stream

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VIA announces new Nano chip

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VIA has announced a new Nano range - the Nano 3000 series - which it hopes will challenge Intel's dominance of the netbook market, offering improved performance over the Atom.

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Shuttle Unveils ES Nettops

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Shuttle is all set to officially launch its new Nettop computers at Computex next month. The machines are the XS92 and the XS92F. Both of the nettops will be powered by the VIA Nano CPU.


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Annual Vernon Parish Hamfest:

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The Hamfest is an annual opportunity for "hams", or amateur radio operators, to get to know each other. Many of these hams have talked to each other over various radio frequencies but have yet to meet each other in a face to face encounter, this festival allows them to do that. The Hamfest also provides education for any newcomers, with so many experienced hams in one place you're bound to learn something new about the hobby. And what a hobby it is with over 679864 ham radio operators in the United States alone the hobby is hooking newcomers like there's no tomorrow, and this year's ham-festival is expecting anywhere from 300 to 500 people. Including over sixty members of our local ham radio club. Not only is the festival an opportunity to meet other locals involved with these ham-radios, with a record of nearly 35 years of dedicated hams and newcomers, it is also the longest running Hamfest in Louisiana. Almost as famous as the festival itself, are it's door prizes which range from laptops and radios to vacuum cleaners and microwaves. The majority of the door prizes are bought by the West Central Louisiana Amateur Radio Club members themselves. Right alongside the array of door prizes are the various radio companies who have every thing from CB radios to antennae. Being a ham is about meeting people, whether they're from America, Japan, or anywhere else in the world. But the benefits of the hobby don't end there. Ham-radios are especially useful when all other methods of communication aren't. During the majority of major disasters, local police, firemen and other local radio and telephone systems are down, overloaded, or simply don't have the capabilities to provide communications needed to save lives and property. Cell phones become useless due to severe congestion or damage. A ham radio operator can have his or her equipment ready and be on air within thirty minutes during an emergency situation. During many such situations Hams are some of the first people to respond.

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Man's Radio Connects World:

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NATCHEZ -- Just one look at Bob King's plain blue sedan reveals there's more to it than meets the eye. And the same goes for his house. Both the car and house have giant antennas King uses to indulge his ham radio hobby. And when The Dart fell on King's Brookfield Drive residence, King was at his radio making connections a world away. But King's radio isn't the traditional kind used for listening to music. A ham radio is a wireless communication device that allows its users to talk with each other over radio frequencies, no matter the distance. "It's just a lot of fun for me," King said sitting at his radio desk.

Read more: eHam.net News

 

Strange New Air Force Facility Energizes Ionosphere:

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Todd Pedersen had to hustle:the sky was scheduled to start glowing soon, and he didn't want to miss it. It was just before sunset, a cold February evening in deep-woods Alaska, and the broad-shouldered US Air Force physicist was scrambling across the snow in his orange down parka and fur-lined bomber hat. Grabbing cables and electronics, he rushed to assemble a jury-rigged telescope atop a crude wooden platform. The rig wasn't much, just a pair of high-sensitivity cameras packed into a dorm-room refrigerator and pointed at a curved mirror reflecting a panoramic view of the sky. Pedersen had hoped to monitor the camera feed from a relatively warm bunkhouse nearby. But powdery snow two feet deep made it difficult to string cables back to the building.

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Germany considers banning violent games

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Reports have surfaced that the German government may be considering a total ban on violent videogames.

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DSTAR - An Adolescent Mode of Communication?

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I recently read an article about DSTAR and was surprised to find that this form of communication is still in it’s adolescent form. Supported by Icom,  DSTAR adds a considerable expense to the cost ofice92lrg their HT’s.

DSTAR not only requires knowledge of the receiving station but the operator also requires knowledge of all “network hops” between the source and destination to complete the circuit. So that means if you are on travel, you would have to know the hops between your location and the destination at each and every place that you visit.

It seems the systems designers missed the boat and should have looked at the success of existing systems (like the Internet) to have eliminated this connection requirement. All systems do take time to mature, but this is a miss by a mile as far as I see it!

I’d like to know if there is a reason for this design methodology.  With the exception of system flexibility at the expense of the operator, I see this as a fundamental flaw. If anyone would care to comment further about my possible misunderstanding or plain old “lack of knowledge” about this subject, feel free to comment.

However, even though this system lack operator “friendliness” there are many systems in the US and the World that  support DSTAR and the DSTAR system locator link below is designed to point these systems out to you. I did not take the time to dig into the routing information, but perhaps one or more of the links I supplied will help with that information as well.

Related Links:

DSTAR Users Organization

DSTAR Technical Requirements

DSTAR System Locator

DSTAR Video (D-Chat)

Why not comment on your experience with DSTAR and it’s capabilities?

      

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Oakdale (ZS1OAK) Installs Big Monobanders:

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So what, many might say! But this installation is special in that it consists of 3 brand new (but 30+ years old) Telrex antennae. Donated to the Oakdale club about 4 years ago, these antennae had been parked in the garage of ZS1PF since new and were still in their original packing crates.

Read more: eHam.net News

 

Pleasant Grove 11-Year-Old Acquires Top Ham-Radio License:

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PLEASANT GROVE -- Most people know him as Adam Lee, but the 11-year-old Pleasant Grove boy has another identity: KE7UZK. The Barratt Elementary School sixth-grader isn't a spy or secret agent. Adam is a ham radio operator, and KE7UZK is his call sign. At BYU's Howard W. Hunter Law Library on Feb. 18, Adam passed the Federal Communications Commission's extra-class, amateur radio-licensing exam, making him one of the youngest ham radio operators on the airwaves. Extra is the highest of three U.S. amateur radio-licensing classes, and it gives Adam the privilege of operating any type of ham radio on any amateur band.

Read more: eHam.net News

 

USB Robot drive is the retro Re-Animator

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Ahh, how cute. Mr. Robot wants you to hold his USB head. Better than taking yours, we guess. $25 and hell harass your keys about his superior 4GB capacity.

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Intel launches Atom SDK

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Intel has launched the beta of a software development kit for its Atom platform, offering the chance to develop for both Windows and its own Moblin Linux.

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Chief Manufacturing will Host Installers Forum at Infocomm 09

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InfoComm is the most highly anticipated electronics show of the year. This year the show will be help in Orlando, Florida, from June 14-19. More than 30000 professionals from over 80 countries are expected to display this year.


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Green-Houses Latest Compact USB Card Reader

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Heres one of the most compact USB card readers (SD, SHDC, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, MiniSD, Memory Stick) available, the GH-CRMSD41K. At just 66. 5x23x16mm and 18.

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Moneual Moncaso 972 HTPC case review

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Thinking of going to town on a top end home theatre PC? Then check out the Moncaso 972 case. With an all black anodised aluminium chassis, integrated 7 inch touch screen and space for full size ATX components we find out if this is the ultimate HTPC case.

Read more: bit-tech.net Hardware Feed

 

F6DQM Free Software - Hams = Free = Happy!

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Has anyone visited the F6DQM site? Well, maybe you should. After all this guy has created several nice Ham Radio software packages for Windows that are 100% free. Dx Beam Heading Analyzer

Come on, as Hams we are so cheap that our shoes squeak. And yes, I know the saying around the Ham Community is “If it’s free, it’s for me!”. So take a few minutes out of your busy life and visit F6DQM’s Web Site.

How about some comments guys! You do know how to type don’t you? Or is it that you just look at pictures… or as some would say piturs!

      

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Shuttle gets extra official with luggable X50 all-in-one PC

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Shuttle wasnt exactly tip-toeing around this one at CES in January, but the company has now gone the extra mile and gotten fully official with its new X50 all-in-one PC, which takes square aim at the likes of ASUS Eee Top and other Atom-based nettops.

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Barco Supplies Projector For Terry Fator Show

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Barco is proud to announce that they were selected to provide the illumination for the new show to open at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas. The show will have a five year run and will star Terry Fator who was the winner of NBCs Americas Got Talent competition in 2007.

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Lenovo IdeaCenter Q7000 Im in Love!

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Heres probably the best compromise for anyone who is looking for a powerful yet compact HTPC Behold the IdeaCenter Q7000. Sold at a ridiculous $499 (USD), the Q7000 is powered by a Dual Core E5200, 4GB of RAM, 1TB of HDD, TV Tuner, GMA X4500 Video Chipset, DVD player and HDMI out Just throw-in Windows 7 Ultimate and a Logitech Dinovo Mini and you have the best little combo ever Im drooling! .


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Check Out the July/August NCJ

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The July/August issue of NCJ, The National Contest Journal, is filled with the latest news from the contesting world. Whether you are new to contesting or are a seasoned pro -- or somewhere in the middle -- you will find something in NCJ just for you.

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