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Passport to World Band Radio: In "Limbo"

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The publisher of Passport to World Band Radio told readers that the future of the seminal SWL guide is in "limbo." Acknowledging on the Passport's Web site that "solid content" is essential to the success of a publication, publisher Larry Magne cited "other considerations" as the impetus behind the decision to possibly cease publication. While Magne gave no exact reason for the decision, it reflects the decline in popularity of shortwave listening, as well as the availability of shortwave schedules on the Internet. Magne said that Passport to World Band Radio, which just released its 25th edition this year, will continue "to maintain the WorldScan® database and uphold all proprietary material. Among other things, this should help allow for an orderly return to production...should conditions allow. For Passport readers and our small team alike, this is a seminal moment. After all, Passport to World Band Radio goes back a quarter century and has had something like a million readers worldwide. But the future has its own rhythm that confounds prognostication. There may yet be more chapters to this story. Stay tuned." Passport to World Band Radio is available from the ARRL Online Store.

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Win $1,500 in this month's Gigabyte comp

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The second round of the Beat Me If You Dare overclocking competition is upon us.

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Surfin': Finding Woodstock

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This week, Surfin' finds a Woodstock connection to ham radio.

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Hitachi Releases CP-D10 Projector in Australia

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Hitachi is releasing a new projector into Australia, the CP-D10. This projector features 2000 ANSI lumens, 400:1 contrast ratio, and a native XGA (1024 x 768) resolution.


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InFocus Unveils IN2100 and IN3100 Projector Series

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InFocus is the industry pioneer in digital projection technology. Today, the company announced five new projectors for their IN2100 and IN3100 series.


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Sunspot Alert

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Spaceweather.com reports that the sun has been putting on its own 4th of July fireworks show

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Old / New HF Radio – The eHam Store

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I am tickled pink over my recent purchase! My new/old HF radio arrived in perfect condition on Friday. There it was, sitting on my doorstep when I arrived home from work. The seller had packed everything exceptionally well. I know that most hams today can’t get excited about an old radio but this particular model will be my third over the past 25 years.

Included in the package was the desk mic, swr bridge power meter combo, tuner, extra coax and the matching power supply all in excellent working condition. The radio? It’s a Ten-Tec Argosy I.

I know, it’s most likely something that most take no interest in. I can hear you saying,  come on Ten-Tec? Isn’t that the company that prides itself on high quality CW rigs? Well, if you have come to that conclusion you are 100% correct. Yes, it’s a far cry from operating on VHF and UHF or logging into the repeater via Echolink.

To be very truthful, I am one of those nuts who, many years ago had an Argosy I in my truck and worked a good part of the world with 50 (and sometimes 5) watts out on a modified Hamstick that hung off the rear bumper.

Can you imagine the law they would have on the books today if they found out I was copying in my head and slapping the paddles while tooling down the local highways at 65 MPH? Most of my CW/QRP/M operation “back in the day” was on 40 and 30 meters. Those hamsticks with the bayonet connector were really great!

Yes, I have grown wiser over the years and don’t think I would attempt it again, but it was a true blast. I guess you might say that I am acting somewhat  nostalgic now by spending money on such as relic of the past. Perhaps you are right, but, so what! :-)

If you like to browse around for Ham Radio and scanner gear like I do, perhaps you might want to take a spin over to The eHam Store (www.ehamstore.com). You probably have guessed that’s where I bought my Argosy I and also my Kenwood TS450S-AT back in the spring.  If you want to see my Kenwood in action, here is the link to the YouTube video.

Best Regards and the Best of the Holiday Season!

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Ubisoft buys Trackmania dev

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Ubisoft has announced that it has wholly bought out Nadeo, developers of the Trackmania games.

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Deliberate Interference to International Space Station:

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The RSGB are dismayed to learn that a small group of AM enthusiasts based in the Edinburgh area of Scotland continue to cause what appears to be deliberate interference to the ISS downlink frequency of 145.800MHz during ISS passes. The RSGB is concerned that despite several years of negotiation with this group and a change of band allocation to move them away from the internationally agreed ISS frequency, they continue to disrupt ISS operation by their selfish disregard of their fellow radio amateurs and the Band Plan. The RSGB intends to bring the matter up formally with Ofcom at a meeting of the RSGB/Ofcom Forum in early April.

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Monitoring Monthly ceases publication

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The hobby radio magazine Monitoring Monthly appears to be the latest casualty of the economic downturn, and is reported to have ceased publication

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96 percent of netbooks use Windows, says Microsoft

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Microsoft claims that most people buying a netbook want a fully-featured Windows PC, rather than an unfamiliar Linux machine.

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What Hardware Should I Buy? - January 2010

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This month we've got Intel's new CPUs and other nifty bits of hardware weighing in from CES. Has it made a change to our recommendations? Read on to find out!

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ISS Commander Mike Fincke KE5AIT talks with 'Marconi' school

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On Wednesday, 25 February 2009 at 07:50 UTC, 'Marconi' School, Casamassima, Italy, established a direct contact with US astronaut Mike Fincke KE5AIT on board the International Space Station. The school's Amateur Radio station made the contact

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Fuel Review

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Boasting the biggest virtual world ever created in a computer game, all of which can be explored without a single loading screen interrupting, Codemasters' Fuel hopes to be an entirely new type of racing game. Can it reach that aim though, or will Fuel just burn up and fade away?

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Cyborg beetles commandeered for test flight, laser beams not (yet) included

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Remember that DARPA initiative from a few years back to create cyborg insects? With funding from the agency, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have managed to control a rhinoceros beetle via radio signals, demonstrated in a flight test shown on video at this weeks IEEE MEMS 2009 conference.

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Surfin': Seeking the Origin of CQ

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This week's Surfin' considers the source of "CQ."

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Olympus SP-800UZ- 30x wide optical zoom digital camera with 2GB internal memory

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Equipped with a staggering 30x wide optical zoom covering a 28-840mm focal length, the Olympus14 Megapixel SP-800UZ makes other contenders pale in comparison.


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Morse Code Still Dashing Through the Cordillera:

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BAGUIO CITY -- There is no mountain high enough to block a Christmas greeting because highland communities that have no mobile telephone signals can still be reached by Morse Code. In this day and age, the Commission on Information and Communication Technology (CICT) in the Cordillera Administrative Region is still operating a telegraph system that serves clients here. Nothing beats the old technology, according to telegraph operators working at the Baguio City Post Office, never mind that each word transmitted costs a customer P2.40. (Mobile or landline telephone calls cost P10 a minute.) Customers who use the telegraph to send Christmas greetings use "broken English" to shorten their messages, rather like today's text messages, according to samples obtained by the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

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Super Talent announces MasterDrive SX SSDs with 128MB of DRAM cache

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Super Talent today launched a new line of MasterDrive SX SSDs that incorporate 128MB of DRAM cache and reach new performance levels in high performance laptops.


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TomTom Android App En Route

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Good news, Android fans! TomTom, the famed voice navigation system that has become so popular on the iPhone, will soon be coming to the Android OS.


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C64 iPhone emulator released

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Apple has finally approved the awaited Commodore 64 emulator for the iPhone.

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Unboxing the Gemei HD 8800

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If youve been wondering about all these HD PMPs coming out in China, we have an unboxing video for you. Notice the meticulous detail of the packaging, the iPod-like form factor of the remote control, the manual and the connectors wrapped in plastic, then finally the Gemei HD 8800 PMP itself, which supports 1080 video and is equipped with an TV out (and Im glad the user interface looks pretty good, but why the blues?).


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