Online sales giant Amazon has launched a new casual games download service with more than 600 games available for 9.99 each.
Korea has issued a postage stamp commemorating the 2008 Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) World Championships
Microsoft has reportedly told Valve that it must charge for the upcoming Crash Course DLC in Left 4 Dead.
If youre a digital artist, theres a good chance youve had your eye on Wacoms new Intuos4 tablets. The gang at PC Magazine have just put one through the ringer -- and have been kind enough to post a review for all and sundry to peep as well.
Stories covered and special features in This Weeks edition:
01. ARISS celebrates 25 years of amateur radio in space with special event.
02. ARISS International Education Week celebration ends with ground QSO's.
03. Federal regulators hang up on the cell tower back up power issue.
04. A new European 40 meter band plan will be going into effect soon.
05. A think tank proposes moving the entire AM broadcast band.
06. The FCC issues fine for jamming school bus communications.
07. The FCC issues a broadcaster a fine for failing to identify.
08. Get ready for the new ARRL Triple Play Worked All States award.
09. WKRP in Cincinnati is back on the air -- this time for real!
10. It's time for our affiliate survey.
11. Scientists see larger Leonids meteor shower next November.
12. FCC's free internet plan has potential to morph into free spectrum space.
13. South Africa amateurs are set to launch their seconds amateur satellite.
14. Shortwave News:
Radio Nederlands shuts down broadcasting to North America
HCJB receives 100 kilowatt transmitter
15. New site on line dedicated to amateur radio videos.
16. Propagation forecast report with Steve Nichols, G0KYA.
17. Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO.
18. World Ham Radio and Technology News Round-Up
EUROPE..............PUBLICIZING HAM RADIO TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIMENT
UNITED KINGDOM......SOS RADIO WEEK FUND RAISER
BANGLADESH..........BANGLADESH RESUMES HAM TESTING
IRELAND.............RADIO FREQUENCY PLAN FOR IRELAND
19. The Random Access Christmas with Shannon Radigan, N0JAM.
20. Space Shuttle Endeavor ready for flight back to NASA Florida.
21. TWIAR QSL cards are now available. Send in for yours today.
22. ARRL International Humanitarian Award nominations fast approaching.
23. Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte.
24. Courage Handi-Ham Center Update with Pat Tice WA0TDA.
25. Gene Harken, WB9MMM, becomes a silent key.
26. Special event station listings.
27. The Gateway 160 Meter Net Report with Vern Jackson, WA0RCR.
28. ARRL headquarters gets a new membership manager,
29. Those good vibrations are coming through!
RIM CEO Mike Lazaridis defended his company against accusations that the BlackBerry Storm was rushed to store shelves unfinished, despite poor critical reception (The New York Times? David Pogue in a review asked, ?How did this thing ever reach the market??) and user complaints of bugs.
If you use the Google search engine (www.google.com) today, you'll be in for a surprise: The Google logo is in Morse Code:
Do you remember the Nikon GP-1 we mentioned late last year? You should if youre into DSLR cameras and geotagging. Well if you still havent purchased a Nikon GP-1, here is a review for you from johnbiehler.
It was a sunny day, not a cloud in the sky, when Hal Whiting, KI2U, Todd
Kluxdal, Kluxdal's father and Whiting's two sons decided to go out to
the Poverty Mountain area in Arizona to search for airplane crash sites.
Whiting, who lives in St George, Utah, and Kluxdal, who lives in
Mesquite, Nevada, took two vehicles that day. According to Whiting, they
always take two vehicles, just in case a problem pops up: "We always
have two spare tires, extra gasoline and a tow rope. We take enough food
and supplies to stay two or three days." In addition to the extra
equipment, Whiting took the one thing he never goes without -- his ham
AU by KDDI will carry on its Spring 2009 line-up the Premier 3, a new Walkman phone from Sony Ericsson. ?It features a nice little 3 VGA like screen (854 x 480), a 3.
Jim Smith, W0MJY, the owner of the Burghardt Amateur Center in Watertown, South Dakota, has announced that the company will no longer sell Amateur Radio transceivers and accessories
On 24th November, the guest speaker at the Morecambe Bay Amateur Radio Society will be Harry Leeming G3LLL
When most people want to watch movies they will either stay at home or they will go to the theater. Robot creator Rodger Cleye decided to invent a robot that brought the movies to you for a change.
The DRC-BT30P Series are Bluetooth hands free sets that not only allow you to plug in whatever headphone, but also let you enjoy music without being physically connected to a phone.
Don Mackinnon, VE4DJ, has become the Director of Planning for the Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization. A lawyer and former police officer, Don has been the Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) Manitoba Section Emergency Coordinator for some 12 years and this week gave up that appointment in order to address his new EMO role
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has announced the 2009 AMD Mainstream Notebook Platform - Tigris, featuring new processors, a new integrated graphics chip, and improved multimedia-oriented technologies.
In an era where cell phones and text messages prevail as a means of communication, it was the hands-on approach of using Morse code and bouncing radio waves to other ham operators that captured the attention of Chuck Minton. "I was probably in seventh grade when I came across an old amateur radio hand book that was falling apart," said the Meadow Vista handyman. "It was very interesting and opened up a whole new area of science for me. "By the middle of high school I had found a small radio receiver from the 1950s and would listen to the amateur channel," he continued. "At the time you had to learn Morse code and be able to read and type out 13 words a minute to get a license. I thought there was no way I could ever do that." Discouraged and overwhelmed, Minton said he put his dream of operating a ham radio on the shelf. When he learned the requirements were dropping to five words a minute in 2000, Minton realized he could achieve his lifelong goal of being a certified radio operator. "I spent a whole year studying 20 minutes a night to learn Morse code before I did any of the book work," he explained. "Computer programs made the task easier. Eventually I took the test and passed with flying colors." Since then, the code requirements have been eliminated, which opens the door for more people to become radio operators. With the change, Minton is hopeful a younger generation will take an interest in learning the skill. "Many of the clubs members are 60 years or older, but there is a need to find younger operators who we can pass the baton to," said Colfax resident Rick Prime, who not only teaches classes to radio enthusiasts, but has also constructed radio towers. Radio operators are also called upon to assist during emergency situations, Minton pointed out.
JAKARTA, Nov 6 (Bernama) -- The Indonesian Amateur Radio Organisation (Orari) and the Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautic and Space (Lapan) will launch a satellite next year. However, Orari president Sutiyoso did not raveal the satellite's size or the orbit's distance from earth. "The satellite will expand the communication network to remote districts. Communication can't ensure victory at war but victory can't be achieved without communication.
In a new series we take a closer look at the best selling mobile phones available on the US market. We start with the LG INCITE Smartphone from AT&T that is currently the bestselling phone on LetsTalk.
SilverStone has re-invented the case by rotating the motherboard orientation. In the Raven RV02 your cards all sit vertically, allowing air to be sucked in from under the case and blown out the top. Will this make a difference to the cooling performance of the case? We test it to find out.
No idea when this page has been up but, yes, its official. The Meizu M8 has its own product page. Too bad theres no English version yet.