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Sotec update its Nettop the P305 Series with the ION Platform.

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The P305 Series, is Onkyo (Sotec) Atom Powered Nettop which has the particularity to have a removable optical drive. Our New version is today offered with or without LCD and features an Intel Atom N230 (1.


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Asus Eee PC Seashell 1008HA Announced

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Asustek has announced this week the Asus Eee PC Seashell, a newly designed netbook series. The first Seashell model is the 2. 4-pound 1-inch thick Eee PC 1008HA, featuring a 10 LED-backlit display at 1024600, the Intel Atom N280 1.


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Don’t know contest exchange? You are an idiot!

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FinishAfter virtually every contest, the e-mail reflectors light up with posts about the stupidity of contesters (usually new) who do not understand the exchange. Or the exact, best way to format the exchange to maximize every second of the expert contester’s time to achieve a winning score.

The e-mails range from quietly supportive to out-and-out elitist, as if our new contesters need to figure it all out before the contest and perform at the 10,000,o0o point level right now. Or else they aren’t good hams.

We’re an exclusionary hobby

The great feature about ham radio as a hobby is that there are many different segments for the hobby. Bored with SSB? Try CW. CW drive you crazy? Try DXing.

But in each of our little segments of the hobby, we build our own little walls. You want to be a CW contester? This is what you need to do. Do it any other way and you are outcast.

SSB? You do it this way or you aren’t a real man…er, woman…er, contester.

We don’t need exclusiveness, we need inclusiveness

There are enough challenges to the hobby without beating our own members as not being perfect enough to get everything right the first time. There is a difference between pounding on people and constructive criticism in a contest.

When we, as a hobby, take up pounding on people as not being ethical, smart, or not doing the exchange correctly — and therefore are idiots — we defend the status quo and don’t embrace those who are trying to learn. Instead of being Elmers, we become elbows pushing ourselves to the front of “I’m right, your wrong, so get over it.”

The next time you want to go over the top about how people are contesting, think about when you started. Did you know the exchange? Did you know how to contest? Even if you had an Elmer, did you do everything right the first time? Never experienced ONE frustrating moment when you couldn’t get it right? Never felt shamed when someone flamed you for being a dunce because you didn’t know everything to do in the heat of battle?

If you did, you’re a genius. If your like the rest of humanity, give your fellow hams a break. We’re all in this together, we all need to learn, and we all need to use the spectrum in order to protect it. Exclusivity for your part of the hobby is a poor way to encourage growth of ham radio. But it’s a great way to push away hams and potential hams from the hobby we love.

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AU Mobile Announces iida Pico Projector for G9 Handsets

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Japans AU Mobile Company is known for creating some wild and out there products. But recently they have announced several new products that they will be releasing soon.

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Nominations Now Being Accepted for 2009 ARRL Humanitarian Award:

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Nominations are open for the 2009 ARRL International Humanitarian Award.

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Data Projections Donates SMART Board Systems to Cristo Rey

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Data Projections is a leading audio/visual systems designer and integrator providing advanced communications products, support services and technology solutions for educational, governmental, and corporate environments.

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Nintendo sales drop 40 percent

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Demand for the DS and Wii has finally started to slip it seems, as increased competition from the iPhone causes a 40 percent drop in sales for Nintendo.

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New Q and A Website for Ham Radio:

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I am excited to announce the launch of ask.elmershack.com. This web site is a new question and answer site exclusively devoted to ham radio. Right now it is still in the early stages and needs some more questions and answers from the community of hams in order to become a useful site for everyone. Please visit and join in!

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Vertu opens shop in the most luxurious shopping destinations in the world-Ginza

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Vertu, the luxury cell phone business arm of Nokia, gave the media a preview of its posh handsets and shop in Tokyos Ginza district on Wednesday prior to the commencement of marketing in Japan on Thursday.

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Optoma Releases HD8200 Projector

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Back in January Optoma displayed the HD8200 home theater projector. This month, the company is releasing this incredible projector. The HD8200 features 1200 ANSi lumens, a 20000:1 contrast ratio, and full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, which is becoming common for home projectors these days.

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MSI Wind U120 hits the review bench, short on thrills

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Those obsessives over at Laptop Mag wrangled up a new MSI Wind U120 and did the review thing, and while theres plenty of good here, the wide availability of similarly specced, strongly designed netbooks throws the Winds flaws into sharper relief.

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Rochester Hamfest turf war - now there's only one!

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A follow-up to last week's story on the 2009 Rochester New York Hamfest. As of Tuesday, January 27th, it appears that there is now only one organization now planning to hold the event. That’s the Rochester Amateur Radio Association which now appears to have possession of the www.rochesterhamfest.org website

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More Cosponsors for HR 2160

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Earlier this week, two more Congressional Representatives -- André Carson (D-IN-7), and C.W. Bill Young (R-FL-10) -- pledged their support for HR 2160, The Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Enhancement Act of 2009, bringing the total number of cosponsors to 31, including original sponsor Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX-18). HR 2160 is also sponsored by W. Todd Akin (R-MO-2), Michael Arcuri (D-NY-24), Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD-6), John Boozman (R-AR-3), Madeleine Bordallo (D-Guam), Geoff Davis (R-KY-4), Bob Filner (D-CA-51), Scott Garrett (R-NJ-5), Bart Gordon (D-TN-6), Brett Guthrie (R-KY-02), Maurice Hinchey (D-NY-22), Michael Honda (D-CA-15), Mary Jo Kilroy (D-OH-15), Tom Latham (R-IA-4), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-16), Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO-9), Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI-11), Charlie Melancon (D-LA-3), Candice Miller (R-MI-10), Dennis Moore (D-KS-3), John Olver (D-MA-1), Bill Posey (R-FL-15), Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA-46), Bennie Thompson (D-MS-2), Michael Turner (R-OH-3), Peter Welch (D-VT), David Wu (D-OR-1) and Don Young (R-AK). Click here for information on how to encourage your Congressional representative to sponsor HR 2160.

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K6VVA's FCC Petition For Rulemaking (Identity Protection):

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PETITION FOR RULEMAKING: Eric R. Hilding, hereinafter "Petitioner", respectfully Submits this PETITION FOR RULEMAKING to amend the FCC rules governing Amateur Radio Service. 1. Petitioner has been an FCC licensed amateur radio operator for more fifty (50) years, is an "Extra Class" licensee (K6VVA) and Amateur Radio "Emergency Responder" in his local community.

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nuviphone is here (well in Asia) anyone still excited?

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After a loooooong wait, Garmin and Asus has finally made the Garmin-Asus n?vifone G60 available in Asia. (more precisely Taiwan on July 27; Singapore and Malaysia end of August.


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Fermi card on stage wasn't real

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GTC 2009: Nvidia has confirmed that the Fermi card held up by Jen-Hsun on stage wasn't real, but was adamant that the demos were.

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Cancer fighter John Kanzius, K3TUP, (SK):

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John Kanzius, K3TUP, who was featured in the January issue of CQ magazine, has died. Kanzius, a former TV station owner who devoted his latter years to developing new tools to fight cancer after he was diagnosed with the disease, was 64. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette newspaper, Kanzius passed away early Wednesday morning, February 18, from pneumonia that developed as a result of chemotherapy.

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Ham Radio Operator Helps to Explain How Santa Travels Around the World:

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It appears Santa Claus is going to have to battle the elements as he rides into the area on Christmas Eve. National Weather Service Meteorologist Barrett Smith said Harnett County and the surrounding area can expect rain starting late Thursday night and continuing into Christmas morning. b"We're looking at a storm system that will affect the area starting late Thursday night and into Friday morning," Mr. Smith said. Mule City Feeds owner Paul Dunn said Santa placed an order for the company's special blend of reindeer food last month. "He does it right after Thanksgiving every year," Mr. Dunn said. "We give him our special blend that we feed racehorses and that does the trick for them." Mr. Dunn said for some reason, the reindeer can't make it around the world on just deer feed. As an amateur radio operator, Mr. Dunn also provided some insight into just how Santa travels around the world on Christmas Eve. "He gets on the radio and we start talking to him and help him steer," Mr. Dunn said of his fellow radio operators. "Santa doesn't believe in GPS yet," Mr. Dunn said. "He does it the old-fashioned way."

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Seasonic's Engineering and Factory Tour

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We took a trip to DongGuan, China, to not only take a nose around Seasonic's Factory, but understand the details of its engineering philosophy too. Want to know where your power supplies come from? Take a look to find out.

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Morph tries to build a PC

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For those of you not familiar with Morph, he's the plasticine creation of the late Tony Hart whose art-focussed kids TV shows were aired in the UK in the 1980's. I thought they were great and recently I received a 'kit' as a present that allows you create your own Morph. If you have no idea who Morph is then check him out here.

Of course as soon as I made him he was up to mischief and with lots of PC bits hanging around, he soon caught the bug. I've hidden my Dremel for the time being in case he fancies and bit of modding. I dare to think how quickly a circular saw attachment can cut through plasticine, pretty quickly I'd imagine.

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Ayr Radio Group Lands Lottery Grant:

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AYR Amateur Radio Group has landed a £9804 Lottery award. The group, which is affiliated with the University of the West of Scotland's new radio station in Ayr, will use the cash to acquire new equipment to help with training programmes.

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Portland customers to get bundled WiMAX courtesy of Comcast

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Portland, Oregon was the first place to get a taste of Clearwires own WiMAX service, so its not exactly all that surprising that its also going to be the first to get Comcasts version of the very same high-speed wireless service.

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