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SolderSmoke Podcast 147 is available for downloading:

http://soldersmoke.blogspot.com

October 29/30 2012
Hurricane Sandy on the way
Thanks for birthday wishes
Einstein — a very nice fellow with a bit of the Knack
Rocket project update
808 key chain cameras (thanks for the Amazon support!)
Audio output transformer for Barbados Barebones RX
Mighty Midget RX — breaking it, fixing it (with help from friends)
Freq counter connection to Tek scope
Halli S-38E — How to avoid electrocution?
The HQ-100’s anti-drift alarm clock
Book Review: “Instruments of Amplification” by H.P. Friedrichs (5 Soldering Irons!)
BANDSWEEP: 20 meter SSB via DC receiver on hurricane day
Report on outcome of the hurricane — inverter saves the day (really the night)
MAILBAG (a big one).

CY9M St Paul Island

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CY9M July 26 – Aug 1, 2012

DXpedition to St Paul Island is slated for July 26-Aug 1 this year, Here is a link to their website for all of the information about this venture.

St Paul Island CY9M

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Bon voyage guys!

FYBO 2005 Remembered

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FYBO 2005

 

Just ran across these old pictures taken when a bunch of us got together to operate FYBO 2005. It was a cold but sunny day in February…

Prepping at Tim Horton’s first, then a little show and tell, followed by some cold operating…

Dayton 2012 or Bust?

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Setting out from Russ KB8U’s place in Ann Arbor, Michigan, John VE3JC, Ken VE3ELA and Russ KB8U are on their way to the Dayton Hamvention 2012. Ric VE3RLX accompanied them, driving the transport vahicle.

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KB8U's QTH

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KB8U's tower

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KB8U's station

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chow time

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on the road

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where to next?

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in the park

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resting up

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on the air

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let's go for a ride

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ready to go

Dayton 2012

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Dayton Hamvention 2011

Going to Dayton 2012? Friends of mine are biking from Ann Arbor, Michigan to Dayton. These crazy guys are John VE3JC, Ken VE3ELA and Russ KB8U. Ric VE3RLX is the driver of the accompanying vehicle. Good luck guys and, if I get any pictures from them on their trip, I will post them.

Dayton Hamvention link

FDIM (Four Days In May) link

Morse Code Day

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April 27th is Morse Code Day, to commemorate the birthday of Samuel Morse, inventor of Morse code.

Radio Canada International going silent

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RCI_logoRCI will bear the brunt of the 10 per cent funding cut to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation announced in the last federal budget. RCI is going off the air. The international service will no longer be heard on shortwave or satellite broadcasts. A budget cut of more than 80% at RCI will mean only limited service will be offered on the Internet in five languages: English, French, Spanish, Mandarin and Arabic. Russian and Portuguese services will be dropped. A total of 650 jobs will be lost at the CBC over the next three years and there will be changes in programming. To generate additional revenue, CBC plans to introduce advertising on its CBC Radio 2 and Espace Musique channels. CBC TV will also shut down 620 analog transmitters and cut its in-house documentary unit. Marc Montgomery discusses the changes with The Link’s producer, Levon Sevunts.

Link:

http://www.rcinet.ca/english/news/15_56_27_2012-04-04-rci-slashed/

What a shame! What a loss!

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