Monthly Archives: February 2009

iPod Touch or Ham Radio???

The subject line is from a question posed on Twitter last week.  To be more accurate, a young man (teenager) who is interested in, and planning to get his technician ticket asked whether he should buy an iPod Touch or a … Continue reading

Posted in Amateur Radio, Technology

Practical Amateur Radio Podcast – Episode 15 Available Now!

Just a quick note to let anyone/everyone following my blog know that I’ve just uploaded episode 15 of my Practical Amateur Radio Podcast. You can download the podcast through iTunes or direct from my podcast website located at Thank … Continue reading

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Thoughts about the Aurora Swapfest and the economy

I was going…then I changed my mind….then I changed my mind again.  Earlier in the week I had it in my mind that I wanted to go to the Aurora Repeater Association’s Swapfest.   The Aurora Repeater Assoc. holds their annual swapfest … Continue reading

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Yes We Can??? Delay of DTV

I blogged about it on Jan. 23rd and I guess 6.5 million Americans can’t be wrong.  Mr. President….delay that DTV transition.  Personally….I really don’t care if the DTV transition takes place on Feb. 17th, June 12th or October whenever….I honestly can’t … Continue reading

Posted in Technology

HamCon Colorado 2009 – Are you going?

HamCon Colorado 2009 is just around the corner.  Are you going?  This will be my first ham convention and I’m looking forward to it.  From the looks of the event schedule, it will be a fun time.  HamCon Colorado takes … Continue reading

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