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  • Vanity Used Ham Radios

    04/15/2007 4:40:14 PM PDT · by Charlespg · 17 replies · 602+ views
    april 15 2007 | Charlespg
    good source for used ham radios?
  • Where Will Ham Radio Be In 50 Years?

    03/02/2007 8:07:51 PM PST · by vintage patriot · 28 replies · 673+ views
    Eham ^ | 2/24/07 | KF4HR
    Where Will Ham Radio Be in 50 Years? What will it be like? Or will it even exist?
  • It's Taps For Morse Code

    02/23/2007 6:45:07 PM PST · by vintage patriot · 225 replies · 3,793+ views
    OC Register ^ | 2/23/07 | Erik Ortiz
    Morse code is in need of some serious SOS. The language of dots and dashes, first used during the infancy of electronic communication in the mid-1800s, is going the way of Latin. Beginning today, amateur or "ham" radio operators in the United States won't be tested in Morse code – also known as Continuous Wave – in order to be licensed by the federal government. In an effort to advance the hobby, the Federal Communications Commission in December agreed to eliminate the five-words-per-minute Morse code requirement for people seeking their upper-level class licenses.
  • The Muslims Are Coming!

    12/28/2006 8:34:10 AM PST · by ricks_place · 15 replies · 1,150+ views
    SPIEGEL ^ | 12/28/06 | Michael Scott Moore and Jochen-Martin Gutsch
    A citizens' group in Berlin turned out this week for a candlelight vigil to protest plans for a new mosque in their neighborhood. It will be the first to be built in the former East Berlin, where almost no Muslims live but no one can quite explain why it shouldn't be there. The community has just won approval for a new mosque in an eastern district of the German capital. At the end of a rundown suburban street lined with bare trees and flaking apartment facades, a small group of people hold candles or colored Glo-sticks. A few hold signs...
  • UK: Violent Muslims 'over-emphasised'

    10/14/2006 12:37:08 PM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 36 replies · 1,154+ views
    BBC ^ | 10/14/06 | n/a
    The Mayor of London has condemned what he said was greater publicity given to Muslim extremists over and above non-Islamic groups. Ken Livingstone told BBC radio too much emphasis was placed on Muslim extremism while the vast majority of faiths wanted to live together in harmony. He said a situation had been reached where any comment by politicians on Muslims had "front page coverage". His claims were endorsed by a spokesman from the London Muslim Centre. The Mayor told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme: "There's a small - we're talking about a couple of hundred, no more than that...
  • Michelle Malkin's "The Vent" (Her Version of "The View")

    10/13/2006 12:54:33 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 19 replies · 2,626+ views
    HotAir ^ | 10/13/2006 | n/a
    Mary Katherine Ham of Town, Michelle Malkin, the "boss" of, Kirsten Powers of Fox News Channel fame, and La Shawn Barber, a black conservative who has her own blog discuss the never-ending Foley matter.
  • DFU SONG: Who Put the Bomp (classic rock and roll...who put the "ham" in Mohammed)

    09/27/2006 11:39:56 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 10 replies · 509+ views
    DFU SONGS ^ | 9-2006 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MoHAMmed MIDI - WHO PUT THE BOMP I have always wondered...who named the guy Because it brings to mind one Porky Pig Who put the ham in the Mo-mo-ham-ham-ed Who put the grease in the soup he had last night Who put the bacon inside the prophet's omelette Who put the spare ribs on top his new koran There is a prankster who'll soon have big regrets Where is that man? I think I'd like to shake his hand 'Cause it is really so funny to me They wander around...out on the sand where it's hot as h*ll...
  • DFU SONG: Who'll Stop the Rain (who put the ham in Mo-ham-med?)

    09/26/2006 8:51:39 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 4 replies · 401+ views
    DFU SONGS ^ | 9-2006 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN - Credence He is their great prophet...that is what they say What would he be driving, were he alive today Some have said Mohammed would buy a Dodge Ram In his name, will someone tell me, who put the ham? Did he have a slogan followers had heard Maybe it was brilliant or maybe it was absurd Some have said Mohammed might have liked "Hot damn!" In his name, will someone tell me, who put the ham? There have been some stories followers suppress He lusted for girls who wore a frilly white...
  • Pig's head tossed into Lewiston (Maine) mosque

    07/06/2006 11:59:52 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 92 replies · 4,805+ views ^ | 7/5/06 | AP
    LEWISTON — A 33-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly threw a severed pig's head into a Lewiston mosque while a group of Muslim men were praying. The frozen pig's head was rolled into the Lewiston Auburn Islamic Center on Lisbon Street about 10:15 p.m. Monday, witnesses told the Sun Journal of Lewiston. About 40 men were bowed down as part of their prayer ritual when the incident occurred. They got up and ran outside but were unable to locate anyone. None of the men was hit by the animal head. Brent Matthews of Lewiston went to the police...
  • Severe Weather Drill Highlights The Importance of Ham Radios.

    05/15/2006 12:37:43 AM PDT · by Lurker · 11 replies · 520+ views
    Courier Press ^ | 12 May 2006 | unknown
    May 12, Gleaner News (KY) Severe weather drill highlights the importance of ham radios. In a severe weather drill Thursday, May 11, negative temperatures, freezing rain and sleet turned Henderson, KY, and its surrounding counties into a veritable ice kingdom. The objective of this drill: For emergency responders within the seven counties of the Green River Area Development District to share information regarding disaster preparedness. The event comprised three hospitals and seven counties −− Henderson, Union, Webster, Daviess, Hancock, McLean and Ohio −− and each county had to communicate with each other. Some problems involved written communications between the agencies...
  • SHELLY SILVER: 'THE RAPIST'S BEST FRIEND' (Dumocrat's strange bedfellows)

    05/13/2006 10:22:41 AM PDT · by Liz · 30 replies · 788+ views
    NY POST ^ | 5/13/06 | ANDREA PEYSER
    FIGHTING MAD: Rape victim Kathleen Ham was livid when Sheldon Silver tried to slip a provision into a bill that would remove the criminal statute of limitations from rape cases. EXCLUSIVE Three decades ago, Kathleen Ham was raped and shamed into silence. Now, she is nail-spittingly furious at a man she says will do anything to help violent attackers get away with it. "Sheldon Silver is the rapist's best friend!" Ham said to me unflinchingly. "He's still living in this '60s mode," Ham said of Silver, the powerful state Assembly speaker. "He thinks the rapist is the victim! It makes...
  • Collin County Tornados 5-9-06 Discussion By Bruce Dingman, N5BYL

    05/12/2006 11:14:24 AM PDT · by Professional Engineer · 12 replies · 391+ views
    Plano Amateur Radio Klub ^ | 10May06 | Bruce Dingman
    Collin County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) Skywarn Spotters were on the job last night when storms went through the Northern cities of Anna and Westminster that produced two tornadoes. At 8:30pm last evening the National Weather Service in Fort Worth alerted our appointed severe weather Assistant Emergency Coordinator (AEC)Ted Best, KD5JEO, of the severe weather potential for Collin County and asked that we activate our spotters. David Patrick, W7DAV, did a outstanding job as our Net Control Station (NCS) for this particular spotter activation. As is usually the case, a separate frequency was used to provide support from our...
  • Postcard from yesteryear

    04/15/2006 7:19:35 PM PDT · by Denver Ditdat · 6 replies · 634+ views
    The Daytona Beach News-Journal ^ | 13 April 2006 | Christine Girardin
    Undelivered mail from 1956 comes back to DeLand DELAND -- It's been a long, mysterious journey for one little postcard. In 1956, George Hitz dropped a postcard into his Stetson Avenue mailbox, hoping a fellow HAM radio operator in Riverside, Calif., would soon get it. No one knows whether the postcard completed its cross-country journey, but it was returned to its starting place this week bearing a 1956 DeLand postmark and a "return to sender" stamp. George Hitz as a teenager at his HAM radio shack on Stetson Avenue in DeLand, from where he sent the card to California. Hitz,...
  • A Spectrum Marker for 500 Kilocycles

    03/25/2006 11:58:57 AM PST · by Denver Ditdat · 26 replies · 836+ views
    Radio World Newspaper ^ | 23 March 2006 | James Careless
    Radio Buffs Lobby to Make Historic 500 kHz a 'Memorial Frequency'For almost a century, 500 kHz was a lifeline for ships worldwide. Better known as 500 kilocycles, it was the spectrum reserved for ships and the shore stations that communicated with them in Morse Code (sometimes referred to as CW, for continuous wave). If you're a real radio old-timer, you might refer to the frequency as 600 meters. "To ensure that SOS calls were always heard, all ship and shore stations were required to monitor 500 kHz at all times," said Richard Dillman, secretary and chief CW operator of the...
  • Operating Aboard the Lady Lex

    03/08/2006 9:28:52 AM PST · by Denver Ditdat · 17 replies · 949+ views
    The American Radio Relay League ^ | March 8, 2006 | Robert S. Logan, NZ5A
    "Why don't you take a picture of our antenna up there above that Rising Sun?" Larry asked. "A kamikaze plane hit the Lex right there in 1942." The decal on the superstructure of the USS Lexington shows the location of a kamikaze aircraft hit during an engagement in World War II. To the right and above it is the ship's ham station Hustler 5BTV antenna. Larry Boudreau, W5LDB, was the host during my operation in the 2004 Texas QSO Party aboard the USS Lexington. We were standing on the busy gangway leading up from the beach to the entrance...
  • Electronic Tech Help Needed for Counter-Protests

    03/05/2006 4:10:38 PM PST · by Denver Ditdat · 7 replies · 404+ views
    5 March 2005 | Denver Ditdat
    CQ CQ CQ - Doctor Raoul has kindly asked if I would ping the Ham List in the hopes that a technically skilled Freeper may be able to assist with repairs to PA systems to be used in Freeps. Excerpts from his Freepmail appear below: ========================================================= I have a number of Amplivox portable PAs. It may be that I'm not aligning the prongs on the battery case or perhaps corrosion. Have a schematic on bottom of case. Need them checked out and then we can send them to people doing counter-protests. I think it's possible to wire them up to...
  • Western Union and the Railroad Telegraphers

    03/04/2006 10:23:46 AM PST · by Denver Ditdat · 50 replies · 1,596+ views
    El Defensor Cheiftain ^ | March 4, 2006 | Paul Harden NA5N
    Last month, a briefly worded press release went nearly unnoticed. It simply read: "Effective January 27, 2006, Western Union will discontinue all Telegram and Commercial Messaging Services. We regret any inconvenience this may cause you, and we thank you for your loyal patronage." After 155 years, and millions of telegrams and Telex messages, a major part of American history quietly slipped into obscurity. For more than 100 years, Socorro was part of that history. With today's telephones, cell phones and e-mail, we can contact almost anyone we wish immediately and cheaply. This wasn't always the case. In Socorro's early days,...
  • Muslim fury over prison food

    03/04/2006 10:26:47 AM PST · by ncountylee · 115 replies · 1,952+ views
    muslimnews ^ | 03.04.2006 | Adam Smith
    BRITAIN - Muslim prisoners at a Midland jail are boycotting meals after a rogue kitchen worker was caught filling their halal curries with unholy ham. Prisoners at HMP Blakenhurst received a written apology from the Prison Service after the discovery and Imams were on hand to console distraught Muslims. Wasim Zafar, aged 19, from Alum Rock, spoke out after visiting his relative in the Howell Drive Category B prison. "He was very depressed and had lost a lot of weight because he has not been eating much since he found out what had happened with the curries," he said. "He...
  • ARRL Ham Aid "Gear Ready to Go" Awaits Next Disaster

    03/03/2006 6:52:50 PM PST · by Denver Ditdat · 10 replies · 499+ views
    The Amercian Radio Relay League ^ | Feb 28, 2006 |
    When another disaster on the scale of Hurricane Katrina comes along, the League will be able to deploy "ham gear ready to go," thanks to manufacturers' donations of Amateur Radio gear, ARRL members' generous monetary contributions and a federal grant. The ARRL Ham Aid-sponsored "Go Kits" now being assembled at League Headquarters are the third leg of a program that's already reimbursed certain out-of-pocket expenses for ham radio hurricane zone volunteers and helped restore Amateur Radio backbone infrastructure along the US Gulf Coast. "To me, this is a first step in ramping up ARRL's ability to support Amateur Radio volunteers...
  • Translation: Morse code fans sending out an SOS

    03/03/2006 6:42:12 PM PST · by Denver Ditdat · 64 replies · 1,735+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | March 2, 2006 | John McCormick
    A century-old hobby filled with dots and dashes is embroiled in a debate about its future and what level of training should be expected of those called on to help during local and national emergencies. Morse code, a slowly dying language, has become radio's equivalent of Latin: historically important, but increasingly irrelevant in a world of cell phones, computers and instant messaging. With mariners and the military having moved to other technologies long ago, ham radio operators are virtually the sole practitioners of a technique that made national and international communication possible with the telegraph.