My subscription to Life expired, but I still have a subscription to Mad.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Surfin': Mapping Up

This week, Surfin' gets geographical with new online mapping features and applications.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Surfin': Remembering the Woodpecker

This week, Surfin' recalls a formidable ham radio nemesis from the 20th century.

An Update:

Sergey Paskevych e-mailed me this today:

If you interesting of Duga (Russian Woodpecker) - invite you to look on my photo report from Chernobyl here and here.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Surfin': Telling Your Stories

This week, Surfin' visits Web sites that encourage you to recount your adventures in ham radio.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Loco-Motion Revelation

Back in January, I purchased a DVD titled 1960’s WABC Radio Airchecks. In addition to airchecks, the DVD contains 75 hours of pure nostalgia from 77 WABC including “Actual Broadcasts By Big Dan Ingram, ‘Cousin Brucie’ Bruce Morrow, Ron Lundy, Scott Muni, Chuck Leonard & More.”

Seventy-five hours is a little much to listen to in one sitting, so I loaded the contents of the DVD into my iPod (by way of iTunes) and I hear random selections during my daily commute.

Today, I listened to a program in which Dan Ingram and Ron Lundy discuss the history of 77 WABC. During their discussion of 1962, they mentioned that a big hit that year was The Loco-Motion, which was written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin and sung by Ms. King's baby-sitter, Little Eva.

Both deejays were of the opinion that Carole King actually sung the song herself. As proof, Ron Lundy mentioned that he had seen Little Eva in person twice and during those two occasions, "Little Eva" was a different person.

Then they played the song.

I have heard that song countless times since it was released and until now, I never noticed that it definitely sounds like Carole King is singing the song.

Go figure!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Surfin': Revisiting "Where's DX?" and "Antennas in High Places"

The follow-up e-mails that Surfin' generates often expand on the topics that Surfin' originally covered. This week, Surfin' reviews the topic-expanding e-mails received during the past few weeks.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Surfin': Where's DX?

If you want to get serious about adding new ones to your DXCC count, Surfin' suggests one way to do it.


Bernie McClenny, W3UR, e-mailed me with some additional pertinent DX links:

"How's DX" column in QST magazine, edited by Bernie, W3UR

The Daily DX Calendar (open to the public)

The Daily DX and The Weekly DX newsletters (subscription based)

Bill Cruikshank, K2WC, e-mailed me that he prefers VE3SUN --- DX Monitor.