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Friday, April 2, 2010

Surfin': A New Twist on the Social Net

This week, Surfin' checks into a ham radio multimedia social net.


  1. Not too long ago, I was on a cruise to the Caribbean with my wife. We were resting on a public bench and my wife was busy striking a deal with a local ambulant vendor, so I got my iPod Touch out, mooched on an unsecured wireless connection, read my email, blog reader, Twitter, Skyped cousin in France and then finally checked in a few repeaters back home using Echolink.

    Amir K9CHP

  2. >>Editor's note: Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU, recalls net controlling during the Blizzard of '78.

    I remember it well. Lived in Ashford at the time. Got stuck providing radio services for a National Guard soldier, from Georgia, driving a snow plow.

    It was his first time driving in snow.

    Perhaps you will remember me as the infamous net control on the .79 machine after the Windsor Locks Tornado.
    73, Mike - WM1KE