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

Friday, March 30, 2012

Surfin’: Radio History For Sale

This week, Surfin’ explores a real estate listing with a historic radio connection.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Surfin’: Wiring Microphones

This week, Surfin’ finds wiring diagrams for all those microphones that are on the loose in Ham Radio Land.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Surfin’: WWV Goes Digital

This week, Surfin’ discovers that WWV has a new voice -- and she is digital.

Monday, March 12, 2012


The winter 2012 issue of TAPR’s quarterly newsletter, PSR, is now available on the TAPR website. (Truth in advertising: yours truly is the editor of PSR.)


Table of Contents of PSR #117:

President’s Corner    
iQuadLabs-TAPR Agreement   
2011 DCC Video Online    
TAPR Directors Elections  
VK5DGR on Codec 2 at 2012   
Doodle Labs DL-435    
Going to Ohio    
When Digital Was Mechanical   
Now on YouTube    
HPSDR Projects    
Freq & Time Related Kits   
The Great Create    
My Steve Jobs Story    
LW and MW DX    
Join TAPR on Twitter & Facebook   
Write Here!    
PSR Advertising Rates    
Still Fixing a Little TAPR History   
The Fine Print    
Our Membership App

Friday, March 9, 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


What winter?

This year, winter in southern New England has been the mildest I can recall in my 61 orbits around the Sun.

Not much snow at all lately: 3 inches on February 24, 2 inches on February 29 for a grand total of 14 inches for the season on Compounce Mountain. And when it falls, it is all gone in a day or two thanks to rain and/or warm temperatures.

Speaking of temperatures, today, the high was 57 degrees F and tomorrow, it is supposed to be warmer.

And I saw my first groundhog today. Last year, my brown furry friends didn't come out of hibernation until March 17, ten days later than this year.

Smells like global warming!