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

Surfin’: Still Hunting

This week, Surfin’ continues hunting broadcast transmitter sites and circuit design tools.


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!

Friday, March 2, 2012