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Lagnaippe* Unique Tools – Who Knew

In preparing to do some rewiring in my shack, I investigated the use of crimp-on coax connectors. I ended up purchasing a crimp tool along with coax connector and Powerpole dies from DX Engineering. I can now easily install crimp-on connectors on a variety of coax cables. The die for Anderson Power Pole connectors will make their installation a snap as well.

In my research, I checked out a number of YouTube videos on the subject, I found this one very interesting.

Special Coax Scissors

What caught my attention were … Click for more

SPARCFest cancelled

Due to the 50 person limitation placed on using Freedom Lake Park due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SPARC has decided to cancel this year’s SPARCFest that was to be held on November 14.

Bell Labs Proves Existence of Dark Suckers

Alan, KO4CR, rebroadcasts an edited version of the Amateur Radio News Line on the SPARC repeater once a week after the evening net. The latest broadcast caused considerable discussion on the morning roundtable as well as the evening pre-net. For those who missed the broadcast, a copy of the article about “dark suckers” follows.

For years it has been believed that electric bulbs emitted light. However, recent information from Bell Labs has proven otherwise. Electric bulbs don’t emit light; they suck dark. Thus they now call these bulbs dark suckers.  … Click for more

SPARC Lagniappe

  • Web Site of Interest

 

For an all-inclusive weather site, check out Mike’s Weather Page (https://spaghettimodels.com)

  • 65 Great Things about Ham Radio

 

A few years ago, CQ Magazine (http://www.cq-amateur-radio.com) ran an article titled “60 Great Things about Ham Radio.” The series was quite popular and it’s repeated below with the permission of CQ Magazine, including a few updates and five more “Great Things about Ham Radio.”

1. It works when nothing else does
2. It makes you part of a worldwide community
3. The opportunity … Click for more

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Free General Interest Ham Radio Newsletter

Want to learn more about the people and things that make up our hobby? The K9YA Telegraph is an amateur radio publication that is written by its subscribers for its subscribers. Downloadable once a month in pdf format, the publication’s motto is “Good News about Amateur Radio.” Articles range from human interest to history, nostalgia, old gear and just plain fun.

For sample issues and a free subscription to the K9YA Telegraph, visit http://www.K9YA.org

 

Unique Call Sign Gift

According to Zazzle, this item … Click for more

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For some interesting free weather software, check out www.windy.com

Top Ten Ways You Know You Just Might Be Married To a Ham

10)  His favorite superheroes are Marconi and Tesla.
9)  His sense of wellbeing is tied to the sunspot cycle.
8)  His electric shaver has a backup diesel generator.
7)  He shows you his PL-259 connector.
6)  For a romantic honeymoon, he chooses Dayton over Tahiti.
5)  He rates your love making in S units.
4)  He buys you an HT for your anniversary.
3)  He attaches a … Click for more

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