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2011-11-18 05:00:00

The QSL Card Scanning Kit is practical digital solution to help hams and shortwave listeners manage their ever-growing QSL card collections. No more plastic wall holders, multiple photo albums or shoeboxes needed. Akron, Ohio (PRWEB) November 18, 2011 DX Engineering has createde a practical solution to help hams and shortwave listeners manage their ever-growing QSL card collections. The new DXE QSL Scanning Kit stores your cards and displays them in rotation on an attractive, compact...

2008-10-07 09:00:29

Excerpt from report by Radio Netherlands website on 7 October A new US broadcast in Arabic to the Darfur region has been heard by shortwave listeners. The name seems to be "Lights on Darfur." It is not branded VOA[Voice of America], which has not had an Arabic service since Radio Sawa was created in 2002. Nor is it branded as Radio Sawa. The schedule is: 0300-0330 UTC on 4960, 5995, 11635 kHz 1800-1830 on 4960, 9650, 11635 kHz 1900-1930 on 5880, 9650, 11635 kHz Listeners have been...

2008-09-18 12:00:22

Text of report in English by Radio Netherlands website on 18 September Radio Netherlands Worldwide's English broadcasts are available in North America in an increasing variety of different ways. More and more partner stations are taking our programming (a growing number of NPR stations in the US and CBC in Canada) and there are now a variety of satellite options (including Sirius satellite radio). The programmes are also available live, on-demand and via podcast. Radio Netherlands now...

2008-08-04 12:00:49

By GREER FAY CASHMAN The Amos 1 communications satellite which was launched in mid- May, 1996 and has served the Israel Broadcasting Authority and its viewers and listeners for just over a decade, is to be replaced on Tuesday by the Amos 3, launched in April 2008. Broadcasts on channels 1, 2, 10, 33 and 99 will all be relayed via Amos 3. The change will not affect cable television subscribers or viewers whose television sets are linked to a central antenna. Viewers with private...

2008-07-21 12:00:47

By Kim Thomas RADIO ZIMBABWE As Zimbabwe clamps down on free speech, Gerry Jackson's British radio station is reaching out to its most helpless citizens, writes Kim Thomas Barely a day goes by without more bad news from Zimbabwe, whether it's the rigged presidential election, the murder and torture of the regime's political opponents, or the rampant inflation that has reached 2.2 million per cent. But for people living in Zimbabwe, news is hard to come by. Broadcasters are controlled...

2008-07-08 12:00:32

By Bill Husted, The Palm Beach Post, Fla. Jul. 6--QUESTION: My daughter was married recently and we have pictures that relatives would like us to share. How can we send lots of pictures over the Internet and not sacrifice quality? --Ted Pilch ANSWER: Put all the photos on a Web page. Instead of sending out a flood of photos, you can send a link to the page. The beauty of using a Web page is that you can combine other features, such as a guest book where folks can comment. I...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.