Sunday, March 10, 2013

 Attention NEW hams. If you plan on studying for and getting your ham radio license, you can now get a Baofeng UV-5R for only 27.95.

 Over at Amatuer Radio Supplies they have a special offer for potential ham radio operators to get the Baofeng UV-5R 2M/440 dual band HT for only 27.95. Just order the Technician study book from Amateur Radio Supplies for only $26.95 and get a $20.00 gift certificate once you pass your ham exam. You can use that gift certificate and apply it towards the Baofeng UV-5R radio and only pay $27.95 for a Baofeng UV-5R.

{Amateur Radio Supplies limited time special offer:  Non-hams that purchase this book in 2013 and earn their license within 6 months will receive a $20.00 unrestricted gift certificate from Amateur Radio Supplies to purchase station supplies and accessories.  After purchase, we will email you details on redeeming this special offer when you get your first amateur license!}

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All you need to become an Amateur Radio Operator! Revised 2nd Edition! Includes practice exam software on CD-ROM. Get your FIRST ham radio license! 

Easy-to-understand “bite-sized” sections. Use this book, and pass the 35-question license test. Includes the latest question pool with answer key, for use July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2014. Software included featuring the ARRL Exam Review CD-ROM. Designed for self-study and for classroom use. Intended for all newcomers, instructors and schoolteachers. Discover the excitement of ham radio. The Amateur Radio Service offers a unique mix of public service, technology and experimenting with electronics–all with an emphasis on fun. Some hams use their skills to provide communications during emergencies and disasters when all else fails. Others enjoy talking to people across the country and around the globe, participating in local contests and building experiments.

The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual will guide you as you get started in the hobby–as you select your equipment, set-up your first station and make your first contact. Use this book to study for your license exam. Every page presents information you will need to pass the exam and become an effective operator. You'll cover small sections at a time:

Welcome to Amateur Radio Radio and Electronics Fundamentals
Operating Station Equipment
Communicating with Other Hams Licensing Regulations
Operating Regulations Radio Safety

At the end of the book, you'll find the entire Technician Question Pool. NEW! Practice Exam Software included. This book includes the ARRL Exam Review CD-ROM (requires Microsoft Windows). Use it with your book to review the study material. Take randomly-generated practice exams using questions from the actual examination question pool. You won’t have any surprises on exam day! With this guide as a reference-you'll be on the air in no time! You'll turn to it again and again as you begin your journey into the exciting world of Amateur Radio. CD-ROM System Requirements: Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7, a color display, 20 MB free hard drive space. Please note: the practice exam software is not MAC compatible. Also available: ARRL's Tech Q&A. Includes the entire question pool with brief explanations.

More information Product Details Softcover:

336 pages Publisher: The American Radio Relay League, Inc.; Revised Second Edition/Second Printing (November 2010) Language: English ISBN: 978-0-87259-097-7
Product Dimensions: 8 3/16 x 10 7/8 inches Shipping Weight: 1.31 pounds

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Yaesu FT-60R

 The Yaesu FT-60R freeband radio

  Ran across an article on a CB radio site about the Yaesu FT-60R being under $200 bucks now at Amazon at WannabeeHams that I found rather interesting. It would seem that the "freebanders" are now modifying VHF/UHF radio equipment as well to make them work on other bands.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

portable clock radios


Just saw this article at one of my favorite ham radio bloggers about portable clock radios and thought I would throw my two cents in.

Portable clock radios at Amazon

Portable clock radios are a much needed item around the farm here. Since we run everything on generator most of the time, it is nice to have a way to wake up in the morning without running the generator and batteries all nightlong just to wake up.

 For me the main thing that I look for in a portable clock radio is rechargeable batteries that I can charge up with a solar panel or hand crank.
 Some of the other items I like is a semi rugged case and a big display, and AM/FM with Shortwave and NOAA weather channels. The size is not too important, as long as it fits on my night stand.

 For a complete listing of great portable clock radios be sure to see some of the items over at Amazon. With a money back guarantee if your not happy with the item and free shipping, you can't go wrong.

iPad mini best buy

 Looking for the best buy on an iPad mini ?

 iPad mini best buy

 Looking for the best buy on an iPad mini ? Look no further than Amazon.

 Watching technology march on....without me.

 The iPad mini is such a cool device. I seriously have to get myself one for work. I could wander around the house and the yard as I work on the different blogs and research new items.

here are some of the specifications from Amazon.
Product Information

Size Name: 16 GB | Item Shape: Wi-Fi | Color Name: Black
Collapse allTechnical Details
Screen Size 7.90 inches
Screen Resolution 1024x768
Processor 1 GHz Apple A5
Hard Drive 16 GB ssd
Wireless Type 802.11bgn, 802.11abg
Other Technical Details
Brand Name Apple
Series MD528LL/A
Item model number MD528LL/A
Hardware Platform PC
Operating System Apple iOS 6
Item Weight 1 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H 12 x 9 x 1.20 inches
Color Black
Rear Webcam Resolution 5 MP
Processor Brand Apple
Processor Count 2
Computer Memory Type DDR2 SDRAM
Flash Memory Size 16 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Audio-out Ports (#) 1
Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.

Additional Information

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#12 in Electronics > Computers & Add-Ons > Tablets
Shipping Weight 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First Available October 26, 2012

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

THe Sony BDP-S590 Blu-Ray with Wi-Fi

 Just browsing around Amazon and saw the incredible offer on the New Sony  BDP-S590 Blu ray disc player with Wi-Fi over at Amazon and thought what a great present for my son. Not only can he stream movies from the INTERNET with it, but he can chat with his friends while doing so and even leave comments on all the different social networks that are out there.  To top that off now they offer 1 year free streaming so if the world doesn't end on the 21st he can have unlimited movies to watch. You can read the reviews for the Sony BDP-S590 over at Amazon.

 I read another awesome review of the Sony BDP-S590 HERE.

Friday, November 2, 2012

 A good friend of mine has just started up a new web site for sales and Computer recycling. Be sure to check it out over at kirks-stuff.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The many talents of Kate Upton

 New Kate Upton Video 

 Who needs a NEW kate Upton video, when this one found over at Vimeo is just fine. The look on her face as she comes up out of the water, with her white T-shirt clearly showing her ample breasts is more than I can stand.

Ran across a video on Vimeo today showing the talents of Kate Upton, and just had to share it with everyone.

 Who knew she was SOOO talented. Be sure to check out the poster of Kate Upton coming out of a pool with a wet T-shirt over at Amazon.

You can view the video HERE.