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Remote Base HF Rig Control on Samsung Galaxy

Remote Base HF on a Samsung Galaxy

The W4MQ software is running on a Windows 7 machine, but accessed via a remote desktop application such as TeamViewer. Audio is ported through Skype.

The trick is to set up your station for rig control on a Windows machine that is running and accessible via the remote desktop software. You need a second Skype account for the main computer, which you can call from your smartphone's Skype account.

The W4MQ software is at www.handiham.org/remotebase.

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Colorful Contrail

A contrail at sunset in Seasons Park, Woodbury MN.

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Hot enough for ya?

Pat with snow shovel and wearing snowsuit.

Okay, since it's almost the Independence Day "hottest-time-of-the-year", I dug up this winter photo to help us all remember that Minnesota saying that is oh, so true:

"It could be worse."

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Jasper takes a snooze

Jasper sleeping on cushion

Jasper takes a well-deserved snooze after a week at Handiham Radio Camp. He was an enormous hit among the campers and staff, probably due to his overwhelming cuteness.

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Apple provides special phone number for enhanced accessibility

It can be frustrating to call a company for technical support, but doubly so if you have a hearing or vision impairment. Who wants to get connected with a support person who has no idea what you are talking about?

Well, Apple has an answer for that. If you have a hearing or vision impairment, call 1-877-204-3930 for direct access to Apple representatives who are trained in providing support using accessibility services.


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Amateur Radio in FEMA Think Tank Call

FEMA's Think Tank Conference Call Related to Disability: Amateur Radio will be included in the discussion.

Please join FEMA’s Deputy Administrator Richard Serino as he hosts the next FEMA Think Tank conference call on March 22nd, 2012 from Atlanta, Georgia.

* Date: Thursday, March 22, 2012
* Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern
* Call-In Number: 800-593-0692
* Pass Code: Think Tank March

Individuals who would like to access the captioning for this event may do so by clicking the following link at the start of the event:

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A fine American meal

Beans & weenies, with glass of two buck chuck and TV remotes.

The Goops, they lick their fingers...

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What's inside a high-altitude balloon experiment?

High altitude balloon payload

This is the payload of a high-altitude balloon experiment carrying an amateur radio APRS station. The box is made up of expanded foam for low weight and insulation. A digital camera (upper right with fingers on it) takes video during the flight, which reaches "near space" before the weather balloon bursts and the payload parachutes to Earth. The APRS station allows for tracking during the flight, so that the chase vehicles can be near the landing site. Note the hot glue that secures wiring to prevent violent flapping and possible failure due to stress during the flight and descent.

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The working ham radio operator

Pat talking into microphone; wearing orange hardhat

Hey, ham radio isn't usually dangerous enough to don a construction hat, but just in case...

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Winter at Camp Courage Lakeside


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