Archive for April, 2014

I hope that all my readers had a blessed Easter.  Our Good Friday and Easter Morning services at church went quite well, and the rain held off until after the neighborhood Easter-Egg hunt.  We were able to join some of Diana’s family for...

The ARRL's Logbook Of The World (LOTW) is pretty cool.  Several years ago I did a presentation to my local radio club outlining its use, and it seems to have gotten even better since then.  Recently the Trusted QSL platform that...

Well...I've had a bit of a setback on the radio front, and it isn't laptop related. We have a row of Douglas Firs right on the property line between us and our next-door neighbors.  The new owners of the house next door came over the...

April 5, 2014 | In: Ham Radio, IT

Avoiding XPmageddon

This coming Tuesday, the 8th of April, marks the end of the Windows XP era.  I have taken a simple step to save my hamshack computer from XPmageddon: I've ditched Microsoft altogether on that machine.   My shack computer is an older...