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The smartphone has become prevalent in today’s culture, but the costs associated with owning one can run a bit excessive for the average person. Most smartphone users will invest $40 or more per month to secure those unlimited talk/text/data plans the leading carriers offer. And let’s not forget the amount you have to fork over […]

Any experienced ham operator will tell you—height is everything. If you want to be heard, if you want better ears, if you want respect, height is the goal. Not many of us have the resources for the 100 ft. tower, but maybe you have a tall tree nearby that is sufficient. Get your dipole into […]

Your Best Option For A Used Apple

Those shiny new Apple Mac computers might carry a hefty price tag, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for a PC if you don’t have that kind of money to spare. You can find good deals on used Mac computers for about the same amount it would cost you to get a new […]

Eeeks! It’s just one of those days when the audio goes out on the television, which is connected to the DirecTV receiver box. The problem is actually to do with the DirecTV receiver box. For some unknown reason the TV turns silent and the universe is not complete. What to do? I want to hear […]

There Seems To Be Fog Over Portland On September 20, 1952, Oregon’s first television station had the honor of being the first commercial television station to broadcast on the UHF band. KPTV (CH 27) made it as Oregon’s first television station. The year of 1952 must have been a good one. Antennas were installed all […]

Signal Carrier In AM and FM Amplitude is defined as the distance between the tip crest of the wave to the rest position of the wave. With Amplitude modulation, the amplitude of the carrier wave varies, while the frequency remains constant. Frequency modulation is the encoding of information in a carrier wave by varying the […]

Save The Data During Power Outages

Power outages are here, there, and they’re everywhere. Don’t you just hate it when you’re in the middle of something and the black screen stares at you? Boom boom, out goes the lights! Can you save the data? Won’t you? Thankfully, there’s battery backup for desktop computers, wireless networks, gaming consoles, and more. Here’s what […]

Not long ago the ink jet printer was considered the printing standard, but the new kid on the block is the all-in-one laser printer (Printer Copier Scanner Fax and Canon 137 Toner Cartridge). This version comes with 4-in-1 functionality – print, copy, scan and fax. It’s the latest in tech fashion. Let’s keep it real. […]

The Twenty-One Foot Man Eater Nearly Got Me! Well, I could pretend this was a wild fishing expedition on the Atlantic Ocean, just off the coast of Florida somewhere, but let me be honest. The green screen, also known as chroma key, arrived in the mail and I’m having some fun with it. The photo […]

VHF-Hi Frequency range: 174~230MHz (Channel Range: 7-13) Max gain: 12dB Not long ago, I purchased a commercial 4-bay UHF HDTV antenna and I am absolutely thrilled with it. There was only one problem that I hadn’t solved. My new antenna would not receive VHF frequencies and I had that one oddball channel which was in […]

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