Customer service is alive and well, at Champion Power Equipment #generators

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I know how everyone loves Honda or Yamaha generators, and I don’t blame you, they are considered some of the best (and most expensive) portables you can buy. Nice and quiet and high quality and all. HOWEVER – 4 years ago, I purchased an inexpensive generator to be used in the event of an emergency, and also for a ham …

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Today’s Wi-Fi Fear: Thieves using RDF to find notebooks

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An article on NetworkWorld.com made me chuckle today…  Apparently the Bad Guys are now using Radio Direction Finding (RDF) to locate hidden notebooks because their 802.11* wireless was enabled. It seems amazing to me that it has taken this long for anyone to realize that if a ntoebook or any other device is “wireless”, that it is transmitting a signal, …

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Demonstration of Yagi Antenna as used in Amateur Radio

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A friend posted this YouTube video on a County Hunter forum. I found it very well done and thought I would share.  This is a demonstration of a Yagi beam antenna and shows how adding a reflector and directors to a driven element increases the signal strength in front of the antenna by focusing the power bounced off the reflector …

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Forgotten Technologies – BBSes, Amigas, IRC, etc

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Today I spent about an hour or more showing Scott what an Amiga A-4000T is all about. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any disks with me to show him the awesome 80s & 90s graphics. Nor did I get it online to show him what that machine was used for. What was it used for?  I’m glad you asked! It was used …

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