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Radio Garden Turns Earth Into Radio Tuner

Publicly funded art installation makes dialing around planet a visceral experience

by: James Careless

OTTAWA — Imagine being able to spin an image of the earth on your computer screen, tuning into radio feeds that pop up as you move across the planet’s surface. You can, using the Radio Garden website (

Source stations show up as green dots and on a multi-page menu at lower right.
Credit: Radio Garden

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ARRL Announces Partnership with RFinder — The Worldwide Repeater Directory

ARRL has established an agreement with RFinder, the creator of a web and app-based directory of Amateur Radio repeaters worldwide, to be its preferred online resource of repeater frequencies.

RFinder is a steadily growing worldwide repeater directory with over 50,000 repeater listings in over 170 countries. An annual $9.99 subscription to RFinder provides access to repeater data through its collection of apps for Android and Apple devices, and from nearly any web browser. With one subscription, users have access to repeater data worldwide from computing devices on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, Apple iOS, and popular GPS systems. A growing list of third-party memory programming applications support radio programming. RFinder provides integrated support for EchoLink on Android and iPhone, allowing users a one-click connection to repeaters worldwide from the directory.

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HEATHKIT IS BACK In The Kit Business!

HEATHKIT IS BACK In The Kit Business!

In late August, Heathkit will debut their new line of Do-it-Yourself kits for common around-the-house items.  The first kit will be a Garage Parking Assistant (GPA).  The Garage Parking assistant kit lets you build your own system that uses ultrasonic sound waves to locate your car as it enters the garage.  The system signals to the driver using LED lights mounted on the wall when the car is detected and in the perfect spot for parking.

The GPA-100 kit consists of two primary assemblies – The LED Display in kit form and the pre-assembled ultrasonic range module.  the kit will include everything you need to complete the project except a soldering iron and hand tools.

Next on the market will be a Wireless Swimming Pool Monitor kit followed by many more.  Heathkit wants to continue to bring to its customers interesting, unique Heathkit products.  Heathkit is interested in learning what types of products kit builders would like to build.  Kit builders can submit their suggestions through this website using the Contact Us email.

by: Rob Mavis – AE6GE
August 19, 2010


The ISS Fan Club website contains lots of great information about Amateur Radio and the International Space Station.

Information included on the site is news and articles, recordings of contacts with the ISS and list of utilized frequencies.

CQ VHF Magazine Launches Streamlined Website
August 10, 2010

CQ VHF Magazine Launches Streamlined Website

(Hicksville, NY) — Continuing its company-wide update of its magazine websites, CQ Communications, Inc. today announced the launch of a new and easier-to-navigate website for CQ VHF magazine. Like the recently updated sites for WorldRadio Online and Popular Communications, the new CQ VHF site features a cleaner look and a streamlined user interface to make it quicker and easier for visitors to find what they are looking for. The CQ VHF update coincides with posting of the highlights for the Summer 2010 issue.

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