Recent content by Keystone

  1. New England QSO Party Ham Radio Operating event!

    It is dead, dead, dead today. Even from VT we can't raise anyone to talk to. Last night worked pretty well.
  2. Anyone Work Comms for Boston Marathon?

    I was out at H25, ran both stations because the other H25 operator didn't show. I had almost nothing to do, just the beginning and end water counts and then the hourly checkins. My expected channel was dead to me, couldn't hear it at all so I had to fall back to a repeater earlier on the course...
  3. Amazon "Smile" and Comm2A

    Cool, I'll try and use that link in the future. Right now, Amazon is adding $5 to their donation for the next bit through the Smile program, so it might be worth taking a shot with one purchase through that before jumping to the Comm2A Affiliate link
  4. Amazon "Smile" and Comm2A

    The "Shop Amazon" button takes me to the FAQ
  5. Amazon "Smile" and Comm2A

    Well then. I'll have to figure out how to attach the affiliate link into the amazon keyword I have
  6. Amazon "Smile" and Comm2A

    If you go to, you can set it to donate .5% of any order to a charity of your choice (from a list). Comm2A is on there, so your gratuitous online purchases can go to a good cause.
  7. Food shopping

    Stop and Shop, with periodic runs to Costco. I'll hit up Hannaford for one or two items, if that's all I'm shopping for. The Market Baskets around me always seem skeevy, the aisles are too narrow, there are too many damn people, and the cold cuts and produce we've gotten from them has been...subpar.
  8. Someone using my call sign?

    They are still out and about. On some of the ham boards I've seen others receiving Bad Operator reports, and at least one Good Operator report. You usually have to do something pretty egregious to actually get hit by the FCC, though, usually involving interfering with the pieces of spectrum that...
  9. Just Renewed

    General isn't too bad. Extra is where the brain-hurtyness begins...
  10. Chinese radios

    I've had a Wouxun KG-UV6D for 6 or 7 months, now. Pretty solid little radio. I originally programmed it with CHIRP under Linux, though trying it with OS X is a pain in the arse (Apple just sucks....). I need to get a linux box back up so that I can get some other stuff on there, mostly the...
  11. Our galaxy on a collision course with another: NASA

    Just because they are accelerating away from the center, doesn't mean they are doing it in the same direction. There's pretty much just a lot of space out there, with clusters of galaxies moving around. IIRC, the clusters are independantly expanding, as well. Besides, depending on which...
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