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Alvin Petitt
Works at Petitt-Enterprises
Attended Warren County High School
Lives in Culpeper, Virginia
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For those of you who have friend who use Mac OS, bring them to the open side, by introducing these open source apps to them. 
Did that shiny, elegant new Macbook make a not-so-tiny dent in your bank account? Don’t worry, you won’t have to burn holes in your pockets to get useful apps for your Mac.
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My local club installed a new Fusion repeater in place of our previous analog repeater. Now, when someone is on digital I get a horrible "freight train" sound, for lack of a better term. I've been told that I can turn on tone squelch to fix it but have been unable to get the digital noise to stop. Can someone please explain in more detail? Thanks in advance. 
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+HamRadioNow - Gary, just read the above referenced article. Very informative. Thanks again!
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Is there any way to connect my Kenwood TS-120S to my computer to be able to use things like logging or any program that communicates with the radio, such as digital modes?
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I use SignaLink USB and HRD for my old Kenwood TS-820S. Works great with digital modes.
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Question: When I can purchase a new radio, should I be interested in D-Star capability?
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The good thing about an Icom 7100 is that it will take care of most of your ham radio needs, HF, 6M, 2M, and 440mhz and D-Star for approx $1500.00 USD, not bad for all that it does. A good D-star dual band radio is 1/3 of that price, or you can look around and find a bargain at a hamfest, maybe?
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I don't know if I've posted this or not, couldn't readily find it if I did. Anyway, has anyone used/tried Shackbox Linux? I'm loading it on a spare machine as we speak. Interested in any comments.
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Sparkling at the center of this beautiful image is a star located about 30,000 light-years away. The distinctive blue bubble appearing to encircle the star is a nebula — an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other gases. The bubble — estimated to have formed around 20,000 years ago — is expanding at a rate of around 220,000 kilometers (136,700 miles) per hour! Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1QLO8Pm
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Hi. Just found your site (and podcast). Thanks for all  you do. I have a question...while listening to your review of the Dell XPS with linux you mentioned that you weren't a "LastPass fan" and I was wondering why. I have been using LastPass for a number of years and am interested in your issues with it. Not to argue, but to possibly learn something that I wasn't aware of. Again, thanks for the site, podcast and community.
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If nothing else, Logmein is very proud of their products and their pricing shows it.
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Sign at a hospital customer's IT server and communications room door. 
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Sheesh!
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Just thought I'd say "hey" and introduce myself. I recently got my Tech license, my call is K2AMP. I've really been bitten by the amateur radio bug. Have been a big Linux fan for about 10 years. I'm liking the podcast. You guys do a good job. I currently only have a Yeasu mobile for 2M. A friend recently gave me a Kenwood TS-120S but don't have a mic or antenna just yet. I'm just trying to learn as much as I can. 
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I'm a few hours behind ya bro. it's only 11:45pm here lol but there, yea what are ya doing up lol
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Employment
  • Petitt-Enterprises
    Business Owner, present
  • Sun Data
    1989 - 1995
  • 3Com
    1995 - 1997
  • Synergy Networks
    1997 - 2000
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Currently
Culpeper, Virginia
Previously
Lawrenceville, Georgia - Front Royal, Virginia
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Business owner, motorcycle rider, Ham (the radio and personality), sports lover, decent guy I guess.
Introduction
I'm a small business owner and a motorcycle lover. My company is A & S Technology Solutions and my independent AMSOIL dealership. 

I am also the Virginia Assistant State Officer for the Southern Cruisers Riding Club.

I am truly a geek in most senses of the word. I run my business on nothing but Macs but I love Windows because it keeps me in business. I'm also a huge fan of Linux, mostly Linux Mint. I recently became a licensed Ham, um, Amateur Radio operator (K2AMP). 

Love sports, especially football, NASCAR, golf, and baseball. Not into Cricket yet, but am willing to learn.  I am in a great relationship with a wonderful woman who spoils me. It's doesn't get much better than that.
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I have 4 kids and 5 grandchildren. Have been self-employed since 2003.
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Education
  • Warren County High School
    1977 - 1979
  • George C. Marshall High School
    1975 - 1977
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