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Internet outages reveal gaps in US broadband infrastructure --
This article, which appears in many newspapers, discusses the vulnerability of Internet and phone services in many US rural areas due to the lack of backup facilities.

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National Insecurity

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Early this morning we heard the BBC News Elements program on our public radio station WRKF. The episode today covered Cesium. Transcripts and radio podcasts of each episode are available at the link shown below.

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Credit card scam calls -- I get these calls daily from a variety of spoofed phone numbers. Today they even spoofed my own name and home phone number when calling my home phone! I NEVER talk to them.  The 2-year old article below has lots of background about these criminal operations.

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Loop SWR by FoxDelta Antenna Analyzer
W4UOA gave me the opportunity to assemble and evaluate / use his FoxDelta Antenna Analyzer kit FD-AAZ-0912 . The assembly was easy, given that 3 surface-mount devices were pre-soldered to the main board or a daughter board. The initial power-up was successf...

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Feeding a Multi-band Dipole Antenna
During recent on the air discussions we revisited the design options for a multi-band dipole antenna with balanced feeder. Design guidelines for a slightly-shortened dipole antenna are published in the document Choosing the Correct Balun by W8JI. The recomm...

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Yesterday morning on WBRH FM I heard a smooth jazz cover of this song with a female lead vocalist.  At once I recalled the 1969 original. Later I searched on Youtube and found this very nice live version from 2007. Enjoy!

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VoIP Patch: Links
As background, here are some links (in reverse date order) to blog
postings about the topic. Several of us morning regulars, especially
W4BXI and W4UOA, have put together and tested various configurations
over the past five years. The configurations have...
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