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SMS box I'm building.  Waiting on the 80x2 white-on-black display.
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Pan-Am Branded Concise No. 28 Circular Slide Rule
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It was about $30 on ebay. There are many more though without the Pan Am branding.
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Screenshots from my location-based service app Tower Power / Cellinfo, showing list and map of nearby restaurants.  The date for the screenshots is September 25, 2004.

More early Hiptop apps and source code at http://hipme.com.
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Cafe Borrone with +Becky Burwell 
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First 10.25 GHz contact, wide-band FM between K6BEC / WA5ZNU

WA5ZNU 10.25 GHz operating position. 17dB gain nominal, standard horn antenna, probably 15dB at ~10.25GHz, input power 25mW, 800mW EIRP.

Two TR10GA-25 transceivers. 2013-11-24 0100Z. ...
WA5ZNU 10.25 GHz operating position. 1

QRA CM87wk63gk->CM87wk63fi, about 230 feet.

Should be good to about 40 miles with these horns and 25mW.
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Gleb Polyakov and ZPM Espresso Nocturn at Hacker Dojo in Mountain View.
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Chicken with shallots and tarragon, from the +The New York Times -- it took me a couple of hours but everybody liked it.   http://www.nytimes.com/recipes/1016135/rishia-zimmerns-chicken-with-shallots.html
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I released the source code to my Danger Hiptop / T-Mobile Sidekick apps from 2003-2005.  Because of the early date, many of these apps are the first of their kind.

One app, Tower Power, lets you find nearby restaurants and list them on a map.    

Another, Flipper, lets you message your friends directly, send the photos, query their location, and share appointments -- like Avocado, Couple, and iMessage.

Flipsheet is a spreadsheet program and my request to Danger to let me handle CSV attachments in Email messages was one inspiration for the Intent registration system in Hiptop OS, which also appears in Android!

Here's the source code, screenshots, a few links to blog articles back in the day, and other commentary:

http://hipme.com


Thanks to   Facebook post https://www.facebook.com/s4xton for getting me to do this.

And apologies to +Andy Rubin and +Brian Swetland  and others from Danger if my inclusion of my hacked-up copy of the Hiptop OS scroller widget in Flipsheet is a problem.
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Just worked VU3WIJ, Shaji in Kerala, India with my KX3 on 14.245 MHz, running 12W SSB! Got it on the first call, first call, very polite pileup no split.

There was QRN the short path so I used long path (153 degrees). Is that really 24880-8861=16019 miles?
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Eric’s Guide: Converting to Android from iPhone

Many of my iPhone friends are converting to Android.  The latest high-end phones from Samsung (Galaxy S4), Motorola (Verizon Droid Ultra) and the Nexus 5 (for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile) have better screens, are faster, and have a much more intuitive interface.  They are a great Christmas present to an iPhone user!

Here are the steps I recommend to make this switch.  Like the people who moved from PCs to Macs and never switched back, you will switch from iPhone to Android and never switch back as everything will be in the cloud, backed up, and there are so many choices for you.  80% of the world, in the latest surveys, agrees on Android.

1. Set up the Android phone
a) Power on, connect to WiFi, login with your personal Gmail account, and download in the Google Play Store all the applications you normally use (for example, Instagram).
b) Make sure the software on the Android phone is updated to the latest version (i.e. 4.3 or 4.4). You should get a notification if there are software updates.
c) If you are using AT&T, download the Visual Voicemail app from the Play Store.
d) You can add additional Gmail accounts now or later.

At this point, you should see all your Gmail, and be able to use any apps and they should work well.  Be sure to verify this.

2. Update your iPhone or iPad
a) Power on, connect to WiFi, make sure your Gmail is logged in, and upgrade all of the iPhone software to the latest iPhone software release (typically iOS 7+).
b) Check that you are using iCloud to back up contacts.  Go to iCloud (in Settings) and enable that for contacts (“on”).  If not using iCloud, go ahead and sign up for it.  (The latest Mavericks requires the use of iCloud for Mac users if you want to transfer contacts.)
c) For your personal Gmail account, in Settings/Mail, turn on sync for contacts.  In the latest iOS, this should sync your Gmail contacts and iPhone contacts.
d) In Settings/Messages, turn “off” iMessage, as that messenger is an iPhone-to-iPhone messenger and if its on your iPhone friends texts won’t make it to Android.  Your iPhone will still use SMS messaging to reach your friends if you use the iPhone after this change.
e) Make sure your iPhone is fully synced to the Mac iTunes.  Your photos and music should all be backed up on your Mac when this is done. Go ahead and verify that on the Mac and the iPhone.

At this point you should see all your Gmail, have your apps, and have your contacts in the Android phone.  If the contacts are not in the Android phone, manually download the contacts as follows on your Mac:
a) Go to apple.com/icloud, login with your Apple ID, and click on contacts
b) In the lower-left corner, click on the wheel, and “select all” the contacts and “export” the vCard into a vCard file (in Downloads).
c) In a browser, go to gmail.com, click on the Mail button and select “Contacts”.  You should see a list of your Gmail contacts.  Import the vCard file into Gmail/contacts using the “Import contacts” command and it should have manually added your contacts.  Delete any duplicates or use the “More / Find & merge duplicates” function.

At this point you have your Gmail, apps and contacts on the new phone.  Also verify this.

3. On your Mac, connect your music to Google:
Download Google Music Manager onto the Mac, and run it.  Music Manager will upload your iTunes music to the cloud.  The standard version is free and handles most iTunes libraries.  You will need to sign up for Google Wallet and give your credit card information, but it’s free.  Be sure the music is going to your personal Gmail account above. See https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/1075570

With the above complete, you should have your Gmail, apps, contacts, and music all moved over.  Verify this on the Android phone :-)

4. Take the SIM out of the iPhone and insert it into Android.  You may need an adapter (from nano-SIM to micro-SIM), but then reboot the Android and you are all set !  For texting either use the Messenger app in earlier releases or the “Hangouts” app in Android 4.4.

Comments and additions welcome ! Eric

PS. Photos on your iPhone
If you have pictures on your iPhone, you will have to first copy them over to the Mac and then sync the iPhone with iTunes.  See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4083   

It’s probably easiest to backup your iPhone photos to the Mac, but not copy the old photos to the Android phone.  New photos you take on the Android phone will automatically be backed up to your photos in the Gmail account (iAuto-Upload is normally enabled) so no action is required.  If the old photos are important, send them to Gmail and download into the Android phone or upload them to Google+.

PPS.  Some general advice

Be sure to use Chrome, not Safari; its safer and better in so many ways.  And it’s free.
https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/

Be sure to use two-factor authentication for your Gmail and Google accounts.  Makes it very hard for someone to break into your Gmail.  Also free.
https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/180744?hl=en
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I used a 9.75 GHz satellite LNB from Europe and an RTL-SDR to get a 618 MHz downconversion from a 10.368 GHz DRO test oscillator.  I got some ideas from G4JNT: 
http://www.g4jnt.com/PLL_LNB_Tests.pdf
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