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Amateur Radio Week

As a part of the Field Day 2017 activities, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb issues a Proclamation declaring June 19th to June 25th as Amateur Radio week in Indiana



Hamvention® 2017 Review

On May 30th Tim Duffy K3LR at DXEngineering interviewed Michael Waller W8CI the DARA spokesman for the Dayton Hamvention 2017. They review the Hamvention at the Greene County Fairgrounds, its first year there after being forced to relocate since the closing of Hara Arena, and talk about the good and bad from this year. Some changes have already been put in place and lots of things are planned to make Hamvention 2018 a better experience for anyone attending. See the full interview here >



This Raspberry Pi-inspired Z-Berry board will take you back to the origins of home computing

When Eben Upton designed the Raspberry Pi he never imagined it would be so wildly popular. Originally he designed it to develop interest in computer coding for kids in England. He predicted selling a few thousand but in fact has sold hundreds of thousands worldwide. The Raspberry Pi has launched an interest in computer experimenting and coding not seen since the introduction of the ‘BBC Micro’ in December 1981.

See the full story at: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/this-rasperry-pi-inspired-z-berry-board-will-take-you-back-to-the-dawn-of-home-computing/?ftag=TREe01923b&bhid=97915917

See more about the BBC Micro at:   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Micro






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About AmazonSmile

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization (MARC) every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.

How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?

On your first visit to AmazonSmile smile.amazon.com, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation. As you might have guessed, we are listed as Mid-State Amateur Radio Club.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?

Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.

Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?

Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.




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18 January 2018