Monthly Archives: July 2015

Ham radio build, becoming an operator.

THIS ONLY QUALIFIES TO PEOPLE WITH A US MAILING ADDRESS, ALTHOUGH YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A CITIZEN

Blogging tech is going to have a mini-series, and turn away from it’s general focus on operating systems. Ham radio is a way for citizens to become radio operators without being in an armed force. In a few weeks, there will be a start up tour on the technology side of things, mostly building your “shack” where your radio is. But, to get on air, you must have a liscence. There are two fees. Sort of. The first fee is the testing fee this is ususally about $20. This is breaking a bloggingtech rule, but it is rather cheap. Also, some clubs offer free tests. The second fee is optianol. WHen you past your test, you will be assaigned a call sign, your name on air. If you wish, for some money, you can customise it.

Anyway, for becoming liscensed, I reccommend you look at these free lessons. I have not creating them, and take no credit for them. Look out for the shack building episode!

How to reserve Windows 10, and a description of it.

Windows 10 adds two new basic things that the average consumer would care about. Not that this article, unlike most of my others, is targeted at the unexperienced user.

 

The first new feature is the start menu. A start screen is still available, just not by default

 

The second is microsoft edge. Formerlly called project Spartan, it is a new, faster version of internet explorer. For more, see Microsoft’s official video on their site.

 

To reserve a free copy is easy. On windows 8, go to the right end of the taskbar and click on the windows logo

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then click reserver your free copy and your done. You will be able to upgrade next month