April 3rd, 2007

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New York next week

The oft-postponed trip to White Plains is happening next week, finally. Travel schedules being what they are, I'm actually arriving at JFK about 10:30 Monday morning, and will have pretty much the whole day to kill - I don't have to be onsite at the customer till Tuesday. Any of my NYC friends up for something? Only gotcha is that I'll need to catch Metro North to White Plains some time that evening, and will have my luggage in tow.
  • Current Music
    The Doors - Roadhouse Blues
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The current toy

Over the past few weeks, I've been getting a new set of radios together and running. I've become convinced that the D-Star system, developed by the Japan Amateur Radio League and built by Icom, is the future of ham radio, at least for those uses that VHF/UHF-FM currently fill. The ability to hold a conversation between systems linked across the Internet changes the game.

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I haven't gotten on the Internet link with it yet, because there's a class I need to take and pass online before I can. Hopefully, I'll get that done while I'm on my upcoming trip, so the CD will be waiting for me when I get home.
  • Current Music
    The Cars - Bye Bye Love