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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Female Ham Radio Hacker - Diana Eng

Original post: http://lifehacker.com/5477290/macgyver-of-the-day-ham-radio-hacker-diana-eng

Nerd and Fashion Designer
Diana Eng is a fashion designer who specializes in technology, math, and science. Her designs range from inflatable clothing to fashions inspired by the mechanical engineering of biomimetics. At 22, her inflatable dress (cocreated with Emily Albinski) made the cover of ID Magazine. In 2005, she was a designer on season 2 of the Emmy nominated hit TV show, Project Runway. She won Yahoo Hack Day in 2006 along with her two-team mates for designing and creating a blogging purse in less than 24 hours. She has worked as an assistant designer in research & development at Victoria's Secret. She is the author of Fashion Geek: Clothes, Accessories, Tech. Her work has been featured in exhibits both in the U.S. and internationally around the globe, and has graced the pages of such publications as Women's Wear Daily, Wired, and Craft Magazine. Diana is Make's ham radio correspondent. Diana currently designs in the NYC fashion industry and is a founding member of Brooklyn based hacker group NYC Resistor.

Amateur radio callsign: KC2UHB http://www.qrz.com/db/kc2uhb
Official site: http://www.dianaeng.com/
Blog: http://fashionnerd.com/
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diana_Eng

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Chinese New Year To All Chinese Amateur Radio Operator

Happy Chinese New Year to all Chinese amateur radio operator. For you info, Chinese has already manufactured lots of electronic product for amateur radio. Names such as Puxing, Qixiang, Wouxun give us alternative to other well-known brand regarding their price and quality as well. For those who cant afford to buy high end product can consider to buy China made radio, available at your nearest radio store.

Chinese also have their own Amateur Radio Satellite called XW-1. Launched around 0230 UTC on December 15 2009.The satellite’s communications payload includes a beacon and three crossband transponders operating in FM, SSB/CW and digital modes. Uplink and downlink frequencies can be found on the CAMSAT Web site. Happy Chinese New Year to all Chinese hams and a very 73 from 9W2PJU.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Online EXIF Reader

Exchangeable image file format (Exif) is a specification for the image file format used by digital cameras. The specification uses the existing JPEG, TIFF Rev. 6.0, and RIFF WAV file formats, with the addition of specific metadata tags. It is not supported in JPEG 2000, PNG, or GIF.

What i like is, it has standard tags for location information by using geocoding apps.

There is lots of EXIF reader/viewer application for Windows, Mac OSX or GNU/Linux available. But i like to read it online sometimes when i'm not on my personal workstation. Try Jeffrey's Exif Viewer

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

How To Apply Amateur Radio / Ham Radio License For Malaysian

  1. Visit http://www.skmm.gov.my/ for Radio Amateur Examination (RAE) notice.
  2. Download the application form.
  3. Fill the application form.
  4. Your application form must be include with 1 copy of your identification card and MYR50.00 bank draft or money order to "SURUHANJAYA KOMUNIKASI DAN MULTIMEDIA MALAYSIA"
  5. Dont forget to write the examination serial number to the up left corner of your envelope.
  6. Send it to the nearest SKMM's office.
  7. Wait for the confirmation letter.
  8. sit for RAE.100s multiple choice question.You need to pass at least half of the questions.
  9. see your RAE's result at http://rae.skmm.gov.my/ see if you pass, then you should receive your pass letter.
  10. Fill all needed forms, two of 9m's signature, callsign application, etc.
  11. Submit to MCMC and wait for your class B apparatus assignment!

 p/s: to get full class license which is class A, you need to sit for Morse code test. more privileged on HF. Usually, you can see RAE's notice every April and October. Only twice a year.


Amateur radio operator not a loser. We are enjoying, experimenting, inventing, contribute, learning, teach ourselves and offering help in emergencies too.
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