W1EAV Scanner Online

My scanner feed is now up. I have area public safety, towns, businesses, and a few ham and GMRS frequencies on there. If you use Windows Media Player under File select Open URL. Type I don’t have the best antenna on it at the moment, but in the future I will try to put a outside antenna up. This runs off Verizon DSL at my IRLP link site. My IP address there sometimes changes. If for some reason it changes and you try to connect and it doesn’t, e-mail me and I will send you the right address. Thanks everyone. 73

FCC Going After TV Stations Shutting Off Analog Early

The Federal Communications Commission has told 123 TV stations that were planning to stick to the Feb. 17 cutoff date for analog broadcasts that they will have to justify not extending their transmissions for four months. Providence, R.I. (6,10 and 12 and the UHF’s), are among the effected areas. I also have it on good authority that Salt Lake City (Corporate home of WLWC CW28 Freetown) is planning to shut ALL analog TV transmissions off. WE SHALL SEE!!! Check out the FULL article here Stay tuned. Things are just starting to HEAT UP!!! -Dave W1DJG

Classic Exchange Contest – February 15th

The CX is a no-pressure contest celebrating the older commercial and homebrew equipment that was the pride and joy of ham shacks many decades ago. The object is to encourage restoration, operation and enjoyment of this older “Classic” equipment. However, you need not operate a Classic rig to participate in the CX. YOU MAY USE ANY RIG in the contest although modern gear is a distinct scoring disadvantage. You can still work the “great ones” with modern equipment. For more information on schedule, rules and frequencies, visit the CX website.

OK Guys… Don’t Forget!

Valentines Day is this Saturday so don’t forget to get your YL or XYL that fine heart shaped box of truffles from Dorothy Cox in Fairhaven or your favorite fine candy store. Don’t find yourself in the dog house this early in the year!

It’s Flea Market Season

Still have mounds of snow that haven’t melted yet but it’s Flea Market season this weekend. The Algonquin ARC in Marlboro has their flea on Valentines Day (a real hit with your YL or XYL). See the flyer for detais. The Greater Boston Antique Radio Collectors group has their “Radio XL” event in Westford featuring an antique radio flea market. It’s an expensive event to attend and show ($11 admission plus $33/table to sell) but if you’re into the old stuff, there are not many events like this around. See the flyer for details. See the entire flea market listing maintained by W1GSL.