Dropbox Rocks

August 25th, 2012 No comments

Yep, this is just a quick note to emphasise just how useful Dropbox can be. It doesn’t just back up all your data on-line but also keeps snapshots of previous versions of files and also deleted files.
This last feature just saved me quite some time – after finishing my OU assignment I was ready to submit it. And then I managed to delete my main solution file by mistake! Fortunately, before trying to figure out how to undelete a file on ext4 partition (which did NOT work last time I tried) I realized I have all my documents in Dropbox – then it was a matter of two clicks: 1) Show Deleted Files, 2) Restore :)
Thanks again, Dropbox.

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Scotland Trip – SOTA GM/WS-001 Activation

August 8th, 2007 Comments off

SOTA LogoDuring our Road Trip to Scotland I hope to make at least a couple of QSOs from the summit of Ben Nevis to activate SOTA GM/WS-001.
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Holiday Road Trip to Scotland

August 8th, 2007 Comments off

When thinking about our holiday this year we decided not to go abroad — as we already are and haven’t seen as much of this rather nice country yet :-) Instead we will spend 10 full days exploring Scotland from Friday 10 to Monday 20 August.

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Taking over QSL Submanager Post for MØPAA-MØZZZ

July 24th, 2007 2 comments

Here in the UK, the incoming QSL Bureau (something like an amateur radio postal service for cheap delivery of QSL cards) has a clever and efficient model. Cards that arrive at the central RSGB QSL Bureau are sorted by callsign blocks (like G4NAA-NZZ, MØPAA-MØZZZ etc.) and then passed on to the respective submanager. Read more…

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IARU HF Championship 2007

July 18th, 2007 Comments off

As I became quite active on the bands, I was looking forward to the next big contest (an amateur radio competition) to test my operating skills under stress. IARU HF Championship gave me an ideal opportunity. Read more…

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Me and Amateur Radio (part three)

July 10th, 2007 Comments off

Right, let’s get this rather lengthy “introduction” to my amateur radio affairs finished :-) You can read part one and part two in case you missed them.

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10 Years Gone from the Grammar School

May 24th, 2007 Comments off

The time just flies – on 21 May it was 10 years since I passed the final exams (equivalent to UK A levels) on the grammar school in my home town Strakonice. To celebrate this small anniversary there will be a reunion on 19 June 2007 in the pub “U Panaka” in Strakonice starting at 19:00.

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Towel Day – a Tribute to Douglas Adams

May 24th, 2007 Comments off

Towel Day: A tribute to Douglas Adams (1952-2001)

Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There’s a frood that really knows where his towel is.

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Driving on the Wrong Side

May 1st, 2007 1 comment

As I’ve been driving here in the UK for quite some time now (actually over a year and a half of daily commuting to work plus some weekend trips totalling at over 18000 km), I wanted to share my experiences with you :-)

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Me and Amateur Radio (part two)

April 27th, 2007 Comments off

(If you missed part one you can read it here.)

In July 2005 we moved to the UK for some time as you probably already know :) Quite naturally it wasn’t possible for me to take the rig with me straight away (and we originally planned to stay here just for 2 months anyway…), but upon returning from our first visit back home in September I brought my rig with me. I installed a 40 metre dipole sloping from our flat on 11th floor to a nearby tree. I was able to make a couple of contacts on this aerial until the house manager noticed the aerial, made it a big issue and I had to take it down immediately. I was operating as M/OK1THA (M/ prefix meaning operation from a different country, M stands for England in this case). Read more…

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