2012 ARRL Field Day – (6/23/12 – 6/24/12)

Field Day is this weekend. If your a ham radio operator you probably have at least a little idea of what this means. But if your not do know this, Field Day is an event your everyone. It’s technically an event for hams to practice emergency communications but really Field Day is only half about that and half displaying our trade to the public. There’s a station called GOTA, Get on the Air. That’s all about getting newly licensed, unlicensed and formally licensed on the air. There’s normally a radio coach to help and instruct on the process.

If your in or near Near Hanover County, North Carolina come out to Ogden Park near the shelters. If you can find the shelters you can find us. We’ll be starting up at 2:30pm Saturday and going going solid through 2:30 pm Sunday.




So I am a big fan of WordPress, it’s what powers this site. Further more I, as well, like my Motorola Android cell phone. I like the productivity it allows me and general cohesiveness of the services I use in my life. To mix those two of my likes together I use the WordPress app on my Droid phone. It’s a pretty good app. Obviously I can’t take full control of every bit of WordPress CMS using the app that wouldn’t be possible, but it’s editorial functions are great. Adding and editing posts and pages are easy, uploading videos and photo are as well. There’s only one short coming and that’s the actual inputting of text. Now, I think neither the phone nor the app is to blame.

What I am thinking as a fix is to acquire a Bluetooth keyboard. They are normally a little more compact than a regular PC keyboard, battery powered and obviously wireless via the Bluetooth protocol.

Further more what i’m thinking is a folding clamshell keyboard. I think this would be prefect. Not only does the size shrink by half(thickness isn’t a concern) but folding in on itself protects the keys from getting popped off. Something rechargeable would be even better. Maybe via plugging in to a USB port.

Maybe a budget of 40 dollars is reasonable, if you come across this post and know of animal please a link in the comments.