Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute Handiham World Weekly E-Letter for the week of Wednesday, 12 March 2014

We've come a long way in ham radio computing since this early "personal electronic computer", the model Minivac 601, appeared in the 1968 Allied Radio catalog. Amateur Radio has always been fertile ground for trying new stuff, building things, and sometimes even pushing the envelope on technology in general!

Since the ham shack computer is a well-accepted piece of "gear" these days, we need to sit down and have a talk about what works.  I don't want to launch a kerfuffle over operating systems.  Some of you will prefer Windows, some will like Mac OS, and a few will snap their suspenders and stroke their beards while proclaiming some version of Linux to be their choice.  I get that.  I've tried all of them at one time or another.  But the fact of the matter is that what we think we know about ham radio computing might be, well... wrong.