Toastmasters Timer Light On The Cheap

How to make a Toastmasters(R) style timer light for seven bucks.

Toastmasters Light Under 10 Bucks

If you are in a Toastmasters club then you know a signal light is important for club operations and you know it is more prestigious to have a real light and not cards or someone in the back of the room waving his hands, showing fingers, flapping his arms or facing south when the time limit has been reached. Every club needs a light to feel “official”. The problem is that these lights are expensive. The last time I checked they were $110 http://www.toastmasters.org/7011

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SD Card is Not Formatted – How To Recover Your Files

Have you put your SD card with all your photos or other files in your card reader and seen this message

Disk is Not Formatted – Format Yes/No?

Or accidentally deleted or formatted a card with files you needed? It is horrible! What happened to your photos and how can you get them back? You can recover corrupt SD Cards and fix the Not Formatted error as well as deleted files or from cards or disks that have even been re-formatted.

Here is what happened to me and how I got my files back. See if it is similar to your story. Continue reading SD Card is Not Formatted – How To Recover Your Files

Review Of T100+ VHF/UHF Antenna Analyzer With Slim Jim Antenna

Review of the T100+ VHF/UHF Vector Antenna Impedance Analyzer using a Slim Jim home built antenna.

Do you buy antennas or build them and stick them on your scanner or ham radio without testing? I used to do that. I knew it was wrong, but I did it anyway. No longer! I finally found an affordable antenna analyzer, the T100+. It came at a time when I was building a scanner antenna. Continue reading Review Of T100+ VHF/UHF Antenna Analyzer With Slim Jim Antenna

Home Patrol Scanner HP-1 — Review Reveals Major Design Flaws

Review exposes major design flaws in this Uniden Home Patrol mobile scanner.

Before buying this scanner I searched for reviews. They all seemed very positive. They also all sounded the same. Most were not real reviews but summaries of features with a tacked on line like, “great scanner.”

I firmly believe most of the positive reviews on the web are by people who received free scanners to review for their blog and they want to receive more free scanners so they cannot be too critical. Or, some are selling the scanner or are affiliates promoting the scanner so they want you to buy it no matter whether or not it fits your needs. Needless to say, this ain’t gonna be one of those reviews. Here is the straight dope on the scanner. Continue reading Home Patrol Scanner HP-1 — Review Reveals Major Design Flaws