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Play for Free – The Baygen Freeplay Plus AM/FM/SW Radio: yes Virginia, there is a free lunch

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Introduction

Sometimes you just need to buy stuff just for fun. When the Baygen Freeplay Plus radio came on sale from C-Crane Radio ( http://www.ccrane.com ) for $89 including shipping and no tax we could not resist.

The Baygen plus has to be the best eccentric para military, gloom and doom radio you could possibly possess. It seems that the Baygen would add to the ambiance of listing to Coast to Coast AM on broadcast AM. Brother Stair on shortwave, and also Dr. Gene Scott on shortwave. It should be noted that Dr. Gene Scott passed away a few years ago but can still be heard on radio preaching and asking for money.

The Baygen is the optimum listening device for information on flying saucers, alien implants, shadow people, rods, trans-dimensional beings, time-travelers, magnetic therapy, end-time prophecy, and the odd mix of Dr Gene Scotts lectures of biblical theology and flying saucers – all of which makes up much of the Shortwave bands. You will probably find a melted Baygen in the ruins of the David Koresh compound at Waco Texas.

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March 8, 2009 at 8:19 am

Linux Plug Computing

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Read about Linux Plug Computing – Linux in a box the size of a wall-wart power supply
Lots of technical doc and schematic on the website.  Order a prototype and dev kit for $99

The SheevaPlug is a development platform, targeted for use as a plug computer, and designed to run network-based software services. It features a Kirkwood Series SoCwithan embedded Marvell Sheeva™ CPU core running at 1.2 GHz. This device connects to the network using GbE, offers desktop class performance, and can be used to replace a PC-based home server for many applications. Peripherals connect using the included USB 2.0 port.

The development kit is enclosed in a plastic case that also contains a universal power supply. For developers a USB-based debug connection is included to enable simple debuggingand reprogramming.

http://www.marvell.com/products/embedded_processors/developer/kirkwood/sheevaplug.jsp
http://www.globalscaletechnologies.com/p-22-sheevaplug-dev-kit.aspx

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March 8, 2009 at 4:34 am

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How Radio Works – from 1937

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March 8, 2009 at 4:33 am

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What’s on broadcast shortwave?

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What’s on broadcast shortwave?
Here is an excellent up-to-date resource.  Schedules pre-sorted by various criteria.  Also allows you to download schedules in various formats.
http://www.primetimeshortwave.com/

And a links page to various shortwave/DX clubs
http://www.primetimeshortwave.com/links.html

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March 8, 2009 at 4:32 am

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