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VK2TIP IAN PURDIE'S MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FOR MARCH, 2001


Hi Ian,

Welcome to the 332 new subscribers we have this month.

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Read this newsletter right through, believe me it is definitely worth it.

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here, BUT please copy and paste this email address to the form. The email
address I have is: ianpurdie@integritynet.com.au

http://www.electronics-tutorials.com/corrections.htm

If you wish to receive multiple copies of this newsletter (e.g. work and
home) then that is fine with me. Just drop me a line.

I certainly appreciate your participation in receiving my Newsletter.

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2. MY QUESTIONS?

A trip through my book shop http://www.electronics-tutorials.com/book-shop.htm
would be of assistance to me if you DO decide to update your reference
books. Worth a thought AND a look.

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3. PROJECTS IN PIPELINE

I'm progressively adding an easy "copy and paste" code near the bottom
of all my pages so you can link to my individual pages from within your
own site, if you choose to do so.

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4. WHAT I'M PERSONALLY UP TO - if you must know

Just attending to a few personal matters which are keeping me busy.

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5. UPDATES

Nothing

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yet - cheaper if you live in the USA?

Visit QRP Amateur Radio Club, International - special page for you alone:

Welcome friends from Ian Purdie http://america.net/~w4qo/purdie.html

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7. DAMN "LIES AND STATISTICS"

Last month, February (28 days) was 55,625 unique visitors (Jan. 60,080)
looking at a total of 168,151 page views (Jan. 183,385) - New subscribers
to this newsletter for February totalled 332.

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Use this multi-purpose form

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Go there and "tell-a-friend" about this FREE newsletter subscription page
by private email.

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9. REAL COOL AND SOMETIMES FREE! DOWNLOADS -

I didn't see anything particuarly interesting.

Have you come across any useful downloads? Let me know, I may include it.

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10. CLUB NEWS

N1BQ and some others organized a QRP construction night at the Radio
Amateurs of Northern Vermont club meeting http://www.ranv.org (new address
replacing www.ranv.together.com) - 16 Tuna Tin 2 kits were ordered.
Several were completed that night. Most are on the air. This has led to
renewed interest in QRP, CW, and kits. We have found that some children
prefer CW to voice and are excited about using equipment that they have
seen being built. A new special interest club Northern Vermont QRP Society
http://www.wulfden.org/NVQS/ has been formed.

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11. INTERESTING SITES

a) Junkyard Wars Transmitter.

You can easily make your own components if you follow this creative approach.
See http://www.vintagehamradio.com/junkbox-xmtr2/

b) SMD Adaptors

The old 14, 16 pin devices that are on a .1" pitch are rapidly being phased
out in favour of surface mount devices. Perhaps adaptors might be the way
to go.
See http://www.winslowadaptics.com/homepage.htm

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12. HUMOUR AND INSPIRATION (by ever popular demand) -

Simple Test

1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America contest.
4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer prize.
5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.

How did you do?

The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. These are
no second-raters. They are the best in their fields.
But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades
and certificates are buried with their owners.

Here's another quiz. See how you do on this one:

1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.
5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.
6. Name half a dozen heroes whose stories have inspired you.

Easier?

The lesson?

The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the
most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones
that care.

Pass this on to those people who have made a difference in your life. (I
just did!!)

AND

Teacher's Dilemma - OR Why Planning Counts

A teacher who was helping one of her kindergarten students put his boots
on? He asked for help and she could see why. With her pulling and him pushing,
the boots still didn't want to go on.

When the second boot was on, she had worked up a sweat. She almost whimpered
when the little boy said, "Teacher, they're on the wrong feet."

She looked and sure enough, they were. It wasn't any easier pulling the
boots off than it was putting them on. She managed to keep her cool as
 together they worked to get the boots back on - this time on the right
 feet. He then announced, "These aren't my boots."

She bit her tongue rather than get right in his face and scream, "Why
didn't you say so?" like she wanted to. Once again she
struggled to help him pull the ill-fitting boots off. He then said, "They're
my brother's boots. My Mom made me wear them."

She didn't know if she should laugh or cry. She mustered up the grace to
 wrestle the boots on his feet again. She said, "Now, where are your mittens?"

He said, "I stuffed them in the toes of my boots.

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72/73's and oink

Ian Purdie Budgewoi N.S.W. Australia - Co-ords S33º14', E151º34'
VK2TIP "I'll give ya the TIP mate" QRP-L #1978. SOC #171 FP#91
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