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Now if I were charging for this newsletter, this TIP alone would be worth the annual subscription. I've announced it on other News Groups and we all "rave on" about it.

"Introducing MailWasher, the easiest way to check and manage your emails before you download them".

"MailWasher is a powerful email checker with effective spam elimination. Discover the safe way to stop unwanted viruses and emails before they get to your computer".

"No gimmicks here, it is so easy to set up and use that you'll be managing your email like a pro in seconds. It can even be used as an effective privacy tool".

"I think you will find this to be the easiest, most effective way to manage your incoming emails. You will be amazed at how quickly you will like using MailWasher".

NO CONNECTION - I'm just a satisfied user *AND* I paid the voluntary $20.00 donation and I also agree with every statement above. I now bounce back EVERY rotten piece of unsolicited SPAM I receive and, it was getting to plague proportions anyway. Tell me if I'm wrong!


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On the topic of spam, I have now banned the use web mail addresses for new subscribers. So are many other newsletters and news groups doing the same. The pain and trouble's not worth it.

Many people use @hotmail as one example and, I thought I'd try and find out what the attraction was by signing myself up. You've gotta be kidding!

I signed up on day one, ensured I wasn't in any directory list and never used my new email address anywhere. Guess what!

Within 48 hours I had 16 spam messages, what a joke! So much for hotmail privacy provisions...

My view is that everyone has at least one "real" email address, if you are a licensed amateur for example, you can use the free and excellent for relay purposes, I have [email protected]. Try and make a donation if you do. Many other organisations provide a similar service, I'm even looking into providing one. If you don't want to use some sort of "real" email address for my newsletter, then what are you telling me?


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DX-TV, KLEE of Houston, Texas appears on British TV screens

A broadcast by Houston TV station KLEE was received by viewers in England, three years after the station had gone off the air!

Have you ever wondered what ultimately becomes of the waves that radio and TV stations sent out into space 24 hours a day? Do they fade and vanish or do they keep going forever? We do know that sometimes pictures appear mysteriously, long after a program has finished. One of the most famous of all such weird happenings was in England in September 1953.

Viewers in many parts of England suddenly saw an identification card for TV station KLEE of Houston, Texas appear on their screens one day. Several viewers took pictures of the image to prove the happening, but when British broadcasting engineers advised KLEE in Houston of the unusual event, they were told that the station had been off the air since 1950. No KLEE identification card had been shown for the past three years.

Where had the picture been for three years? Why did it appear only in England and how did it get back from wherever it had been? It makes you wonder, doesn't it?

The True Story.

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I've downloaded this for free but I haven't had time to check it out. It's claimed:

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    From the April issue. How many did you get 3 or 6?


    Write a review of my site and share your thoughts. Only takes a few minutes while you're here. I think a whole 18 people out of thousands (literally) took the time so far...

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    Fundamentals of RF System Design and Application (With CD-ROM)
    by Alan Bensky

    Written for technically oriented readers, this book offers a basic but comprehensive understanding of radio communication, including satellite and cellular systems, with an emphasis on short-range or low-power wireless applications.

    This book fills the void for those looking to develop wireless digital communication between personal computers, peripherals, and consumer electronic devices using short-range RF. Illustrative examples and diagrams accompany basic theoretical discussions. Information is included concerning rules and regulations governing unlicensed short-range radio equipment for the United States, Canada, and Europe.

    The accompanying CD-ROM contains real-world examples of engineering worksheets for short-range communication system designs.

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    How Projection Television Works

    When the picture has to be BIG, projection television is called in. Learn how these systems produce a high-resolution image for a huge screen.

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    How Domain Name Servers Work

    If you're online a lot, you use DNS servers hundreds of times a day -- and you may not even know it. Find out how this global, usually invisible system helps get Web pages to your machine.

    How Domain Name Servers Work

    How Fuel Processors Work

    Hydrogen gas is hard to store, so fuel processors are crucial to most commercial fuel cells. Learn how fuel processors supply the hydrogen and how efficient they really are.

    How Fuel Processors Work

    How Microcontrollers Work

    Most modern electronic devices contain an embedded microcontroller. It's basically a dedicated computer. Find out how these devices work and experiment with one on your own!

    How Microcontrollers Work

    How Magna Doodle Works

    The Magna Doodle... For kids, it's a cool toy. For parents, it's art without the mess. For adults it is a tribute to the beauty of physics. Discover the science behind the Doodle.

    How Magna Doodle Works

    How Maglev Trains Will Work

    A commercial magnetic levitation train will be running in China by the end of 2003. Find out how maglev trains float above the "track" and achieve speeds of more than 300 mph.

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    ARRL Handbook for Radio Amateurs 2002
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    Short-Range Wireless Communication
    Fundamentals of RF System Design (With CD-ROM)
    Basic Electronics
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    In the late 1950's or early 1960's there was a hit named "Prettiest Girl in School". This was recorded by Tony Perkins.

    QUESTION: - "Other than that song, what was Tony Perkins best remembered for?"

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    In his Sunday sermon, the minister used "Forgive Your Enemies" as his subject. After the sermon, he asked how many were willing to forgive their enemies. About half held up their hands.

    Not satisfied, he harangued the congregation for another twenty minutes and repeated his question. This received a response of eighty percent.

    Still unsatisfied, he lectured for fifteen more minutes and repeated his question. All responded except one elderly lady in the rear.

    "Mrs. Jones, are you not willing to forgive your enemies?"

    "I don't have any."

    "Mrs. Jones, that is very unusual. How old are you?"


    "Mrs. Jones, please come down in front and tell the congregation how a lady can live to be ninety-six and not have an enemy in the world."

    The old lady teetered down the aisle, slowly turned to face the congregation, and blurted out, "I outlived them all."

    Source - The now famous Chuck Mabbot.


    "OLD" IS WHEN.....

    Your sweetie says, "Let's go upstairs and make love," and you answer, "Honey, I can't do both!"

    Your friends compliment you on your new alligator shoes and you're barefoot.

    A good looking babe catches your fancy and your pacemaker opens the garage door.

    If you're a lady, going bra-less pulls all the wrinkles out of your face.

    You don't care where your spouse goes, just as long as you don't have to go along.

    You are cautioned to slow down by the doctor instead of by the police.

    Getting a little action" means I don't need to take any fiber today.

    "Getting lucky" means you find your car in the parking lot.

    Source - The even more famous Chuck Mabbot.

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