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Victoria Amateur Radio Club Meeting Thursday 6/17/14

The Victoria Amateur Radio Club will hold their monthly meeting this Thursday, July 17th starting at 7:30 p.m. at their new location at the DeTar Conference Center on Medical Drive, off Nursery Drive. Meeting starts at 7:30. "Eating Meeting" at the Mall Food Court, about 6:00. You can learn about the hobby and service of amateur radio, including how to obtain your FCC license, which is required to become an amateur radio ("ham")

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Free Computer Training

 

Enhance your skills with self-paced tutorials from Learning Express Library and Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing. Computer Lab reserved and staffed Wednesdays for those also using their self-paced tutorials for help with ebooks and email.

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UHV SBD Center Offers First Steps to Starting Your Business

The UHV Small Business Development Center is offering their recommended workshop for those considering opening a business on Thursday, July 10, 2014 starting at 10:00 a.m. If you have a great idea you think could be a successful business--but just don’t know how to get started--this no-cost workshop can help.

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Tech Basics: Microsoft Word 2010-Pt. 1

Learn the basic elements in Microsoft Word 2010 word processing software. Participants will edit an existing document in a variety of ways: Exercises include: adding a bulleted list, cutting and pasting text, copying and pasting text, editing the quick access toolbar, spell checking, tracking changes, saving and printing the document.

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Tech Basics: Intro to Microsoft Office 2010

This free class at the Victoria Public Library will introduce commonly-used features in Microsoft Office 2010. Exercises include creating a document, changing the document format, and saving and printing the document

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Ham Radio Demonstration

The Victoria Amateur Radio Club – W5DSC, the Coleto Creek Amateur Radio Club – W5DWT, and the Golden Crescent Amateur Radio Service – K5VCT will demonstrate amateur radio from noon June 28 through noon June 29 at Son Valley Ranch, 8793 U.S. Highway 87 North.

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Crowdfunding Workshop at UHV

Perhaps you've heard the term, "crowdfunding," and wondered what it was all about. The UHV Small Business Development Center will present an "Introduction to Crowdfunding" at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. This presentation includes what works and how you can take advantage of this funding approach. The presenter is Lance McNeill, MBA.

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BBB: Don’t Fall For “Catfish” Scam

June 25 is National Catfish Day. “Catfishing” doesn’t only mean going down to the river with a fishing pole. Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin wants to warn you that catfishing can also be a technique commonly used by dating scammers. 

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Photo © 2013 Skeeter Nash
Photo © 2013 Skeeter Nash
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Skeeter Heard Worldwide On Newsline

Once again this week, KIXS 108 Morning Show host Skeeter Nash will be anchoring the Amateur Radio Newsline® report, heard around the world, over the ham radio airwaves, and online at www.arnewsline.org. This is a valuable service to ham radio operators worldwide, with reports coming in from all around the globe. A dedicated group of volunteers produce these reports, and they use their background in broadcast radio and/or television to give these weekly updates a very

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Amateur Radio Has a ‘Field Day’ Last Weekend in June

Despite the Internet, cell phones, email and modern communications, every year whole regions find themselves in the dark. Tornadoes, fires, storms, ice and even the occasional cutting of fiber optic cables leave people without the means to communicate. In these cases, the one consistent service that has never failed has been Amateur Radio. These radio operators, often called “hams,” provide backup communications for everything from the American Red Cross to FEMA and even for the International Space Station. Victoria’s “hams” will join with thousands of other Amateur Radio operators showing their emergency capabilities the weekend of June 28-29, 2014.

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Online Dad’s Day Gift Buying Tips From the BBB

This Sunday is Father’s Day, and although there is nothing quite like the gift of fatherhood, many consumers will be trying to brainstorm the perfect gift to honor dad. Spending on Father’s in the U.S. is predicted to reach almost $13.3 billion this year, based on a survey by the National Retail Federation (NRF). That is a 4.5 percent rise from last year’s projection. Consumers will be looking to buy tools or appliances, sporting goods or leisure items, home improvement items, personal care items, books and automotive accessories—with 28 percent of Americans making these purchases from online retailers.

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Photo © 2013 Skeeter Nash
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HD Video: The DIY Magic of Amateur Radio

You've probably read my many posts about the hobby and service of amateur (aka "ham") radio. Some folks think that amateur radio is an "outdated" technology, but as this brief video shows, ham radio remains on the cutting-edge of communications. If you know of a younger person who shows an interest in technology, please share this video with them. Did you know that some kids as young as 7 years old have passed their FCC license test to become amateurs? It's true!

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