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Summerfest 2014 In Austin Aug. 1-2

Amateur radio enthusiasts from all over Texas (and beyond) will gather this weekend in Austin for the 31st annual Austin Summerfest at the Crowne Plaza. Amateur (aka "ham") radio is both a hobby and a service. Ham operators enjoy contacting other hams across town or on the other side of the globe, using everything from vintage radio equipment to the latest digital modes of communication! Amateur radio has also been proven time and time again to be a reliable means of emergency communications, "when all else fails."

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Sleeping With Your Cell Phone Can Be a Fire Hazard

Did you know that you can wake up in a fiery blaze if you sleep with your cell phone? That's just what happened to one 13-year-old North Texas girl.

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The ‘Cell Phone Slows Restaurant Service’ Story Going Viral Has Some Holes in It

I'll admit, after reading the story of a "restaurant" that did a "study" (sorry for all of the "quotation marks"), I thought it sounded legit enough to post it on Facebook, so I did. Later, I read another article on the Happy Place blog that disputed some of the "results" listed in the original article. Are you still with me? Good.

I usually try to check things out at places like Snopes.com (an excellent resource for sorting out online fact from crap), but this time, I didn't do any fact-checking. Happy Place did, though, and you can see what they concluded here.

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Tech Basics: Microsoft Power Point 2010

The Victoria Public Library will present an introduction to the presentation program Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Learn how to create professional slide presentations using WordArt, ClipArt and other special effects found in this powerful program

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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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Tech Basics: Microsoft Excel 2010

Learn the basic elements of Microsoft Excel 2010 spreadsheet software. Create a spreadsheet using formulas and chart the data. The class will be held at the Library (302 N. Main St.) on Thursday, July 17th at 9:30 a

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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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