Nikola Tesla Slept Here

Joseph Kinney, who was a radio amateur in his teens, is interviewed in an IEEE article about Nikola Tesla and the hotel in Manhattan were he lived

From 1933 until his death in 1943, Tesla lived in relative obscurity at the New Yorker Hotel. His two rooms, which still accommodate paying guests, are often requested by devotees from around the world.

Read the article at

Tesla Science Center

URL van het artikel hierboven op

Satellites Carrying Amateur Radio Payloads Among Those Lost in Launch Explosion

Linkjes en info n.a.v. QSO vanochtend

Gebruikte zendantenne in Nauen:

Straatbeeld in Tsjernobyl (business as usual):

Duga 3, de vroegere antenne van de Russische Woodpecker in Tsjernobyl,
(foto Ingmar Runge, Creative Commons 3.0)


Duga 3 op Google Maps:

Informatie over het project micronaties en soevereiniteit:

FTDI trekt “killer” RS232/USB-driver terug uit Windows update

Het lijkt erop dat FTDI CEO Fred Dart op EEVBlog meldt dat de betreffende RS232-driver is teruggetrokken:

“We appreciate your feedback, comments and suggestions.

As you are probably aware, the semiconductor industry is increasingly blighted by the issue of counterfeit chips and all semiconductor vendors are taking measures to protect their IP and the investment they make in developing innovative new technology. FTDI will continue to follow an active approach to deterring the counterfeiting of our devices, in order to ensure that our customers receive genuine FTDI product. Though our intentions were honourable, we acknowledge that our recent driver update has caused concern amongst our genuine customer base.  I assure you, we value our customers highly and do not in any way wish to cause distress to them.

The recently release driver release has now been removed from Windows Update so that on-the-fly updating cannot occur. The driver is in the process of being updated and will be released next week. This will still uphold our stance against devices that are not genuine, but do so in a non-invasive way that means that there is no risk of end user’s hardware being directly affected.

As previously stated, we recommend to all our customers to guarantee genuine FTDI products please purchase either from FTDI directly or from one of our authorised distributors.

If you are concerned that you might have a non-genuine device, our support team would be happy to help out.

Yours Sincerely
Fred Dart – CEO