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Subject: VK2TIP Ian Purdie's Monthly Newsletter - May, 2000
Date: Wed, 03 May 2000 15:59:04 +1000
From: "Ian C. Purdie VK2TIP" 
Organization: Home of some of the greatest electronics tutorials on the WWW
To: undisclosed recipients 
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2.     My questions?

Last month's questions on email versus web page came down quite heavily in favour of email by about 9 to 1 - best response ever.

Now what's all the news up to the moment?

 3.     Projects in pipeline

 4.     What I'm personally up to.

 5.     Are you a technical Author?

 6.     Updates and further pages in coming month

 7.     QRP Quarterly magazine - absolutely brilliant

 8.     My customary damn lies and "statistics" and milestones

 9.     Feedback

10.    No free downloads - but I recommend you look at these.

11.   JOKES - by demand - just one I plagiarized from Eva

3.    Projects in pipeline

Only that I've added a few new pages

voltage controlled oscillators -

F.M. Receivers -

L.C. Meter Project -

I've also upgraded a few other pages

4.     What I'm personally up to - if you must know

Back to the big backlash by the "village" owners going ballistic over  seeing their village on national TV and then following that
up with all the usual threatening correspondence. Well they passed around the "village" minutes of a committee meeting in which YT was bucketed big time and from great heights. Vilification and character assassination re-defined. Followed by a public meeting at which they were all roundly condemned. Ah the price of fame, must learn to keep my head down.

(b) For the archival of all previous newsletters back to the very beginning (some good free stuff! too!) -

5.     Are you a potential technical author - want to become internationally famous?

This was a genuine request with a few enquiries but no follow ups - tell a friend or a colleague as well - spread the word:

index.html#vacancies and follow the links to become famous. See your name in lights, well
not exactly that's just a bit of literary licence.

6.     Updates

see 3. above

7.    A continuing plug for one of the most excellent electronics magazines available.

You haven't invested $US 20.00 in the most excellent QRP-Quarterly magazine yet? I have and also just received the April, 2000 quarter issue. Contains articles on "The Zig-Zag Dipole-Doublet" by THE world famous L.B. Cebik, W4RNL - also an item by Grant Bingeman, KM5KG on a particularly interesting topic "Transistor PA RF Output Power vs Load Impedance" - wish Grant and L.B. would write for me! Told you to subscribe to QRP.

Visit QRP Amateur Radio Club, International - URL:

And while on the topic of plugs go and have a look at the magnificent job young Daniel from Queensland has done for amateur radio
public relations. Young Daniel is founder of ARPR Australia -

BTW young Daniel has gone into business. Scribble up a circuit diagram on the back of the proverbial envelope and Danny will, for a modest fee, convert it into a schematic circuit for you. Check him out at:

8.     Damn lies and "statistics"

Again and again there are further dramatic increase in site statistics to another new record monthly high. Died significantly over the Easter break though.

For the month of April, HitBox reports to me.

Unique visitors 11,650 (av 388) last month was 10,092 (av 326 per day)
Page views for month 29,046 (av 968) last month was 26,761 (av 863 per day)

9.     Feedback

Don't be shy. Tell me what you think. Without feedback I don't know where to go.

10.    Real COOL but FREE! downloads -

Well nothing this month - I didn't come across anything particularly exciting

11.    Humour (by popular demand)  -

Again I pinched this from my good friend Eva Rosenberg from The I-Sales HelpDesk

/ /   H U M O R   &   I N S P I R A T I O N   / /

Will the Real Dummy Please Stand Up??

1.  AT&T fired President John Walter after nine months, saying he lacked
intellectual leadership. He received a $26 million severance package.

Perhaps it's not Walter who's lacking intelligence.

Police in Oakland, California spent two hours attempting to subdue a
gunman who had barricaded himself inside his home. After firing ten tear
gas canisters, officers discovered that the man was standing beside
them, shouting out "give yourself up."

An Illinois man, pretending to have a gun, kidnapped a motorist and
forced him to drive to two different automated teller machines. The
kidnapper then proceeded to withdraw money from his own bank account.

Fire investigators on Maui have determined the cause of a blaze that
destroyed a $127,000 home last month - a short in the homeowner's newly
installed fire prevention alarm system. "This is even worse than last
year," said the distraught homeowner, "when someone broke in and stole
my new security system..."

In Ohio, an unidentified man in his late twenties walked into a police
station with a 9-inch wire protruding from his forehead and calmly asked
officers to give him an X-ray to help him find his brain, which he
claimed had been stolen. Police were shocked to learn that the man had
drilled a 6-inch deep hole in his skull with a Black & Decker power
drill and had stuck the wire in to try and find the missing brain.

Police in Los Angeles had good luck with a robbery suspect who just
couldn't control himself during a lineup. When detectives asked each man
in the lineup to repeat the words, "Give me all your money or I'll
shoot," the man shouted, "That's not what I said!"

A man spoke frantically into the phone, "My wife is pregnant and her
contractions are only two minutes apart!" "Is this her first child?" The
doctor asked. "No, you idiot!" The man shouted. "This is her husband!"

The I-Sales HelpDesk is edited by:
Eva Rosenberg


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