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Comment: Nothing new here.... (Score 1) 155

by N2UX (#39114819) Attached to: Canonical Puts Ubuntu On Android Smartphones

Other than being a more recent version of the Ubuntu apps, this is no different than a non-locked down version of the 'Webtop' functionallity that comes stock with the Motorola Atrix and kin. In fact I'd would not be surprised to find bits of Motorola's open sourced webtop code in the Ubuntu for Android distribution.

Comment: Re:Don't do it! (Score 1) 376

by N2UX (#33016394) Attached to: Amateur Radio In the Backcountry?

I would agree whole heartedly with that. I do a *lot* of backcountry hiking, and even though I have an Extra class license, I have never taken even so much as an HT with me. I do take a cell phone and check in with my wife when I have signal, updating her on my current position and my planned route. That way, If I don't check in she can contact the authorities with my last known position and where I would likely have gone.

Comment: Re:Nice idea, but you're wasting your time (Score 1) 376

by N2UX (#33016282) Attached to: Amateur Radio In the Backcountry?

Yeah.... That's why I'm still using an HF tranciever with vacuum tube finals and pre-amp, and a tube based linear amplifier .... Because I Don't know how to use anything but an icebox radio. Yes, my license is current, and has been maintened current for the past 24 years.

By the way, a pretty obvious roll attempt. You need to work harder.

Comment: Re:Don't do it! (Score 1) 376

by N2UX (#33016266) Attached to: Amateur Radio In the Backcountry?

I don't think any amateur radio op has misrepresented that the *only* purpose of the service is for emergency communications.

The fact is, the legislative history shows that the government interest in Amateur Radio is for emergency communications. The promotion of the radio arts, the maintaining of a pool of people trained in those arts and the experimentation in those arts are all intended to provide people and technologies that can be used in an emergency.

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