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                      THE CGC COMMUNICATOR
                            CGC #688
                    Wednesday,  May 25, 2005
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                 Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR, Editor
                      <r.gonsett@ieee.org>
    Copyright 2005, Communications General® Corporation (CGC)
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  CALIFORNIA COMPANY USING TV SIGNALS FOR DE FACTO GPS SYSTEMS
  Redwood City-based Rosum Corporation has secured a number
of patents for its system of using television signals to locate
people inside buildings and other locations where global
positioning system signals fail.  The high-tech company will
debut its products next year, and backers say it could lead
to new ways of pinpointing the locations of 9-1-1 callers or
those using Internet-based telephone service.
  The following URLs work intermittently, so be patient:
  http://tinyurl.com/ckbq3
  http://tinyurl.com/7umhs
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  MORE MEMORABLE SATELLITE IMAGES
  CGC readers have been having a lot of fun with Google's
satellite images available at <http://maps.google.com/>.
Thanks to a report by David Otey, SBE National Frequency
Coordination Director, we now know that geographic coordinates
can be entered in a shorthand notation without the bothersome
degrees/minutes/seconds symbols.
  Here, then, are three more photos for your viewing pleasure.
Each is accessed with the new notation.  As usual, click on
"satellite" photos and zoom in all the way:
  29 59 33N 95 28 23W
  The KNTH, 1070 kHz, antenna array in Houston, TX
  32 31 36N 116 49 04W
  The XEKTT 1700 kHz array near Tijuana, Mexico.
  (Bulldozer debris + heavy rain = visible runoff?)
  39 33 32N 104 51 06W
  Two small airplanes landing simultaneously on
  runways 35L and 35R of Centennial Airport near Denver.
  These images aren't bad.  Higher resolution photos
are available from a number of vendors such as Spot Image
Corporation, but beware of high prices.
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  TOWER OWNERSHIP CORRECTION
  Last week in CGC #686 under HOT SATELLITE PHOTOS, Kent
Randles inadvertently described the hilltop three-tower
self-supporting array at 45° 27' 13.00" N 122° 32' 45.00" W as
belonging to Salem.  In fact, the array belongs to Crawford.
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  ENCOURAGING BPL NEWS
  Newington, Conn., May 23, 2005 -- "ARRL, the national
association for Amateur Radio, announced today that "The ARRL
is pleased to hear Motorola's announcement of its Powerline LV
system.  This is the first Access Broadband over Power Line (BPL)
system that has been designed from the start with radio
interference concerns in mind....""
  For the full text of this announcement, see:
  http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2005/05/23/1/?nc=1
  For Motorola's own squib: http://tinyurl.com/79w8x
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  "HOLD THE LETTERS PLEASE" - COMMENT
  Regarding the current Letters to the Editor suspension in
the CGC Communicator, Paul J. McLane, Editor in Chief of Radio
World, writes as follows:
  "....please let your readers know that Radio World loves loves
loves their emailed letters, even those that might be prompted by
a topic that appears in CGC.  I made it a personal goal several
years ago to significantly expand our letters and opinion sections
in RW; and we lead the industry in this.  Readers can write to me
personally at <radioworld@imaspub.com>."
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  TEXT MESSAGING VS. MORSE CODE - THE GREAT SPEED RACE
  Which is faster, text messaging on a cellphone or good
old Morse Code?  That question was decisively answered on the
May 13, 2005 Jay Leno show in a great on-stage speed race.
  Here is the high quality video clip (a large file):
  http://www.tarc.org/index.php?load=leno
  Enjoy some behind-the-scene comments from K6CTW, one 
  of the ham operators whose code skills came into play:
  http://ac6v.com/Leno.htm
  In case you are wondering, Morse code, the ancient technology,
stomped text messaging.
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