I have had to replace some RSS feeds that were no longer working on the Morse Code Practice Page
– CNET Tech has been replaced by Tech Radar News. I also added in the ARRL News feed to make some Ham radio content available at last! Please let me know if there are other feeds that are out of date or if there’s other content of general interest that I can include.
As you can see from the screenshots below I’m working on a new look for the Ham Morse app – more in line with iOS7+ design standards. The main goal is to provide more room for the relevant parts of the interface – the text, the most often used controls, etc. and to simplify the interface at the same time. For example the Tone slider has been moved to the settings page as it is not frequently used and that helps save space for the other controls.
I’m looking for some help to test the new version of the app on iPhones, iPads, etc. Apple bought and revamped the TestFlight testing tools that I used to use but if you are interested in helping test the app and are running iOS8 you can still register here: http://bit.ly/m66o8g and then I can add you to the new TestFlight environment to give the app a try. Note that while the app itself works on iOS6+, the test environment only works for folks running iOS8+ on their devices so unfortunately if your device is running an earlier version of iOS then you can’t help with the testing at this point.
iPhone 4S Interface:
iPhone 5S Interface:
iPad Portrait Interface:
As always, any thoughts or comments most welcome!
I came across this article today in our local paper, the Daily Camera, describing how Bill Eberle (AB0MY) put his handheld and the Colorado Connection Repeater system to good use coordinating emergency assistance to an injured hiker.
Boulder County hiker thankful for rescuers and ham radio operators: ‘I was lucky’
A great example of using Ham Radio when cell phones and our standard communication tools don’t work and kudos to the Colorado Connection Repeater team for creating such great coverage in our state’s mountainous regions.
I have just put the upcoming General exam pool online, this should be used if you plan to take your General exam on or after July 1st 2011. If you are taking your exam before July 1st 2011, continue to use the existing General question pool.
There is more information about the new General question pool at the NCVEC website.
A number of people had pointed out that figure T7 was missing in the Technician exams following the change over to the new pool. This was entirely due to me forgetting to upload it along with the other figures! I uploaded the missing image file this morning so hopefully all should be well. Thanks to Douglas and Gerard for pointing out the bug.