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   Member Contributions

  • 2011 Electric Radio Heavy Metal Railway Team
  • August 15, 2011 Lou W9LRS guides some of the MCRN gang during a visit Chicago's CH7 television studios. Hams in the back row...

    John K9KEU  Bob KB9NJP  Carol KB9OYR  Harry N9CQX  Margaret KC9UUR  Pete N9HXW  Barry K9YVT  Frank W9FM

  • Gary KI8BQ hosts the 2011 grand Ham Radio AM Get Together (Video by Terry  N6TLU)
  • W9VFD's B29 bomber pictures "FIFI"
  • Listen to The Midwest Classic Radio Net with Rob WA9ZTY as NCS in April 2000.
 Central Electronics
   
  
A presentation by Wes Schum W9DYV, Central Electronics founder.
Wes gives his story about the company, how he started in ham
radio, the development of SSB, involvement in WW II research,
helping VOA when the USSR was jamming them, Art Collins' call for
help and the taking over of Central by Zenith. He also mentions
his retirement plans. (opens in new browser window)
      
 Updates?      Monitor Adjustment
  • For the best picture viewing experience, adjust your monitor's brightness and contrast to see all twenty levels of illumination in the image below.

  • What about color calibration? Most operating systems, video cards and monitors introduce a color shift that needs to be corrected for faithful image reproduction. Unfortunately, correcting the issue requires a small outlay of funds for additional hardware. Units from X-Rite and Datacolor do a good job. They are sold by B&H Photo, a reliable and reasonably priced source for color calibration hardware starting around $100. B&H is a service oriented business that ships fast. If you do a lot of printing, you may want to consider hardware that can can calibrate your print colors.  FACT: You cannot trust your eyes to set color calibration!

  • Attention Linux Users: You can use calibration hardware from X-Rite and Datacolor although no Linux software is provided. You need an Open Source package called DisplayCAL  (formerly dispcalGUI). Software optimized for your distro is very likely to be available via your package manager. (Pages open in new browser window)

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