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While Costa Rica is a beautiful, welcoming country in which to retire, and housing and health care remain a bargain, car ownership is a surprisingly expensive proposition for most expats.
More than 3,000 diagnoses of mesothelioma occur every year in the United States. Survival rates for mesothelioma are very low. A qualified mesothelioma law firm should be employed to pursue claims.
A passive solar food dryer usually consists of racks surrounded by some clear material and acts like a greenhouse. The project described here is passive and active, and made from discarded PC cases.
Side-clamps are an excellent tool for any work bench. Instead of clamping from bottom to top with a C-clamp, a side clamp allows you to access the entire surface of the work piece. Combined with bench stops you can hold...
Tests can be stressful, to the point that the test-taker's performance suffers even after earnestly studying. Here are test strategies and tips to reduce the anxiety of taking multiple-choice tests.
Many hams enjoy conversing around the world while on the road. Here's a simple project to make a multi-band mobile antenna from an inexpensive 10 meter Hamstick that gives four bands to choose from.
Here's a seat-of-the-pants ham radio project to challenge your imagination and Rube Goldberg skills, a home-made set of Morse Code paddles. These are made from a hacksaw blade and whatever you can find in your junk box....
A new micro-power amateur radio digital mode, called WSPR ("whisper"), is exceptional at transmitting worldwide with far less power than an LED flashlight. Signals are traced on the web in real-time.
Who and what are witches are questions that have plagued men (not so much women) for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. "Tests" for a person's affinity for witchcraft have come and gone, but modern times...
PSK31 is a popular digital mode for amateur radio operators. It gained popularity due to free software and easy setup. Dozens of other modes exist, too, such as Olivia and JT65, which improve on PSK.
"Living" a country versus just visiting can be a rewarding challenge. From Oregon to Costa Rica, our retirement move was a long journey of preparation and adaptation to a new life as expatriates.
Inspiration struck for this liquid soap dispenser to complement my half barrel utility sink. It's made from scrap pieces of this and that and a small water bottle to hold the soap.
The plastic half barrel cheap utility sink described in a previous article needs a faucet. How to add a faucet to any plastic barrel is the topic of this do-it-yourself project.
Receiving amateur radio digital mode signals doesn't get simpler than this. Listen in with your computer, the Internet, and free software. Software-Defined Radios across the globe wait to be decoded.
Software-Defined Radio receivers for amateur radio offer simple, flexible visualization of radio signals that conventional receivers cannot do, except at high cost. How do these radios work?
Amateur radio digital modes, like PSK31, reignited interest in ham radio across the globe. Even without a ham license, you can see what the excitement is all about with minimal equipment and effort.
Using half of a plastic barrel, a large, solvent-proof, utility sink can be made for your workshop for just several dollars and a little ingenuity. Read on for all the details.
Here for your DIY pleasure are the plans for making rolling, closed compost maker from a 50 gallon plastic drum. It composts faster than a bin and keeps out the vermin. Total cost is about $25.
People not involved with amateur radio often have misconceptions about the hobby. They don't realize the breadth and depth of this time-honored hobby, which has been around more than a hundred years!
Before there was even talk of an Internet, there was the magic of shortwave radio, which allowed individuals with their own equipment to converse around the globe. Though the author's love for radio started when he was...