It’s been a long time coming

It has been a long time since I posted anything on this site. With so many websites and blogs to maintain, time has been short, quite apart from the many demands of pastoring a church and ministry. I’m also writing a book, but more of that later and elsewhere.

The site has undergone a complete rebuild, making it easier to add to and upgrade. Now I need to find a decent image for the header.

Since I was last here I have received an advanced licence, and I now have a two-letter amateur radio callsign. It is now VK3HL.

I plan to be a more regular poster from now on, both here and on my other sites. See you there, or on the air.

Mal – VK3HL

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Free Electron has a new WordPress theme

Recently the WordPress version I was using for many of my blogs broke, so I had to upgrade them to a new version. Of course, in the process most of the Themes I used also broke, not being compatible with the new WordPress. This meant I had to find and customise new themes. This one is called ADSimple 1.0.2 and is produced by Dimox. I like its airiness and the ease of modifying it for my needs.

For each of my other WordPress blogs I have used a different theme. You might like to check these ones out:

Antenna Blog – understanding, designing, constructing and using antennas.

Malcolm Dow Dot Com – the Roaring Mouse’s autobiographical blog.

New Spirit – I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you – Ezekiel 36:26.

Healing Prayer Ministries Network Blog – networking Christian prayer ministry centres and prayer ministry training organisations.

Speak in Tongues Blog – Learn more about effective use of the Spiritual gift of tongues.

The Blog Works – How to build a successful blog.

The Roaring Mouse – The Mouse that Roared.

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Testing BlogJet

I have installed an interesting application – BlogJet. It’s a cool Windows client for my blog tool (as well as for other tools). Get your copy here:

It allows you to edit posts for your blogs while you are offline and publish them later.

“Computers are incredibly fast, accurate and stupid; humans are incredibly slow, inaccurate and brilliant; together they are powerful beyond imagination.” — Albert Einstein

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Building a Technology Blog

The transition from using to building blogs in WordPress has been interesting. In one sense, using Blogger is so simple if all you want is a basic blog that it temps you to put up with its shortcomings. On the other hand, WordPress offers much greater control and versatility, but with the disadvantage of a far steeper learning curve. I’m building four different blogs at the same time using WordPress, and each needs to have a completely different style. I hope I don’t end up with some kind of blend of the four. This is at present the simplest of the four, with few modifications from the default template, but today I was pleased to be able to incorporate my Bloglines favourite blogs feeds.

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Welcome to VK3ZDD’s amateur radio and electronics blog

Welcome to my amateur radio and electronics blog.

On this blog and website I plan to post my projects and experiences in the wonderful world of radio and electronics design, construction and operation. I hope you enjoy it and find it useful. Perhaps you will find something to encourage you in the creation of your own masterpiece, just as I was inspired by those before me to enter into a long career and hobby in this field.

 73 de Mal – VK3ZDD

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