Back o’ beyond gets a phone service

England’s most remote building Skiddaw House, described by Alfred Wainwright as being “at the back o’ beyond” has found a solution to its telecom problems. The house stands on a 1500ft high plateau between Skiddaw and Blencathra, three and a half miles from the nearest road, with no mains electricity, postal delivery, landline telephone, or . . . → Read More: Back o’ beyond gets a phone service

Colossus Challenge

To celebrate the rebuilding of the WWII code breaking machine Colossus, the National Museum of Computing is running a challenge. During 15th and 16th November, historic Lorenz SZ42 ciphertext will be transmitted by radio amateurs at Heinz Nixdorf MuseumForum in Paderborn, Germany at the following times and frequencies preceded by a preamble in RTTY. The . . . → Read More: Colossus Challenge

My first property auction

On my journey to become a professional property investor and developer I went along to my first property auction last night. I had read over the details of the property beforehand and looked in to the previously sold prices as well as the current asking prices in the area. I didn’t intend to bid but . . . → Read More: My first property auction

Motorola to acquire controlling interest in Vertex Standard (Yaesu)

Motorola announced today that it will launch a tender offer to acquire a controlling interest in Vertex Standard, the parent company of Yaesu. Upon successful completion of the tender offer and subsequent restructuring process, Motorola will own 80% of Vertex Standard and Tokogiken, a privately held Japanese company controlled by Jun Hasegawa, current president and . . . → Read More: Motorola to acquire controlling interest in Vertex Standard (Yaesu)

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