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Published by W7CF David on 30 Jan 2008

WordPress is amazingly efficient to setup

So I got my new callsign W7CF assign today at ~1am (well, that’s when I found out after consulting FCC’s ULS database).

Before work, I reserved and bought a new domain w7cf.net. Tonight, after work I spent roughly one hour creating a new WordPress installation, moved my content from my previous blog hosted on wordpress.com and searched and tweaked a theme for my new site.

That is efficient, and the one hour I did spend on all of it was actually concentrated purely on the content and deciding what colors etc; not twiddling with the software! That’s how it should be: be able to concentrate on solving the problem, not satisfying housekeeping of software and tools.

Published by W7CF David on 12 Jan 2008

maybe a new callsign soon?

I was casually browsing through AE7Q’s list of soon-to-be-available1×2 & 2×1 call signs. I stumbled over 3 call signs which are about to expire by 1/10: W7CF, WD7Z and AI7Z. I do like my current call sign but couldn’t resist the temptation and had to apply. Looks like I’m in competition with just one other OM each, so my odds for a new call are pretty good. We’ll know more by 1/29 when the FCC processes the pending applications. Suspense…..