Operating notes: Gutter antenna, RAC contest, 161 countries worked

Over the past 15 years, I’ve worked Wink, WA8KOQ, 20 times. and every single time, he’s been using his gutter antenna. I always get a kick out of working him. Now, he’s got a picture of his antenna on his QRZ.Com page. Since he’s been using it so long, I asked him during our last QSO a couple of days ago if he’s had to do any special maintenance on it. He replied that no, he hasn’t really done any maintenance on it in all the years he’s been using it. RAC Winter Contest As you all know, I’m ...
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Senran Kagura Battles To The End

All the precious Senran Kagura maidens have worked together for one final battle as the anime’s 2nd season has come to a conclusion, certain to have many disappointed at the show’s determination to stay focused on combat-heavy plot rather than service. Omake:
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Gurazeni: Money Pitch

Gurazeni: Money Pitch (Crunchyroll) is my favorite new anime series for 2018. This is an engaging, smartly-written seinen sports story with sympathetic believable characters. This is not your typical sports... Read more »
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Conan the Barbarian #57 - Mike Ploog art

Conan the Barbarian v1 #57, 1975 - Arriving in the port city of Messantia, Conan and his compatriots seek employment as mercenaries in an upcoming war. The ancient, gritty setting and its varied population of soldiers, merchants and peasants seem perfectly suited for Mike Ploog. His spacious opening splash gives way to smaller, more confining panels that suggest the crowded urban environment. [Author: Ted F]
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The best shows on Hulu right now (January 2019)

It's often overwhelming to navigate Hulu's robust library of TV shows. To help, we put together a list of the best shows on Hulu, whether you're into frenetic cartoons, intelligent dramas, or anything in between. The post The best shows on Hulu right now (January 2019) appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Entertainment, Trends, Home Theater, Streaming, Hulu, Movies & TV, Best Of Everything

Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Gets Key Visuals

Aniplex USA has revealed an anime adaptation special for the “Lord El-Melloi II Case Files” novel series will be premiering at the end of December of this year. The series takes place in the United Kingdom and revolves around the Clock Tower. The world of Lord El-Melloi II Case Files is set in the same […]
Tags: United Kingdom, Anime, Announcements, Adaptations, Fate/Stay Night, Aniplex, Aniplex USA

Comiket 95 Day 1 Cosplay Overflows with Dedication

The creative efforts of the cosplayers at Comiket 95 will no doubt be witnessed and appreciated by the event’s seemingly infinite amount of attendees, with outfits ranging from cute and cuddly to absurdly humorous and indicating that there is no shortage of variety.
Tags: Events, Anime, Cosplay, Otaku, Image Gallery, Tokyo Big Sight, Comiket

Monster Hunter World × Assassin’s Creed

Capcom announced yet another new collaboration effort for Monster Hunter: World. This time, the monster hunters will be dressing up in traditional assassin gear from Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed franchise. With the collaboration, players will be getting the “Bayek Layered Armor” and the “Assassin’s Hood” to complete the classic assassin look the Assassin’s Creed series has […]
Tags: Games, Trailer, Xbox One, Anime, Ps4, Ubisoft, Announcements, Assassins Creed, Pc Gaming, Crossover, Assassin, Capcom, Monster Hunter

Ani-Gamers Podcast #106 – Super Smash Boys

We recorded this episode way back when Super Smash Bros. Ultimate came out but Evan’s holiday travel pushed it back a bunch! In this episode, Evan and David convene to fight each other in Smash (guess who won) and discuss the latest entry in Nintendo’s crossover party/fighting game. In the news segment, the hosts cover the announcement of the Saint Seiya CG series and Shinji Aramaki and Kenji Kamiyama’s Ghost in the Shell CG series, and for the audience questions they discuss etiquette when in...
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Adventure Comics #426 - Alex Nino art

Adventure Comics v1 #426, 1973 - One of three features, the indian pirate Captain Fear saves a woman from a sacrificial cult. Alex Nino's textured drawings reside within carefully constructed layouts. Certain panels seem to benefit from his rough-edged style, in particular the background foliage on the bottom of page 3. Nino certainly stands out from the issue's more conventional stories ( [Author: Ted F]
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Twilight Zone #84 - Frank Miller art (1st pro work)

Twilight Zone v1 #84, 1978 - Frank Miller's first published work has much to be desired, and yet there are glimpses of his potential. The tale centers around an obese, tyrannical sheik and his voracious appetite. Despite only three pages, certain figure drawings and panel layouts resemble later works, particularly the details on page 3 panel 3. Though interesting, the art still falls below [Author: Ted F]
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FromSoftware Is Working On Two New Games

During a recent 4Gamer interview with Hidetaka Miyazaki, the president of popular Souls series development studio FromSoftware, new information about two unannounced titles has surfaced. The relevant snippet of the interview translated by Siliconera: 4Gamer: Please tell us about development beyond Sekiro. In a previous interview in June 2016, you said that the development lines went from 2.5 […]
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Original radio star Dame June Whitfield dies aged 93

Dame June Whitfield, who started her broadcasting career in the 1950s on the radio, has died at the age of 93. June’s first break was a lead role in the radio comedy Take It From Here from 1953, but she quickly moved to television and will be remembered for her roles in Happy Ever After in the 70s and Terry and June in the 80s. Dame June also played a regular character in Last of the Summer Wine and Edina Monsoon’s mother in the sitcom Absolutely Fabulous. On the radio in recent years, June p...
Tags: People, Radio, Rip, Terry, Agatha Christie, Bbc Radio 4, BBC Radio, Rutherford, Margaret Rutherford, DBE, June Whitfield, Edina Monsoon, Dame June Whitfield, Andy Merriman

Jin-roh – The Wolf Brigade Storyboard Art Book Review

Japanese publisher Fukkan has released this beautiful storyboard book for Hiroyuki Okiura’s highly acclaimed anime film Jin-roh The Wolf Brigade ( released back in 1999 ). This is the first time the storyboards have been released as a proper publication; previously a small version was also bundled with the Jin-roh limited edition dvd. Included in the book are a couple of sketches and colored illustrations that were used in the various video releases, as well as a lengthy interview with direct...
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Note says Britain’s queen ‘naturally’ wanted new royal yacht

LONDON (AP) — A newly discovered note in the U.K.’s National Archives shows Queen Elizabeth II let government officials know she would welcome a replacement for the Royal Yacht Britannia once it was decommissioned. The 1995 note is unusual because the queen is required to remain politically neutral and avoids lobbying the government on specific […]
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One of the Best Emulator Front-Ends May Be Coming to Xbox One, With No Jailbreak Required

The developers of RetroArch, an all-in-one emulation front-end that allows users to download emulator “cores” for a huge number of older consoles and which recently came to the Nintendo Switch, say it is coming to the Xbox One—and unlike other consoles, users might not need to risk jailbreaking their systems to set it…Read more...
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Travel Channel Chef Faces Backlash for Comment About Midwest Chinese Restaurants

'I think I’m saving the souls of all the people from having to dine at these horses - - t restaurants masquerading as Chinese food that are in the Midwest'
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Comiket 95 Doujin Circle Participation Listed By Series

ASCII has estimated the number of doujin circles participating in Comiket 95, organizing them according to the most popular media franchises. Comiket 95 is well underway and numerous sites have already generated some interesting statistics regarding doujin circle participation and the increasing popularity of a lot of series. The overwhelming Fate series has once again […]
Tags: Japan, Rankings, Statistics, Anime, ASCII, Doujinshi, Comiket

Theme Park Bits: Disney Animatronic Stolen, A Sneak Peek at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Animal Kingdom’s New Ambassadors, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Take a look behind the scenes of Universal Orlando’s nighttime spectacular Disney has released a sneak peek at the experience of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge A petition is gaining steam, attempting to relieve Disney of the trademark for “Hakuna matata” Disney World’s Top of the World lounge is being used for paid DVC events moving forward Has one of Epcot’s old Audio-Animatronic figures been stolen? And more! Every theme park worth its salt has to have a ...
Tags: Movies, Mississippi, Africa, Disney, Harry Potter, Island, Theme Parks, Millennium Falcon, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Jack, Epcot, Orlando, Animal Kingdom, Disney World, Tom Sawyer

Why singer Chaka Khan says her upcoming role as Rose Parade grand marshal is not what she originally imagined

Singer Chaka Khan’s voice is a bit weary after a day of interviews about her upcoming role as the grand marshal of the Rose Parade,. but her enthusiasm is strong for the role she’ll play in the iconic New Year’s Day parade this year. Her sense of humor is hanging in there too, as she laughs about her initial misconception of exactly what a Tournament of Roses parade grand marshal does. “When I heard ‘grand marshal,’ the first thing I thought of was me with a baton, marching and leading the band,...
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Nico Cartosio Shares Unforeseen Christmas Video

Neo-romantic composer Nico Cartosio shares unforeseen Christmas video for his brand new single,‘Christmas On The Moon’. The tempestuous plotline and powerful visuals illustrate Cartosio’s emotional composition, as tender piano keys guide the vulnerable violin across dramatic swells and subtle melancholic soundscapes. Nico Cartosio said, “Christmas is such a joyous time. But haven’t you ever happened to feel unbearingly sad on this night? I believe those who are alone this Christm...
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This Week In Trailers: High Maintenance Season 3, West of Sunshine, Hillbilly, This One’s for the Ladies

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we dance for our supper, learn more about those who live in Appalachia, score some weed, and try to keep our kid of out of the troub...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Abc, This Week In Trailers, High Maintenance, Movie Trailers, Animal Kingdom, Norm Of The North, APPALACHIA, David Michod, Hillbilly, Movie Marketing, Ben Sinclair, Jason Raftopoulos, West of Sunshine, Katja Blichfeld

Exclusive First Look at Sideshow’s Alien Mythos Bust!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Exclusive First Look at Sideshow’s Alien Mythos Bust! In space no one can hear you scream… when you see how awesome the new Sideshow Collectibles Alien statue is. Our friends at Sideshow have provided ComingSoon.net with an exclusive first look at their new Alien Mythos Legendary Scale Bust, which you can check out in the gallery below along with previous Sideshow reveals! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; ...
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Bird Box Hits 45 Million Views in One Week According to Netflix

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Bird Box hits 45 million views in one week according to Netflix Days after the original film’s release on the streaming service, Netflix has announced that Bird Box has been viewed by 45,037,125 Netflix accounts. giving it the best first 7 days ever for a Netflix movie. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(...
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Comiket 95 Day 1 Cosplay Already Slipping

The first day of Comiket 95 and voyeuristic photographers have already spotted one rather saucy “accident” from a cosplayer (that is if the girl wasn’t doing it on purpose), with the occasional lewd zoom-ins accompanying it also likely serving as the highlight of the day.
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Streets of Rage 4 Preview Packing A Punch

IGN and publisher Dotemu together with developer Lizardcube have revealed a bunch of new screenshots and a short gameplay video for the upcoming side-scrolling beat ’em up Streets of Rage 4. The sequel to the classic beat ’em up series got a massive and stylized makeover as shown in the newly released screenshots showcasing the […]
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Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Are You Excited for New Years?

This Saturday post is the weekly Type-Moon news in addition to the regular APB post on Sunday. If you have any suggestions for what to highlight on the Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup drop me a line via email or Twitter. Gray is Here! There is going to be a Lord El-Melloi II Case Files anime. … Continue reading Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Are You Excited for New Years?
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Kevin Feige Teases the ‘Longform’ Narratives Marvel Can Bring to Disney+

Kevin Feige teases the ‘longform’ narratives Marvel can bring to Disney+ It’s no secret that the Marvel shows in development for Disney+ will be created at the hands of Marvel Studios and not the Marvel Television division. Those shows include shows for Loki, Scarlet Witch & Vision, and Winter Soldier & Falcon, and they’ll see the return of the actors who played them in the feature films for the TV spin-offs. Speaking with Variety, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige talked up the potential ...
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Len Wiseman Reveals Video from the Set of Swamp Thing

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Len Wiseman reveals video from the set of Swamp Thing Production continues on the upcoming pilot episode of DC Universe’s Swamp Thing, and director Len Wiseman has revealed a new photo and video from the set of the series! Check them out below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var st...
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