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Harmony Records

Harmony Red and Gold

New 78 Record Project Post:

Harmony Records

Special mention of Fletcher Henderson and his Dixie Stompers!

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Troubleshooting FeedBurner For WordPress.COM

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Troubleshooting Feed Burner for WordPress

The purpose of this article is to acquaint users with the history of FeedBurner and provide some troubleshooting suggestions for WordPress.COM users.

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SCR-300 Radio for World War Two Reenactments

A collaborative effort between historical reenactors of how to use the SCR-300 Radio for World War Two Reenactments.

The SCR-300 Radio is a backpack (or manpacked) FM radio designed during WW2 as an inter-company or regiment radio. I purchased several in the late 1990s during the heyday of Cold War surplus sales.

SCR-300 Radio
SCR-300 Radio

Several years ago I worked with a buddy of mine to make available a resource that World War Two SCR-300 enthusiasts could use to analyze and learn about the radio. The article is posted on his website:

THE SCR-300 RADIOMAN

NOTES from TM 11-242 on the SCR-300 Wired Loops and Battery Case Catches  

The SCR-300 originally came with wired clips. This is according to TM 11-242, 1943. See below

SCR-300 / BC-1000 Original clips, TM 11-242, 1943.
SCR-300 / BC-1000 Original clips, TM 11-242, 1943.

 

A work order was made in Nov of 1944 for spring catches

 

Work order for Spring Catches for SCR300/BC1000 World War II Radio

 

This was then replaced with a New Latch Directive in Jan 1945. The wired loops would fail to hold down the clip so a springed catch was added.

New latch directive, Jan 1945

 

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WW1 Correspondents Uniform

                        World War One Correspondents and their Uniform
Source: Military Collector and Historian. Vol 39, No. 4. Winter, 1987. Pg 158-160.

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Posts Not Displaying in WordPress Reader

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Posts Not Displaying in WordPress Reader

Purpose: This post explains how to troubleshoot solutions when your post does not display in the WordPress reader.
Audience: Beginner to Advanced

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Configuring the Grid Template for the Edin Theme

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Configuring the Grid Template for the Edin Theme

Purpose: This tutorial demonstrates the process to display the Grid Template in the Edin Theme and troubleshoot some common issues.
Audience: Intermediate to Advanced. If you self-identify as a beginning blogger please check out the WordPress Glossary for a better understanding of the key-terms.
Version: WordPress 4.0 or above.

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Buddy System In World War Two

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 Notes on the Buddy System in World War Two

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US Marines take a break during the fighting on Peleliu

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Troubleshooting Sharing Buttons

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Troubleshooting WordPress.COM Post Sharing Buttons

Purpose: WordPress allows users to share and publicize their posts. The difference is while sharing buttons passively sit on the site waiting for someone to click, publicizing actively pushes the post to social media networks where the likelihood of a click is much greater. This post will focus on the sharing feature and provide some solutions to common sharing problems.

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From Bird to Dog: Bluebird Records

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78 Record Project series: Bluebird Records

A look at the label history of Bluebird Records up to 1945. With special mention of Glenn Miller as he first recorded In the Mood on Bluebird!

From Bird to Dog: Bluebird Records

Glen Miller in the Mood