Tech Net News for 03-11-2017


Don’t forget that the club will be showing of its trailer—and the ham radio hobby—at the Wings of Freedom event at the Frontiers of Flight Museum on March 25th and 26th, 2017. Our next Lecture and Lab event, focusing on AREDN, will take place at the Museum and not at the hospital.

If you’re participating in the Lab or helping us staff the trailer, just let the staff at the front desk know that you’re with the club, and you’ll be able to get in for free!

Read on to find out more about the news and announcements for tonight.

There are just a few contests going on this weekend. There are the Oklahoma and Idaho QSO parties, as well as the Tesla Memorial HF CW Contest. That one is 80-meters only, and it ends at midnight our time tonight.

In science news…

In the same way that ATMs sometimes are shipped from the factory with hacking tools already built in, now phones can be pre-infected, too!

A new law might allow companies to collect genetic information as part of wellness programs. Has anyone seen GATTACA?

It looks like deadly and un-treatable fungal infections are spreading in the U.S.

And finally, one of my least favorite things is about to happen. I wish we could just pick one time and stick with it.

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