Tech Net News 06-10-2017

Enantiornithines, credit: Lida Xing

Ham-Com is done, but Field Day 2017 is still to come! We’ll be at the pavilion at  Flag Pole Hill, in Dallas, TX on June 24th and 25th. Set-up starts at 8:15 on Saturday. Join us!

Our lecture and lab event will be held at our Field Day site. We plan to offer several training sessions on how to participate in Field Day and on how to log contacts. Even if you’re a beginner, you’ll become a well-prepared operator.  We’ll have extra-class control operators available, so even if you’re not licensed yet, you’ll be able to get on the air.

There’s one cool contest going on this weekend: the ARRL June VHF contest is going on right now!

In science news—

Enantiornithines is an early genus of birds, and a very well-preserved fossil of one of these early avians has been making some waves in the scientific community.

Fantasy fiction lovers can look forward to a new novel from J. R. R. Tolkein! But remember to temper you joy a bit; there might not be another. Here’s a study guide to help you get ready for the book

Finally, if you’re one of those people who is always careful not to click on strange links…now there are links that can infect your computer even if you just hover over them.