Tech Net News 10-28-2017

Don’t forget: there’s a memorial service coming up tomorrow for club member Jim Heye, K5WLQ. Please check the lead story for details.

Don’t forget to volunteer for Turkey Trot!

The next club meeting will be a week from this Tuesday, on November 7th. The program will be by Dr. Tim, N6DIY. He’ll be giving a neat presentation about some pretty unusual antenna stuff; we’ll have more details to share as we get closer to the meeting day.

In contesting, the CQ WW DX SSB contest is going on right now! This is a big one…why not give it a try? And of course, the ARRL November Sweepstakes are coming up as well.

An amazing transatlantic contact was made this week: 10 mW at 8.27 kHz from Newfoundland to the UK!. And as you would expect, CW traffic handling helped loved ones stay in touch after Hurricane Irma.

And don’t forget that tonight’s Afterglow Movie is Blade Runner 2049.

In the world of science:

I think this was mentioned on SKYNET, but it bears repeating because it’s so cool. An asteroid from outside the solar system has just passed through the inner solar system!

Those annoying puzzle things you have to solve to prove you’re a human? Computers are getting better at solving them faster than you are.

Bacteria seem to have a sense of touch!

The oldest known tsunami victim has been identified.

And finally, if finding a faint comet in a telescope is too difficult, and you don’t have time to watch variable stars, here’s an easy astronomical event for you: tonight is International Observe the Moon Night.