Tech Net News 06-01-2019

2019_ARRL_Field_Day_Logo_version_2Our next club meeting on June 4th, 2019, will focus on Field Day. We have exciting plans in store, including a new location—with air conditioning—and great opportunities to get on the air. Get ready, and join us for our next meeting!

Ham-Com is coming up this weekend! The club will have a table, as always. If you can help us out by hanging out at the club table, please contact us or sign up at the next club meeting.

The contest calendar for this weekend has a few events: Ten-Ten International is hosting a PSK “Open Season” QSO Party on the 10-meter band, for all amateurs; the 070 club is putting on a PSK contest for all the non-WARC bands; and the Kentucky QSO Party is in progress now, but ending soon.

Remember, if you have news or announcements to share, let the club know, and we’ll add them to the announcements post before, during, or even after Tech Net.

In news from the world of ham radio:

The ARRL reports that a May 23rd demonstration of ham digital messaging by hams was a big success, greatly impressing FEMA and the American Red Cross.

Mexican amateurs provided communication support, using digital HF messaging, to wildfire suppression efforts in rugged terrain south of Monterrey.

A group of special event stations will be active in commemoration of D-Day. Be alert, though; they’re only on the air for part of June 6th, UTC.

The famous Hara Arena was badly damaged in recent tornadoes.

And last but not least, the amateur radio station at the National Hurricane Center, WX4NHC, was on the air today for its annual test. Did you hear them? Share your story during the net!

In news from the world of science:

It’s not just humans that are snobs. Birds prefer to live in wealthy neighborhoods…especially because there are no property taxes on nests.

Famous physicist Murray Gell-Mann, who named the quark and created much of the modern standard model of particle physics, has died.

Right now, earthquake warnings are based on seismography—measure the earth start to shake, and then take advantage of the fact that earthquakes travel slower than radio waves. But recently, scientists at the University of Oregon have found a new way to issue a warning, one that will give more information about how strong the coming earthquake will be: measure movement of the fault line with GPS.