Tech Net News 07-27-2019


pic_rttyOur next club meeting on August 6th, 2019, will feature a presentation on RTTY by our very own Club Secretary, Ken Hansen, N2VIP.

The contest calendar features two events: the famous RSGB Islands on the Air Contest is in-progress now, and the rather odd Flight of the Bumblebees is coming up for just four hours tomorrow.

In news from the world of ham radio:

In news from the world of science:

If you haven’t updated your WSJT-X software, you should probably do that, and try out the new FT-4 digital mode. The RSGB is already announcing new FT-4 contests.

The ARRL announced that they have received 3,070 entries for the 2019 Field Day. If you’ve entered, you have until August 23rd to finish providing supporting documentation.

If you enjoy amateur radio satellites, AMSAT wants your money! Several recent funding campaigns have not reached their goals.

The famous EAA AirVenture show in Oskosh, WI, will be ending this Monday. But while it’s on, they’re promoting amateur radio with two special event stations, W9ZL and W9W.

In news from the world of science:

Humans seem to be the only animal that just randomly dies of heart attacks. According to an interesting new study, this could be because of a single mutation that took place in our ancestors 2-3 million years ago.

You’ve probably seen all kinds of birds that have light bodies and dark wingtips. It turns out that the dark wingtips actually help birds fly while using less energy.

And even before they hatch, birds warn their nestmates of danger by shaking their eggs. Look out!

 

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