Tech Net News 11-10-2018

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Credit: Chen et al. (2018). They promise this won’t hurt, much.

Have you signed up for Turkey Trot? If not, and you like having fun in the cold with other hams, you should join us! All you need is an HT and enthusiasm.

And don’t forget: many club members will soon need to pay their dues for next year. If that’s you, then head over to https://www.hamclubonline.com/ and take care of that.

Finally, our president will be one of the leading competitors in a chili cook-off next weekend. It benefits a great charity, so why not check it out?

The contest calendar shows a few events going on this weekend. The RTTY weekend of the Worked All Europe DX Contest is in progress, as is the 10-10 International Fall Digital QSO Party.

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Tech Net News 11-03-2018

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Credit: SpaceX

The next club meeting will be on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018. Dr. Tim, N6DIY, will present on different types of code keys.

Our surprise net on October 29th, about mysterious disappearances, was a big success! We might even have found all the socks that disappeared in your washing machine over the years. The club has another surprise net coming up on New Year’s Eve. What should we do? Let us know!

It’s time to sign up for Turkey Trot! It’s just about the neatest thing you can do with your holiday morning, and you get to sleep in—we’re not getting started until 6:00 am this year.

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Tech Net News 10-27-2018

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Today is Tech Net on the Hill! This is the nicest day we’ve had in weeks, and we’ve got the nicest, smartest people. Come on over!

The next club meeting will be on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018. Dr. Tim, N6DIY, will present on different types of code keys.

We have a surprise net coming up this Monday…and we are badly in need of a good surprise. Please contact the club and share your ideas.

It’s time to sign up for Turkey Trot! It’s just about the neatest thing you can do with your holiday morning, and you get to sleep in—we’re not getting started until 6:00 am this year.

In the world of contests, there’s a big one going on right now: the SSB installment of the famous CQ World Wide DX Contest. When you’re not at Tech Net on the Hill, you’d better be on the air. You might even think about bringing a portable HF setup with you wherever you go, so that you don’t miss any contacts.

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Tech Net News 10-20-2018

2018JOTA-Patch-Design-300x297Don’t forget that Tech Net on the Hill is coming up. The details have been posted! Also, Turkey Trot is approaching fast, and you should sign up to help. It’s a really unique way to spend a holiday morning!

The contest and special event calendar has some fun events for this weekend. Jamboree on the Air is going on right now. Have you heard any Scouts on the air?

We also have the 10-10 International Fall CW QSO Party and State QSO parties in New York and Illinois. The biggest contest this weekend, though, is the Pre-Stew: the fall edition of the Stew Perry Distance Challenge, a famously friendly 160-meter contest.

UPDATE: Larry, N5PQO, brought this article to the net on AI speech recognition and amateur radio. “Make amateur radio cool again!” https://towardsdatascience.com/make-amateur-radio-cool-again-said-mr-artificial-intelligence-36cb32978fb2

UPDATE: Bill, KF5ZBL, provided a link with more information about the dish slot antenna that Gus, W5GUS, mentioned during the net. http://w6nbc.com/articles/20xx-dishslot.pdf

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Tech Net News 10-13-2018

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Credit: Murdo McLeod, The Guardian

Tech Net on the Hill is coming up in just two weeks. We’ll be at the Flag Pole Hill pavilion from 2 pm to 9 pm on Saturday, October 27th.

Winter Dinner is coming up! Remember that you can buy tickets for our Winter Dinner Raffle at all club functions.

And finally, we have a surprise net coming up on October 29th. Do you have a spooky or surprising idea for a net? Let the club know.

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Tech Net News 10-06-2018

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Yes, this bird needs a sobriety test. Credit: Ken Thomas

Don’t forget to set your alarm and review the communications plan. Lifewalk is tomorrow morning! If you signed up but haven’t received the communications plan, please get in touch with the club now!

Tech Net on the Hill is coming up in three weeks. Mark your calendars: we’ll be at Flag Pole Hill from 2 pm to 9 pm on Saturday, October 27th. Please plan to participate—and consider sharing what you know with others.

Don’t forget that tickets for our Winter Dinner raffle are for sale at all our club activities.

And finally, we have a surprise net coming up on October 29th. Do you have a spooky or surprising idea for a net? Let the club know.

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