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Star Trek Starfleet insignia found on Mars

The high resolution imaging science experiment (HiRISE) on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this image in the Red Planet's Hellas Planitia region. According to the University of Arizona researchers who operate the HiRISE camera for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, shapes like this "are the result of a complex story of dunes, lava, and wind." But they also note t...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
06/17/2019
Activities
W9DYV Amateur Radio Symposium
July 19-21 Slidell, Louisiana

New Venue-Expanded Topics-Boneyard/TailgatingInterested in the full spectrum of vintage HF SSB/AM radio rig restoration, electron tubes, homebrew rig construction and even SDR?  Looking for just a good old-fashioned summertime hamfest/boneyard?  Or an XYL-sanctioned opportunity to visit New Orleans and the National World War II Museum?Here’s a can’t-miss event, just for you.B...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
06/09/2019
Hamfests & Swapmeets
17th Annual AM Get-Together
Gary, KI8BQ, Hosts Another Swapmeet

LOCATION:  KI8BQ QTH half way between Chicago and Detroit (on the Michigan - Indiana state line)                        TIME: 10:00 am Michigan timeBRING: Your boatanchors and guest ... camping is available for those who wish to come early. We will have Coffee and rolls.  Sloppy Joes, Chips and Soft Drinks for Lunch.AUCTION: All...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
06/04/2019
Activities
New solar cycle is about to begin
Prediction: stronger than the last one

Based on the number of sunspots which formed, scientists considered the last solar cycle, number 24, “weak." They predict that the upcoming cycle, number 25, will be a little more intense, but still in the weak category....  READ MORE

UncleBrad
04/12/2019
In Other News
2019 Princeton, KY Hamfest
June 1, 2019, 8AM - 1PM

Thanks to Mikie, N4MHT, for the heads-up.  Princeton is located in Western Kentucky, exits 4, 12 and 13 off of West Kentucky Parkway.5/6/2019 Update Talk in for the event will be 145.230 pl 179.9 ONLY. We'll use our 444.175 Fusion for chit-chat.Our Grand Prize this year, is a Yaesu FTM 100DR DE.If anyone needs to call for information, please use 270-963-5350. ARRL...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
03/29/2019
Hamfests & Swapmeets
Raspberry Pi Store
First Retail Store Opened

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has opened its first retail store in Cambridge, UK. In addition to offering Apple some local competition in the critical tech-stores-named-after-tasty-fruit market, the store aims to introduce consumers who may not have heard of the RBP to the homebrew capabilities and custom computing options that the diminutive system is capable of.The store, which you can see above, ...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
02/09/2019
In Other News
W9RAN Restores an Eldico TR1-TV
Globe King competitor gets a new life.

Some pics and a few notes about the rather obscure Eldico TR1-TV, which was made in 1953-4 as a TVI-proof version of the TR-1.   Changes included a three-chassis design, improved filtering and shielding, and a change from an 813 to the 4E27/5-125B PA tube.   Power supply, modulator, and RF deck were offered separately, or as a complete transmitter in a 28" tall rack cabine...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
01/20/2019
Recognizing Radio Amateurs
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Sonny, WA4KXQ!
Send your QSLs to hospitalized K9QET

(Shown: my old friend Sonny, WA4KXQ)May you be surrounded by warmth, family and good cheer this Christmas season.  Harry, N9CQX, has passed along the address to send your QSL cards with prayers and best wishes to John, K9QET who is in ECU. John is sitting up and responding to simple commands after heart surgery, infections and other complications:John LorentzSt. Lukes Medical C...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
12/22/2018
In Other News
Google’s Morse code-powered games aim to serve kids with limited mobility

Google is now offering access to five games controlled entirely by Morse code, thanks to a 48 hour “hackathon,” and a partnership with Adaptive Design Association. The games use the Morse code functionality introduced into Gboard in May 2018, and are intended for people with limited mobility who cannot use other control methods, as well as for people who are interested i...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
12/04/2018
In Other News
SK: Michael Beachy, N8ECR
Long-time net control for DX-60 & Mighty Elmac AM Nets

I received some very bad news this morning: Mike, N8ECR has passed away.  He was not there for the Sunday, December 2nd DX-60 net, and we were all wondering where he was.  Mike, we'll miss you.  Best net control ever.Mike’s Sister called me tonight and told me they found Mike in his radio room dead.He died of natural causes and will have visitation on Wednesday the 5th and...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
12/04/2018
Recognizing Radio Amateurs
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