Last year, W8EDU helped out with activities at an Amateur Radio on the ISS contact hosted by the NASA Glenn amateur radio club, NA8SA, and the Northeast Ohio Girl Scouts. Today Jack Fischer K2FSH, who was on the ISS during that contact, held a debrief for NASA employees and met the Girl Scouts in person. Nathaniel KB1QHX and I were in attendance. Many thanks to Nancy and Steve Hall (KC4IYD and W8HF) for including us.
Modulation Systems will have some ham radio flavor this semester. Stay tuned.
In this photo, FLDigi is being used to modulate an image (left) as sound, which is picked up by the microphone of the computer on the right and demodulated. We’ll be using this as a lab exercise in the course. (First person to note in the comments what exactly is special about this specific image gets a prize!)
A list of all the callsigns granted since June through W8EDU exams. Many thanks to Laurel VEC, the CWRU EECS department, and all our dedicated Volunteer Examiners.
|Duncan Van Dyck||KD2OFY|
|Chris Ricchiuto||KE8CSM (General-class)|
|Thomas Milyo||KE8DGM (General-class)|
|James Patrizi||KE8EZS (Amateur Extra-class)|
|Christina Gallishen||KE8GEY (General-class)|
|Vo Tri Tin Pham||KE8HVT|
To donate to W8EDU for Giving Tuesday, please navigate to http://gvcmp.us/ks4xer, select “Other,” and specify “Case Amateur Radio Club.”
…Again! Well done, all.
We’ve received a number of requests for a certificate from our W8M special event station. If you’re feeling artistic and would like to design the 8.5×11″ certificate, please email email@example.com.
Here’s a cool propagation demo using the Reverse Beacon Network. We sent out “TEST TEST TEST DE W8EDU W8EDU W8EDU” on three different bands. Lines are drawn from our location, where it’s sunset, to each station in the network that picked up our signals. The green lines are 80m (not going much of anywhere until the terminator passes us in a few hours); the orange lines are 40m (going primarily to the night side of the terminator); and the purple lines are 20m (going primarily to the day side.)
P.S. – We’re still operating for School Club Round-Up tonight and tomorrow afternoon! Come join us.
Many thanks to the Goldfarb family for their wonderful donation of items from Jack’s estate. David AD8Y and I picked up several items today, including the small items in the photo below and several transceivers.
We got the sounder on Jack’s J-45 leg band key working…
…and Jack’s Icom IC-775DSP has taken up residence as our new second operating position. (It is. So. Nice.)
73 and, again, many thanks.