March for Science Logistics

Here’s the logistics information for the March for Science this Saturday. All hams, Case-affiliated or otherwise, are welcome to join us by checking in on the listed frequencies at the event.

Schedule:

Meet at Public Square at 8:15 am. Come earlier if you want to assist with setup. Call in on 146.55 MHz when you arrive. Activities will run from 9-10 am, followed by the rally at 10 am, and the march at 11 am. If you can only make it for part of the event, check in on 146.55 when you arrive.

Frequencies: Net control will be Nathaniel Vishner, KB1QHX. Call on 146.55 MHz, with auxiliary frequencies 146.58 MHz and 432.10 MHz.

Stuff to Bring:
-Your handheld radio (make sure it’s charged!)
-Headset, manual, extra batteries
-Water and snacks
-Hat or sunscreen (forecast is 53 F, cloudy)
-A notebook for jotting down frequencies (or radiograms!)

If you have any questions about the march, email me at kvc2@case.edu. 73!

-Kristina KD8OXT

Antenna Building and Exam Session Tomorrow

Tomorrow we are having an antenna building session tomorrow on the 3rd floor of the Glennan Building, in the Sears Lab.  At the same time and in the same place we will be having an amateur radio exam session.  We will be starting around 2pm and going to sometime around 4 pm.  All are welcome to join us or just say hi, we will be making a bunch of 2 meter Yagi Uda antennas out of PVC and tape measures.  A 2 meter J-Pole using TV twin-lead will also be attempted.  Wire dipoles may also be making an appearance if there is interest.

-Nathaniel, KB1QHX

March for Science Communications

We’ve received a request to coordinate communications for Cleveland’s March for Science on April 22. If you’re interested in volunteering, please email kvc2@case.edu.

We’re also tentatively planning a ham cram this Saturday for students and community members interested in getting licensed before the march; further bulletins will be posted here.

Hacker Society Talk Tomorrow: “Intro to Ham Hacking”

Our own Rachel AC8XY will be giving a talk at CWRU Hacker Society tomorrow evening: Glennan 408 at 7:30 pm. The talk description is below:

Ham, or amateur radio, has a long and proud history of jerry-rigged, taped-together, and improvised solutions. With a license, you can communicate in a variety of different modes, code programs, solder circuits, and experiment with a segment of the electromagnetic spectrum. I will be giving a quick intro to amateur radio history, experiments, and operations, as well as ways to get involved on this campus.

Exam Sessions This Week

We have exam sessions scheduled this Tuesday at 4pm and 2:30 and 5:30 on Thursday. All are welcome. Please see License Exams for more information.

-Kristina KD8OXT

UPDATE: The latter exam session on Thursday has been moved to 4pm on account of the Engineers’ Week Reception Thursday evening. An additional exam has been added to the schedule for this Friday at 4pm.

Congratulations to all who passed the exam today!