Check out the recent interviews on the QSO Today podcast with Friends of ‘EDU Nathaniel Frissell W2NAF (Episode 262) and Phil Erickson W1PJE (Episode 259): http://www.qsotoday.com
Cheers to AD8Y for his article about W8EDU in the West Mountain Radio newsletter. It’s a solid summary of who we are, what we do, and our philosophy of ham radio sloyd: http://www.westmountainradio.com/pdf/Quarter-2-2019.pdf
Very enjoyable Field Day despite the terrible propagation conditions. Thanks to all who stopped by!
We’ll be back at it in the morning with a bird walk and pancakes. Hope to see you here!
We found this mysterious note in a recent donation. Any code breakers want to take a crack at this? 🕵️♀️ It doesn’t seem like Morse code unless it was encoded first and then put into Morse…. (We suspect the message will be something like “Drink your Ovaltine!” 😂) pic.twitter.com/PROgqHoxm5
— VillanovaDigitalLib (@VillanovaDigLib) June 20, 2019
For what it’s worth, the Morse code message on our tote bags from HamSCI does indeed contain a special message. Most people assume it spells out the place and date of the conference, and never bother to read it.
Please consider donating to W8EDU for Giving Tuesday to support our tower replacement and maintenance! We accept donations through the Case Alumni Association at this link: https://www.casealum.org/giving/radio-club
Help us raise funds to support our tower maintenance and repair: https://www.casealum.org/giving/radio-club
Dr. Merat AC8EY found this photo of radio club students in days of yore in a pamphlet entitled “A Case for Case” that appears to be from about 1960. Alumni, let us know if you recognize anyone in the photos…
Two friends of W8EDU received awards at Dayton Hamvention this year: HamSCI founder Nathaniel Frissell W2NAF received the Amateur of the Year Award for his work connecting the amateur and research communities. Angel Vazquez WP3R, Head of Operations at Arecibo Observatory, received the Excellence Award from Yasme for his weeks of exemplary emergency operations on HF in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Congratulations!
Watch this space for more details, but look for us in The Pink Pig.
The operating period will 2:00 PM Saturday to 2:00 PM Sunday EDT, and we will be building the station and stringing antennas in the trees on Friday. Visitors and helpers for operating the station, keeping the antennas going, cooking, teaching most any radio-related topic you like, schlepping, and even breaking the whole thing down on Sunday afternoon are entirely welcome. Field Day is amateur radio’s open house, come join us! Operate the station, talk into the microphone to amateur radio stations all over the US, Canada, and the world! It’s fun!
We will have an amateur radio exam session, probably Saturday afternoon, so study up and take your license exam then. See our page here on preparing for the test.