ARL 46 and ARL 56 to AD8Y

Congratulations to our own David AD8Y on receiving the Wittke Award for Undergraduate Teaching! And a very happy birthday, as well – which, as it turns out, he shares with Samuel F. B. Morse. 
We concluded this semester’s classes with a foxhunt, pizza, and appropriately themed cakes.

March for Science

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This past weekend, W8EDU operators helped coordinate operations for a very successful March for Science. The operators were:

Nathaniel Vishner KB1QHX – Net Control
David Kazdan AD8Y
Laura Gooch N8NFE
Robert Wiesler AC8YV
Kristina Collins KD8OXT
Brian Gao KE8DGK
Sissi Chen KE8GEX
Rishi Solanki KC1HCH

Standby operators:
Chris Mentrek KE8GTD
Brecken Blackburn KE8GTB
Jeff Rabinowitz KE8GVC
Swasey (K9 Unit)

Thanks to all who participated!

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.


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 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