Month: April 2016

CAKE April 2

CAKE session on April 2 Gary K6PDL mentioned the recent presentation at the Club meeting was on the Amateur  Radio Emergency Digital Network. This is a wide area mesh network using low cost 2 and 5 GHz equipment.  It is

Antenna Trials at HP

Antenna trials at HP In 1951 HP had four open positions in their UHF antenna design group to design antennas  “that would receive 82 TV channels more than any rational human could ever possibly need”. I wonder if any of

I’m EXTRA Ignorant

I’m EXTRA Ignorant By Dan Romanchik, KB6NU On Sunday, I received the following e-mail from a reader: “Just wanted to let you know I passed the General exam using your study guide.  It was very helpful.  I am now generally

The fame of Samuel F. B. Morse

The Fame of Samuel F. B. Morse I have just finished reading the novel The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown. it is a fascinating mix of science fact, fiction and  mysticism. The painting  by Brumidi (1805-1880), in the dome of