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Show Notes #195: I Broke My Funny Bone

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Segment 1 (Amateur Radio)

  • K2BSA Receives Recognition from the ARRL
  • FT8 is Taking the Bands by Storm
  • CQ WW DX Contest Has Some Rule Tweaking

Segment 2 (Open Source)

Segment 3 (Linux in the Ham Shack)

Music

  • "Congregacion" by Stone Nipples, courtesy of Jamendo.

Segment 4 (Announcements and Feedback)

Segment 5 (Cheryl's Recipe Corner)

  • Fried Cheese Curds
  • Description
    • It is fair time in the US... state fairs, county fairs, regional fares, etc. SO, I decided to share a few recipes of food that you'll find at fairs in the Midwest. Here, in Missouri, we are in the middle of "Dairy Country" (it's not just in Wisconsin!), and one of the big things here is Fried Cheese Curds! SO... that is one of today's recipes - and the other if fried pies. Russ is a HUGE fan of both of these... but we love cheese and pies! Next time, I'll share more fair recipes with you!
  • Ingredients
    • 1 cup buttermilk
    • 1 cup beer
    • 2 pounds cheese curds
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 3 cups vegetable oil
  • Directions
    • In a large bowl, combine buttermilk and beer. Add cheese curds and mix until evenly coated; set aside. In a shallow dish, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper; mix well. In a soup pot over medium heat, heat oil until hot. Remove curds from buttermilk mixture using a slotted spoon, making sure to drain curds well. Place 1/4 of the curds in flour mixture and toss until evenly coated. Place curds in oil making sure not to crowd, and fry 3 to 5 minutes, or until light golden. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining curds; serve immediately.
  • Notes
    • For a tasty dipping sauce, try mixing 1/4 cup of ranch dressing with 2 teaspoons of hot sauce. Of course, you can dip your cheese curds into any of your other favorite dipping sauces, too! If you're having a hard time finding cheese curds in your local supermarket, you can buy them online at The Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery.
  • Fried Pies
  • Ingredients
    • 1 (14.1-ounce) package refrigerated pie crusts
    • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
    • 8 mini peanut butter cups, chopped
    • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • Directions
    • If you don't want chocolate/peanut butter... you can substitute pie filling of any flavor. Unroll one pie crust and, using a knife, square the edges. Cut into 6 squares, 3-1/2-inches wide by 3-1/2-inches long. Place 5-6 chocolate chips in center of square, and a few pieces of peanut butter candy. Fold the dough over the candy, forming triangles. With a fork, press the edges together firmly to seal. Repeat with remaining pie crust and candy. In a medium skillet, over medium heat, heat oil until hot. Place a few pies into skillet and cook 1-2 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Remove to a paper towel lined plate. Repeat with remaining pies. Cool slightly before serving.

Segment 6 (Russ's Whiskey Corner)

  • The Arran Malt 10
    • ABV: 46% (92 Proof)
    • Region: Island
    • Color: Light, spun gold
    • Nose: Slightly herbal, sugar cookie, malt, honey, dry grass
    • Taste: Sweet, malt, baked bread, herbs, green apple peel, dried apple
    • Cost: $40 (750ml)
    • Rating: 83

Segment 7 (Social Media Roundup)

  • Facebook
    • Daniel Gunderson
    • Kenneth Loki Harrison
    • Christopher Rowan
  • Twitter
    • @lbdwag
    • @JimHRT
    • @db8ts
    • @va3on
    • @N4NOM
    • @VerstegenAdam
    • @bellachan18
    • @KC2VWI
    • @Darrell_VA
  • Mailing List
    • John (J.D. Muskrat)

Show Notes #194: Dumpster Diving

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Segment 1 (Amateur Radio)
Segment 2 (Open Source)
Segment 3 (Linux in the Ham Shack)
Music
  • "Cupid Kills" by Falling Blind from the album Comets, courtesy of Jamendo.
Segment 4 (Announcements and Feedback)
  • Comment on Google+ from Rick Stoner
  • Comment on Facebook from Kevin Murray (K2FN)
Segment 5 (Cheryl's Recipe Corner)
  • Marinated Tomato Salad
  • Description
    • This recipe is a great summer recipe, when garden fresh tomatoes are taking over the garden and farmers markets!  The marinating time MUST be AT LEAST 4 hours, but all day is even better!  This recipe is a great "summer salad"!
  • Ingredients
    • 5 medium tomatoes, sliced
    • Thinly Sliced FRESH mozzarella (or mozzarella pearls)
    • 1/4 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
    • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
    • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar (or balsamic vinegar; your choice)
    • 3 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Directions
    • In a large shallow dish, layer the tomatoes, mozzarella and mushrooms. In a bowl, whisk the oil, vinegar, garlic, parsley and salt. Pour over vegetables. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, turning occasionally. Serve with a slotted spoon.
Segment 6 (Russ's Whiskey Corner)
  • Talisker Storm
    • ABV: 45.8% (91.6 Proof)
    • Region: Islay
    • Color: Deep, rich caramel with a hit of mahogany
    • Nose: Brine, smoke, hickory, citrus, cream, vanilla, banana or plaintain
    • Taste: Smoke, peat, brine, band aid, cream, red pepper, white pepper, lemon, metallic(?)
    • Cost: $40-$80 per 750ml
    • Rating: 91
Segment 7 (Social Media Roundup)
  • Facebook
    • Doug Wilkerson
    • Robert Petry
    • Shakti Das
    • Dennis Bauer
    • K.P. Murray
    • Michael Joseph
    • Tom Sayles
    • Tom Foy
    • Greg Wolfe
  • Google+
    • Cass Fitzgerald
    • Nathan Reitcheck, KCOGLA
  • Twitter
    • @slrcamera2017
    • @k2za_john
    • @inaction_figure
    • @ki7klt
    • @tsayles
    • @Randy_WU2S
    • @WaleriusJason
    • @jcsmith
    • @KellyGirlGreen3
  • YouTube
    • Paula Jaimz 
  • Mailing List
    • Larry McGimsey

Show Notes #193: All About AREDN

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Segment 1 (Amateur Radio)

Segment 2 (Open Source)

Segment 3 (Linux in the Ham Shack)

Music

  • "Already Here" by Kinematic from the album Kites, courtesy of Jamendo.

Segment 4 (Announcements and Feedback)

  • E-mail from Jonas Rullo
  • Comment on Episode #183 by Dave, KF7JAF

Segment 5 (Cheryl's Recipe Corner)

  • Broccoli Salad
  • Description
    • Since summer is the height of summer BBQ season (and our 4th of July holiday is coming up next week), I decided to post a great summertime picnic salad.  This is one of my favorite salads... sweet, salty, crunchy, etc.
  • Ingredients
    • 2 heads fresh broccoli (or 1 pound frozen broccoli, rinsed until thawed and drained well)
    • 1 red onion
    • 1/2 pound bacon
    • 2 cups whole grapes (smaller ones) OR 3/4 cup raisins
    • 3/4 cup sliced almonds or nuts of your choice (optional)
    • 1 cup mayonnaise
    • 1/2 cup white sugar
    • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • Directions
    • Place bacon in a deep skillet and cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Cool and crumble. Cut the broccoli into bite-size pieces and cut the onion into very thin bite-size slices. Combine with the bacon, raisins, your favorite nuts and mix well. To prepare the dressing, mix the mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar together until smooth. Stir into the salad, let chill and serve.

Segment 6 (Russ's Whiskey Corner)

  • Monkey Shoulder
    • ABV: 40% (80 proof)
    • Region: Highland (Blended)
    • Color: Reddish gold
    • Nose: Oak, hint of peat, vanilla, sweet cream, red pepper spice
    • Taste: Oak, citrus, vanilla, red pepper spice
    • Cost: $30 (750ml)
    • Rating: 85

Segment 7 (Social Media Roundup)

  • Subscriptions
    • Steven Harp
    • Michael Jacobs
    • Thor Wiegman
    • Todd Bowers
  • Facebook
    • Deb Hutchinson
    • Gary Holzschuh
    • David H Malin
    • Tim Mark Jacobs
    • Gregory E Germek
    • David Clark
    • David Spence
    • Eric P Holmes
    • Tony Williamitis
    • William Large
  • Twitter
    • @ve3rhf
    • @hamweekly
    • @ka4rcv
    • @oslegel
    • @augustinewtab
    • @cpac2
    • @n8bd_
    • @k1os
    • @toxicbloodz
    • @arrl_nnj
    • @zb2tt
    • @doctoresquire
    • @5_9_gamma
    • @kw4g1983
    • @n8sl_arc
    • @conreedseed
    • @sircamera2017
    • @inaction_figure
    • @ki7kit
  • YouTube
    • mjwh205
    • Scott Charles
  • Mailing List
    • David Potter
    • Michael Jacobs
    • VA3MA
    • WB8JWE
    • W5QCP
    • Bill Jones
    • David Malin

Show Notes #192: Getting High

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Segment 1 (Amateur Radio)

Segment 2 (Open Source)

Segment 3 (Linux in the Ham Shack)

Music

  • "Lost and Found" by Vitne from the album Make Believe, courtesy of Jamendo.
    • Duration: 3:46
    • Location: California, United States
    • Released: January 2017
    • Source: http://url.bcts.info/3H (Jamendo)

Segment 4 (Announcements and Feedback)

  • Voice Mail from KA2PBT

Segment 5 (Cheryl's Recipe Corner)

  • Grilled Corn Salad
  • Ingredients
    • 6 ears freshly shucked corn
    • 1 green pepper, diced
    • 2 Roma (plum) tomatoes, diced
    • 1/4 cup diced red onion
    • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped, or more to taste
    • 2 teaspoons olive oil, or to taste
    • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • Directions
    • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat; lightly oil the grate. Cook the corn on the preheated grill, turning occasionally, until the corn is tender and specks of black appear, about 10 minutes; set aside until just cool enough to handle. Slice the kernels off of the cob and place into a bowl. Combine the warm corn kernels with the green pepper, diced tomato, onion, cilantro, and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper; toss until evenly mixed. Set aside for at least 30 minutes to allow flavors to blend before serving.

Segment 6 (Russ's Whiskey Corner)

  • Bruichladdich Port Charlotte
    • ABV: 50% (100 Proof)
    • Region: Islay
    • Color: Light gold
    • Nose: Brine, peat smoke, lemon, vanilla, sugar, lightly floral, caramel
    • Taste: Lemon, lemon zest, floral, lavender, cilantro, brine, peat smoke
    • Cost: $65-$70 (750ml)
    • Rating: 87

Segment 7 (Social Media Roundup)

  • Facebook
    • Ken Nowinski
    • Denton Larson
    • Corey Shields
    • Glenn Packer
    • Noah Adamson
    • Sean Robison
    • Nicholas Rondeau
    • Mike Jacobs
    • Jim Lindeman
    • Stephen Richardson
  • Google+
    • Anthony Ortega
    • Billy Jones
  • Twitter
    • @izirlei
  • YouTube
    • mjwh205
    • Scott Charles
    • Susan Seaford