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Show Notes #202: The Weekender

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Cheryl's Recipe Corner

  • Homemade Pizza Rolls
  • Ingredients
    • 4 cups shredded pizza cheese blend or part-skim mozzarella cheese
    • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage, cooked and drained
    • 2 packages (3 ounces each) sliced pepperoni, chopped
    • 1 medium green pepper, finely chopped
    • 1 medium sweet red pepper, finely chopped
    • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
    • 2 jars (14 ounces each) pizza sauce
    • 32 egg roll wrappers
    • Oil for frying
    • Additional pizza sauce for dipping, warmed, optional
  • Directions
    • In a large bowl, combine the cheese, sausage, pepperoni, peppers and onion. Stir in pizza sauce until combined. Place about 1/4 cup filling in the center of each egg roll wrapper. Fold bottom corner over filling; fold sides toward center over filling. Moisten remaining corner with water and roll up tightly to seal. In an electric skillet, heat 1 in. of oil to 375°. Fry pizza rolls for 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve with additional pizza sauce if desired. Yield: 32 rolls. Also good with leftover rotisserie chicken, provolone, buffalo sauce with blue cheese dipping sauce. These freeze well!  Suggested to assemble then freeze “raw”... not sure how they would freeze pre-cooked.
Russ's Drink Corner
  • Highland Park Dark Origins
    • ABV: 46.8% (93.6 Proof)
    • Region: Island
    • Color: Dark honey caramel (likely colored)
    • Nose: Milk chocolate, toffee, butterscotch, dried cherry
    • Taste: Toffee, vanilla, rich chocolate, dried fruit, dark cherry, cirtus zest, smoke
    • Cost: $75-$90 (750ml)
    • Rating: 93
LHS Weekend Challenge
  • Make 10 JT-65 contacts (not FT-8) and use WSJT-X on Linux to do it. Bonus "points" if one of those contacts is with an LHS host.
LHS Shop Talk
  • On the YouTube channel. Check it out if you get a chance. There is actual ham radio, open source content there!
Things to Do in Amateur Radio This Weekend
  • North American QSO Party CW runs from Saturday at 1800z to Sunday at 0559z.  This is a low power contest, meaning the maximum power you can operate and qualify for a class is 100 watts.  The exchange is simple, just your name and state/province.  If CW isn't your game, checkout this one when they do the SSB or RTTY modes.
  • NI6IW will be the callsign for the USS Midway Museum Ship Special Event: Desert Storm Kickoff on Saturday from 1700z to 2359z.
  • K2BSA/6 will be active on Saturday during daylight hours at Polar Camp in Idlywild, CA.


  • If you have a contest, special event station, hamfest, or something you'd like us to mention in this section, send us feedback.

Show Notes #201: It’s Alive!

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Segment 1 (Lead Topic)
  • We're Back!
Segment 2 (Amateur Radio)
  • NE4RD Amateur Radio Updates
  • K5TUX Amateur Radio Updates
Segment 3 (Open Source)
Segment 4 (Linux in the Ham Shack)
Segment 5 (Social Media Roundup)
  • Facebook
    • Misha LeBlanc
    • Kolby McKinney
    • Adam Kimbrough
    • Sean Cunningham
  • Google+
    • Dror Kobi
    • Jay Bird
  • Twitter
    • @armydad451
    • @ham_garlic
    • @kdavec
    • @SitalDaylong
    • @FieldRadioPod
    • @Georgharoldnep
    • @AspidistraVE2
    • @EgebergPhilip
    • @dcummingskg7dro
    • @jakeboaz
    • @BroomyDrive
    • @rocktech33
    • @KA5KVF
    • @kd4wov
    • @G7UHN
    • @RLStoner
    • @Kimbroughski
    • @Mikie140
    • @7Z1AL
    • @dugbofj62
    • @radiocarsigns
    • @LightFighter_SC
    • @scanner_school
    • @Stepnjump1
    • @kmacy1966
    • @SilahtarliHABiP
    • @crocosmia007
    • @SkunkHam
  • YouTube
    • Ryan Kingsbury
    • Don Biederman
    • Carlen Cagle
    • Tom Cain
    • Dave Thurston
  • Mailing List
    • Rick Bennett
    • Adam Kimbrough
    • Mike Darrol
    • Larry Jones
    • Michael Combs
    • Scott Mayes
    • Russell Mayes
    • Dwight Myers
    • Raymond Van Syckle

Show Notes: BSD in the Ham Shack Episode 1

History of the BSDs on Wikipedia

Early FreeBSD by Rodney Grimes from BSDCan 2016

The Main Flavors of BSD

Other Flavors of BSD

Ham Radio on FreeBSD

BSDTalk Podcast with Will Backman, KC1FHQ

BSDNow Podcast

Amateur Radio and BSD, Article by Diane Bruce, VA3DB

OpenBSD and FBI Backdoor Allegations, Jason Wright, AI4JW

Amateur Radio and SDR, Aaron Poffenberger, KG5DQJ

Walnut Creek Freeware and Shareware CD-Roms

Ham Radio Horizons Magazine

David Larsen, KK4WW, Sells His Apple 1

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Show Notes #199: We Love WinuxOS

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Segment 1 (Amateur Radio)
Segment 2 (Open Source)
Segment 3 (Linux in the Ham Shack)
  • "Sunshine" by Jonathan Coulton from the album Solid State.
Segment 4 (Announcements and Feedback)
  • Voice Mail from Rich, KD0RG
Segment 5 (Cheryl's Recipe Corner)
  • Stuffed Pork Chops
  • Ingredients
    • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon crushed dried rosemary (optional)
    • 1/4 cup finely chopped roasted red peppers (optional)
    • 1/4 cup finely chopped mushrooms, sauteed (optional)
    • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
    • 2 strips cooked bacon, crumbled
    • 4 boneless pork chops
    • Salt
    • Pepper
    • 1 cup flour
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 1 cup breadcrumbs (Panko or Seasoned)
    • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan (optional)
    • 4 tablespoons canola oil
  • Directions
    • Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, spices (be creative!), mozzarella and bacon, stirring until thoroughly mixed. Set aside. Season all sides of the pork chops with salt and pepper. Carefully cut a pocket through the side of the pork chop in order to create a cavity. Stuff the cavity with a generous spoonful of the cream cheese mixture and press around the edges of the pork to seal it in. Repeat with the remaining pork chops. Refrigerate the chops, once stuffed, for 1 hour. Dip the stuffed pork chops in the flour, shaking off excess, then the egg, then the breadcrumbs. Repeat with the remaining pork chops. Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. Fry the pork chops for a few minutes on each side. Remove from heat and bake for 15-20 minutes, until cheese is bubbly starting to brown. Serve! Notes: This recipe is very forgiving, and you can add or take away most anything.  Adding spinach to the cream cheese mixture is very good, sauteed onions, etc.  Use cheddar instead of mozzarella, etc.  Want to use some Thyme?  Knock yourself out!  Experiment and have fun!
Segment 6 (Russ's Whiskey Corner)
  • Flag Hill Bourbon
    • ABV: 45% (90 Proof)
    • Region: Lee, NH
    • Color: Golden caramel
    • Nose: Rye grain, oak, oak, caramel, alcohol
    • Taste: Rye grain, dry grass, burley tobacco, caramel, dried flowers (unscented potpourri) 
    • Cost: $40 (750ml)
    • Rating: 86
Segment 7 (Social Media Roundup)
  • Google+
    • Eric Rinehart
    • Mark Crowley
    • Richard Morton
  • Twitter
    • @kg4ujd
    • @K6EAG
    • @onursoycom
    • @frankmhowell
    • @gundo
  • YouTube
    • Dennis Plowman
  • Mailing List
    • KA7HVT