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Show Notes #297: The Weekender XXXII

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This Weekend in Amateur Radio (Segment 1)

  • Contests
  • Contests Next Weekend
  • Special Events
  • Burnt Coat Lighthouse (ILLW)
  • Philo Farnsworth - Father of Modern TV
  • Burning Man
  • Announcements
  • I believe I have assembled all of the pieces for my PiRLP project and will soon be shooting video to publish on YouTube of the build.
  • New Discord functionality. Listen to your favorite music with Groovy. Also ham radio stuff with HamTheMan and QRMbot. Visit the #botland channel and have fun.
  • LHS Ham Radio Challenge
  • Spend a little time learning Morse Code. Listen on the air. Grab an open-source tutor. Add to your skillset.

This Weekend in Open Source (Segment 2)

  • Distros to Try
  • Events
  • LHS Open Source Challenge
  • Attempt to make contact with the youths participating in YOTA or with a lighthouse during ILLW.

This Weekend in Hedonism (Segment 3)

  • Cheryl's Bill's Recipe Corner!
  • Summer Bacon Mac
  • Ingredients
    • 1.5 lb of Pasta (you choose the type)
    • Bacon (lots of it, Kirkland bacon pieces)
    • Butter (2 sticks)
    • Flour (for roux)
    • 4-6 cups of shredded cheese blend
    • Panko Bread Crumbs
    • 2-3 cups of Half and Half
  • Directions
    • Make the pasta al dente. Set it aside. Make a rue. Add cream, add most of the cheese (should be thick and soupy), add bacon, add pasta. Pour into buttered glass dish (you can use whatever, butter with 1/2 stick left over). Top with more bacon, cheese and panko. Bake 350 for 30-40 minutes until melty and delicious. Serve and everyone will hate you.
  • Russ's Drink Corner
  • Henry McKenna 10 Single Barrel Bourbon
  • Description
    • Henry McKenna came to America in 1837 from Ireland and settled in Kentucky to make bourbon using his family recipe. Now made by Heaven Hill Distillery, this Henry McKenna bottling is a Kentucky Straight Bourbon. Aged 10 years, this release is also a single barrel release with each bottle bearing both the bottling date and the barrel number. The bottling also meets the Bottled in Bond criteria, meaning it's the product of a single distillation season from one distiller at a single distillery, aged in a federally bonded warehouse at exactly 100 proof.
  • Details
    • Mashbill: 75% Corn, 13% Rye, 12% Malted Barley
    • ABV: 50% (100 Proof)
    • Region: Kentucky, USA
    • Color: Medium to dark amber
    • Nose: Slightly astringent alcohol mixed with classic bourbon notes of caramel, vanilla and spiced oak.
    • Taste: Vanilla, seasoned oak, rye spice, slightly overcooked brown sugar, peanut, caramel
    • Finish: Medium length finish with hints of vanilla and caramel, tannins and oak and a hint of leather
    • Price: $30 (750ml)
    • Rating: 90
  • Bill's Whatever Corner
  • Elijah Craig Small Batch
  • Details
    • ABV: 47% (94 Proof)
    • Region:  Kentucky
    • Color:  Burnished copper
    • Nose:  Delightfully complex with notes of vanilla bean, sweet fruit, and fresh mint
    • Taste:  Smooth and warm; pleasantly woody with accents of spice, smoke, and nutmeg
    • Finish:  Long, sweet, and slightly toasty
    • Price:  $35 (750ml)
    • Rating:  Slightly Yummy

Music (Segment 4, Optional)

  • "Better Eyes" from the album #1 by Axel Antunes, courtesy of Jamendo.

Show Notes #296: Sham Shack

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Segment 1 (Lead Topic)

  • Wrap up of STEM program for kids on Radio in the modern era and Morse Code.

Segment 2 (Amateur Radio)

Segment 3 (Open Source)

  • Mind the Gap: A Landscape Analysis of Open Source Publishing Tools and Platforms (MIT Report)

Segment 4 (Linux in the Ham Shack)

Segment 5 (Social Media Roundup)

  • Patreons
    • Erno Csatlos
  • Facebook
    • Sean Mintiens
    • David Maydew
  • Twitter
    • @The_Radio_Op
    • @Martorious_Puck
    • @RamblinJohn
  • YouTube
    • BlackDog

Show Notes #295: TLF Contest Logger Deep Dive

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Segment 1 (Deep Dive)

  • TLF Deep Dive
  • E-mail from Bob, K4RFK
  • E-mail from Koos, PE4KH
  • Installation
    • Package
    • Source
  • Support
  • Operation
    • Configuration Files
    • In Application Help and Options
    • Entering Information
    • Dupes and Scoring
    • CW Operation
    • Digital Operation
  • Integrations
    • XML-RPC Interface for fldigi
    • DX Cluster
    • Hamlib
  • Side Note: PuTTY
    • Change font on resize instead of terminal lines/cols

Segment 2 (Announcements & Feedback)

Show Notes #294: The Weekender XXXI

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This Weekend in Amateur Radio (Segment 1)

  • Contests
  • North American QSO Party
    • When: Aug 3, 1800Z- Aug 4, 0559Z
    • Mode(s): CW
    • Notes: NAQP is broken up into three weekends of activity one for SSB, CW, and RTTY.  Sponsored by the National Contest Journal.
    • Source: http://url.bcts.info/5v
  • ARRL 222 MHz and Up Distance Contest
    • When: Aug 3, 1800Z- Aug 4, 1800Z
    • Freq(s): 222 MHz and Up!
    • Mode(s): Any
    • Notes: Distance contest, so don't all go to the same parking lot!
    • Source: http://url.bcts.info/7s
  • Contests Next Weekend
  • Worked All Europe (WAE) DX Contest
    • When: Aug 10, 0000Z - Aug 11, 2359Z
    • Band(s): 80 - 10m (No WARC)
    • Mode(s): CW
    • Notes: Many leading contesters claim the WAEDC to be the most challenging contest of the year. Being a true blue DX contest, only intercontinental QSOs between DX and Europe are counted (exception is the RTTY part). Therefore the number of DX QSOs here may be similar to the amount of DX usually worked in the CQWW.
    • Source: http://url.bcts.info/wae
  • Special Events
  • Sheboygan Brat Days
    • When: Aug 2 - Aug 4 1700-0100
    • Call Sign: W9B
    • Freq(s): 7.240, 14.240
    • Mode(s): SSB
    • Notes: Celebrating the sausage that made Sheboygan famous.
    • Source: http://url.bcts.info/f1
  • 100th Annual Deschutes County Fair
    • When: Jul 31 - Aug 4, 23100Z - 2300Z
    • Call Sign: W7D
    • Freq(s): 3.850, 7.180, 14.230
    • Mode(s): CW, SSB, PSK31
    • Source: http://url.bcts.info/f0
  • Navajo Code Talkers
    • When: Aug 14, 0000Z - Aug 18, 2359Z
    • Call Sign: N7C
    • Freq(s): 7.265, 14.265, 18.133
    • Mode(s): SSB
    • Notes: Commemorating the Navajo Code Talkers of World War II in the South Pacific.
    • Source: http://url.bcts.info/f2
  • LHS Ham Radio Challenge
    • Get yourself a Raspberry Pi with a digital hot spot and install Pi-Star to get on digital radio.

This Weekend in Open Source (Segment 2)

  • Distros to Try
  • Events
  • Wikimania
    • When: Aug 14 - 18, 2019
    • Where: Stockholm, Sweden
    • What: Wikimania is the annual conference celebrating all the free knowledge projects hosted by the Wikimedia. With three days of conferences, discussions, meetups, training, and workshops. Hundreds of volunteers and Free Knowledge leaders from around the world gather to discuss issues, report on new projects and approaches, and exchange ideas.
    • Source: http://url.bcts.info/f4
  • Open Source Summit North America
    • When: Aug 21 - 23, 2019
    • Where: San Diego, California, USA
    • What: Open Source Summit connects the open source ecosystem under one roof. It’s a unique environment for cross-collaboration between developers, sysadmins, devops, architects and others who are driving technology forward.
  • PyCon Au
    • When: Aug 2 - 6, 2019
    • Where: Sydney, Australia
    • What: PyCon Australia (“PyCon AU”) is the national conference for the Python Programming Community, bringing together professional, student and enthusiast developers with a love for developing with Python. PyCon Australia informs the country’s Python developers with presentations, tutorials and panel sessions by experts and core developers of Python, as well as the libraries and frameworks that they rely on.
    • Source: http://url.bcts.info/f6
  • DevOps Days Minneapolis
    • When: Aug 6 - 7, 2019
    • Where: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    • What: Devopsdays is a worldwide series of technical conferences covering topics of software development, IT infrastructure operations, and the intersection between them. Each event is run by volunteers from the local area.
    • Source: http://url.bcts.info/f7
  • LHS Open Source Challenge
    • Get yourself a Raspberry Pi with a digital hot spot and install Pi-Star to get on digital radio.

This Weekend in Hedonism (Segment 3)

  • Cheryl's Recipe Corner!
  • Banana Bread Brownies
  • Ingredients (Brownies)
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 c. sour cream
    • 1/2 c. butter, softened
    • 1-1/2 c. sugar
    • 1-3/4 (3 or 4) ripe bananas, mashed
    • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
    • 2 c. all purpose flour
    • 1 tsp. baking soda
    • 3/4 tsp. salt
    • 1/2 c. chopped walnuts (optional)
  • Ingredients (Frosting)
    • 1/2 c. butter
    • 4 c. powdered sugar
    • 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
    • 3 tbsp. milk
  • Directions
    • Heat oven to 375F. Grease and flour 15x10-inch jelly roll pan. For the bars, in a large bowl, beat together sugar, sour cream, butter, and eggs until creamy. Blend in bananas and vanilla extract. Add flour, baking soda, salt, and blend for 1 minute. Stir in walnuts. Spread batter evenly into pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, for frosting, heat butter in a large saucepan over medium heat until boiling. Let the butter turn a delicate brown and remove from heat immediately. Add powdered sugar, vanilla extract and milk. Whisk together until smooth (it should be thicker than a glaze but thinner than frosting). Using a spatula, spread the brown butter frosting over the warm bars (the frosting will be easier to spread while the bars are still warm).
  • Russ's Drink Corner
  • Oban 18 Highland Single Malt Scotch
  • Description
    • Oban is one of Scotland's smallest distilleries with only two stills in operation. The 18-year-old expression is described as, "An elegantly matured single malt that balances opulent fruit flavours with rich peat smoke and spicy wood, culminating in a long, smooth, finish."
  • Details
    • Mashbill: Barley!
    • ABV: 43% (86 Proof)
    • Region: Oban, Scotland
    • Color: Surprisingly light for its age
    • Nose: Light peat, spiced wood, banana, pear, plum
    • Taste: Soft general sweetness with a dry, malty note
    • Finish: Long, sweet, malty with hints of dark chocolate, almond and salted caramel
    • Price: $110 (750ml)
    • Rating: 84
  • Bill's Whatever Corner
  • Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
  • Details
    • ABV: 45.2% (90.4 Proof)
    • Color: Deep Amber
    • Aroma: Rich notes of dark fruit, caramel, sharp honey, chocolate, marzipan and toasted oak
    • Taste: A full-bodied mix of vanilla, dark caramel, hazelnut, apple, fruit and spices
    • Finish: Long and creamy with lingering hints of honeyed apple
    • Rating: Yummy