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Show Notes #292: Digital Operation Deep Dive

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Segment 1 (Deep Dive)

  • Interview with Rob, KA2PBT on RM-11831
    • Digital Communications
    • PACTOR
    • Winlink
    • Open Protocols
    • NPRM-1639
    • Dropping symbol rate limitation in Part 97
    • Baud rate vs symbol rate
    • Part 97
    • Digital Radio
    • RM-11831
    • PACTOR-4

Segment 2 (Announcements & Feedback)

  • E-mail from Frank, K4FMH

Show Notes #291: The Weekender XXX

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This Weekend in Amateur Radio (Segment 1)

  • Contests
  • RSGB 80m Club Championship
    • When: June 27, 1900Z - June 27, 2030Z
    • Freq(s): 80m
    • Mode(s): SSB
    • Notes: A series of short evening contests on 3.5MHz, promoting competition between Affiliated Societies. Individual scores in every event count towards a Society's overall score.
    • Source: http://url.bcts.info/eK
  • Battle of Carabobo International Contest
    • When: June 28, 0000Z - June 29, 2400Z
    • Freq(s): 40 - 10m (No WARC)
    • Mode(s): SSB
    • Notes: The Radio Club Valencia AC, invites all Amateur Radio World to take part into the Battle of Carabobo International contest. From Wikipedia: The Battle of Carabobo, on 24 June 1821, was fought between independence fighters, led by Venezuelan General Simón Bolívar, and the Royalist forces, led by Spanish Field Marshal Miguel de la Torre. Bolívar's decisive victory at Carabobo led to the independence of Venezuela and establishment of the Republic of Gran Colombia.
    • Source: http://url.bcts.info/eM
  • Contests Next Weekend
  • DL-DX RTTY Contest
    • When: July 6, 1100Z - July 7, 1059Z
    • Band(s): 80 - 10m (No WARC)
    • Mode(s): RTTY
    • Notes: Warble warble DX
    • Source: http://url.bcts.info/eJ
  • Marconi Memorial HF Contest
    • When: July 6, 1400Z - July 7, 1400Z
    • Freq(s): 160 - 10m (No WARC)
    • Mode(s): CW
    • Notes: The Marconi Memorial contest HF commemorates the II Century of Radio and its father: Guglielmo Marconi. It’s a World-Wide competition: Everybody can work everybody, only CW.
    • Source: http://url.bcts.info/eI
  • Spirit of 76 QSO Party
    • When: July 1, 0001Z - July 7, 2400Z
    • Freq(s): 28.345 (USB), 28.050 (CW), 28.120 (PSK31), 28.086 (RTTY), 29.600 (FM), 29.000 (AM)
    • Mode(s): See Above
    • Notes: This event will run for 7 days and be around July 4th of each year. Make as many contacts as you can during the week using 6 modes. Scoring will be as normal for QSO Parties, 2 points for members and 1 point for non members. Dupes will be allowed once for each mode. It will be possible to work the same call 6 times in each of the various modes for a maximum total of 12 points per call. All other normal rules apply. This will also allow members to work on their Lucky 13 Award at the same time we are creating activity over the entire 10 meter spectrum. If band conditions are poor, and we all concentrate on the same frequencies, we have a much better chance of making contacts. The various Chapter Nets will have the opportunity after their nets to schedule some contacts for the various modes. During the Daily Nets we could schedule some activity when they are finished. Win1010 has been modified to score this event. Another program, 10QSOLogger will also work for this event. The QSO Party Log Form and QSO Party Cover Sheet from the Key Forms Page of this web site may be used. Electronic logs shall beforwarded to the QSO Party Manager at tentencontest@ten-ten.org. 
    • Source: http://url.bcts.info/eH (TenTen Intl)
  • Special Events
  • 13 Colonies
    • When: July 1, 1300Z - July 8, 0400Z
    • Freq(s): 160m - 10m (no 60m), 6m, 2m
    • Mode(s): All
    • Call Sign(s): GB13COL, K2A - K2M, K2Z, , K7M, WM3PEN
    • Source: http://url.bcts.info/eL
  • First Communication with Earth (50th Anniversary)
    • When: July 20, 1300Z - July 21, 1700Z
    • Freq(s): 3.543, 3.830, 7.043, 7.230, 14.043, 14.245, 21.043, 21.435, 28.043, 28.465
    • Mode(s): CW, SSB
    • Call Sign(s): K9MOT
    • Notes: To commemorate Motorola’s contribution to the Apollo program and lunar communication.
    • Source: http://url.bcts.info/eN
  • Announcements
    • Still looking for anyone who might want to help with an LHS web site redesign and/or show notes.
  • LHS Ham Radio Challenge
    • Write a decent N1MM clone and let everyone know about it. You'll be rich and famous.

This Weekend in Open Source (Segment 2)

  • Distros to Try
  • Enso OS
    • Built on the latest LTS release of Ubuntu, version 18.04 Enso includes all the latest security and system packages from the main Ubuntu dev branch and these packages will be supported by Ubuntu for the next 3 years.  
    • Source: http://enso-os.site/
  • Events
    • When: July 8-13, 2019
    • Where: Milan, Italy
    • What: Being the first IEEE conference dedicated to cloud computing, IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD) has been a prime international forum for both researchers and industry practitioners to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and practice of cloud computing, identify emerging research topics, and define the future of cloud computing. All topics regarding cloud computing align with the theme of CLOUD. In 2019, we will gather to strive to advance the largest international professional forum on cloud computing.
    • Source: http://url.bcts.info/eG
  • USENIX Annual Technical Conference 2019
    • When: July 10-12, 2019
    • Where: Renton, Washington, USA
    • What: USENIX ATC brings together leading systems researchers for the presentation of cutting-edge systems research and the opportunity to gain insight into a wealth of must-know topics, including virtualization, system and network management and troubleshooting, cloud and edge computing, security, privacy, and trust, mobile and wireless, and more. The program includes a keynote address by Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau, University of Wisconsin—Madison, refereed paper presentations, two poster sessions, Birds-of-a-Feather sessions (BoFs), and more.
    • Source: http://url.bcts.info/eE (USENIX)
  • O'Reilly Open Source Software Conference
    • When: July 15-18, 2019
    • Where: Portland, Oregon, USA
    • What: Open source is at the core of the software development. But today, you have to go deeper. You need to know how to implement new technologies like Kubernetes and TensorFlow. You need to work in a cloud environment that isn't always open source-friendly. To know how machine learning can make or break your code. Whether you're looking to understand where software development is headed, or want to dive into the key technologies that you need to build resilient, useful, innovative software, the O'Reilly Open Source Software Conference is where you'll find the answers you need.
    • Source: http://url.bcts.info/eF (O'Reilly)
  • LHS Open Source Challenge
    • Write a decent N1MM clone and let everyone know about it. You'll be rich and famous.

This Weekend in Hedonism (Segment 3)

  • Cheryl's Recipe Corner!
  • Quick and Easy Lo Mein
  • Description
    • Bill from the ICQ podcast put me on the spot, at Hamvention, when they interviewed us and asked if I had a recipe.  After they posted the video to YouTube, I posted the following recipe in the video comments.  SO... I decided to share it with our listeners as well! I'm a HUGE fan of Lo Mein. This is a quick and easy recipe, that takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish.
  • Ingredients (Sauce)
    • 2 tablespoons Dark soy sauce*
    • 1 tablespoon Light soy sauce*
    • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • * If you can't find light and dark soy sauce, use 3 tablespoons of whatever style you have.
  • Ingredients (Lo Mein)
    • 4–6 ounces uncooked Lo Mein noodles (or substitute Spaghetti Noodles)
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable or sesame oil (to stir-fry protein)
    • 2 cups bite size pieces of chicken / shrimp / beef / pork / tofu
    • 1 tablespoon sesame oil (to stir-fry vegetables
    • 3 green onions, chopped (separate green parts from white parts – you’ll use both separately)
    • 2–3 cups julienne cut or chopped vegetables like carrots / green, red and/or yellow bell peppers / cabbage / bok choy / mushrooms / broccoli / onion / snap peas / fresh spinach (use whatever you desire!)
    • 1–2 tablespoons Mirin
  • Directions (Sauce)
    • Shake all the sauce ingredients together in a jar.
  • Direcitons (Noodles)
    • Cook the noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • Directions (Protein)
    • Heat the first serving of vegetable or sesame oil in a large wok or skillet.  Stir fry protein, then remove from heat and set aside.
  • Directions (Lo Mein)
    • Heat the 2nd mention of sesame oil in a large wok or skillet. Add the green onions (white parts) and vegetables to the hot pan. Stir fry until fork-tender, about 5 minutes. Add the mirin to loosen the browned bits up off the bottom of the pan. Add protein back into the pan, then add the cooked noodles and about half of the sauce – toss around in the hot pan to combine. Add more sauce if needed (I usually gauge the amount of sauce I want by the color of the noodles – you want a medium brown color, not too light, not too dark). Serve topped with remaining green onions! NOTE:  When a recipe calls for mirin, the Japanese sweet rice wine, you need a combination of acidic and sweet flavors. Add a pinch of sugar to 2 tablespoons of white wine, vermouth, or dry sherry to replace the mirin.
  • Russ's Drink Corner
  • Bulleit Bourbon (Barrel Strength)
  • Description
    • My bottle is from Batch No. 5. Bulleit Bourbon Barrel Strength is made from the same high-rye mash bill as the original expression. The barrels selected were combined into a single batch for on bottling Louisville, Kentucky. This version is uncut and unfiltered straight from the barrel. Each batch will vary in ABV, ranging between 118 and 126 proof.
  • Details
    • Mashbill: 68% Corn, 28% Rye, 4% Malted Barley
    • ABV: 62.7% (125.4 Proof)
    • Region: Kentucky, USA
    • Color: Medium amber
    • Nose: Rye spice, sweet oak, vanilla, pepper, toffee, biscuits
    • Taste: Chocolate, maple, oak, nutmeg, cocoa, almond, vanilla, unbaked bread
    • Finish: Long and dry, light toffee, deepened oak, brown sugar, pepper tingle
    • Price: $45 - $60 (750ml)
    • Rating: 85
  • Bill's Whatever Corner
  • Camping Trip Brews
    • Centennial IPA - Flathead Valley Brewing Company
    • Cloudcroft IPA - Kalispell Brewing Company
    • Open Road Cold Brew Coffee Stout - Tamarack Brewing Company
    • Hat Trick Hop IPA - Tamarack Brewing Company

Show Notes #290: Where the Wild Things Are

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Segment 1 (Lead Topic)

  • ARRL Field Day 2019

Segment 2 (Amateur Radio)

Segment 3 (Open Source)

Segment 4 (Linux in the Ham Shack)

Segment 5 (Social Media Roundup)

  • Twitter
    • @BartonDVM
    • @GregoryFoote
    • @k777p
    • @macn01
    • @DevJourneyFM
    • @M0NVQ
    • @MarceloAM67
    • @robertbond
    • @matalahuva
    • @linuxnation
    • @MichaelPNash
  • YouTube
    • Galen Thurber
    • Ethan Busse
    • Jiber14
    • coachsals
    • Jeremy Smith
    • Keith Head
  • Mailing List
    • Michael, K4MJD

Show Notes #289: Linux Deep Dive

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Segment 1 (Deep Dive)

Segment 2 (Announcements & Feedback)

  • Hamvention Video of LHS with ICQ Podcast
  • E-mail from James Barton, K5JTB
  • Voice mail from Anonymous on RM-11831
  • Voice mail from Frank, KF4MH
  • Voice mail from Rich (AC0RG, now K0EB)