Show Notes #407: The Weekender LXX

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This Weekend in Amateur Radio (Segment 1)

  • Contests
  • State QSO Party Challenge & WAQP
    • Michigan
    • Ontario
  • Contests Next Weekend
  • State QSO Party Challenge and WAQP
    • Florida
  • Special Events
  • World Amateur Radio Day
  • Announcements
    • Mailing list will soon be recovered. Sorry for the outage.
  • LHS Ham Radio Challenge
    • Check out HamPI and play around with it.

This Weekend in Open Source (Segment 2)

  • Distros to Try
  • Events
  • LHS Open Source Challenge
    • Check out HamPI and play around with it.

This Weekend in Hedonism (Segment 3)

  • Cheryl's Recipe Corner!
  • Chicken Korma
  • Description
    • Russ and I are big fans of Indian food and we were craving Chicken Korma.  So, I decided to peruse the web for a recipe.  After staring at recipes for days, I settled upon this one... and it definitely reminds us of a Indian restaurant that we love to eat at (that is long drive to get to!).  For those unaware, this version of Korma is chicken simmered in a creamy fragrant sauce with onion, garlic, ginger and cashews. We served ours over basmati rice and had a delicious roasted garlic naan that we enjoyed with it.  If you want more heat, add more chili or cayenne!
  • Ingredients
    • 1/4 cup cashew halves
    • 1/4 cup boiling water
    • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
    • 1 (1/2 inch) piece fresh ginger root, peeled and chopped
    • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 2 bay leaves, crumbled
    • 1 large onion, minced
    • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 1 teaspoon garam masala
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • 1 teaspoon chili powder
    • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - diced
    • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
    • 1 cup chicken broth
    • 1/2 cup heavy cream
    • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
    • 1 tablespoon cornstarch, mixed with equal parts cold water
  • Directions
    • Place cashews in a small bowl, and pour the boiling water over nuts. Set aside for 15 to 20 minutes. Place garlic and ginger in food processor and blend until smooth; set aside. Heat oil in wok over medium heat. Cook the bay leaves in hot oil for 30 seconds. Stir in onion, and cook until soft, about 3 to 5 minutes. Mix in garlic/ginger paste, and season with coriander, garam masala, cumin, turmeric, and chili powder. Stir in chicken, and cook for about 5 minutes. Pour in tomato sauce and chicken broth. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, place the cashews, along with the water in which they were soaked, and the cream and yogurt into food processor. Process until smooth. Stir the cashew mixture into the chicken and onions. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the cornstarch mixture, and continue cooking for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Cheryl's Mixed Drink Corner
  • Masala Martini
  • Ingredients
    • 2 oz. gin
    • 1?2 oz. fresh lime juice
    • 1?2 oz. simple syrup
    • 1?8 tsp. ground cumin
    • 1?8 tsp. kosher salt
    • Lemon slice, for garnish
  • Directions
    • Combine gin, lime juice, simple syrup, cumin, and salt in an ice-filled shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled martini glass; garnish with lemon slice.
  • Russ's Drink Corner
  • Four Loko Malt Beverages
  • Bill's Whatever Corner
  • 19 Crimes Wine

Show Notes #405: It Lives

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Segment 2 (Amateur Radio)

  • No Get-together in 2021: Ham Radio Exhibition Once Again Suspended

Segment 3 (Open Source)

  • Return of Stallman to FSF sparks outrage among open-source and free software leaders

Segment 4 (Linux in the Ham Shack)

Segment 5 (Social Media Roundup)

  • Patreons
    • Patrick Ainge
  • Subscriptions
    • Eric Muller
    • Carl Baccus
  • Facebook
    • Mike Baxter
    • Steve Hagerman
    • Danessa Fryer
    • David Potter
  • Twitter
    • @HamRadiosCanada
    • @BlackDa5595812
    • @toddeye
  • @Penguin06946998
  • @OpenRTX

Show Notes #404: The Weekender LXIX

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This Weekend in Amateur Radio (Segment 1)

  • Contests
  • State QSO Party Challenge & WAQP
    • Lousiana
    • Mississippi
  • Contests Next Weekend
  • State QSO Party Challenge and WAQP
    • Nebraska
    • New Mexico
    • North Dakota
    • Georgia
  • Special Events
  • World Amateur Radio Day
  • Announcements
    • Mailing list will soon be recovered. Sorry for the outage.
  • LHS Ham Radio Challenge
    • Check out websdr.org and play around with other peoples' SDRs.

This Weekend in Open Source (Segment 2)

  • Distros to Try
  • Events
  • LHS Open Source Challenge
    • Check out open hardware platforms like Arduino or OpenRTX.

This Weekend in Hedonism (Segment 3)

  • Cheryl's Recipe Corner!
  • Carrot Cake
  • Description
    • I have always been a huge fan of carrot cake, and pulled Russ into my infatuation long ago.  This cake is full of all things wonderful about carrot cake... a moist cake full of pineapple, coconut and walnuts.  Oh, and some carrots.
  • Ingredients (Cake)
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour 
    • 2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1-3/4 cups white sugar
    • 1 cup vegetable oil
    • 3 eggs 
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 cups shredded carrots
    • 1 cup flaked coconut
    • 1 cup chopped walnuts
    • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • Ingredients (Frosting)
    • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
    • 1/4 cup butter, softened
    • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • Directions
    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Make a well in the center and add sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla. Mix with wooden spoon until smooth. Stir in carrots, coconut, walnuts and pineapple. Pour into 9x13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes. Don't panic, the center will sink a little. Allow to cool. To make the frosting: Cream the butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add the confectioners sugar and beat until creamy.
  • Cheryl's Mixed Drink Corner
  • Carrot Cake Martini
  • Ingredients
    • 2 cups ice cubes, or as needed
    • 6 ounces Irish cream liqueur (such as Baileys®)
    • 4 1/2 ounces butterscotch schnapps
    • 3 ounces cinnamon schnapps
  • Directions
    • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice; pour in Irish cream liqueur, butterscotch schnapps, and cinnamon schnapps. Cover the shaker and shake until frothy. Strain into a martini glass.
  • Russ's Drink Corner
  • Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon
  • Description
    • An innovative approach to twice-barreled bourbon creates the rich and colorful flavor of Woodford Reserve Double Oaked. Uniquely matured in separate, charred oak barrels – the second barrel deeply toasted before a light charring – extracts additional soft, sweet oak character.
  • Details
    • Mashbill: 72% corn, 18% rye, 10% malted barley
    • Proof: 45.2% (90.4 Proof)
    • Region: Versailles, Kentucky
    • Color: Deep Amber
    • Nose: Dark fruit, black cherry, caramel, spiced honey, chocolate, marzipan and toasted oak
    • Taste: Vanilla, rich dark caramel, hazelnut, apple, cherry and baking
    • Finish: Long, full-bodied with creamy vanilla notes, cherry, honey, apples, sugar corn flakes and toasted oak
    • Price: $50 (750 ml)
    • Rating: 97
  • Bill's Whatever Corner
  • Thief Creek Straight Bourbon Whiskey
    • Undammed Distilling Company, Billings, MT
    • 43% (86 Proof)

Show Notes #396: M17 Deep Dive

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Segment 1 (Deep Dive)

  • M17 Deep Dive
  • Topics
    • Interview with Steve Miller, KC1AWV
    • What is the M17 project?
    • Who is the project team?
    • What languages are M17 written in?
    • What is its license?
    • What other projects does it leverage?
    • What is the voice encoding and decoding technology?
    • How does one access M17 today?
    • What upcoming enhancements are planned?
    • How will M17 coexist or supplant (or possibly supplement) existing digital radio technology?
    • Is hardware for M17 on the radar?
    • How does one get help with using M17?
    • Are you currently looking for or encouraging outside developers?
    • Closing comments

Segment 2 (Announcements & Feedback)

  • Storm Spotter Classes
    • Additional Info: http://url.bcts.info/rT (Registration)
  • Comment on YouTube Video from Wiley Traylor
  • New Contest!
    • RPi400 for Episode 400 for one of our Subscribers or Patreons. You must be confirmed as a paid patron of the show by midnight CST on March 11, 2021. Visit http://url.bcts.info/contests for details.