If you need directions, we will have a radio present and tuned in to the Pittsburg repeater 146.94. As we have mentioned previously, after the meeting we will be heading over to either Lakeside or Lincoln Park for those that would like to do some remote work. Everyone is welcome to come along, bring your gear if interested!
Club member Tom N2UHC pointed out to me that Saturday is the birth date of the man that invented Morse Code. What a perfect day to make some contacts using that method.
|Samuel Finley Breese Morse|
At the Speedwell Ironworks in Morristown, New Jersey on January 11, 1838, Morse and Vail made the first public demonstration of the electric telegraph. Although Morse and Alfred Vail had done most of the research and development in the ironworks facilities, they chose a nearby factory house as the demonstration site. Without the repeater, the range of the telegraph was limited to two miles (3 km), and the inventors had pulled two miles (3 km) of wires inside the factory house through an elaborate scheme. The first public transmission, with the message "A patient waiter is no loser", was witnessed by a mostly local crowd.
|Birthplace of Morse, Charlestown, MA. ca.1898 photo|
73's and BTU, this is Kilo Delta Zero Sierra Echo Golf.