Facebook vs Covid-19

It is estimated that each person infected with Covid-19 transmits the virus to 2.5 other people (I have seen numbers from 2.2 to just under 3 people). We can all see what Covid-19 is all about, right? How many see your posts on Facebook and how many share them? Do you share posts yourself? I …

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The latest iteration of the user-friendly Linux desktop distribution is now available.

Linux Magazine Right on schedule, Canonical has released the latest version of the Ubuntu desktop. Focal Fossa includes plenty of new features that should excite any and all Linux and Ubuntu fans. This latest iteration of the Ubuntu desktop is an LTS (Long Term Support) release, which means it will be supported until 2025. Focal …

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TrustedQSL 2.5.3

Do you use Logbook of The World, LoTW? If so, TrustedQSL, TQSL, version 2.5.3 has been released. Are you still on version 2.5.2? Updated to 2.5.3 now as the conclution is “don’t use 2.5.2”.

Some are a bit stupid. A few are morons. Then we have Lukashenko.

I am certainly not the smartest guy on the planet. However, one man is probably in his own class – Belarus president mr Lukashenko. No one will die of coronavirus in our country. I publicly declare this. We have already found combinations of drugs to save people. President Lukashenko Feel free to read more about …

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First Transatlantic Contact on 70 Centimeters Reported

ARRL History appears to have been made on April 7, when an operator at D4VHF in Cape Verde off the African Coast and Burt Demarcq, FG8OJ, on Guadeloupe in the Caribbean completed a contact on 70 cm using FT8 — a distance of 3,867 kilometers (2,398 miles). This would mark the first transatlantic contact on …

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Hamvention QSO Party Set for Saturday, May 16

ARRL The Hamvention QSO Party, a sort of virtual Dayton Hamvention®, will take place on the HF bands on May 16, which would be the Saturday of the now-canceled event. Let’s celebrate the many years we have all had at the Great Gathering we call Hamvention. Tim Duffy, K3LR, and Michael Kalter, W8CI Full article

IARU turns 95

RSGB Saturday, 18 April 2020 is World Amateur Radio Day, this year marking the 95th anniversary of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU). Around the world, amateur radio special event stations will mark the event on the air, starting on the 18th at 0000UTC and continuing until the 19th at 2359. The theme this year …

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