April 29, 2016

Several hundred light years...

"I think it quite likely that we are the only civilization within several hundred light years; otherwise we would have heard radio waves." -- Stephen Hawking


An outdoor ham station ready for radio adventure

April 22, 2016

Beacon of freedom...

"When the Internet first came, I thought it was just the beacon of freedom. People could communicate with anyone, anywhere, and nobody could stop it." -- Steve Wozniak





April 15, 2016

The Sinking of the RMS Titanic

The RMS Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912 after striking an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City, USA.

Starting at 12:15 AM Morse code distress signals were sent via radio by Jack Phillips from the Titanic (call sign MGY) including the Marconi standard CQD, "— · — · — — · — — · · " and the German standard SOS, "· · · — — — · · ·".  

CQD CQD CQD CQD CQD DE MGY MGY MGY MGY MGY MGY position 41.44 N. 50.24 W 




RMS Titanic departing Southampton on April 10, 1912

April 9, 2016

Updated the blog design

Dear Reader,

The old blog design seemed a bit stale so I went ahead an updated the design and made a few simplifications.  I am pleased with the result.  Hope you are too.  Would love feedback.




Good DX and 73,

NJ2X

April 8, 2016

You are working...

"I have far more confidence in the one man who works mentally and bodily at a matter than in the six who merely talk about it — and I therefore hope and am fully persuaded that you are working." -- Michael Faraday




April 1, 2016