A few interesting stories…
First, call about a long distance call. HERE In 1977 Voyager 1 was sent to the outer edge of the solar system. In November, NASA wanted try to extend the probe’s life by doing a course correction with thrusters that haven’t been used in 37 years. Voyager is so far away now that it took 19 hours for the confirmation signal to return.
Next, a Tulsa cop’s life was saved in a shooting incident because of a challenge coin he was carrying. HERE I am still interested in challenge coin exchanges. As a matter of fact, I just got my collection out of their box and rediscovered my own in another box. I was going to have another one made for the occasion of the 100 millionth visit to to this blog, but time got away. Had a design ready and everything. Oh well.
Next, I am outraged. This and the next story in line indicates that there is no limit to stupid. It seems that there is now an attack on the letter Z because the Russians have Zs on their tanks, etc. “Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba called on the world to “criminalize” the letter ‘Z’, saying that it represents “Russia’s war of aggression.” Ironically he spelled the word ‘criminalise’ with a ‘z’, rather than use the correct English spelling with an ‘s’.” Really. This is a thing. What’s a Fr. Z to do? Maybe… since once the alphabet included as a last letter the “ampersand”. &. Fr. &? And… or rather &, it has variations:
Since I share my native place with the late Prince, perhaps I should just go by &….etc.
& to make this easier…
Next, in a event at a homeless encampment in LA, Rep. Maxine Waters – once again making it unnecessary to check the Babylon Bee today – got frustrated with the crowd & told them, the homeless, to “go home”. Yes, ladies & gentlemen, Maxine Waters. Keeping our country on course. HERE
However, on that page, an interesting thing popped up when I turned off the ad blockers so I could read that story (something I almost never do). A video ad played in the pages main player for a site called Ham Radio Prep (hamradioprep.com) which purports to take you from step A through Z to get your Ham Radio License. As it turns out right now they have a sale on for the Tech and General Exam prep courses. It also turns out that I’ll be clearing out the cookies on my machine.
Getting a license isn’t that hard & it opens up all sorts of options in a world that is going to have some challenges.
Is it time for you to get that license & put some equipment together? It is IMPORTANT that you start to NETWORK with others in your area, including a priest or two. We don’t know what is going to go down in the next few months.
For these USA, here is one study guide for the entry level license: Technician
Make sure that any version you get is the guide for exams through 2022!
The Kindle version is about $10.
And there is this.
&, at QRZ, for example, there is a link to practice quizzes. HERE
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