• A Technical ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’

    A Technical ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’

    This gives me a headache… ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ as written by a technical writer for a firm that does Government contracting… Twas the nocturnal segment of the diurnal period preceding the annual Yuletide celebration, and throughout our place of residence, kinetic activity was not in evidence among the possessors of this potential, including… Read more

  • Child Logic

    Child Logic

    Had a friend send me these… 1. She was in the bathroom, putting on her makeup, under the watchful eyes of her young granddaughter, as she’d done many times before. After she applied her lipstick and started to leave, the little one said, “But Gramma, you forgot to kiss the toilet paper good-bye!” I will… Read more

  • Satellite Antenna Controllers

    Satellite Antenna Controllers

    (List compiled by Bill Sinbine, N4XEO, on AMSAT-BB mailing list.) Read more

  • Satellite Terminology

    Satellite Terminology

    Here’s some basic information to get you started with satellite operations…with my thanks to the many different sources from which it has been gathered around the Internet including AMSAT and Stephen Holmstead, N7TQL, for use of the information contained in the HAM Satellite FAQ. Definitions AMSAT – It is a registered trademark of the Radio… Read more

  • An Explanation…

    An Explanation…

    A keysigning party? What? Well here’s a brief explanation. Encryption is a process, in basic terms, where data of some kind is scrambled beyond recognition to keep prying eyes from reading the information. Data can also be “signed” which doesn’t obscure the information but will provide indication in the event that the information is been… Read more