good BBC article about the direct actions that got disabled people legal protection against discrimination in the late 1990s: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/extra/8rvpt6bclh/wheelchair-warriors-disability-discrimination-act
Currently reading Radio Girl. The Story of Violet McKenzie the first woman to qualify as an electrical engineer in Australia and the person who set up morse code training in Aus in 1930s foreseeing that the skill would be useful to the armed forces. #Amateurradio
I just had a quick #CW qso with Feroe Islands on 17m, using my 20m dipole and my manual tuner. I got a nice 559 report using only 10 watts, so it seems to be working somehow. SWR at the tuner reads 1.2. How would you estimate the radiation efficiency of such a setup ? Modelling in NEC ? #hamradio #antenna
Anyone else go over the top with bags for portable use?
I have an smart TV (I know I know) that runs android.
It's a Sony.
How do I find the TV signal strength?
Not WiFi! Actually broadcast TV signal.
I know about the Sony guide that says to use the "remote commander" but my TV doesn't have that.
I'm trying to aim the aerial for best signal, and knowing the rough direction isn't good enough sadly.
"Black people in England and Wales are nine times more likely to be stopped and searched by police than white people, new official figures show.
The figures for 2019-20 come after protests and allegations of racial profiling by police, with claims that trust and confidence in police are under serious strain."
A thought occurs...
How many individual chickens are killed per KFC meal?
E.g. The Boneless Banquet Box Meal
"three 100% chicken breast Mini Fillets, plus Popcorn Chicken"
You don't HAVE to use YouTube...
Many who post there also post on Nebula which is owned by the creators themselves, has no adverts, etc.
It's not even that expensive!
$15 gets you a year subscription to Nebula and Curiosity Stream (proper professional documentaries)
I finally managed to run coax into my house last night. Talked on a local repeater and they said I sounded good.
Instead of drilling a hole into the wall I just used some really thin (2.7mm) coax and a SO239 to SMA adapter and ran that through the window.
I still need to ground the antenna, so it stays disconnected most of the time. I'll be fixing that very soon.
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