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Upcoming Hamfests

Stone Mountain Hamfest
ARRL Ga State Convention
Lawrenceville, GA
November 1



GSSA Amateur Of The Year
Stone Mountain Hamfest

In conjunction with the upcoming Stone Mountain Hamfest the first weekend in November, the GSSA will be announcing the award of Amateur of the Year. Any voting member of the association can nominate a ham for the award, and that ham doesn't have to be an association member.
To nominate someone, contact any officer or board member of the association (listed at left under officers/ net info) and tell a little why you think that ham should be the GSSA Amateur of the Year. It will be presented at the hamfest.

By the way, the GSSA "sit and relax" table will be in the main exhibition hall, just past the kitchen on the right. Look in this diagram for "A7". There will be a GSSA banner up. Everyone's welcome, come sit a spell!

Time Change November 2nd Means Net Time Change

As we have for a long time, the GSSA Net time will roll back to 6 PM (2300Z) with the time change on November 2nd. The Sunday of the Stone Mountain Hamfest weekend the net will be at 6 PM until next March.

Radio History: A Century of Amateur Radio and the ARRL

Episode 41

A first took place on Space Shuttle mission STS-37. SAREX (Shuttle Amateur Radio EXperiment) provided live communication from the shuttle into many school classrooms to teach the students about space exploration and Amateur Radio.
In July 1991, N6CA and KH6HME set a new record on 3456 MHz between California and Hawaii. Each was running 5 W to a 4-foot dish.
In 1992, after 8 years as ARRL President, Larry Price, W4RA, declined to run for re-election. The League's Board of Directors subsequently chose him as the next International Affairs Vice President, which provides liaison with the IARU, which Price served as Secretary. George Wilson, W4OYI, succeeded Price as ARRL President.
N7FKI and W7ZOI reported in the March 1992 QST that they had built a one-transistor 10 meter CW transmitter and made contacts with it using lemon power -- essentially a cell made by inserting appropriate electrodes into a lemon. If life gives you lemons, make contacts!
During the early 1990s, interest in digital communication grew, and QST published many articles on the subject that helped fan the flames. Also, hams became interested in the old concept of direct-conversion receivers. KK7B presented one of the best in the August 1992 issue of QST. Another old receiver circuit was also revived -- the regenerative receiver. WJ1Z described one for 40 meters in the September 1992 issue of QST.

By the early 1990s, digital signal processing (DSP) had made its appearance, and had begun to be used by both homebrewing hams and equipment manufacturers.
A September 1992 QST article, "ABC: The First Electronic Digital Computer," recounted the fascinating tale of the first real computer, the Atanasoff-Berry computer -- a vacuum tube device -- designed in 1939 and 1940 by university professor John Atanasoff and built by electrical engineering student Clifford Berry, W9TIJ.

-- Al Brogdon, W1AB

Did you get behind on these? Want to catch up? Read the entire series less the current one above here.

Recent Geritol Net Luncheon

Standing: W4OVS Neal, KK4SGX Russ, K4APT Joe, KE7QF Dave, WJ4Z Dana, KD4BO Jim, Jennett/Melvin KK4QJR, W4DEL Del/Penny

Sitting: KR4HV Walt, W2DHB/4 Pat, K4MDC Gary, Les's grandson Mark, KA2NNK/4 Marilyn, WA4ENC Les/Mildred


The new Buzzard Roost Certificate

The "Buzzard Roost", an "educational" gathering....not a net!.... convenes on 3975 kHz at 2400 UTC on Monday nights. They have decided to issue a certificate to folks brave enough to check in!

GSSA Trader's Net
every Thursday right after the GSSA Net

Check into our sister net, the Georgia Traffic and Emergency Net
nightly at 7:15 PM Eastern on 3982.5 mHz

Georgia Cracker Radio Club Newsletters from the past Provided by WA4IQU and ND4XE
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