Use the QR Code on your smart phone to access the SRO web page. You will also find it on the back cover of Mike Shy.
SRO Regular Meeting Apr 13th 7:30 PM at the Salvation Army Norridge IL The International Space Station Imagine you wake up in the morning, look out your window and see the vast blue horizon of Earth and the blackness of space. Our world stretches out beneath you. Mountains, lakes and oceans pass by in a beautiful stream of rapidly changing scenery as you orbit the Earth every 90 minutes. Sounds like something unreal out of a science fiction novel, right? For the crews of the International Space Station (ISS), it's a reality. Soyuz, Undocking, Reentry and Landing How does an astronaut return to Earth from the International Space Station? What does it feel like to re-enter the atmosphere? How does the Soyuz capsule function? Watch and find out. This video is based on an actual lesson delivered to the ESA astronaut class of 2009 (also known as the #Shenanigans09) during their ESA Basic Training. It features interviews with astronauts who have flown on the Soyuz and dramatic footage of actual landings.
If You’re From Chicago, This Will Be The Most Jaw-Dropping Thing You See Today. No Contest.
Max Wilson spent 18 months putting together a time lapse of Chicago and I have no idea in the world how he did it. I might call in sick from work just to watch this on repeat for a couple of hours today.
George Ulm W9EVT has a great QRZ page. George built the first two 2M repeaters in the Chicagoland area: C-FAR and the CFMC 2M repeater. C-FAR went up first and the CFMC machine went up several days later. Take a look. George W9EVT QRZ Page
Take a look at the April 1940 Issue of Mike Shy. This is accessed on the Newsletter page.
If you are contemplating joining Society Radio Operators (SRO), you probably would like to know something about the organization. What follows is a brief description of the make-up of the club and some of its activities.
SRO is chartered by the State of Illinois as a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to technical improvements and public services within our community. The club is guided by four officers and three directors who are elected by the general membership for one-year terms.
Club activity is reported in "Mike Shy." Our newsletter is sent to all SRO members, and includes information on SRO activites, local happenings, the repeaters, technical articles, hamfests, etc.
General meetings are usually held on the second Thursday of every other month at the Salavation Army in Norridge; attendance is optional. Usually an an informative program follows the handling of club business.
For detailed information on SRO and its club activities or in joining our club, you are welcome to explore the rest of our Web site.
Amplifiers & Calculators
Try this handy site from Jim Hawes AA9DT. He provides a
lesson on Ohm's Law, plus simple calculators to design
transistor amplifiers and convert germanium transistors
circuits to silicon. Now you can use those old hamfest
project books! Click
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