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.
Sink Holes - Buried Alive Salvation Army - Norridge June 14th, 7:30 PM In Tampa, Florida, in February 2013, a giant hole opened up under the bedroom floor of Jeffrey Bush, swallowing the 36 year-old as he slept. His body was never found. Bush was a victim of a sinkhole - a growing worldwide hazard that lurks wherever limestone and other water-soluble rocks underpin the soil. When carbon dioxide in the air dissolves in rainwater, it forms a weak acid that attacks the soft rocks, riddling them with holes like Swiss cheese. Sinkholes can occur gradually when the surface subsides into bowl shaped depressions; or suddenly, when the ground gives way - often catastrophically. Sinkholes have swallowed highways, apartment buildings, horses, camels, and even golfers with monster-size holes cracking the earth from Siberia to Louisiana. Filled with compelling eyewitness video of dramatic collapses, and following scientists as they explore the underlying forces behind these natural disasters, NOVA travels the globe to investigate what it's like to have your world vanish beneath your feet.
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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