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.
Next SRO Regular Meeting
Oct 25th - 7:30 PM
Salvation Army - Norridge
Foster & Cumberland
The global cyberwar is heating up and the stakes are no longer limited to the virtual world of computers. Now, thanks in part to secret documents released by Edward Snowden, the true scale of the National Security Agency's scope and power is coming to light. Besides spending billions of dollars to ingest and analyze the worlds' electronic communications, the NSA has set out to dominate a new battlefield—cyberspace. NOVA examines the science and technology behind cyber warfare and asks if we are already in the midst of a deadly new arms race. Already, highly sophisticated, stealthy computer programs such as the notorious Stuxnet worm can take over and even destroy the control systems that regulate everything from food factories to gas pipelines, power plants, and chemical facilities—even our cars. While the destruction of Iranian centrifuges may have delayed Iran’s bomb program and forestalled an Israeli attack, the attack has opened a Pandora's Box, and now America's own critical infrastructure is vulnerable to retaliation and attack. With leading defense experts and investigative journalists who have probed the murky realm of criminal and strategic hacking, NOVA examines the chilling new reality of cyberwar in which no nation or individual is safe from attack.
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
Do You Want To
Get Your Ham License?
QRZ.COM is the place to be.
Click here and
try to pass QRZ's Practice Amateur Radio Exams