(Real Story) One word for our next meeting, “WOW!”The “Wow” signal was received August 15, 1977, by the Ohio State University’s “Big Ear” radio telescope, used in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. The signal cam from the constellation Sagittarius. Jerry Ehman discovered this when reviewing the recorded data, and was so impressed that he wrote “Wow!” Our Bob Dixon, W8ERD, was the Big Ear- he may have had something to do with its development. Jerry Ehman is AC8IV, and still lives in Delaware County! All of this comes together in the form of a movie, the “Wow Movie” that featues our guy in this singular discovery. The DELARA April meeting is a night at the movies- where we will get to watch the WOW Movie. What’s better, in addition to Bob we have word that Jerry will be there, and so will the producer of the movie!! We invite you to attend, grab some of our popcorn and settle back to watch!April 18, at the Delaware Red Cross 380 Hills Miller Rd, 7:30! You may bring a date, but you’ll be expected to behave.
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The Prez’s Shack
Joe Fischer, TAA31AAATSome of you may remember that last year, I came THIS CLOSE, to signing a deal where we could get a lot of money for agreeing to wear certain branded clothing. The deal was scuttled when our treasurer refused to send our bank information to a third-world prince acting as the agent to the clothing vendor. Drat!Well, good news. This year a new streaming channel is about to launch that is reality-based and focused on amateur radio operators. The whole world can be riveted to a ham in a heated RTTY contest. Or, watch the drama of some hams trying to get a dipole into trees on a windy day. Not exciting enough? How about the thrill of watching a ham wind a toroid and fine-tune it on an analyzer? Don’t know about you, but this is almost too exciting to stand!And we are invited to be part of the action. All we have to is come up with some money (don’t worry, it’s less than $100,000) to get the streaming channel off of the ground. We’ll make it back, and lots more, on residuals.Come to our next meeting and hear all about it. That will be Wednesday, April 18, 7:30 p.m., at the Delaware Red Cross, 380 Hills-Miller Road.See you then!