Wrapping up the week with another tossed ham radio salad. Hope you find a useful crouton or two amongst the greens. Stay well, enjoy your weekend, and feel free to share the salad with your friends every chance you get. Thanks!

Low Cost 10GHz EME Rx System by Bob Atkins, KA1GT will give you plenty to think about and do this weekend.

BATC OSCAR 100 Net - tip of the hat to Michelle, W5NYV for the timely reminder about the weekly net streamed live online. I really enjoyed watching! Amateur TV is such an interesting medium I don’t know why it isn’t more popular - unless it has something to do with the reticence of letting others see your messy shack?

Dan Romanchik, KB6NU is employee number three of the Amateur Radio Digital Corporation (ARDC). Dan has taken on the role of content manager responsible for the communications strategy of the foundation.

Firmware update (v1.31) is now available for the ICOM IC-9700 transceiver.

Where do we go Next? The NCDXF has made available a PDF download of the entire book. Written by Martti Laine, OH2BH. Even if you don’t have time to read it now, download it and keep a copy for later as it may not always be readily available…

Published in 1991, more than 12,000 copies have been published and the book was eventually translated into four languages. Contained in the over 300 pages are many of Martti’s secrets: What it’s like to be on a DXpedition from the planning stage through to its completion. What makes a good DXpedition. What’s necessary to bring together operators with the right characteristics for a successful team. How to operate and handle the giant pile-ups. Both beginning and seasoned DXers have benefited from the book as it re-lives many of the places Martti and his teams have visited. Readers learn about the teams’ successes and also those challenging times when Mr. Murphy tried to derail a successful trip.

W4DXCC is happening for real, in the flesh. The 16th annual convention will take place in Pigeon Forge, TN on September 24-25th, 2021. The conference hotel is nearly filled so work fast if you want to attend.