October 24th Meeting Update

Meeting Agenda Start date and time 10/24/2020, 8:00PM @ CT Hackerspace, 30 Echo Lake Road, Watertown, CT. Presentation on Potential Disaster Analysis. Bring a notebook and writing instrument. Be prepared to take notes. Establishment of communications networks. Dysto-Net CHIRP software – https://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/Home Software installation assistance if needed. Bring laptop and programming cable for your radio(s). […]

Eton Grundig FR200 Emergency Radio (Shortwave Receiver)

This radio came out in 2002, and was marketed for use in blackouts and other disasters. It covers AM, FM, and shortwave broadcast bands. They were about $40 back in the day. It’s been discontinued, but you can find one on Ebay for $25-$30. The main useful feature of this radio is a hand-crank battery […]

Dispatch of September 10th, 2020 – 0xC76A4C4

Good evening. On this day in 1897 A sheriff’s posse killed 19 striking immigrant miners in the Lattimer massacre at Lattimer, Pennsylvania. In 1932, The New York City Subway’s third competing subway system, the IND, was opened. In 2008, The Large Hadron Collider at CERN was powered up. As a reminder to all readers, Cyber-Tek Zine also maintains a presence […]


Somehow this blog has managed to get 32 subscribers with very little activity. While the idealist in me is all warm and fuzzy, he just had a conversation with the cynic who thinks most of them are bots. If you are a subscriber, and a live human, say “Hi” along with something else coherent so […]

Sunday Dispatch For August 9th, 2020 – 0x6715A74

Good morning. On this day in 1892, Thomas Edison received a patent for a two-way telegraph, and in 1944 the United States Forest Service and the Wartime Advertising Council released posters featuring Smokey Bear for the first time. Our Youtube Recommendation for the week is here: Tropical Storm Isaiah breezed through here last Tuesday, leaving […]