Harry Caul was the name of Gene Hackman’s character in The Conversation. It was later adopted as a pen name by the founder and first editor of Popular Communications, the late Tom Kneitel. He wrote a few articles under the name, but the first three were considered by many in the know to be among […]
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). […]
Pictures from today’s radio research activity:
Get a receiver. Spin the dial. Tune in. Find alternate sources of news and information. Or just listen to some tunes and relax a bit. Just do it.
The next Cyber-Tek Group meeting will be on Saturday, October 24th, 2020, 8PM at CT Hackerspace in Watertown, CT. For more info visit https://www.facebook.com/events/313928296376251/. If this meeting turns out to be successful, then expect further meetings on the fourth Saturday of the month. An RSVP is not required, but appreciated. We will be generating a […]
From a fellow hobbyist we are reminded that BIY (Build It Yourself) is not dead. https://swling.com/blog/2020/09/ron-reminds-us-that-mfj-still-offers-a-shortwave-radio-kit/ MFJ has been around forever, and has helped get many a ham radio operator get on the air.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]