Morse Runner

General advice to get started on single call mode in Morse Runner (Ken Tucker, WF6F, Jim Carson, WT8P): Accuracy is more important than speed.  Wait until the sending station is done transmitting before you respond.  If you respond over him, immediately hit the escape key to stop. Scoring increases as you go along (see below). …

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College Visits 2015/7

The Seattle area is large enough that there are regular college fairs where throngs of potential students and parents wander aisles of a cacophonous hall of the Washington State Convention Center, seeking out schools they’ve possibly heard of and picking up brochures from (usually local) alumni volunteers.  While the volunteers are able to answer  generic …

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Potato Gnocchi

  Pomodoro sauce (recipe based on Italyum): 1 1/2 pounds beefsteak tomatoes, cored, seeded, deskinned, chopped 1 medium Walla Walla onion, chopped fine 2T tomato paste 2T butter 2 ounces olive oil 20 basil leaves 2 cloves garlic, minced Salt to taste Core then blanch the tomatoes so the skins peel.  Cool, remove the skins, …

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Rocinante

I’m a pretty huge fan of The Expanse, having read the first three books, listened to the audio books narrated by Jefferson Mays, watched its first three seasons a few times, added Belter easter-eggs to internal company email, and adorning my laptop with MCRN and Remember the Cant stickers. The TV show is gorgeous in …

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Fourth of July

Part of the vetting for Eastside Firecorps included taking the first set of FEMA‘s Incident Command System (ICS) courses online: ICS 100 – Introduction to Incident Command System ICS 200 – ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents ICS 700 Introduction to the National Incident Management System ICS 800 National Response Framework The overarching …

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