I have always wondered why the resistor values and capacitor values have the values they have (47Ω, 3.3kΩ... ). Looks like they come from this series called an E-series numbering - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E_series_of_preferred_numbers
Oh never mind, I just needed to take my phone off silent 🙄
And UX5UO popped me an email to confirm the order.... And reminded me we had a QSO only a couple of weeks ago!
Actually on that note it would be cool and really useful if qrz.com had fields in its logbook where I could enter a simple "QSL card sent/received" so I could keep track of them.
A lot of radio admin done today! Filled out a handful of QSL cards that operators have been waiting on, so they'll go in the post later today or tomorrow. I then drafted a rough design for a new QSL card and sent it off to UX5UO to get them finalised, drawn up, and printed. In between all that I successfully received a number of weather faxes, which I had previously tried but never got the hang of.
For any trans people who need to hear this:
Your body is beautiful. You're worthy of being desired, if that's something you want.
Whether you choose to transition (and in whatever direction you want), and wherever you are in that process -- you're seen, you are believed, and I'm proud to be your sibling.
When you look in the mirror, you deserve to hear, "Hey, Beautiful." If you don't hear it in your voice, hear it in mine.
Your strength is incredible. You come from a long tradition of transgender people, stretching back to the earliest days of humanity.
Let the haters shout into the void. You don't need to. The Void already loves you. ✨
(cis people please boost)
as we talk about the morality of vaccine patents
i think it is a nice time to also remember historical precident
jonas salk did not patent the polio vaccine. he went out of his way to make sure it was not patented.
he never got rich. he actively made sure he didn't get rich off of it.
but that history is full of stories about how for the rest of his life, jonas salk did not have to ever pay for a beer in any bar in this country. he would get on airplanes and once somebody recognized his name, the entire damn plane would stand up and clap for him. he constantly had hotel rooms comped, meals for free at restaurants, thus and so.
because he was surrounded by people who knew he had saved their children from having to ever consider the fear of an iron lung, and were overwhelmingly grateful for it.
he was always modest and demure when recognized thusly. but i think that when people start saying "well why else would someone make a vaccine, if not to get paid for it and hold the patent", i think it is good to remember these stories. the world did not punish jonas salk for not patenting the polio vaccine. the world loved him for it. maybe not in the structures that billionaires are most used to. but they did love him for it, in small ways, in humble ways, on the individual level.
Wrote up a thought or two on all the FT8 hate I’ve seen lately.
"Don't believe in me; believe in yourself." - Satan