SKYWARN Presentation by Tom Horne W3TDH May 11th @ 7:30 PM

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Hi my name is Tom Horne, W3TDH.   I will be speaking on How Amateur Radio can best assist the Weather Service Skywarn Program.  I will do a quick review of what weather events meet the criteria for being reported and some examples of reports that are unhelpful.  I will also review what are the positions within the Skywarn Coordinating Team that are always filled by active Skywarn participants who are also Amateur Radio Operators.

Introduction to Linux

This session will have two parts: In the first 60-90 minutes we’ll get everyone connected to a Linux terminal and go through some Linux basics: navigating and managing folders and files, searching for files and within files, finding, installing, updating and removing software packages, managing users, groups and changing passwords, etc. The second 60-90 minutes will be an open Q&A for particular questions or problems. We can also discuss Linux alternatives to popular Microsoft or Apple applications: web browsers, email clients, word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications, messaging clients, image, audio and video editors.

Note: Please bring a laptop with WiFi or wired ethernet connectivity (Windows, Mac or Linux) as we have a limited number available.

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HacDC – 1525 Newton St. NW Suite 212 in St. Stephen’s (lot entrance), Washington, DC 20010

HacDC Invited Seminar: Space Solar

Does the idea of orbiting solar panels beaming megawatts of microwave power to Earth sound like science fiction or the plot of a James Bond movie? Well, the Department of Defense just selected Dr. Jaffe’s proposal for such a project as the winner out of 500 proposals submitted to the 2016 Diplomacy, Development and Defense Innovation Summit Pitch Challenge. Join HacDC, the HacDC Amateur Radio Club and Dr. Jaffe Wednesday April 27th at 7pm for a technical presentation and informal discussion on the Space Solar concept and proposal. You know you have questions. Bring them on!

Solar Power Satellite via Arbitrarily Large Phased Array (SPS-ALPHA) is a novel, bio-mimetic approach to the challenge of space solar power. If successful, this project will make possible the construction of huge platforms from tens of thousands of small elements that can deliver remotely and affordably thousands of megawatts of energy using wireless power transmission to markets on Earth and missions in space.

Solar Power Satellite via Arbitrarily Large Phased Array (SPS-ALPHA) is a novel, bio-mimetic approach to the challenge of space solar power. If successful, this project will make possible the construction of huge platforms from tens of thousands of small elements that can deliver remotely and affordably thousands of megawatts of energy using wireless power transmission to markets on Earth and missions in space.

HacDC is at USA Science & Engineering Festival!

We have several tables at the USA Science and Engineering Festival for Friday, Saturday and Sunday April 15-17th thanks to RobotFest. The booth number is 1949. Join Tom, Julia, Matt, Bobby, Nancy, Ethan#1, Ethan#2, Enrique and others showing off current and recent HacDC classes, workshops, tools and member projects. USASEF expects 350,000 visitors so this is the premier opportunity of 2016 to showcase the HacDC community, capabilities and interests to potential new guests, volunteers, members, donors, sponsors, local businesses, government officials and so on. We could always use members’ and volunteers’ help showcasing HacDC; just remember: act normal.

 

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