NCRC Meeting Monday March 12, 7 PM, at KVH

Just a reminder that the NCRC Meeting is tomorrow night, Monday March 12th, at 7 PM at KVH.  We were a bit concerned about the weather but it appears that any snow our area gets will not begin until after 10 PM on Monday and we should all be home before then.

The program for Monday will be given by John King on VHF repeaters.

On another topic, please be aware that The Consortium meeting at the Asia Grille (622 George Washington Hwy, Lincoln) covering Antenna Analyzer use has been rescheduled for Monday March 19th so that NCRC members can attend.  The presentation starts at 6:30 PM, but many folks arrive around 5 PM so they can enjoy a dinner.  The concept for The Consortium was featured on page 67 of the April QST.

Scratch that itch to learn about programming!

This month’s Modulator features a story written by Jim KA1ZOU about Mike (K1NPT) & Beth Cullen’s ongoing STEAM (Science Technology Engineering, Arts and Math) education initiatives here in RI.  Both Jim and Mike are actively engaged in teaching activities that involve a programming “language” called SCRATCH that is designed to hide some of the pesky details usually required to learn to program, while providing a fun learning environment targeted at kids.

As the Modulator article (you can find it here) points out, not only can the program be designed on the easy-to-use PC screen, it can also live and run on an inexpensive “micro:bit” board.

Check out the Modulator article for more details!