Sunday, December 10, 2017

Christmas Party and Fall AGU

Saturday evening was the Fairbanks Amateur Radio Club Christmas Party. I still had no idea who any of these people were but I figured that this was a good way to jump into things. Out of the 55+ people there, I think I knew two and had met about another three. It was held at the Cookie Jar restaurant so the food was delicious and I met a few more people. And picked up more information on HF or high frequency as well as some of the digital transmission modes. HF encompasses the longer wavelength amateur bands which propagate farther.

Today, I was sitting on a plane all day to attend the AGU (American Geophysical Union) Fall Meeting in New Orleans, LA. The last couple of times I was in this city were pre-Katrina and during the summer. It was a pretty miserable place and I was not looking forward to coming down here again. When I arrived, it was a very pleasant 48°F. I'm not going to complain about that. Normally the fall meeting is in San Francisco.


  1. I'm pretty ignorant about amateur radio but always thought it would be an interesting hobby (and, no, I DO NOT need another hobby). Right now it's all black magic and likely to stay that way.

    1. I really don’t need another hobby but have been interested in amateur radio for a while but didn’t want to put in the effort learning Morse Code. Now it is no longer a requirement.