VICTORIA HAM FAMILY MAKE THE NEWS..

The following information was gleaned from the ARRL Contest Update issued March 12th 2014.  Congratulations to all involved.

 

In another example of ham radio setting the stage for innovation, Ann Makosinski, daughter of Arthur and Sandra Ann Makosinski (VE7FAB and VE7EEL), created a novel LED flashlight powered by heat from the hand holding it. The project won for her age group in the 2013 Google Science Fair. Requiring no batteries or other power sources, the flashlight can provide light in areas without electricity or other reliable and affordable power sources. (Thanks, Jim KØUPW)

JAPAN CONTINUES TSUNAMI DEBRIS CLEANUP IN CANADA..

While not directly radio related the actions of these students should remind us all of the effects of a major earthquake, the need for planning, and the mess it will cause.

My congratulations to all involved in this project and a special thank you to the students who came to Canada to participate.  GREAT JOB ALL OF YOU

http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2014/03/japanese-students-volunteer-clean-canadas-shores/