FOR MORE than a week, the ionospheric conditions on 75 meters have been very unstable, with short- and medium-distance skip varying wildly — between better than normal to extremely poor. But, thanks to the wide geographic dispersal of net participants and their use of higher power and large, efficient antennas, communications were still quite effective.
Listen: Liberty Net 11/7″]
Here’s my short summary of and comment on a small selection of the topics brought up on this week’s session:
• A savvy group of residents on very rural Orcas Island, Washington were unsatisfied with the low speed and low reliability of their Internet service provider. So they took the bull by the horns and built their own non-profit cooperative wireless ISP — with much better results. (17 minutes)
• Remember the Project for the New American Century — the pro-Israel group of neocon “hawks” who justified and argued for the disastrous wars in Afghanistan and Iraq? Well, the same agents of doom are still around, and this time they’re pushing for war with Iran. Their motivation? Making sure that Israel dominates the Middle East by causing death, destruction, and chaos in Arab nations. (40 minutes)