by Kevin Strom, WB4AIO
ON SATURDAY NIGHT the ionosphere went almost into shutdown mode, with all signals weak and short-skip signals almost nonexistent except for a fluttery backscatter — but that didn’t stop a flood of new stations from checking into America’s longest-running amateur radio discussion net, the Liberty Net. That just goes to show that even when Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate, well-engineered home HF radio setups can still communicate on a continental scale.
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Here are some of the subjects that participants discussed this week:
• This week, a Florida judge ruled that “Obamacare,” with its unprecedented compulsory purchase requirements, is unconstitutional — a decision also reached recently in Virginia. (22 minutes)
• A sitting governor of North Dakota was removed from office when it was found that he did not meet constitutional eligibility requirements, so there is a precedent for removing Obama under similar circumstances. (24 minutes)