The NSS 75th Anniversary Convention will host the amateur radio special event station K7C. This special event station will be open to any NSS member that wishes to try their hand at around-the-world radio communications. If you are a licensed amateur radio operator, there will be radios available for your use or you can use your own.
For those of you that are not licensed amateur radio operators, don't worry, a controlling operator will be made available so you can still have fun. QSL cards will be made available for contacts made.
Sharpen up your multilingual skills because the world will be waiting for you to say hello. So bring your amateur radio license, bring your radios, or just bring yourself, and see who you can reach by radio.
Who knows? Nevada is known for its extraterrestrials.
If you'd like to volunteer on this project, send an e-mail to the 2016 NSS Convention at email@example.com.
Cinnabar is the common ore of mercury. It is generally found in a massive, granular or earthy form and is bright scarlet to brick-red in color. It occasionally occurs in crystals with a non-metallic adamantine luster. Cinnabar resembles quartz in its symmetry and certain of its optical characteristics. It has the highest refractive power of any mineral. Because of its mercury content, cinnabar can be toxic to human beings.
Generally, cinnabar occurs as a vein-filling mineral associated with recent volcanic activity and alkaline hot springs. It's deposited by epithermal ascending aqueous solutions (those near the surface and not too hot) far removed from their igneous source. Cinnabar is found in all localities that yield mercury. This mineral is still being deposited in the present day from the hot waters of Sulphur Bank Mine in California and Steamboat Springs, Nevada.