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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Azurite is a soft, deep blue copper mineral produced by weathering of copper ore deposits. The mineral, a carbonate, has been known since ancient times, and was mentioned in Pliny the Elder's Natural History under the Greek name kuanos. While not a major ore of copper itself, the presence of azurite is a good surface indicator of the presence of weathered copper sulfide ores. It is usually found in association with the chemically very similar malachite, producing a striking color combination of deep blue and bright green.
The intense color of azurite makes it a popular collector's stone. However, bright light, heat, and open air all tend to reduce the intensity of its color over time.