The NSS 75th Anniversary Convention will host the amateur radio special event station N5S. 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 five radios available for your use; two Kenwood 100 watt HF transceivers, one Yaesu 5 watt QRP transceiver, and two 45 watt Kenwood VHF/UHF transceivers or you can bring 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 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Virgin Valley opal fields in northern Nevada produce a wide variety of precious black, crystal, white, fire, and lemon opals. These mineraloids, which have weathered out of the in-place deposits, are alluvial and considered placer deposits. The largest unpolished black opal in the Smithsonian Institution, known as the Roebling opal, came out of the tunneled portion of Nevada's Rainbow Ridge Mine in 1917, and weighs 2,585 carats.
The black fire opal is the official gemstone of Nevada.