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EQUINOX Blends Science Fiction And Amateur Radio

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by N4ECW, May 10, 2019.

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  1. N4ECW

    N4ECW Ham Member QRZ Page

    10 May 2019 (Tampa, Florida)


    A new science fiction narrative, EQUINOX, has taken amateur and shortwave radio into the cultural mainstream in its version of a limited alien invasion story line.

    “It’s been quite a while since the world depended on amateur and shortwave radio as lifelines. In EQUINOX, both are critical for the success of The Resistance.” – DM Barrett, EQUINOX author

    DM Barrett, callsign N4ECW, lives and breathes amateur radio. He is well known in the ham radio community having developed and manufactured several different specialized radio antennas through his former company, Transworld Antennas. He holds two earned doctorates with majors in law, economics, and religion.

    The EQUINOX story line begins on a warm, slightly breezy day on Florida’s east coast as the vernal equinox marked the beginning of spring. Suddenly, there was a thunderous crash, a blinding light, and a vortex swirling in the blue Atlantic. The invading alien army arrived. The world surrendered. The Resistance made a stand.

    When the science fiction novel was recently released as a Kindle Unlimited eBook, it moved steadily into Amazon’s top ten science fiction eBooks in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, and Australia. After only a few days, the paperback version of EQUINOX was ranked in Amazon’s top third for science fiction paperbacks.

    DM Barrett may be contacted at DMBarrettPHD@aol.com or by text to 931-239-3760

    EQUINOX and other books by DM Barrett can be ordered online through Kindle, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.

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    If you are a radio amateur or shortwave enthusiast, or you are just interested in the topics, don’t miss the chance to join others that are enjoying the science fiction novel, EQUINOX.
     
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  2. K4AGO

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    It looks like my kind of novel. I'll read it.
    John
    K4AGO
     
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  3. N1DH

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    OK DM! Had it on my Kindle within 30 seconds of reading this! I'll let you know what I think...
     
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  4. KX2L

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  5. KX2L

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  6. KX2L

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    Like reading Science Fiction and of course Amateur radio one of my favorite hobbies. Downloading Equinox on my kindle. Repost after reading it.
     
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  7. KX2L

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  8. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    No flies on Dennis:)!
     
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  9. NE4EB

    NE4EB Ham Member QRZ Page

    "Let's get on 40 meter CW and see what the spark gap ham operators are saying?"

    Spark gap? Really?
     
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  10. N4ECW

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    Good catch! You get the reader award.

    Spark gap is not CW. Better to have referenced the lower portion of 40m. Actually, real spark gap transmitters have been outlawed for almost 100 years.

    In many places, older hams like me that do a lot of CW are sometimes jokingly referred to as spark gappers,
     
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