On 2019-02-20 at 13:08Z, EB1AO and I completed a 4,936-km QSO between IN52pe and FN43rg, setting a distance record for the U/v repeater on AO-92. It was a -11° pass — Celsius (12°F… brrr). Really, it was a 1° pass — maximum elevation at my end. Jose's map tells the story, though the time reported is his AOS , not QSO time. We both recorded the contact. Mine is in Dropbox: eb1ao_AO-92.wav . Thanks EB1AO. Thanks AMSAT-NA . UPDATE: Our record was surpassed by F4DXV and VE1VOX, who added 75 km to the distance, in August 2020. Page reviewed December 2020.
The American Birding Association's selection of the ʻiʻiwi as its 2018 Bird of the Year poses a typographical challenge: What to do about the ʻokina? That "single quote" at its start, and right between the i's, is one of two Hawaiian diacritical marks . It denotes a glottal stop, a quick throat-catch like that in uh-oh, so ʻiʻiwi is pronounced ee-EEvee . The ʻokina appears once in the main heading of the Bird of the Year page, but is omitted throughout Nate Swick's explanation of why the honeycreeper was chosen. This inconsistency is avoidable and the omission is undesirable. The ʻokina is not optional punctuation but a purposeful letter. The ABA isn't awkward alone. The Birds of North America account at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology spells ʻiʻiwi three ways (unique treatments in heading and citation, main text, and image caption). The American Bird Conservancy gives this bird two marks but resorts to the straight quote (prime) rather than employing
After losing 8 straight over the past month, Maine got its 17th W of the season with a 112-109 win at home against Windy City. Kadeem Allen (28 pts), Daniel Dixon (24 pts), and Guerschon Yabusele (23 pts) led the Claws, with "Dancing Bear" Yabusele adding 16 rebounds. Maine hit 20 3-pointers on the afternoon, capped by Trey Davis's 27-foot jumper with 26 seconds left that defined the margin of victory. The Bulls led only once, for a few seconds, but were never out of the game, thanks largely to the G League's leading scorer, Antonio Blakeney, who anchored his team with 37 points. Read more in the Portland Press Herald . Kadeem Allen (5), Guerschon Yabusele (42), and other Maine Red Claws gather around head coach Brandon Bailey during the third quarter.