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PAGE 6 "'QTH?'" QUESTIONS HAM Club president Bernie Yurke as he contacts another ham over the short wave. (photo by Randy Harkelroade) Well, how 'bout that Stop. Pollution Now begnns movement by Brian Lee In the past there have been a great many movements to stop, pollution. A few of these have been Earth Week, the Don't Be a Litterbug campaign, the Keep American Beautiful campaign and Lady Bird Johnson's campaign to clean up roadside car graveyards. The latest news on this front is a nationwide campaign called Stop Pollution Now (SPN). There is even a branch of this group at Borah. 1 talked to two of the group's Seven allend convention Seven representatives from the student council attended the 13th annual Idaho Association of Student Councils convention recently at the College of Idaho ill Caldwell. "The major problem we found was the communication gap between large and small schools and between northern and southern schools," Dave Wakeman, Associated Student Body President, reported. IASC is trying to lessen this gap by organizing the six districts within the state and involving more schools in IASC. "Borah's district is the only one organized now," Dave stated. "! felt the convention was very successful and interesting. The IASC has great potential in forming a more unified state," Cathy Thompson, ASB trea- surer, said. foremost members, Paul Looter and Candi Rapper. "What is the purpose of your group?" 1 asked Paul, who was lying across the hood of his car. "We are a group of alarmed students who are concerned about what is happening to our environment," Paul replied. "And we want it stopped, now!" Candi put in. "How will you go about stopping it?" I queried, wonder- ing what she meant by "it." "By complaining about in- dustries that pollute the air," Paul answered as he lit a cigarette. "And by really clamping down on litterbugs," Candi put in while she unwrapped a candy bar and threw away the wrapper. "Air pollution is a problem! Our skies are blackened, our air is so unclean we can't even breath. People get lung diseases from air pollution and it is just a problem," Paul bellowed. Then he blew a big smoke ring that floated upward. "And it must be stopped now," Candi added, taking a drink from a large coke. "Well, thank you for your time, but 1 really must be going. Thank you again and good-by." Candi and Paul climbed into the car, and immediately took off leaving a cloud of smoke and the smell of burnt rubber. As they left they waved good-by and Candi's Coke cup rolled to a stop before my feet. "Yes," 1 muttered to myself, "pollution is a problem." THE BORAH SENATOR, BOISE, IDAHO Borah's radio club contacts many hams by Paul Briggs therefore, are no more than an equipment for games and Nagasaki (Japan), Miami, Philadelphia, New York, and Gettysburg - Borah's Amateur Radio Club has talked to them all and more since its new station went into operation Oct. 22. How do they speak Japanese? "We don't," said Ham Club President Bernard Yurke. "We use Q codes." These codes, iriternationally understood, consist of short groups of letters that represent phrases most used in amateur radio. Some examples are: CQ - I would like a contact with another station. QTH - My location is What is your location? WX -- What is the weather like where you are? He continued that a lengthy conversation can't be carried on unless both operators know the same language. Many contacts, exchange of names and address- aS. The amateur Radio Club was formed in 1964. Since then the club has made approximately 500 contacts with other hams throughout the world and the United States. At present there are 13 members, two of them girls - Lorrie McKenney and Jan Lythgoe. Berny Yurke is president, Calvin Werry, vice- president and Lorrie McKenney, treasurer. No other high school in the Boise Valley has an amateur radio club. However Capital is considering forming one, Berny said. During assemblies in the gym, the club operates the amplifier and mikes. Also it is in charge of the portable speaker system used at games. In years past, the group has handled video tape Wealth of books encompasses history History "buffs" can find a wealth of books in the Borah library covering subjects from ancient times to history being made today, according to Mrs. Grace Johnson, librarian. "Voyage to Atlantis" is the first hand account of the scientific expedition that set out to solve the mystery of the lost continent of Atlantis. James W. Mayor, Jr. led the search that convinced him that a portion of Atlantis was the island of Thera in the Mediterranean and that it became "lost" in the greatest natural disaster witnessed by marl. In his book, Mavor discloses what discoveries were made and demonstrates the startling link between Atlantis and other ancient civilizations, the Greek myths and even the Bible. Seynour M. tlersh records history being made today in "My Lai 4," which is described in the jacket as being "a report on the systematic murder of the inhabitants of My Lai in March 16, 1968 by American fighting men in Vietnam," and its aftermath. From eyewitness accounts of the men who were there, Hersh tells the story of why it happened and what those who knew about the tragic event did or did nor do with that Santa bocs his T;hunq M; 1;h003 I I I I I I ,i fnanktln Shopping Cem:e00 I ! ) I knowledge. In his book "Another Look at Atlantis," Willy Lay discusses topics from science and natural history in 16 informative and entertaining essays. He gives his views on subjects including a view of what happened to Atlantis which differs from the Mayor theory. The essays concern life and death, the legal question of who will own the )lanets and the death of the sun. ... from our fabulous (and fashionable) jew- eled collection. Dia- monds in abundance, set in white or yellow gold; or perhaps you prefer softly glowing pearls or a vibrant col- ored stone. Whatever your tastes, and choice of hand on which to wear your lovely ring, you know you're right when you select fine jewelry from a firm you can trust, as signi- fied by our member- ship in the American Gem Society. Corner of 9th and Idaho assemblies. Code classes have bee conducted every year, to teach the international Morse Code, for those who are interested. "We plan to take some field trips this year," Berny said. "The club wants to visit radio and TV stations in the area." Berny also indicated the club might participate in Field Day in the spring. The purpose of Field Day is to test and give experience to hams in establish- ing emergency communications throughout the nation. Amateur stations are set up in the forests and deserts to show the hams' ability to set them up anywhere. During the day all stations try to make as many contacts as possible with other radios. At present, the club station is operating at 50 watts on a frequency of 15 meters. KYME operates at 500 watts on a frequency ten times lower than the club's station. The station has such great range because the frequency is' so high. The higher the frequency the lower the power needed to obtain the same range; For antennas, the club has an 80 meter dipole (a long wire stretched between two poles) and a 15 meter beam which resembles a large TV antenna. Both of these are mounted on the gym's roof. MUSIC SHOt t 712 N. 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