Archive for date: October 28, 2011

CQWW SSB Contest This Weekend!

October 28, 2011 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

I’m not much of a contester (not any kind, in fact) but this weekend is one of the biggest: the CQWW SSB Contest. Expect the bands to be completely awash with chatter from 0:00 UTC October 29th through 23:59UTC October 30th. I doubt I’ll do much, other than maybe hookup my SDR-IQ to scan around […]

Baseball and Pascal’s Triangle

October 28, 2011 | Baseball, Math | By: Mark VandeWettering

I was standing in Tom’s office, and asked him a simple probability question (and a timely one, given the World Series): If the odds of a particular team winning against their opponent is some probability p, what are the odds that they will win a 7 game series? If you had any probability at all, […]