Somewhere back in my long ago the local ham radio group conducted a Sunday night 6-meter AM net. I joined the fray when I upgraded to Technician. That began a period of radio woes for me that included neighbors complaining to my Dad that my antennas were attracting lightning to the neighborhood, and that IContinue reading “Back to the Future”
I was out of town all last week and suddenly, it’s Sunday and I’ll be back to work tomorrow. Time flies and apparently, so will the snow later tonight. Forecasts say 4-6 inches of snow so tomorrow’s commute will be an aggravation. It still doesn’t seem like a weather episode that would trigger a winterContinue reading “Tossed Salad”
“K1DS asks everyone to please submit their ARRL EME Contest logs, no matter how big or small by the 16 Dec deadline. The number of logs submitted is continuing to grow and is an important indicator of our use of the VHF/UHF/microwave bands. There were well over 200 stations that were active in the contest.Continue reading “Last Call for ARRL EME Contest Logs”
“Solar Cycle 25 may have a slow start, but is anticipated to peak with solar maximum occurring between 2023 and 2026, and a sunspot range of 95 to 130. This is well below the average number of sunspots” NOAA/NASA Solar Cycle Prediction Panel The NOAA/NASA-co-chaired international Solar Cycle Prediction Panel has released its latest forecast for CycleContinue reading “Cycle 25”
Coming up this weekend is the Geminids, the most dependable of all meteor showers. With this one taking place in December, temperatures are generally cold and skies cloudy in the northern hemisphere. This year, there will be a nearly full moon in the sky as the Geminids peak on the night of December 13/14. TheContinue reading “Falling Rocks”
End of the year is always busy what with trying to wrap things up at work and getting ready for Christmas and New Year’s. And it’s all crammed into a short time for me as I’ll be on vacation for a few weeks so you can see that time is short. Carving out time toContinue reading “Getting Started”
I’d really like to leave a record of this final journey.