With New Orleans flooding right now, and not all the pumps working, they know they will not be able to keep up with the water that is rushing in to the city. Well I have been thinking about it, and have come up with a VERY controversial idea for how to handle the problem. Here[…]
Tonight I was listing to the Short Wave radio and I was picking up a radio show called Coast to Coast AM. They have some guy on that is claiming that the Russian government causes the hurricanes. He claims that Ivan, and Katrina were caused by them, part of his proof is that they have[…]
Today I wanted to keep an ear on the 147.09 repeater, but I was going to be working at my church. I looked up the manual for my Alinco so I could find out how to setup the cross band repeat. It was not as hard to do as I first thought it would be,[…]
Well today as posted about earlier that I pulled out the two other radios. I got the power adapter built. I am supplying the power to the Alinco that is being used by the Icom. I also tuned up an antenna for my Alinco, it works well, only has a 1.4:1 SWR on both bands.[…]
In an earlier post I posted a picture of my radio setup. Well today I pulled out the other two radios I had out of storage to set them up. The new radios are the Alinco and the Tempo One. The Tempo One I can use to listen on, it is a Transceiver, but I[…]
Ok for those of you that are either Ham radio operators or scanner enthusiasts, I emailed a friend of mine for info about freqs to listen to about Hurricane Katrina. Here is what I got back from him. Hello all, The W3YJ repeater is currently monitoring the Echolink Hurricane Watch Net via the VK3JED (Echolink[…]
We are looking at another Tropical Storm It looks like it might become a tropical Storm. Here is a graph of the Atlantic that shows all the areas of possible or current tropical storms in the Atlantic. I had some one predict that this year we might see the names go up to Ophelia in[…]
Support New Orleans Some one posted a link to this site in the comment section of my web site. It is a place you can post messages of support to the people of New Orleans, and a place to make donations.
I probably should get on the local traffic nets for ham radio (every Night at 8pm on the 146.88Mhz -), Ken (WA3FKG) is predicting that the traffic net might be busy. I hope there is no bad news coming over the net. But I will be signing on to see if I can help pass[…]
The NWS’s warning about Hurrican Katrina MOST OF THE AREA WILL BE UNINHABITABLE FOR WEEKS…PERHAPS LONGER. They are saying that people will not even be able to return to the area for a few weeks, holy smoke. WOW, yes WOW is the only word I think truly discribes this storm.
Wow, I just heard that Hurricane Katrina is a record breaking storm. Right now I am drawing information in from 3 sources, radio, TV, and the web. I hope that the people down there do not suffer too many losses. This storm will be interesting to follow. I wonder if it will do the same[…]
Today I went to bike over to a friend’s house. I looked at the distance on the map (google earth) Looking at the distance it looks like a large distance to bike, but when I biked it, it did not seam like it was that far that the map was showing, and it not like[…]
I don’t use the wireless access to my network anymore. So I have turned off the wireless part of the network for security reasons. I figure since I don’t use it anymore it is more of a security liability. I don’t use the air port card on the Mac iBook anymore. Nor do I use[…]
I finally found my first music station on the short wave radio bands. The stuff that they had on that station was nothing like what you would find on the local (nationally owned) commercial stations. Normally I will make jokes about country and blue grass music as not being real music, but this stuff is[…]
I was messing around with my camera and my fish and taking some pictures of the fish, most of them did not turn out well at all, but one of them turn out to be that 1 in a 1000 pictures. I got lucky with this shot, the tank is 10 gallons large, and I[…]