Friday, December 30, 2011
NOAA SAME Codes (States): http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/indexnw.htm
NOAA SAME Codess (TN): :http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/CntyCov/nwrTN.htm
Thursday, December 29, 2011
ABC Link: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/sun-storms-affect-radios-cell-phones/story?id=15249373#.TvyjNNRSTQQ
NOAA Link: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/index.html
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
Intense, Dangerous Winter Storm N.M. to Kan.
Heavy snow hammering the Midwest.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Here are some links which deal with two of my favorite 80 meter antennas: the Full-Wave loop and the Half-Wave End-Fed Inverted L.
N1SU posted an article on loops: http://n1su.com/loop.html
N4KC has a great article on his horizontal loop: http://www.donkeith.com/n4kc/article.php?p=12
End Fed Half Waves / Inverted L's:
HB9DSU' observations on the Inverted L: http://www.hb9dsu.com/miracle-dx-antenna/
For me, the last word in most antenna suppositions comes from W4RNL (SK). Google L.B. Cebik's article "My Five Favorite Backyard Wire Antennas." He discusses the successful deployment of Inverted L antennas in considerable detail. He also discusses dipoles and loops for good measure. In fact, many of the articles above cite W4RNL in some way or the other. http://www.cebik.com/radio.html will give you some background and a great place to start.
It's still odd, though. The video is about half-way down the story. It takes about a minute to get to the focal point.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
I (N4UHZ) am now using the recording option for the net. I started it today, don't know how much space it will let me archive, but I would like to save recordings for a week at a time. So if you would like to hear the recordings, go to www.livestream.com/tnphonenet and the recordings will be under TV monitor on the page.
This is really working well and I thank Steve for the web page and allowing me to do this!
73, Jim N4UHZ
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Despondent, I eventually ran across shows and internet blogs where I can catch up somewhat with my favorite tech hosts. Kevin and Alex hosted Diggnation... Leo was still doing his Tech Guy radio show and the others popped up from time to time.
But Leo had a plan... to eventually start what he calls "the CNN of Tech" and from his spare bedroom/broadcast center TWIT.TV was born. TWIT has continued to grow and is now one of the premiere online tech content providers. Revision3 is up there, too, but Leo has really put together a quality organization with a look and feel consistent throughout all the TWIT.TV shows. And he's done it all the old-fashioned way - hard work, knowledge of his craft, and a true desire to put out a quality product. And to beat it all, for years Leo has desired to become an Amateur Radio Operator. Well, with the help of his friends Bob Heil and Gordon West, Leo finally accomplished his goal and of course, he immediately put out a great weekly show on Ham Radio called HamNation. I try to keep up with it each week and have yet to be disappointed. Most of the material presented is for the new to intermediate operator, but there are many interviews, etc., that will appeal to everyone. Highly recommended.
Worth a look... lots of graphics and links to all things which relate to how well radio waves travel to and fro.
De-mystifying HF Radio Propagation and Modeling :: HFRadio.org
Monday, November 21, 2011
No particular reason for this post... but kudos to David, WA4VVX, for his professional demeanor in avoiding a potentially unpleasant situation the other day ;-)
Note... this survey is for grins and giggles only. We should all be grown-ups on the air.
Also, here's a link to the IARU manual Ethics and Operating Procedures For The Radio Amateur (online PDF file.)
I recommend Section III.9 : Conflict Situations (pages 58 through 60.) It's written with DX in mind but applicable to other situations as well. I learned a few things while skimming through it.
Normally, I'm an agent provocateur in such matters, but I'm trying to be the better man.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Tennessee Phone Net @ 3980 kHz
The Tennessee Phone Net meets at the following times:
- Holidays are covered same as week days (same people, same days) except one net meets at 0800.
- Net Manager for the Early and Regular morning nets is NY4O "WHEATIE". 615-595-0378 or 615-788-0042 (c),
- KD4DHC, Dave calls the net from
TorontoKS, Summer and from , Winters. Avon Park FL
For the evening Net:
Thursday - Saturday
Evening Net Manager is KB4VEL "GERRY"
Note: copied from the tnarrl website