Friday, December 30, 2011

NOAA S.A.M.E. Codes

Most of the NOAA weather alert radios are equipped with the SAME code feature - Specific Area Message Encoding.  You need to know the code for your county (or counties) and then how to program the  code(s) into the radio.

NOAA SAME Codes (States):

NOAA SAME Codess (TN):  :


Thursday, December 22, 2011

73 Magazine Now Online

The old 73 Magazine is being scanned to PDF and placed online over at Free to read online or for download. Don't forget to hit the tip jar at if you're so inclined.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Remember Our Troops

Please take the time to visit the USO and see what you can do to give a little bit of home to those who are sacrificing so much for us.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Antenna Weather Arrives!

Now that it's getting to be "Antenna Weather," its time to consider getting some new wire up in the trees...

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:
N4KC has a great article on his horizontal loop:

End Fed Half Waves / Inverted L's:

HB9DSU' observations on the Inverted L:

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.  will give you some background and a great place to start.


Nasa Video Reveals Invisible Object Orbiting Mercury

Did a Nasa video reveal a cloaked alien mothership after it was hit by a passing solar flare?  Probably something more suited for the ARUFON Net guys who meet on 3977.7

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.



10 Meter Contest This Weekend

There's an  ARRL 10 meter contest.this weekend on the 10th and 11th of December.

Here's the link:


Eclipse of the Moon Streamed Live

I'm late to the party on this one, but you can still watch the Eclipse of the Moon streamed live for a few more hours from an observatories in Hawaii, Australia, Asia, etc...