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Re: Idaho trip

Bob Naylor <wotbob01@...>
 

Yep, seen those little green men!


--- On Thu, 5/3/12, Fred Jensen wrote:

From: Fred Jensen Subject: [W6EK] Re: Idaho trip
To: W6EK@...
Date: Thursday, May 3, 2012, 2:51 PM

US95 north of Indian Springs in NV competes for "nothing" quite well.
Well except for Predators out of Creech AFB ... and Little Green Men.

Fred K6DGW



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Re: Idaho trip

Skip - K6DGW
 

US95 north of Indian Springs in NV competes for "nothing" quite well. Well except for Predators out of Creech AFB ... and Little Green Men.

Fred K6DGW


Aquarid Meteor Shower this weekend

wf6j <wf6J@...>
 

METEORS FROM HALLEY'S COMET: Earth is entering a stream of debris from Halley's Comet, source of the annual eta Aquarid meteor shower. The shower peaks this weekend; the best time to look is during the hours before sunrise on Sunday, May 6th. Because the shower's radiant is located below the celestial equator, southern hemisphere observers are favored, but even northerners should be able to see a few flecks of Halley-dust disintegrating in the atmosphere. Super-bright moonlight will cap the meteor rate at about 30 per hour.


Re: Idaho trip

whpmotorsports@sbcglobal.net <whpmotorsports@...>
 

I think next time, I'll bring an HF rig.

--- In W6EK@..., Bob Naylor <wotbob01@...> wrote:

Bob, Good write up on the Idaho trip. Myself I'm very familiar with that trip. The most remote part is in southern OR (hwy-95) before you get to the Nevada border heading southbound.  Remember McDermmitt? Remember Rome?  Did you notice the "congestion" sign just before Rome?  Pretty funny.
Yep, not much on 2 meters or 440 out there however I did meet up with a guy in McDermmitt that was doing HF CW on the county hunters net.  I'm sure he was pretty popular since he had gone through some pretty remote counties.
Glad you had a good trip!  You sure can make some good time out there!
Bob  WE6C


Re: Idaho trip

Bob Naylor <wotbob01@...>
 

I gotta add this...  Can you believe that Oregon's speed limit out there is still 55?
For everyone out there that hasn't seen this hwy, if you look up the word "nothing" in the dictionary, you will see a picture of this place!
Bob  WE6C




Bob, Good write up on the Idaho trip. Myself I'm very familiar with that trip. The most remote part is in southern OR (hwy-95) before you get to the Nevada border heading southbound.  Remember McDermmitt? Remember Rome?  Did you notice the "congestion" sign just before Rome?  Pretty funny.

Yep, not much on 2 meters or 440 out there however I did meet up with a guy in McDermmitt that was doing HF CW on the county hunters net.  I'm sure he was pretty popular since he had gone through some pretty remote counties.

Glad you had a good trip!  You sure can make some good time out there!

Bob  WE6C



Idaho trip

Bob Naylor <wotbob01@...>
 

Bob, Good write up on the Idaho trip. Myself I'm very familiar with that trip. The most remote part is in southern OR (hwy-95) before you get to the Nevada border heading southbound.  Remember McDermmitt? Remember Rome?  Did you notice the "congestion" sign just before Rome?  Pretty funny.

Yep, not much on 2 meters or 440 out there however I did meet up with a guy in McDermmitt that was doing HF CW on the county hunters net.  I'm sure he was pretty popular since he had gone through some pretty remote counties.

Glad you had a good trip!  You sure can make some good time out there!

Bob  WE6C


Any one going to Fresno?

Bob Naylor <wotbob01@...>
 

Hi Guys, Is anyone planning on going to Fresno in the next month or so that would be willing to pick up an antenna for me?  Longest element is 10 feet?
Thanks, Bob  WE6C 


Ham Radio Prepper article

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Re: NAB VIdeo from Randy, K7AGE

Carl - N6CKV
 

Bob Heil is on Ham Nation every week - last week he did the show from NAB the link to watch it is

http://twit.tv/show/ham-nation/44


carl (N6CKV)

--- In W6EK@..., wf6j <wf6J@...> wrote:

As some of you know, the NAB is going full force in Las Vegas.
One evening is the usual Bob Heil "Ham" Party. If you've
ever been, then you know what a great time it can be.

So our "video guy" Randy, K7AGE is at NAB as is sending out links
to some of his "podcasts" enjoy:

Tour of some of the NAB exhibits and coverage from the ham radio
reception.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQ73E9QAmlM

You can see more on Randy's "Channel" by clicking o.n the link on our
webpage
or visiting his or the W5EK Channel on YouTube.

enjoy,
Carl, WF6J


NAB VIdeo from Randy, K7AGE

wf6j <wf6J@...>
 

As some of you know, the NAB is going full force in Las Vegas.
One evening is the usual Bob Heil "Ham" Party. If you've
ever been, then you know what a great time it can be.

So our "video guy" Randy, K7AGE is at NAB as is sending out links
to some of his "podcasts"  enjoy:

Tour of some of the NAB exhibits and coverage from the ham radio reception.

You can see more on Randy's "Channel" by clicking o.n the link on our webpage
or visiting his or the W5EK Channel on YouTube.

enjoy,
Carl, WF6J


After loading up a bed spring, what next?

Jim <n6med@...>
 

How about a Buddipole and, well, you'll need to watch the video to believe it...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMPDa8aPFqM

-- Jim


Re: Field day solar ready

Jim Piper <n6med@...>
 

Tent or solar panel fly?

Tents:  http://military.eurekatents.com/tents/

On 4/18/2012 6:01 PM, Bob Naylor wrote:
 

Jim, Awesome!  I'll take 2!
Bob  WE6C

--- On Wed, 4/18/12, Jim wrote:

From: Jim
Subject: [W6EK] Field day solar ready
To: W6EK@...
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 5:11 PM

Check out the pic I've uploaded.

-- Jim



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More on the W6EK website's Propagation Report

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Now that everyone has seen Al, NI2U & Chuck, AE6LR's propagation Programs,
Let's take another look at what the webpage has to offer.  

Here is a "snap" of today's data display:
(you can click on those purple links, when on the website, to go see more detailed stuff)

How To Read Propagation Numbers

SFI index [ HIGH is GOOD ]

•70 NOT GOOD
•80 GOOD
•90 BETTER
•100+ BEST

The measure of total radio emissions from the sun at 10.7cm (2800 MHz), on a scale of 60 (no sunspots) to 300, generally corresponding to the sunspot level, but being too low in energy to cause ionization, not related to the ionization level of the Ionosphere. 

Higher Solar Flux generally suggests better propagation on the 10, 12, 15, 17, & 20 Meter Bands; Solar Flux rarely affects the 30, 40, 60, 80, & 160 Meter Bands.

The A index [ LOW is GOOD ]

•1 to 6 is BEST
•7 to 9 is OK
•11 or more is BAD

Represents the overall geomagnetic condition of the ionosphere ("Ap" if averaged from the Kp-Index) (an average of the eight 3-hour K-Indices) ('A' referring to amplitude) over a given 24 hour period, ranging (linearly) typically from 1-100 but theoretically up to 400.

A lower A-Index generally suggests better propagation on the 10, 12, 15, 17, & 20 Meter Bands; a low & steady Ap-Index generally suggest good propagation on the 30, 40, 60, 80, & 160 Meter Bands.

K index [ LOW is GOOD ]

•0 or 1 is BEST
•2 is OK
•3 or more is BAD
•5 is VERY VERY BAD

The overall geomagnetic condition of the ionosphere ("Kp" if averaged over the planet) over the past 3 hours, measured by 13 magnetometers between 46 & 63 degrees of latitude, and ranging quasi-logarithmically from 0-9. Designed to detect solar particle radiation by its magnetic effect. A higher K-index generally means worse HF conditions.

A lower K-Index generally suggests better propagation on the 10, 12, 15, 17, & 20 Meter Bands; a low & steady Kp-Index generally suggest good propagation on the 30, 40, 60, 80, & 160 Meter Bands.






Not seeing the latest data on the website?

wf6j <wf6J@...>
 

Just a reminder: Not seeing the latest data on the website?

Don't forget to refresh your browser or you may be seeing
the old content stored in your browser's cache.


Re: Field day solar ready

Bob Naylor <wotbob01@...>
 

Jim, Awesome!  I'll take 2!
Bob  WE6C


--- On Wed, 4/18/12, Jim wrote:

From: Jim
Subject: [W6EK] Field day solar ready
To: W6EK@...
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 5:11 PM

Check out the pic I've uploaded.

-- Jim



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Field day solar ready

Jim <n6med@...>
 

Check out the pic I've uploaded.

-- Jim


[pr:12047] Happy World Amateur Radio Day

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April 18th – World Amateur Radio Day  and the anniversary of the IARU.
 

Allen Pitts, W1AGP
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ARRL - the national association for Amateur Radio
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Re: Tech for Ten is on the W6EK Channel on YouTube

Richard <rkuepper@...>
 

Thanks for the info.
Richard


From: wf6j
To: W6EK Yahoo Group
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 10:17 PM
Subject: [W6EK] Tech for Ten is on the W6EK Channel on YouTube

 
If you want to go over Al, NI2U's excellent presentation from the last
meeting, it is now available HEre:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaAGBfCgDKw&feature=youtu.be

it is on the W5EK Channel at:
http://www.youtube.com/user/W6EK

You can also get there via the webpage's Video button



Tech for Ten is on the W6EK Channel on YouTube

wf6j <wf6J@...>
 

If you want to go over Al, NI2U's excellent presentation from the last
meeting, it is now available HEre:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaAGBfCgDKw&feature=youtu.be

it is on the W5EK Channel at:
http://www.youtube.com/user/W6EK

You can also get there via the webpage's Video button


Re: The YDD Group

Bob Naylor <wotbob01@...>
 

Guys, What is the ydd group? I may have missed an e-mail?
Bob


--- On Thu, 4/12/12, Jim Piper wrote:

From: Jim Piper
Subject: Re: [W6EK] Re: The YDD Group
To: W6EK@...
Date: Thursday, April 12, 2012, 11:10 PM



It was Bob K6UDA that commented on re "bear." I couldn't find the pic on the web site. I'll have to go look again. Not a great pocket to be trying to draw from, esp if he was going to scare off a bear with it.

On 4/12/2012 9:54 PM, Bruce Anderson wrote:
 

Jim, did you mean the last picture in the past events drop down?
 
I like the holstered gun in the pocket!
 
Bruce
K6BAA
 
 
 
----- On 4/12/2012 5:40 PM, Bob - K6UDA wrote:
 

The last photo in the events section. It won't stop a bear.

--- In W6EK@..., wf6j wrote:
>
> Hey folks,
>
> If you don't know the Yankee Doodle Dandy group go here:
> http://www.w6ydd.org/
>
> The new website os up and looking great.
>