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Any experienced ham operator will tell you—height is everything. If you want to be heard, if you want better ears, if you want respect, height is the goal. Not many of us have the resources for the 100 ft. tower, but maybe you have a tall tree nearby that is sufficient. Get your dipole into […]

Cassini: The Final Chapter The flagship-class unmanned robotic spacecraft named Cassini is planned to descend into the atmosphere of the planet Saturn; the date scheduled is Sep. 15, 2017. This is Cassini’s Grand Finale. It has run out of fuel. “The spacecraft was launched on October 15, 1997, aboard a Titan IVB/Centaur and entered orbit […]

Any outside event that is planned has a chance of being stifled. You plan, hope, and then wait. Hopefully mother nature will cooperate. The clouds are always a threat. On August 21, 2017, all things agreed for most of us in America. Did you see the eclipse? Honestly, some solar glasses were bought previously, but […]

LIVE STREAMING The Great American Eclipse. 1. NASA Live Coverage: Eclipse2017 Coverage Duration: 12pm – 4pm EDT 2. NASA TV: NASA TV 3. Timeanddate: LIVE Stream Coming up: Great American Eclipse LIVE ……………………………………………………………………………. Interactive Map Find out how long it will last in your neighborhood: Map ……………………………………………………………………………. Total Eclipse Visible Across 14 States [Wikipedia] — […]

There Seems To Be Fog Over Portland On September 20, 1952, Oregon’s first television station had the honor of being the first commercial television station to broadcast on the UHF band. KPTV (CH 27) made it as Oregon’s first television station. The year of 1952 must have been a good one. Antennas were installed all […]

Signal Carrier In AM and FM Amplitude is defined as the distance between the tip crest of the wave to the rest position of the wave. With Amplitude modulation, the amplitude of the carrier wave varies, while the frequency remains constant. Frequency modulation is the encoding of information in a carrier wave by varying the […]

Annular Solar Eclipse Feb 26, 2017

Skywatching Feb 2017 HUBBLE : Hubble Space Telescope — Highlights of the February sky. NASA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory — What’s Up for February 2017. NIBIRU: Astronomy Live — Nibiru to Arrive in October 2017? LIVE: timeanddate — Live streaming. May require subscription. An annular solar eclipse will occur when the Moon’s diameter is smaller than […]

Pluto In Color By New Horizons

What would it be like to actually land on Pluto? This movie was made from more than 100 images taken by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft over six weeks of approach and close flyby in the summer of 2015. The video offers a trip down onto the surface of Pluto — starting with a distant view […]

Doomsday Eclipse Carbondale Illinois August 21, 2017 Are you serious? Be sure to mark the calendar for The Great American Eclipse. A total solar eclipse will take place on Monday, August 21, 2017. There’s something spooky going on in Carbondale, Illinois, aka Little Egypt. Whaaat? The longest duration of totality will be 2 minutes 41.6 […]

There’s no doubt about it. Life is full of uncertainty, friends sometime stray away, the roof may leak, the winds will howl often in the winter, and the hot summer sun will give you a good sunburn if you stand around too long. A positive outlook is required even for skeptics. If life gives you […]

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