Going Green, and to Extremes!

Going Green, and to Extremes! Sometimes, you just have to share, and this really deserves to be seen! This is Manuel Lausmann’s (DO3MLA) very impressive remote, solar AND wind-powered satellite ground receiving station. Located in North Norway Sør-Helgeland ( JP65EQ) in the Manuel has built a self-powered APT/LRPT and weather station powered by a 24 […]

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Mapping Ground Stations

It’s a small world after all…. Thinking of all the people from all around the world I have met through this nerdy hobby, and all the various countries they come from, I decided to try and map them out, on a global basis. There are lots and lots of sites that allow you to create […]

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I’ll Be Home For Christmas

Christmas in World War II In 1943, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” joined “White Christmas” to become one of America’s most popular homegrown holiday songs. Recorded in a rich baritone by Bing Crosby, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” shot to the top ten of the record charts (as “White Christmas” had for Crosby the previous […]

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Landing Perseverance on Mars

Perseverance on Mars So, yes, my name and my wife’s name are on this rover. And yes, I spent 3 and 1/2 hours watching the NASA feed of mission control as this Mission did the the incredible, not the impossible, but the possible! Makes me so proud to be an American, and for the AMAZING […]

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Attack Squirrels

My Wife’s war with the Sciurus carolinesis (Eastern Gray squirrel) has been elevated from a simple ground assault, with the squirrels pillaging and looting the gardens and planters around Headquarters. to upping the ante’ to an aerial assault, sending in trained paratrooper squirrels to leap from poles and trees into hanging plants and raised garden […]

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Time Travel

Ok, Here’s the question – Is time travel possible? Here’s my thoughts: Yes. I am sitting here writing this little piece of nonsense, the ramblings coming out of my brain. I am writing this today in 2020. Yet you, the reader are reading this in the future! Okay, okay. So maybe it’s not time travel, […]

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What will the neighbors think?

I’ll tell you what they’ll think. They think Doc Brown has moved to town! So they’ll be wondering what you’re doing up on the roof, again, messing around with that thing on the pole that looks like an egg beater or a large science fair version of DNA. They’ll see you out in the freezing […]

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How I got from there, to here.

Life is funny. Growing up in rural area, I felt like being young was going to last forever. When would I get ‘older’? What would I be when I got ‘older’? Then I got older. Sounds strange to say it out loud, but it happens. Now that I am ‘older’ I still wonder what I’ll […]

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I like fixing stuff

I like fixing stuff, doesn’t really matter what it is, if its broke, I fix it. Sometimes it’s not broke, but I still fix it and make it better. For instance, other folks have developed some really cool open source software. Works great, does it’s job. But I can’t resist figuring it out and making […]

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