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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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The Kessler Syndrome

On 11 January 2007, China conducted an anti-satellite missile test. A China weather satellite—the FY-1C polar-orbiting satellite of the Fengyun series, at an altitude of 865 kilometers (537 mi), with a mass of 750 kilograms (1,650 lb) —was destroyed by a kinetic kill vehicle traveling at a speed of 8 km/s (18,000 mph) in the opposite direction. A Head-On Engagement attack like this has the advantage, however, of […]

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Receiving GOES 16 at 5° Elevation in Madrid Spain

A radio group in Madrid Spain has been able to lock onto, and receive a signal capable and strong enough to generate imagery using goestools. I am sharing the article here as they used a creative way of obtaining the signal by using the offset dish, upside down!GREAT JOB GUYS! Full article here: https://radio.clubs.etsit.upm.es/blog/2020-12-20-goes/

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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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CIMSS Presentation Results

Well, I gave my PowerPoint Presentation on DIY NOAA APT & GOES-R Satellite Reception using Software Defined Radio. This was done via WebEx and I think there were about 30 + people in virtual attendance. I have to admit it’s been a while since I talked publicly. And I was a bit nervous, but I […]

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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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