HamRadioNow: Eclipsing ARES

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KN4AQ, Aug 7, 2017.

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  1. KB1PA

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    ridiculing something or someone is a bizarre way to criticize. Its something bullies do all the time.
    If you don't like the way something is done say so without the ridicule.
    We can all learn something from others ideas and points of view. ridicule turns off discussion
    because it shows disrespect for others. and then we get a "typical" qrz thread :):)
  2. KA2CZU

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  3. AD0HT

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    The only people who are demonstrably panicking over this event are Government employees.

    I have seen this exact same hype in the US in 1991. None of the Gubbermint traffic claims were true. I know, I was there and drove and saw the event. Borders were clear, and roads were under normal or even less than normal conditions.

    Nebraska gubbermint employees panic:

    To help alleviate the congestion, the Nebraska Department of Transportation is going to ban oversize semitrailer trucks from using the state’s highways for several days, the Omaha World-Herald reports.

    Oversized loads that move heavy equipment and use pilot vehicles will not be allowed on state and U.S. highways, and Interstate 80 from sunset on Aug. 18 to sunrise on Aug. 22.

    Standard 8-foot-wide semiloads will still be able to travel through the state.
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2017
  4. K0IDT

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    Hatred? Go back and read my last posts in this thread, ARES has an image problem and being thin skinned about criticism won't solve the problem.
    What's being done on any level to fix the problem? At least the Nazi reference hasn't been thrown in ....... yet. By the way I only really hate brussels sprouts:)
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  5. W6NYA

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    Im not sure Ive ever heard that. The Earth's magnetic field is produced and influenced by the movement of molten material in the Earth's iron core. The Earth's magnetic field polarities at the N and S poles have flipped about every 450,000 years in Earth's History but I haven't seen anything attributing it to solar phenomenon. Im not saying it isn't a factor, I just haven't heard that.

    A CME like the one I imaged in my first post would certainly disrupt communications and power grids and create costly financial havoc on the Earth if it had been pointed our way. Whether it could actually cause the polarity of our poles to flip, Im not sure about that.

  6. KB1PA

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    In a few parts of the Country ARES has an image problem, In others it does not. Its not obvious, but lots is being done to fix those areas that do.

    Criticism is fine as long as there respect to all shown. When you "put someone down" is is not criticism.

    I agree on the Brussel Sprouts....
  7. AD0HT

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    I should have stated ....could flip..., as I was certainly speculating. I would imagine that if the current polarity were "fragile" a solar push seems plausible (to me).
  8. KK5JY

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    I suspect it's all about the strength of the magnets involved -- my money is on the sun's magnet. ;)
  9. KQ6XA

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  10. N6QIC

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    From another thread, Thank you K3XR. The perfect Eclipse/Disaster video.

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