What did you do today that no one else did?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Life' started by W7UUU, Jul 6, 2016.

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  1. W7TCT

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    Very impressive. Great work and very cool to keep that tech alive and working.
  2. W7TCT

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    Of course you are, as am I. It is science. Here's why.

    The planet is being bombarded by tons of material from space much of which has a large amount of iron. True?

    That adds to the mass of the planet. Still with me?

    Increase in mass = increase in gravity.

    Thus, yes, you weigh more than you did decades ago. Basic science.

    Oh, and the collection of body mass at the waistline is caused by the natural flow of the viscous matter in your body from upper arms and chest to waistline - yes - due to gravity. You spend most of your life sitting or standing. Thus, that matter, over time, like lava, slowly works its way down to the waistline.

    Again, science.

    You're welcome, anytime.
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  3. SA1CKE

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    Walked my parents dogs and checked into the local VHF net at the same time.
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  4. KD2ACO

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    Paul sez,


    "It's alive!" :p

    The EPROM I found for him is ancient and I haven't found my UV eraser yet to freshen up the FFs in the chips. What I sent him may not last for long, so we're digging up newer old stock of 2716s and will really set them up for years of good service... but the Vanguard receiver works!

    Can you post a picture, Paul? I'd love to see it.

  5. KS2K

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    Chris, thats a great picture of you screaming "ITS ALIVE".
    Pictures you requested
    1. The Vanguard NOAA Receiver running barefoot, no preamp. It gives a better picture
    than my Nooelec SDR, running HDSDR with Nooelec SawBird+NOAA LNA on the
    Same antenna.

    2. Quadrifilar Helix antenna I built centered on 137.5 MHz NOAA Sat Frequencies
    The antenna is built with .375" copper tube and is up about 30 feet

    3. NOAA 18 pass last night at 22:24 with a max elevation on this pass of 43 degrees over my location. Picture goes from Cuba to almost the top of Hudson Bay. Higher passes yield]
    pictures with no weak signal due to trees.

    For those reading the original EPROM frequencies were out of date due to NOAA
    change of Satellite frequencies. Dr Chris reprogrammed for the current satellites. These are Low Earth Orbit Birds.

    I also have a receiving station for NOAA 16 which is Geostationary about
    23,000 miles out in space. NOAA 16 covers the eastern US while NOAA 17 covers the
    Pacific and western US.

    Again, my profound thanks to Dr Chris


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  6. KD2ACO

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    In your email, when you described waking up the Vanguard receiver, I thought of Gene Wilder right after he animated the monster in the movie Young Frankenstein! :p

    Wow, that antenna is FANTASTIC!

    I'll try to help with your Robot 1200C SSTV converter.

    Does anyone here have a link to the 1200C manual? I haven't found it yet online and have to get back to work.
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  7. WJ4U

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    I feel much better now, knowing it's not my fault! ;)
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  8. KC7JNJ

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    I resealed a crosman 1322 pellet pistol
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  9. AB2YC

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    Put up a gate between the bedrooms and
    the rest of the house for my new puppy.

    It keeps him where I know what he's up to.
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  10. N3AWS

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    Trying to socialize our two new puppies (Autumn and Spring) with our other four dogs. Very interesting and varied results!
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