Monday, March 30, 2015

PSRG Board Meeting -- Saturday, April 4, 2015

PSRG Board Meeting
Saturday, April 4th, 1:00pm,
Salmon Bay Café
Visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend!
map
https://maps.google.com/maps?sll=47.664385,-122.382606&sspn=0.0055493,0.0109864&cid=829669645387364126&q=Salmon+Bay+Cafe&output=classic&dg=ntvo

Originally Posted 2015-03-30 00:00


Sunday, March 29, 2015

FREE HAM Licensing Classes -- March, April, May 2015

Can You help VE?
Kent (4/4Ex), FedWay (4/25G+Ex), Ballard (5-23G+Ex)
 -- Please contact Daniel KL7WM@aol.com --
 
There are several FREE classes scheduled for the next 3 months!
 


Registration is so the handout can be prepared for everyone.

To register, one needs to send an email and what class one want to take to:
Daniel Stevens [KL7WM] at KL7WM@aol.com
Here are the classes scheduled for the next three months.

1 Extra Licensing Class, March 21 and 28 and April 4 2015
Kent Fire Station 73, 26512 Military Road South, Kent, WA 98032
2 Technician Licensing Class, April 18 and 25, 2015.
Federal Way Masonic Hall, 1700 South 340th Street, Federal Way WA 98003
3 Technician Licensing Class, May 16 and 23, 2015.
PC Center, 2363 NW 80th Street, Seattle, WA 98117 (Ballard)
4 General Licensing Class, May 16 and 23, 2015
PC Center 2363 NW 80th Street, Seattle, WA 98117 (Ballard)

All classes are for 9 AM to 5 PM with a VE test on the last day.
Thank you,

Daniel Stevens [KL7WM]
Training Coordinator
206 228 9274

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 3/08/2015 09:18:00 PM


Monday, March 23, 2015

Who's Dat? -- PSRG Group Photo (w/ CALLs) at Puyallup 2015 Mike & Key HAM Swapmeet

Thanks Aaron [K8AMH] for fox-hunting the CALL SIGNs on the
PSRG Group Photo at Puyallup 2015 Mike & Key HAM Swapmeet
(Photo courtesy of Ron [NR7O] -- Thanks, Dude!)
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[Important: If YOU DON'T WANT YOUR CALL SIGN listed, please contact us]


Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 3/21/2015 10:58:00 AM


Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC)

For latest status, please click below:
Space Weather Prediction Center
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/
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Solar MUF


Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 3/17/2015 08:11:00 PM


PSRG HAMs at Puyallup 2015 Mike & Key HAM Swapmeet

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(Photos courtesy of Ron [NR7O] -- Thanks, Dude!)
(Please see a Special Message from John [WA7MSE] (Yakima) at bottom of this Post)
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Chris [W7AMD] & Ron [NR7O]
Everybody else
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Chris [W7AMD], Jake [KF6JRB], Shirley [KG7RHA] & Ron [NR7O]
Joan [KG7VO] holding court with her HAMsters:
David [N5JRN], Aaron [K8AMH], Elaine [KG7CME], Doug [KD7DK], Amber [KG7QQK /AG] & Tony [AE7WZ]

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"You have now entered the Joan Zone: 
There is nothing wrong with your radio.
Do not attempt to adjust the antenna.
Do not attempt to adjust the audio.

We are controlling transmission.

 If we wish to make it louder, we will bring… Up… the VOLUME.
If we wish to make it softer, we will tune… it… to…… a whisper….

We will control the MICROPHONE. We will control the Machine that goes ‘Ping’.
 

We can talk German, and say words with der ümlaut.
We can transform your call sign into a mnemonic form—and then say, “CHEERS, Guv’nah!”
For the next hour…,
sit quietly, and we will control all that you hear (and hear and hear)…
We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your radio.

You are about to participate in a great adventure.
You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to –
The Joan Zone.”

 LOLOL — Joan
Joan [KG8VO]: "Say again, Alpha Centauri, another galaxy doubled with you!"
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Jon [KL7GT], Jonathan [KK7PW], Sam [KD7PWA] & LW [K7LWA]
Marco [W7RJT], Tim [W7RJT /Tim], "Bothell" Bob [K9PQ], Mike [AE7XI], Patrick [KG7NSC] & ????
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Curt [WR5J] & CK [KG7AUL /AG]
Tyler [AF7BO]
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Sam [KD7PWA], "Pirate Radio" Dave [KD7PWB] & LW [K7LWA]
Kevin [KG7KNS] & Dean [KG7ODB]
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David [N5JRN], Mike [AE7XI] & LW [K7LWA]
Marco [W7RJT], Tim [W7RJT /Tim], Curt [WR5J] & "Bothell" Bob [K9PQ]
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Mike [AE7XI] & Ron [NR7O]
Zac [K7ZAC] & Chris [W7AMD]
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Tony [AE7WZ], Tyler [AF7BO], Joan [KG8VO] & Aaron [K8AMH]
Tony [AE7WZ], Tyler [AF7BO], Joan [KG8VO], Aaron [K8AMH] & Amber [KG7QQK /AG]
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Joan [KG8VO]: "OK, Alpha Centauri, you're CM & Galactic Mobile -- go ahead with your report"
Joan [KG8VO] & Amber [KG7QQK /AG]
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Zac [K7ZAC] & LW [K7LWA]
and
Bill [W7MAV]
(by K7LWA)
Bill [W7MAV]
Bill [W7MAV]
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A Special Message from John [WA7MSE] (Yakima):
Mobile rig just needs a radio and antenna!
Please post to fun blog lol and share on net.
Would love some comments from others on best antenna 2/440 for this mobile installation. 
John [WA7MSE] (Yakima) chilling at UW Medical Center
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Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 3/08/2015 12:22:00 AM



Cameras Are Rolling for the 3rd Lunar Eclipse of the 2014-2015 Tetrad

Cameras Are Rolling
for the
April 4, 2015
Saturday 2AM-5AM(max)-Sunrise
(please see details below)
(Photos: March 04, 2015 by (Ron [NR7O])
 
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Apr 4, 2015 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
This total lunar eclipse will occur on April 4, 2015.
Most of North America, South America, Asia and parts of Australia
will be able to see the eclipse.
The eastern coast of the United States will be treated to an early morning eclipse,
while locations in South Asia will experience the eclipse in the evening.
The eclipse will last for 3 hours and 29 mins from beginning to end.
The Moon will be totally eclipsed (totality) for about 5 minutes.
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2014-2015 lunar tetrad
The first total eclipse in this lunar tetrad was on April 15, 2014.
The second was October 8, 2014
The next two will be on:
April 4, 2015
September 28, 2015
All four total lunar eclipses will be visible from most of the United States.
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Apr 4, 2015 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
This April 4 eclipse is the third in a tetrad,
a series of four consecutive total lunar eclipses in 2014 – 2015.
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Is this Partial Lunar Eclipse visible in Seattle?
YES!
Next eclipse visible in Seattle
April 4, 2015 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

The photo shows approximately what the eclipse
looks like from the night side of earth.
 During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covers
only parts of the Moon, as seen from Seattle.
 There are no other locations on Earth where the
Moon appears completely covered during this event.
The Earth's shadow covers a large portion of the Moon,
so this is still a nice sight.
More about the April 4, 2015 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
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According to NASA, the current century – 2001 to 2100 – will have eight tetrads.
The first tetrad of the 21st century took place in 2003,
and the second will happen in 2014-2015.
The first eclipses in each of these tetrads will occur between March and May.
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This information is taken from:
http://www.timeanddate.com/

How much do you know about the 2014-2015 lunar tetrad?
Check out the TETRAD trivia questions about the 1st Lunar Eclipse (April, 2014):
2014[15]Q -- Insomnia-Net Questions for Apr 11, 2014
Mixed Bag -- #10: There's A Moon Out Tonight
(from: KF7TBA+K7LWA's Friday Insomniac-Net)


Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 3/08/2015 04:22:00 PM