Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Turkey Day 2016!



Be sure to catch the Thanksgiving Day wrap-up at 9PM tonight with Doug [KD7DK]!

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 11-24-2016 09:00PT


++ Blog Updated 2016-11-24 ++

++ Blog Updated 2016-11-24 ++
(right click on above map to open in a new window)

PSRG Repeater -- Emergency Operation

-- PSRG Repeater --
Emergency Operation

(from PSRG.org)
During commercial power outages,
the main repeater switches
to battery operation,
output power is reduced
from 75 to 25 watts, and
the usual “beep” courtesy tone
is replaced by a
“B” in Morse code
("dah-di-di-dit").
When this occurs,
please help us
preserve battery life
by limiting your transmissions to
priority communication.
|| WEATHER ||
=======================
(Please click-on to see)

Watches, Warnings or Advisories for King (WAC033) Washington
ALL of WASHINGTON's Watches, Warnings or Advisories

=======================
Current Seattle, WA weather
===========================
[Unofficial PSRG-FUN Blog]
[Unofficial PSRG-FUN Blog]
(plus 9 O'Clock Net (9OCN) News)
PSRG Listen-Online LINK
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BudmWpYY2Ko/VSIrd3wDsXI/AAAAAAAAB3c/BXH4X-DOEE8/s1600/QRZ_psrg_rptr_2015-04-05MAP.jpg
PSRG + 9OCN = "The Best Sound Heard Around the Sound!"

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 11-24-2016 08:00AM


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

I'm Casting my VOTE for NIGHTFALL with Jessica [KF7UHK] on KSER-FM (Nov 01, 2016)

Unplug the Noise and Turn Up the Jessica [KF7UHK]


Host - Jessica Phipps
Tuesdays at 10:30 pm
A mix of New Age instrumentals and vocals for late night listening.
Nightfall brings you a late night mix of contemplative instrumentals and vocals 
designed to ease stress and repair frazzled psyches.
Expect to hear the best in electronic, folk, world, classical, ambient, progressive rock, 
and minimal music with a nod toward New Age spirituality.
Jessica Phipps is your host.

Listen to NIGHTFALL
with Jessica [KF7UHK]

every Tuesday Evening
@10:30 on 90.7 KSER-FM

 

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 11-01-2016 15:00PT


Sunday, October 30, 2016

Shelley [KF7TBA] -- Easy Rider at Harley Davidson Museum (Oct 20, 2016)

 
 
Photos by Shelley [KF7TBA]

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 10-30-2016 09:00PT


Friday, October 21, 2016

Sam and Dave Invite You to the 25th Annual Halloween Party (Oct 22, 2016)

It's another Halloween party, the 25th!
In case the invite has transmission problems, the pertinent details are:
----
Saturday, October 22, 2016 (Yes, it's a week BEFORE)
7 PM to 12:30 AM
----
Newby House at 13311 - 19th Avenue NE, Seattle 98125
(Go north to 135th, turn east, and turn south on 19th)
----
Roger's phone is 206-261-3790
Dave's is 206-817-4148
----
It's still a music party!  
Please bring a snack to share and BYOB.
----
Hope to see you there!
Dave & Sam

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 10-21-2016 10:00PT


Saturday, October 15, 2016

FYI: Changes to 9 O'Clock Nets for SAT PM and SUN AM Check-Ins (Oct 15-16, 2016)

Changes to 9 O'Clock Nets for SAT PM and SUN AM Check-Ins 
    At the request of the Seattle EOC, we would like to request a modest change in the format of the 9 o'clock net on Saturday evening and Sunday morning.  This has been done before by hosts like LW during similar severe weather events.    In discussing this with them, we agreed that a request for checkins as worded below or any similar wording would help our members share information with each other and the EOC(s) who may be monitoring.  Seattle EOC is planning to be staffed and will monitor. 
    Here's a sample script to start with:
    Normal net intro, but before taking checkins, make this request:
Due to the storm today, we are going to request a change in your reports for today's net.  We know many are interested in conditions around the region and that includes those monitoring this net at the EOC.
  We would like to ask for you to include any of the following information at the start of your report if known:
  • power/utility status, if out, for how long and how widespread
  • rainfall at your location
  • current wind speed/direction
  • damage observed
  • any localized flooding
Please keep your report brief as we want to get information from as many different stations as possible.  And as always, priority traffic will take precedence today.
With that said, lets open up to the first round of checkins with name and callsign please.
Regards,
  -Doug- [KD7DK], President PSRG
Visible Satellite on Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 at 15:45

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 10-15-2016 18:00PT


Thursday, October 13, 2016

++ Blog Updated 2016-10-13 ++ Storm Information Page

++ Blog Updated 2016-10-15 ++
(right click on above map to open in a new window)

PSRG Repeater -- Emergency Operation

-- PSRG Repeater --
Emergency Operation

(from PSRG.org)
During commercial power outages,
the main repeater switches
to battery operation,
output power is reduced
from 75 to 25 watts, and
the usual “beep” courtesy tone
is replaced by a
“B” in Morse code
("dah-di-di-dit").
When this occurs,
please help us
preserve battery life
by limiting your transmissions to
priority communication.
|| WEATHER ||
=======================
(Please click-on to see)

Watches, Warnings or Advisories for King (WAC033) Washington
ALL of WASHINGTON's Watches, Warnings or Advisories

=======================
Current Seattle, WA weather
===========================
[Unofficial PSRG-FUN Blog]
[Unofficial PSRG-FUN Blog]
(plus 9 O'Clock Net (9OCN) News)
PSRG Listen-Online LINK
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BudmWpYY2Ko/VSIrd3wDsXI/AAAAAAAAB3c/BXH4X-DOEE8/s1600/QRZ_psrg_rptr_2015-04-05MAP.jpg
PSRG + 9OCN = "The Best Sound Heard Around the Sound!"

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 10-13-2016 09:45M


Sunday, August 28, 2016

Batur [KF7LSD] and the "Gang of 4" and "Tuggie" (August 19, 2016)

Batur [KF7LSD] and Floatable Dogs, and the Arctic Loon
Thanks, Bill [N6NBN], for the photo!

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 08/26/2016 09:45AM


Aug 27: Venus + Jupiter Conjunction (Aug 26, 2016)

(from: AccuWeather News - August 25, 2016; 9:00 PM ET)

Grab your binoculars this weekend: 
Venus and Jupiter won't be this close to each other
for another 50 years!
Stargazers will want to dig out their binoculars and telescopes
this weekend as
Venus and Jupiter
shine so close that they appear as
one large, bright star in the evening sky.
 Viewing map for the Northern Hemisphere (left) and the Southern Hemisphere (right). 

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 08/26/2016 10:00AM


Friday, August 26, 2016

Tukwila HAM Training -- Aug 20 + 27, 2016 RESULTS (Aug 27, 2016)

Tukwila HAM Technician Class
RESULTS: 15 Techs, 3 Gens
Reposted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 08-28-2016 09:30 PM PT
VEs NEEDED on SAT, Aug 27th!
(~2:30 PM to 5PM)
Tukwila Fire Station 51
444 Andover Park East
Tukwila, WA 98188
[Directions]
[Directions]
If you can help, please contact:
Daniel Stevens KL7WM
Training Coordinator
206 228 9274
KL7WM@aol.com

Tukwila HAM Training -- VEs NEEDED on SAT, 08-27 2:30PM (Aug 26, 2016)
Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 08-26-2016 10:30 AM PT
Reposted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 08-28-2016 09:30 PM PT


[CLASS] HAM Technician: TUKWILA, WA -- AUG 20 +27, 2016

HAM Technician Training
 + Walk-in VEs

VEs NEEDED on SAT 27th!
Saturdays
August 20th and 27th
(VE session)
(9AM to 5PM)

The class is FREE, but the test at the end of the second day cost $15.
There is a very high pass rate from this class.

 
The class will be from 9 AM to 5 PM both days.
There will be an hour for lunch.
You can bring your lunch if you want to.
The class will be held in the North Training Room
at the
Tukwila Fire Station 51
444 Andover Park East
Tukwila, WA  98188
There is FREE parking on the north and south side of the building.
This is a fun class with lots of show and tell items.
The recommended book is the ARRL Technician Licensing Manual, 3rd edition.
It cost $30.  Several books are available.
If you already have a book, please start reading the book.
This will help you in the class.
Thank you for your interest in this very exciting cutting edge radio hobby.
Several more VEs are needed for afternoon August 27th!

 
Tukwila Technician Training
 August 20+27, 2016

Tukwila Fire Station 51
444 Andover Park East
Tukwila, WA 98188
[Directions]
[Directions]
VE Walk-Ins Welcome
$15 VE fee | Photo ID | FRN/License
(Upgrade)
 
For more information and
training materials,
 and to register
 Please Contact:

 Daniel Stevens KL7WM
Training Coordinator
206 228 9274
KL7WM@aol.com

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 08-16-2016


Thursday, August 18, 2016

CWOP – The Citizen Weather Observing Program (Aug 18, 2016)


CWOP – The Citizen Weather Observing Program

       A volunteer-based network that allows owners of personal weather stations to share their station’s live data with the National Weather Service, emergency managers, wild land fire fighters, and Universities worldwide.  
       There are several options to getting your data online – inexpensive (even free) software programs, and extremely reliable, energy-efficient ‘internet devices.’  
        If you have a well-sited home weather station, and a broadband internet connection, you’re just a few steps away from contributing your data to CWOP.


Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 08/18/2016 09:45M


Saturday, August 6, 2016

Blue Angels & Friends -- 2016 Seafair Fun (Aug 6, 2016)

Thanks to all who have contributed the following about IFOs this weekend!
(click to enlarge photos)
 =====================
from Ron [NR7O]:
The view from Calkins landing (Mercer Island)
VISITORS WELCOME!
That's Blue Angel centerpoint on the left (that barge).
Ron. NR7O
=====================
Please see also:
I captured this frequency at Lake Washington Thursday
from a WW II B-26 (B-25?) flyover show:  124.8833.
It should be good through the weekend.
The most active during the Blue Angels:
237.8000 and 275.3500 [AM band]
73
Richard K7ITX
(other frequencies here)
=====================
A Listening Tip from Jeremy [KG7EDS]:
Hi LW,
I heard on the am 9 o’clock net some talk about the radio use of the blue angels.
I found that my Uniden BCT15X (analog scanner), heard them fine,
 but my Yaesu FT-60r did not, just initial static burst.
I changed, am/fm/auto, wide/narrow band, and rubber duck/external.
I am at a loss as to why regular radio did not pick it up.
I hope this helps with the investigation.
Please let me know if any new info comes out.
Thanks, Jeremy Andersen.
KG7EDS, 73.
=====================
=====================
Steve [KI7EIW] has a scanner to-lend for listening in on the FUN
Please contact him at 206-778-1659
=====================
Have you ever wondered what it was like to go up in the world famous B-25? Now’s your chance to find out! Commemorative Air Force will be onsite August 2nd – 7th offering flights and allowing guests tours of the bomber! This fast, muscular aircraft made famous in the 1942 Doolittle Raid will be on public exhibition at the Flying Heritage Collection August 2 through August 7, 2016, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Rides can be purchased for the following- B-25 Cockpit area $650 each, Waist Gunner area $395. To book a flight: 480-322-5503 or B25RC@azcaf.org. See you in the sky!

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 08/06/2016 09:00AM


Ron [NR7O] -- Blue Angels: Friday Practice -- 2016 Seafair Fun (Aug 5, 2016)

Thanks, Ron [NR7O]!
I think today we are going to get the logo. 
Lots of clouds! 
Here are my pictures from Friday.
 I think today's pictures might actually be better because
 
 
 






These pictures are all small because 
they were downloaded off of Facebook 
where there is a great deal of compression. 
The Originals on my Nikon are on my computer at home.
Ron


Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 08/06/2016 09:45M


Thursday, August 4, 2016

Richard [K7ITX] -- Blue Angels (Air Show Frequencies) -- Reposted

Blue Angels (Air Show Frequencies)
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nf3hQY2V7TU/Vbr90zrGjvI/AAAAAAAAC4Q/GkmH3Q8tYF4/s1600/140px-Blue_Angels_Insignia.jpg
Blue Angels Home Base
+ Air Show Frequencies
From Richard [K7ITX]:
Verified frequencies heard on 08-04-2016:
237.8000
275.3500
124.8833 (B-26)
(From last year: These are working perfectly today -- July 31, 2015 13:15)
Subject: Blue Angels_K7ITX

237.8000
275.3500
305.9000
284.2500
255.2000
346.5000
289.8000
142.1650
139.8150
141.5650
123.1000
145.2300
123.4000
362.6000
146.6600
146.8200
147.1000

US Navy Blue Angels
Airshow - Aerial Operations

Frequency 
Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode 
237.80000 
BM
8-Solo 2 Blue Angels Ch 8-Solo Pilots  AM 
275.35000 
BM
9-Diamond 1 Blue Angels Ch 9-Diamond Formation  AM 
305.90000 
BM
10-Bert 1 Blue Angels Ch 10-Fat Albert  AM 
284.25000 
BM
16-Delta Blue Angels Ch 16-Delta Formation  AM 
255.20000 
BM
17-Circ/Arrv Blue Angels Ch 17-Circle/Arrival  AM 
346.50000 
BM
18-Checklist Blue Angels Ch 18-Startup Checks  AM 
289.80000 
BM
BA Refueling Blue Angels Aerial Refueling  AM 
Airshow - Ground Operations
Frequency 
Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode 
142.16250 
BM 67.0 PL Gnd Alpha Ground Crew Ch Alpha  FM 
139.81250 
BM 67.0 PL Gnd Bravo Ground Crew Ch Bravo  FM 
141.56250 
BM
Gnd Charlie Ground Crew Ch Charlie  FM 
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++++++++++
Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KRNT - Renton Municipal Airport (5 nm NE)
KBFI - Boeing Field/King County International Airport (5 nm N)
S50 - Auburn Municipal Airport (8 nm SE)
KTIW - Tacoma Narrows Airport (15 nm SW)
KPWT - Bremerton National Airport (19 nm W)
KTCM - McChord Field Airport (Joint Base Lewis-McChord) (20 nm S)

Nearby radio navigation aids
VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
SEA at field
SEATTLE VORTAC
116.80
19E
TCMr358/19.3
MCCHORD VORTAC
109.60
22E
PAEr163/28.2
PAINE VOR/DME
110.60
20E
OLMr021/37.4
OLYMPIA VORTAC
113.40
19E
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
RENTON
218/4.8
353
17E
RNT .-. -. -
KITSAP
082/18.2
206
16E
PWT .--. .-- -
CARNEY
064/21.5
274
20E
CAN -.-. .- -.
GRAYE
018/21.6
216
16E
GRF --. .-. ..-.
LACOMAS
005/28.3
328
16E
LAC .-.. .- -.-.
MASON COUNTY
050/33.7
348
19E
MNC -- -. -.-.



Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 04/20/2016 20:00 PT
REPOSTED Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 08/04/2016 08:00 PT