Monday, April 14, 2014

[TLE01-2014] Total Lunar Eclipse -- 04-14+15-2014

Updated 2014-04-16 PM has more information about the just past Total lunar Eclipse (here)!
Also, NASA has a short YouTube explaining what a TETRAD is and how a Lunar Eclipse happens (including a "view of earth" from the Moon):
ScienceCasts: A Tetrad of Lunar Eclipses

Updated 2014-04-15 PM
From our friend Kevin [K1KMO] in LA!
Hey Shelley and LW!
Here was our view in LA while the Insomniac net was on. An exciting night....
-- Kevin K1KMO

Updated 2014-04-15 AM(Most recent at top -- time below photo)
Just in case you missed the Total Lunar Eclipse Last Night
(please refresh your browser every 5 minutes)
from Griffith Observatory

(Most recent at top -- time below photo)
 02:37AM (Over)



Foobar "Dragon Be Gone" Ritual to save the moon!
01:10AM (cloudy)
Updated 2014-04-14 AM 

Updated 2014-04-13 PM
From The Insomniac-Net about the Total Lunar Eclipse last Friday: 
"There's A Moon Out Tonight"
What is a tetrad?
 It’s four successive total lunar eclipses, with no partial lunar eclipses in between, each of which is separated from the other by six lunar months (six full moons)
 Lunar Eclipse Diagrams -- for your lawn chair viewing spot
The following diagrams (in high resolution) show the Moon's path through Earth's shadows during April's eclipse. The times of major eclipse stages are given for time zones throughout North America. Please choose the diagram for your own time zone. Each diagram is a GIF file with a size of about 110 KB.
Eclipse Diagram for GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
Eclipse Diagram for ADT (Atlantic Daylight Time)
Eclipse Diagram for EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)
Eclipse Diagram for CDT (Central Daylight Time)
Eclipse Diagram for MDT (Mountain Daylight Time)
Eclipse Diagram for PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)
Eclipse Diagram for AKDT (Alaska Daylight Time)
Eclipse Diagram for HST (Hawaiian Standard Time) 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

-- Intl Space Station Sightings LIST (Seattle, WA) area --

-- Intl Space Station Sightings LIST (Seattle, WA) area --
Updated 2014-04-13 PM
Recommended Internet Sites:
NASA's ISS Main Page (
Pick your Location -- Satellites - All Passes (
Satellites - SEATTLE: All Passes (
Amateur Radio Satellites - SEATTLE: All Passes (
Recommended Mobile Apps:
Android -- ISS Detector by RunaR (5-stars) (LW's Fav)
Android -- ISS? -- AndroideSimple (3.5-stars)
Apple devices -- ISS Spotter (Kingston Bill [KC5WFH] uses this!)
Windows Phone -- ISS Tracker (Thanks to Jorge [W7CDX])

Saturday, April 12, 2014

"Pre-Today's 9 O'Clock" Net: Educational Radio Net

Updated 2014-04-12 AM 
Some of the newer people will not know that
Lee [N7KC], Bob [K9PQ], did a long running net on PSRG called the
Educational Radio Net
We had a blog to support the net and it is still a good resource.

-- "Bothell" Bob [K9PQ]

Educational Radio Net
This blog supports the Educational Radio Net, an amateur radio net that takes place Wednesdays at 8:00PM on the 2 meter repeater of the Puget Sound Repeater Group, 146.96MHz -600, with a tone of 103.5, located on Queen Anne Hill in Seattle. 
The purpose of this net is to help our fellow amateur radio operators learn theory, gain practical knowledge, and generally benefit from the experience of the more seasoned operators. 
Your hosts are Bob Helling, K9PQ, and Lee Bond, N7KC.
Lee [N7KC]