Saturday, December 31, 2016

LEAP SECOND Countdown! (Dec 31, 2016 23:59:60 UTC)


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Every now and then a leap second is added to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in order to synchronize clocks worldwide with the Earth's ever slowing rotation.
    Atomic clocks are slightly too accurate.
    The reason we have to add a second now and then is that Earth's rotation around its own axis is gradually slowing down, although very slowly.
How Often Are Leap Seconds Added?
    Before the first leap second was added in 1972, UTC was 10 seconds behind Atomic Time.
    So far, a total of 26 leap seconds have been added.
    This means that the Earth has slowed down an additional 26 seconds compared to atomic time since then.
    However, this does NOT mean that the days are 26 seconds longer nowadays.
    The only difference is that the days a leap second was added had 86,401 seconds instead of the usual 86,400 seconds.
    The next leap second will be added on December 31, 2016 at 23:59:60 UTC.
    The difference between UTC and International Atomic Time (TAI) will then increase from the current 36 seconds to 37 seconds.

[SOURCE: What's a Leap Second?]

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 12-31-2016 09:00PT

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Happy Holidays! (Dec 29, 2016)

Happy Holidays!
Third Party Secret Santa: "Ho! Ho! Ho!"

KD7PWA + KD7PWB -- State of Mind in the Snow (Dec 03, 2016)

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 12-29-2016 09:00PT

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Steve [N7GWG] -- NEW Electronic INDUCTION Range (Dec 28, 2016)

Daddy has his Christmas Present !!
A NEW Electronic INDUCTION  Range !! 
( at $1099.  I couldn't pass it up )
No FLAME !  no direct heat to the pans.
You can fry bacon, and put your had right on the element !!
And it looks sooooo  good in the new kitchen !
VERY FAST,  and very Eco-Friendly, very efficient !!
But, how fast does it make Hot Cocoa? 
(Ask Steve, he'll tell you!)

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 12-28-2016 21:00PT

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Steve [N7GWG] -- T'is the Season Greetings (Dec 23, 2016)

Do to circumstances Beyond our control
There will be no
Partridge this year or Pear Tree
(Thanks Dozer !)

Have a Merry Christmas!
Donna, Steve [N7GWG] & Dozer

(Original Art Work by Donna Lough

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 12-23-2016 17:00PT

The Ever-Delightful Shelley [KF7TBA]'s Cookie Tree (Dec 23, 2016)


The forest:

The tree:

Posted by K7LWA.INS  at  2016-12-23 18:00 PT USA

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Jessica [KF7UHK]/Sylvia [KF7UMK]'s 2nd Annual Swing Xmas Eve Party (Dec 24, 2016)

You Are Invited to the ...

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 12-24-2016 18:00PT

Friday, December 23, 2016

Happy Holidays! (Dec 23, 2016)

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 12-23-2016 11:03PT

REPOST: Need a Holiday Gift for Your 10,000 Closest Friends? (Dec, 7, 2015)

(image from Jessica [KF7UHK], of course)

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 12/07/2015 1:00:00 PM
REPosted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 12/23/2015 11:00:00 AM

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

LW [K7LWA]'s 9 O'Clock Net Associate Monaco (Dec 21, 2016)

Can you hear me purrrrr?

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 12-21-2016 08:00PT

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

KD7PWA + KD7PWB -- State of Mind in the Snow (Dec 03, 2016)

"Purrrfect cruising weather!"
(The State of Mind)
Hey, LW.
Pirate Radio Dave [KD7PWB]
said he wanted to send you a few pix.
He’s currently helping Chris [AC7AR] with the last of the antenna games.
The first few pictures are from a few years ago.
Gomez was not so happy about the snow this time as he was when he was younger.
The last boat picture is this year’s lights - Go Hawks!
The last photo is the kids showing that they can “not get into trouble”.
Gomez is on the left, Schroeder on the right.
Sam [KD7PWA]

Thanks for sharing your State of Mind with us!

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 12-06-2016 09:00PT

Sunday, December 18, 2016

AMN's 2016 Santa Net -- 3PM (Dec 18, 2016)

2016 Santa Net!
Join us on December 18th at 2:00pm (Alaska)
Pacific Time Zone - 3 PM
for the annual 2016 Santa Net!
Kids from all age groups are welcome to participate.
Also, join us on the chat room and TS3 during the Santa Net to chat behind the scene!

A BIG Alaska welcome to all of our friends and
The Alaska Morning Net Family!!!
We are proud and excited to launch this website and add a new way that we can communicate and share with each other.
Feel free to surf around the site, log in and add to the content.
The calendar shows the Saturday net content and we will add additional amateur radio activities on the calendar as they come up.
We look forward to adding and changing things along the way to keep it up-to-date and functional.
Thank you for your support and visiting the site.
AMN Staff
Listen to the 9109 reflector live!
You can now access the audio from the 9109 reflector through any computer or smart phone!
To listen on your smart phone, do a search in the apps store and download the free app 
“Scanner Radio”
Then when downloaded, look up KL1AC and listen to us anywhere!

 (Please be advised of a natural approximate 30 second audio delay)
Click here for more audio listening options for this feed

I've had several requests to post information about the Santa Claus Net
tomorrow afternoon (Sunday), so here it is.

The net will NOT be on the Western Intertie Network, as far as I know.
You must have access to a steerable IRLP or Allstar or Echolink node
(which a lot of you do). The net start times are:

Hawaii Time Zone - 1 PM
Alaska Time Zone - 2 PM
Pacific Time Zone - 3 PM
Mountain Time Zone - 4 PM
Central Time Zone - 5 PM
Eastern Time Zone - 6 PM

IRLP - 9109
Allstar - 27133 or 29332
Echolink - 9191 or WL7LP - R

The net will probably run for 90 minutes to 2 hours and children of all
ages are welcome, but please give priority to the real young ones.

Steve [N5ZUA]

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 12-18-2016 08:00PT

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Kevin [KG7KNS] -- Seal Raft Spotted Again (Nov 29, 2016)

Every year this time the seals gather in a raft...
young males without mates...big fraternity.
It is always in this same spot...between Ivar's and ferries.

And seals DO NOT hit 40 underwater...
think it is reported at 18mph...
fast enough to get out of marine traffic.

Thanks for the Seal Raft Report, Kevin!

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 12-06-2016 09:00PT

Monday, December 5, 2016

Happy Birthday, Steve [N7GWG]! (Dec 05, 2016)

"It takes a very long time to become young." -- Pablo Picasso
"The whims of youth break all the rules." -- Homer, The Iliad
"To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, 
except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable." -- Oscar Wilde
"The elastic heart of youth cannot be compressed into 
one constrained shape long at a time." -- Mark Twain

RE-Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 12/05/2016 08:30:00 AM
Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 12/01/2015 10:30:00 AM

SPECIAL NOTICE for tonight's 9 O'Clock Net (Dec 05, 2016)

Thank you for your check in!
++ Special Instructions for checking in ++
++ on tonight's 9 PM O'Clock Net ++
(for December 5, 2016)
I was contacted by Mark Sheppard from the Seattle EOC,
who asked if we could encourage
the 9 o'clock net check-ins
to include their location and
some commentary on the weather conditions in their area.

The EOC is going to be manned and they will be monitoring the PSRG repeater.
Regards,  -Doug- [KD7DK], President PSRG
There is another chance for snow tonight over Northwest Washington.
 Also, tonight through Thursday, very cold conditions are expected throughout Western Washington with overnight temperatures in the 20s and lower 30s and daytime temperatures only above freezing for a few hours each day.
Drivers should use caution as roadways may be icy.
As always, visit for the latest forecasts.

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 12-05-2016 20:00PT