Friday, June 23, 2017

Doug [KD7DK] -- PSRG's 2017 ARRL Field Day Information (June 08, 2017)

is this weekend!
(from: PSRG website)
Seattle ACS and Puget Sound Repeater Group will again be hosting a joint Field Day Event at South Seattle College (location).  We will on the field at the south end of the campus, adjacent to Olympic Hall.  We are also inviting members of Western Washington DX Club, Western Washington Medical Services Team, and West Seattle Amateur Radio Cloud to join us this year.
The rough schedule of activity:
Friday June 23rd:
 - 9am: Site preparation commences
 - 5pm: Site preparation completed - testing and informal radio operation
Saturday June 24th:
 - 8am: Final site and equipment preparation
 - 11am: Field day contest operations commence (for 24 hours)
 - 7pm-ish: some sort of dinner break to be determined.  Will probably include some potluck, some pizza, maybe a BBQ depending on volunteers
Sunday June 25th:
 - 7am: Coffee, croissants, and danish run.   Possibly other breakfast if organized.  
 - 11am: Contest operations cease.  A brief rest while organize teardown operations
 - 11:30: Tear down operations commence
 - 3pm-ish (possibly later) we finish teardown and retire to a local eatery for refreshing beverages and food.
If you would like to participate in Field Day, there are many roles over the 3 day period and we would love to see many of you join us, even if its only for a couple of hours. 

Youth and non-Amateur Involvement
A major goal of Field Day is to expose the public to amateur radio and some of the many roles it can play.  We are especially interested in getting youth and other interested people on the air at Field Day and will be operating a GOTA (Get On The Air) station with a mentor to let unlicensed (or recently licensed hams) get on HF (or VHF) and get a great exposure to ham radio.  Please take this as an opportunity to expose your friends and family to our hobby in a welcoming and supportive environment.
Please follow this link to our signup survey:
We are very aware that ACS is also supporting the Pride Parade this same weekend.  Luckily for us and you, this is a daytime event that occurs after the vast majority of setup has been completed.  You can participate in both of these activities if you want to.  We will need a core of support on site for Field Day on Saturday, but once the parade is complete, you will be free to come join the Field Day activities at SSC.  Remember we will be fully active on the air until 11 am on Sunday, and we'll need fresh operators in the night and early morning.  So if you are supporting the parade, consider going home, eating, resting and joining use sometime later in the operating cycle.   You'll be able to indicate this in the survey form.  Just remember, you can do both activities.
-Doug-, KD7DK
Field Day Organizer

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 06-08-2017 19:00PT

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Steve [N7GWG] -- 40 Years of Electric Vehicles in Seattle Town (June 18, 2017)

Morning Friends:
Just read the article in the Seattle Sunday Times Auto Section!!
Overwhelmed with Thanks to Tom V. freelance writer
from the NY Times and Seattle Times.
He did an EXCELLENT Job.
What a wonderful Fathers Day Gift!!
Brought tears to my eyes as we read the brief 40 years of
Electric Vehicles in Seattle Town.
For those who do not get the Seattle Times,
we have scanned and attached the articles here.
Everyone have a wonderful Fathers Day !! Hugs all round !!
-- Steven S Lough

Seattle EV Association Web:

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Thanks, Steve, for sharing!

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 06-18-2017 09:00PT

Larry [KI7GST] -- (CNN) NASA: Some East Coast Father's Day magic TONIGHT! (June 18, 2017)

  (CNN) NASA is hoping for some Father's Day magic as it attempts to launch a much-anticipated rocket Sunday night after scrubbing the launch seven times.
  The Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket is expected to create a light show of blue-green and red clouds visible on much of the East Coast, from New York to North Carolina.
  The launch window will last from 9:05 to 9:20 p.m. ET.
  The rocket's launch has been delayed several times since May 31, with the last attempt on Tuesday night foiled by cloudy skies. Previous attempts were scrubbed for various reasons, from strong winds and clouds to boats in the potential payload landing area.
(Above material from CNN)

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 06-18-2017 12:00PT

Friday, June 16, 2017

Ron [NR7O] -- Congratulations, U.S. Navy Sailor Noah! (June 16, 2017)

Congratulations, U.S. Navy Sailor Noah!
Audrey, Noah, and Ron [NR7O]

UPDATED by PSRG FUN BLOG at 06-16-2017 22:00PT

Ron [NR7O] -- Watch Noah's Navy Recruit Graduation (LIVE) (June 16, 2017)


Noah's boot camp graduation.
7am pacific if anyone wants to see.

-- Ron [NR7O]

Navy Recruit Graduation: June 16, 2017
Navy Recruit Graduation: June 16, 2017
Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of Recruit Training Command’s graduation, Pass-In-Review. It is a formal military ceremony that honors a Sailor’s hard work and dedication to a new way of life. Pass-In-Review also ties together the future of the Navy with our long-held naval traditions and customs.
Read how Recruit Training Command transforms civilians into Sailors – 38,000 of them each year.
The live video from the Navy’s only boot camp at Great Lakes, Illinois, is scheduled to begin 8:45 a.m. CDT June 16.
Congratulations Sailors and welcome aboard to the newest members of our Navy family!

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 06-15-2017 21:00PT
UPDATED by PSRG FUN BLOG at 06-16-2017 22:00PT

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Dan "Always Mobile" [N7DE] -- Dan's Antenna Array (June 15, 2017)

Thanks to Steve [N7GWG] for the photos

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 06-15-2017 10:00PT

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Rescheduled: PSRG Board Meeting -- SUNDAY, June 11th, 1:30PM (June 10, 2017)

PSRG Board Meeting
SUNDAY, June 11th, 1:30PM

Salmon Bay Café
Visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend!
The next PSRG Board meeting will be on Sunday, June 11th at 1:30pm!
We have arranged to reschedule the next board meeting to the following Sunday and the Cafe has asked us to shift our meeting time to 1:30pm to avoid the bulk of the lunch crowd.  Their new later opening hours also relieve the pressure we had to leave by 2:30 (their previous closing time).   If you want to get something ordered before the meeting, please try to arrive after 12:30pm or closer to 1pm.
Read the Draft Board Meeting Notes from the last meetings.,-122.382606&sspn=0.0055493,0.0109864&cid=829669645387364126&q=Salmon+Bay+Cafe&output=classic&dg=ntvo

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 06-10-2017 10:00PT

Ben [KC2JVV] -- Louis [KI7AGD] Gets Around(-About) (June 08, 2017)

Louis [KI7AGD] has it all over the Beach Boys' 1964 B-Side I Get Around!
I have been enjoying the nets since last November or so.
I was at work tonight, and came across Louis
in his normal spot at the roundabout.
I thought you might be curious about the ham rig on a walker.

When I pulled up, he had Dan's net on,
was monitoring CB channel 31,
and probably had a few other radios monitoring other things.
It was getting dark, but maybe it's blog-worthy.
Have a great night.
Ben (on Bainbridge Island)
(Received 06-05-2017 / posted 06-08-2017)

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 06-08-2017 15:30PT

Friday, June 9, 2017

ISS Passes for FRI, 06-09-2017 (June 09, 2017)
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Sunset 21:04PT (09:04PM)
Sunset 21:04PT (09:04PM)
More Passes: ISS (click on ALL)

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 06-09-2017 16:00PT

Don [W7UUL]: Seattle WRC - NOAA Open House - Fri Jun 9 - Noon to 630 PM -- (June 09, 2017)

NOAA Open House
Friday, June 9, 2017
12:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

NOAA Open House - Fri Jun 9 - Noon to 630 PM
Click here for a map of the campus

Public parking available
Free and open to the public
No reservations required
Note: A government-issued photo ID is required for all adults.
Explore your world and learn more about how NOAA - the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - works to understand and predict changes in Earth’s environment to help protect people and property and to conserve and manage coastal and marine resources.
Join us at the Western Regional Center in Seattle, Washington for a series of free activities, including engaging science presentations and panels, interactive exhibits and tours.
This event is perfect for the whole family.
(Adults – please remember to bring our photo IDs to gain access to the campus).
NOAA Open House is a FREE event, open to the public, with no reservations required. 
You will have the opportunity to learn more about a variety of 
NOAA programs, including the
National Weather Service,
Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory,
NOAA Fisheries
NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region,
Alaska Fisheries Science Center,
Northwest Fisheries Science Center,
National Ocean Service,
NOAA Corps,
and more!
Enjoy a delicious lunch from the four food trucks that will be on campus!
 Tacos El Guero, 314 Pie, Gourmini’s and Kofoo Bueno. ‡

Attention K-12 Students - See NOAA’s Our Oceans, Our Future Art Contest
Artwork will be on display and contest winners will be recognized during the Open House event.
Please visit the Facebook event invitation for more information.

NOAA WRC Open House Contact Information
For the latest information about the NOAA Open House check this website and follow the event on Facebook at for updates. Questions about the NOAA Open House may be emailed to or call 206-526-6810.

NOAA Open House - Fri Jun 9 - Noon to 630 PM

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 06-09-2017 12:00PT

Thursday, June 8, 2017

ISS Passes for THU, 06-08-2017 (June 08, 2017)
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Sunset 21:03PT (09:03PM)
More Passes: ISS (click on ALL)

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 06-08-2017 15:00PT

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

WED June 07, 2017 - 6:00-8:30PM -- KD7PWA+KD7PWB -- L-DOCKside BBQ (Jun 07, 2017)

TONIGHT 6:00-8:30PM
Sam [KD7PWA] + Pirate Radio Dave [KD7PWB]
Welcome to the L-DOCKside BBQ
GateFx = 147.480Simplex
Shilshole Bay Marina
7001 Seaview Ave. N.W.,
Seattle, Wa 98117
Download Marina Map

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 (photos by K7LWA)

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 06-07-2017 21:00PT

ISS Passes for WED, 06-07-2017 (June 07, 2017) 
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Sunset 21:02PT (09:02PM)
More Passes: ISS (click on ALL)

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 06-07-2017 12:00PT

Monday, June 5, 2017

ISS Passes for TUE, 06-06-2017 (June 06, 2017)

SpaceX's 11th cargo resupply mission arrives at the International Space Station, 
where NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer 
operated the robotic Canadarm2 to grapple the spacecraft.
SPACE-X DRAGON CARGO SPACECRAFT -- Docked with ISS (06-05) until mid-July
[Heavens-Above APP LINK]

Sunset 21:01PT (09:01PM)
More Passes: ISS (click on ALL)
 [PLEASE NOTE: The above photos are screen captures from my android phone
 -- please ignore any ADs which may shown -- K7LWA]

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 06-05-2017 2200PT

ISS Passes for MON, 06-05-2017 -- DRAGON has docked (June 05, 2017)

SPACE-X DRAGON CARGO SPACECRAFT -- Docked with ISS (06-05) until mid-July
SpaceX Dragon Capsule Makes History with 1st Repeat Delivery to ISS!
[Heavens-Above APP LINK]

Sunset 21:01PT (09:01PM)
More Passes: ISS (click on ALL)
 [PLEASE NOTE: The above photos are screen captures from my android phone
 -- please ignore any ADs which may shown -- K7LWA]

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 06-05-2017 1700PT