Friday, July 28, 2017

WED July 26, 2017 - 5:30-8:30PM -- KD7PWA+KD7PWB -- L-DOCKside BBQ (July 26, 2017)

July 26, 2017 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

(Click to enlarge)

Thank you: Sam and Pirate Radio Dave!
(Click to enlarge)
 (photos by K7LWA)

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 07-27-2017 09:00PT

FYI: August 21, 2017 — Total Solar Eclipse — Seattle, WA, U.S.A. (July 23, 2017)

August 21, 2017 — Total Solar Eclipse — Seattle, WA, U.S.A.
Is this Total Solar Eclipse visible in Seattle?
Animation: How the Partial Solar Eclipse Will Look in Seattle
(MP4 video here)
The total phase of this solar eclipse is not visible in Seattle,
but it can be observed there as a partial solar eclipse. 
The Moon covers a large portion of the Sun, so this is still a spectacular sight.

The eclipse starts at one location and ends at another.
The times below are actual times (in UTC) when the eclipse occurs.
Event UTC Time Time in Seattle*
First location to see partial eclipse begin Aug 21 at 3:46 PM Aug 21 at 8:46 AM
First location to see full Eclipse begin Aug 21 at 4:48 PM Aug 21 at 9:48 AM
Maximum Eclipse Aug 21 at 6:21 PM Aug 21 at 10:20 AM
Last location to see full Eclipse end Aug 21 at 8:02 PM Aug 21 at 1:02 PM
Last location to see partial Eclipse end Aug 21 at 9:04 PM Aug 21 at 2:04 PM
*Local times shown do not refer to when the eclipse can be observed from Seattle.
Instead, they indicate the times when the eclipse begins,
is at its max, and ends, somewhere else on earth.

Times for viewing in SEATTLE, WA 
Begins: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 9:08 AM
Maximum: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 10:20 AM
Ends: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 11:38 AM
Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Sunrise | Sunset5:30 AM9:01 PM
The corresponding local times are useful if you want to view the eclipse via a live webcam.
Eclipses visible in Seattle.

Next Total Solar Eclipse will be on Jul 2, 2019

August 21, 2017 — Total Solar Eclipse
The total solar eclipse will be visible from most locations
in the United States.
This eclipse will be the first total solar eclipse visible
from contiguous United States since 1979.
The total phase of the eclipse will be visible from locations
 spanning from 
the East Coast to the West Coast of the United States.
The last time this happened was during the
June 8, 1918 total solar eclipse.

The eclipse will begin at 15:45 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

The maximum point of the eclipse
will take place near Hopkinsville, Kentucky at 18:20 UTC.

Totality will last for 2 mins 40 secs.

What to look for during totality
More about the August 21, 2017 — Total Solar Eclipse

Cities where at least part of the total eclipse is visible

Updated - Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 07-23-2017 12:00PT

Thursday, July 27, 2017

GOLDENDALE ECLIPSE-DAY INFO on August 21, 2017 (July 27,2017)
For the first time in 99 years, a Total Eclipse of the Sun
will be conveniently witnessed from coast to coast of the United States.
Monday, August 21st
Goldendale, WA is slightly North of the Path of Totality
but the Observatory will be open
for special hours from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
​​Crowds are expected to be extreme;
Observatory Hill will be closed to traffic during this event and overnight parking is not permitted.
Advance reservations are not being taken
and facility access will be gained on a first come,
first serve basis via shuttle buses staging
at Goldendale High School, starting around 7 a.m.

Five viewing stations will be available for visitors: 
  • Goldendale Observatory (via shuttle bus)
  • Klickitat County Courthouse Lawn  
  • Stonehenge Memorial
  • Maryhill  Museum of Art
  • Maryhill Winery
​Be safe and use approved solar viewing eye protection!
Eye protection is available for purchase at the
 Goldendale Chamber of Commerce,
903 East Broadway,
Goldendale.  509.773.3400.

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 07-27-2017 20:00PT

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

ISS PASSES (2 Late) -- Tuesday Evening - July 25, 2017 (July 25, 2017)
[Heavens-Above APP LINK]

Sunset 20:52PT (08:52PM)
Sunset 20:52PT (08:52PM)
More Passes: ISS (click on ALL)

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 07-25-2017 20:00PT

Monday, July 24, 2017

ISS PASSES (2) -- Monday Evening - July 24, 2017 (July 24, 2017)
[Heavens-Above APP LINK]

Sunset 20:53PT (08:53PM)
Sunset 20:53PT (08:53PM)
More Passes: ISS (click on ALL)

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 07-24-2017 20:00PT

Sunday, July 23, 2017

ISS PASSES (2) -- JULY 23, 2017 (July 23, 2017)

July 23, 2017
10:04PM+5min mag=-3.0 elev=30°SSE
11:40PM+6min mag=-3.4 elev=62°NNW
(just missing the Dippers)

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 07-23-2017 13:00PT

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Ken [W7KKX] -- Crab Cam Success! (July 17, 2017)

Crab Cam had it's debut yesterday and it worked!

Here is a short excerpt from the RF feed: .
 My kids loved it.  
7 3 ! 
Ken - w7kkx

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 07-18-2017 09:00PT