Open Roads Radio forum for Ham, Amateur Radio and RV camping


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-20-2017, 03:33 PM   #1
Radio
Administrator
 
Radio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Fayetteville, GA, USA
Posts: 2,910
Default ARRL Solar eclipse event

I kind of wish they'd put this article out 60 days ago. We old geezers who still hold down full time jobs need a little more time to plan ahead.

http://www.arrl.org/files/file/QST/T...017/Silver.pdf

Those of you not planning to travel to the totality might be interested in the QSO party/contest activity.
__________________

KU4OJ "Wade" Ships Captain, CFO, Chief Engineer
KG4DQQ "Kathy" 1st Officer, Navigator, Best Friend
2007 F-150 SuperCab - 2009 Rockwood 8280SS
Lot's of mostly Kenwood stuff

Radio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2017, 07:17 PM   #2
electricflyer
Senior Member
 
electricflyer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Douglasville, GA
Posts: 387
Default

The ARRL newsletter I got today had an article about the eclipse. It was noted various area clubs having special events with operating times varying with the locations. For us here in GA the Gaston NC club will be operating from 0000 to 1900 UTC on or about 7.180 and 3.895 on the 21st. Anyone interested may want to check the newsletter for operators in your area. I will make a list of times and frequencies for possible contacts on the 21st that were shown.
Marv
KT4W
__________________
Marv KT4W
DW-Carolyn, 2 fur kids BooBoo and Gracie (felines)
Camped 71 days in 2016, Camped 25 so far in 2017 7 reserved and another 14 planned.
2014 Palomino Puma 25RL - TV 2011 F-150 SuperCrew 5.0
electricflyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2017, 05:36 PM   #3
Radio
Administrator
 
Radio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Fayetteville, GA, USA
Posts: 2,910
Default

I'm bringing some radio gear, the TS-570 and some antennas. Don't know if I'll touch any of it. Might, or might not. My daughter will be along with us part of the time so I'll likely be spending time with her. We've had the camper since 2008 and this is her first time out with us.

With heat indexes as high as 104 F -- I might set up the rig just to have something to do indoors with the air conditioner running! Glad I've got a shady site!
__________________

KU4OJ "Wade" Ships Captain, CFO, Chief Engineer
KG4DQQ "Kathy" 1st Officer, Navigator, Best Friend
2007 F-150 SuperCab - 2009 Rockwood 8280SS
Lot's of mostly Kenwood stuff

Radio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2017, 11:24 PM   #4
NN5I
Carl, nn5i
 
NN5I's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Posts: 1,369
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Radio View Post
Glad I've got a shady site!
Let me be sure I've got this straight.

You're planning to observe the Sun from a shady site.

How's that again?
__________________
-- Carl
NN5I is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2017, 07:41 AM   #5
N3LYT
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Maine
Posts: 664
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NN5I View Post
Let me be sure I've got this straight.

You're planning to observe the Sun from a shady site.

How's that again?
Doesn't matter it will be dark any way!
N3LYT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2017, 06:57 PM   #6
Radio
Administrator
 
Radio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Fayetteville, GA, USA
Posts: 2,910
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NN5I View Post
Let me be sure I've got this straight.

You're planning to observe the Sun from a shady site.

How's that again?
I'm going to see the eclipse. Not the sun. There's nothing special about seeing the sun. The thing here is NOT seeing the sun.

In theory - if I stay in the shade until the eclipse occurs, then come out and see the eclipse, then return to the shade, I could do the whole thing without ever actually seeing the sun.



Right?
__________________

KU4OJ "Wade" Ships Captain, CFO, Chief Engineer
KG4DQQ "Kathy" 1st Officer, Navigator, Best Friend
2007 F-150 SuperCab - 2009 Rockwood 8280SS
Lot's of mostly Kenwood stuff

Radio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2017, 07:25 PM   #7
NN5I
Carl, nn5i
 
NN5I's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Posts: 1,369
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Radio View Post
Right?
Uh, Wade, you've been working a little too hard lately, and, well, uh, perhaps you need a little rest, away from all those chickens ...
__________________
-- Carl
NN5I is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.