Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Sea Water Antenna

Here's a method to get around antenna restrictions... build a fountain in your front yard...

Monday, August 2, 2010

11AM Tuesday: Future uncertain for TS Colin

10AM Wednesday UPDATE:
Tropical Storm Colin falls apart

Tropical Storm Colin, which formed in the Atlantic Tuesday morning, is now just a remnant low.

Satellite pictures and analysis from the University of Wisconsin clearly show Colin is being impacted by 10 - 20 kts of wind shear. This belt of higher winds has a tendency to shred tropical systems apart and this has caused Colin to degenerate into a remnant low pressure system.

11AM Tuesday
Colin has a very ragged appearance this morning. The convective banding seen earlier has weakened...leaving a small convective mass
near the center and a second convective mass to the north. The system has turned a little to the left during the past several hours. The initial motion is 280/21...and the short-term motion may be even faster. Currently...Colin is experiencing westerly vertical shear likely caused by the lower part of the storm outrunning the upper part. This is forecast to continue for the next 24-36 hr due to the rapid motion. After that time...the system is expected to encounter increasing upper-level westerly winds caused by the western Atlantic trough. This pattern does not appear favorable for significant strengthening...and the only intensity guidance that currently calls for Colin to become a hurricane is climatology/persistence. Given the current trends and the forecast shear...the intensity forecast is a little weaker than the previous forecast...with an intensity of 45 kt through most of the forecast period. An alternative scenario is that Colin could degenerate to an open wave due to a combination of its rapid motion and westerly shear.

Interests in the northern Leeward Islands and the Virgin Islands should follow the progress of Colin.

NWS Hurricane Center Detail Page...

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Ham Radio & Hurricane Preparedness goes together

This news report from Myrtle Beach Station WBTW News 13 describes Ham Radio's contribution to Hurricane Preparedness. It also features yours truely in a rare on-camera interview. (And the camera didn't even break!)

Friday, April 9, 2010

Ham Radio Growing In The Age Of Twitter

Matt Sepic of National Public Radio has published a great article about Ham Radio.

Like Mark Twains quote: "Reports of my death have been great exaggerated...", it seems Amateur Radio is more popular than ever.
Follow this link...

Or listen to the original NPR radio broadcast.
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