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Happy Fathers Day

Father’s Day salute to Larry Sieg…


Them Ol Sieg Boys ..

The photo is from last October in David’s GapCreek ScanimateLab.
We have only aged slightly since then.

Thanks for everything Dad .!.

Listening to Jupiter ?

I think that this is the JOVE antenna array at PARI.
I hope to know more soon.


Shortwave radio antenna array at PARI.


Digital Satellite Ops reference

It has not been recently that I have posted anything particularly relevant to ham radio. I don’t find as much time lately to play with the radios either.
I do however, try to follow several special-interest groups that have internet email distribution lists. Overnight I received an email item from VE6MVP, referencing a research project I have not heard of : Shadow-beacon. In particular, Tony was looking for additional reference on digital operations via satellite. The Shadow-beacon project intends to utilize the APRS infrastructure that is already in place and operational on the International Space Station (as well all over the planet surface via the Internet).

With this in mind I thought I would create a simple page, that provides linkage to several resources that I use on a regular basis. There are surely lots of additional pages that are just as relevant, perhaps you will post some of your favorites in the comment section below. Aside from having equipment setup to operate APRS digital, we need to know what satellites are available, and when and where to listen. Hopefully these links will help answer some questions you may have.
(Radio Amateur Satellite NA home)


Heavens-Above logoHeavens-Above
(live satellite/astronomy positions)H_coax

APRS from FindU

http://ariss.net/ (APRS via ISS : real-time) http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/ariss/index.cgi  (basically same as the one above)
(APRS via Pcsat : real-time)H_coax

(ARISS status)H_coax
Orbitron - stoff.plOrbitron
(tracking software)H_coax

(UISS software)H_coax

http://www.dk3wn.info/p/ (Sat Blog) http://www.dk3wn.info/satellites.shtml
(Satellite info)H_coax

(multi-satellite status)


shadow-beacon homeShadow-beacon
(space plasma shadow’ experiment)H_coaxEnjoy  – -|||   |||- –

P.S. Please submit additional relevant links via the comment section below….

Christmas Chili

It had somehow never occurred to me to use cinnamon in chili…


Shelby thinks it is ready to eat.

This recipe was apparently known as Cincinnati Chili. Then some folks I know in North Carolina added Pinto Beans and Cumin . . . I must say, I like it.
I’m calling this variety Christmas Chili  /;^)

1 or 2 pounds ground beef (I like it pretty lean)
1/2 of a sweet-yellow onion; chopped
2 teaspoons minced garlic
Brown beef with the chopped onion and garlic; drain fat, if any.

32 oz. carton of beef broth
one 14-1/2 oz. can diced tomatoes; undrained
1 small can tomato paste
one 14-1/2 oz. can each :
kidney beans, black beans, pinto beans; drained and rinsed
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon each of cinnamon, allspice, cumin, oregano, and salt.

simmer 1-1/2 to 2 hours, stirring enough to keep from getting bored;
this also makes the house smell really nice and spicy.


This is good to eat with cornbread.

Mmmmmm, try it. You might like it.
I think it’s already time to make some more.
Enjoy  /;^)