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Personal account of Ham radio operator AI6YR (Ben). Active during disasters. and (at)ai6yr(at)m(dot)ai6yr(dot)org over at the furry pachyderm.
Oct 12, 2022 7 tweets 2 min read
Cool, 30-85.996Mhz in 1kHz steps; FM and MCW. 12 watt RF output. Schematics. Easy to fix, but I suspect they all need recapping. 1980's radios are notorious for leaky capacitors.
Oct 11, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Interesting article on #flooding and infrastructure in Orange County, #Florida… neighbors (want) "answers about what’s being done to prevent another flood, after their homes went underwater for the second time in five years."
Oct 11, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
#Ebola "Witchcraft failing Ebola fight"… Uhhhhh...
Oct 11, 2022 4 tweets 3 min read
#FirePreventionWeek on #hamradio - lots of fire department related/fire personnel on the air this week -- catch them on the air. Details at Image You can get a certificate from one/all of the stations for contacting them via #hamradio Image
Oct 11, 2022 5 tweets 4 min read
#Random music video #geolocation of the morning, Lizzo - 2 Be Loved (Am I Ready) 34.658141, -117.863035 (Lancaster, California) ImageImage Lizzo in Lancaster ImageImage
Oct 10, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Repair cost for a broken extension cord: $3 to $8 depending on the amp rating/quality of the new plug. #DIY It's literally a 2 minute operation to fix something like this, I just put two different ends on this to create two new extension cords.
Oct 10, 2022 7 tweets 2 min read
A oak begins to fall in the hills. In human time. ...the ground shudders. Rocks roll down the hill. Something moves deep within the hillside. Leaves flutter, pebbles fly. The earth moves.
Oct 10, 2022 7 tweets 3 min read
Yet, nearly everyone in Salt Lake City appears to be watering their (extremely large, extremely green) lawn like there's an infinite source of water. 🤔 I'm pretty sure the monthly water budget for the typical residential lawns I saw being watered there last week exceeds the yearly usage of my entire household in California.
Oct 9, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
#hamradio 10m open, just heard someone in Hawaii talking with someone in Puerto Rico! E51JD Raratonga #hamradio
Oct 9, 2022 7 tweets 4 min read
#Hurricane #Julia landfall near Laguna de Perlas Computer visualization of where landfall occurred for #Julia Image
Sep 26, 2022 5 tweets 3 min read
#hamradio #SARNET amateur radio operator at an EOC in Florida SARNET saying they have 50 shelters, but not enough radio operators to staff them. SARNET has not yet been formally activated, but expected soon. #HurricaneIan #HurricaneIan radio operator (earlier) said he had booked a hotel (farther inland) to ride out the hurricane, but they cancelled his reservation (closing because of the hurricane)... so he is going to just sleep in his truck.
Sep 26, 2022 4 tweets 3 min read
#Evacuation zones in Florida related to #hurricane #ian Pinellas County has A,B,C, "recommended" and will issue mandatory evacuations tomorrow. #Hurricane #Ian #FL
Sep 26, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
#Hurricane #Ian latest track from @NHC_Atlantic - note hurricane watches for Tampa #Ian spinning (with a visible eye) south of Cuba this morning. (via GOES satellite).
Sep 26, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Sep 25, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
#Ian Piotrowski saying if you are between Sarasota to Tampa, now is the time to make sure you understand what you are going to do if evacuations are ordered (he thinks likely very soon), if power is out for a week or two on the western coast of FL.
Sep 25, 2022 6 tweets 3 min read
Miami, Boca Raton looks clear of the wind, at least (will have rainfall impacts). Disney World, not so much. #Ian ImageImage Florida's hurricane evacuation zones are based on elevation (which is crazy annoying for GIS/mapping folks, btw.) - here's Tampa… Image
Sep 25, 2022 4 tweets 3 min read
Soon to be #hurricane #Ian Tropical storm force wind arrival times for #Ian
Sep 25, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Apparently there are #hamradio amateurs who spend their weekends chasing down weather balloons. ImageImage I wonder what the convergence of multiple weather balloons in Santa Maria is all about. ImageImage
Sep 24, 2022 7 tweets 4 min read
Sep 24, 2022 7 tweets 3 min read
#Ian Tropical Storm is now expected to be a hurricane, impact somewhere in Florida early Thursday morning. Image Currently causing flash flooding, rainfall, mudslides in Jamaica and Cuba; time for hurricane preparations in Cuba, Florida Keys, Florida peninsula.… Image