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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted January 06, 2008 10:08      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
___________________________ To me this is great news,

http://www.qrz.com/ib-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST&f=3&t=180095

http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2008/01/07/100/?nc=1

More rain, the lakes will rise,

Better radio reception,

More rain, the lakes will come back, fishing will improve.

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I am disappointed by the lack of response to this thread. Where's the geek love? Yes, the old boring low-tech communication methods are still legal and still used, but there's plenty of interesting high-tech uses for ham radio now.

Anybody? Really, nobody cares? Aww...

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(Yes, as in Animal Crossing. :-) )

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted January 19, 2008 15:51      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
________________________Most people including a lot of geeks don't know how much that the Sun and its pimples do for life on this Orb.

If one were to look at the graphs of the water levels of the Great Lakes basin, then overlaid graphs of sunspots and slid them back and forth they would see that the peak water levels are about five years off of peak solar activity.

About five years from now most cell phones will have more dropped calls because of Solar interference.

Do you like the aura (Northern and Southern Lights) Good old Sun Spots help them along.

So while it may help Hams along it may disrupt your daily life or add beauty to your evenings.


You may want to drop using your call on the forums that is a lot of info for spamers and phishers to see

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Benjamin Franklin,

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quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
________________________Most people including a lot of geeks don't know how much that the Sun and its pimples do for life on this Orb.

If one were to look at the graphs of the water levels of the Great Lakes basin, then overlaid graphs of sunspots and slid them back and forth they would see that the peak water levels are about five years off of peak solar activity.

I used to work for a long-distance electricity distributer, they took careful notice of solar activity.

A solar storm can deliver a fsckload of interference when your receiver is 50,000 km of electricity cable.

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TheMoMan
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__________________________ Now thats a nice big antenna.

That is also why Hams are against BPL (broadband over powerlines). We want rural Broadband but not on powerlines, the interference created by the carrior for the data radiates for miles. In one test in England one Univesity was conducting moon bounce experiments but kept getting interference from some unknown source, it turned out that the offender was another Univesity in another part of England testing BPL (mains) The data was going to the moon and back, and interfering with the Moon bounce experiments. It doesn't take much power if the antenna is big enough.

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