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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by BobClay, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. Noah

    Noah Well-Known Forumite

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    This reminded me that at school the amateur radio station was G3LCK/A, the call sign actually belonged to one of the masters at the school. I've just googled it and after several results for Glock it actually came up with the call sign. In 2001 aforesaid schoolmaster was living in Ross on Wye and about to give a talk to the Malvern Hills Radio Amateur Club. 40 years on & all that.
     
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    I looked up the callsign on this site, and it's still listed, but doesn't look like it's been updated in a long time.

    https://www.qrz.com/index.html
     
  4. Noah

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    It won't let me look at anything unless I sign in as a member but I would guess that he'd be in his late 80s now so not surprised about the lack of activity
     
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    Remember g3vzi poly call sign
    run by george yemm g8fsy
     
  6. BobClay

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    Sounds like a challenge
     
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    This one's for Staffordjas. If you scroll down to the bottom of the page you can see currently plotted near Earth asteroids, closest approach, speed and size. (Just in case !! :heyhey:) … (sadly, if they're coming in from the Sunward side there's a good chance they wont be seen until they're practically on top of us … not even time to finish off that bottle of rum in the cupboard. :eek: )

    http://www.spaceweather.com/
     
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    Seem to remember that several have passed between the earth & moon and only been spotted afterwards, as they move away from us. At least they missed.
     
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    Even so I'd rather have a bit of notice …. need some time to get down to the pub and max out my credit card. :heyhey:
     
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    With all that storm activity over on the eastern side of the country last night this website could come in handy. I have to think about grounding down radio aerials in case I draw attention from a gazillion volts (plus or minus 5) strike. The idea being that if the house gets blown up, the equipment might survive … :mad:

    With this website don't select the 'Europe, Oceania or America' but just 'Real Time' for the world map then roll in the zoom with your mouse. This will take you to large scale maps of the strike positions. :cool:

    https://www.lightningmaps.org/?lang...=;ts=0;z=6;y=54.1367;x=-2.6367;d=2;dl=2;dc=0;
     
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    We are pretty much within a minimum of Solar activity. We get a maximum about every 11 years, although the cycle itself is about 22 years long due each peak is reversed in terms of magnetic polarity. In recent decades the peaks have been falling quite dramatically, leading some physicists to believe we may even be approaching another 'Maunder Minimum' when the Sun went quiet for more than 60 years. This does have consequences down here on the good old Earth.

    http://www.solen.info/solar/index.html

    This site is interesting, and if you go halfway down the page and select:

    'Comparison of cycles 21, 22, 23 and 24 (July 1, 2019)'

    you'll see how the maximum sunspot rate has dropped in recent cycles.
     
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    During the cold war they'd have said it's 'Defecting to the commies.' :heyhey:
     
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    There are a lot of amateur weather sites about, but this one isn't so far from me. Newquay, a bit down the coast. You have to ask, could he possibly get any more information on one site without bursting a monitor … :haw:

    http://www.newquayweather.com/wxbeachlive2.php
     
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    Or you could just look out of your window :)
     
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    There are times when you might think you're a long way from home. I think these two fellahs would be unimpressed as they head for the stars. To put some perspective as to the distance they've covered lets assume you have a modified Concorde capable of continuous round the clock flight at 1500 mph. To cover that distance, (Voyager 1) well, better be fond of airline food because this is going to take over 1000 years !!!

    https://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/status/
     
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    I was watching an old British film, Light up the Sky, on Talking Pictures when I saw a face I knew, but just could not place. There were lots of well known actors and entertainers together with recognizable character actors. Not wanting to wait until the credits came up I went to the IMDB website. The Internet Movie Data Base site is popular, and I'm sure many here have heard of it, but if not, it's well worth a visit. It covers thousands of films and TV programmes going back pretty much to the beginning. It gives casts, quotes, trivia and all manner of details about the productions. There's also details and biographies of actors of all nationalities. I figure it's settled a lot of family arguments.
    PS: The face I'd spotted was Sheila Hancock, her first film appearance although it was a small part. That film was made in 1960.

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054029/?ref_=fn_al_tt_3
     
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    Almost exactly what happened here - http://www.staffordforum.com/xf/ind...e-we-watching-on-tv.13062/page-42#post-369948
     
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    This site is useful for those interesting in what's going on up there. I use the day/night map to determine HF propagation likelihoods but there's a wealth of other information available from satellite positions, night sky and solar system locations.

    https://in-the-sky.org/twilightmap.php
     
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