Monday, January 21, 2019

Patsy Cline - Arthur Godfrey TV Show (1957)

In 1957 (62 years ago) Jan. 21 Patsy Cline debuted with  Arthur Godfrey's  talent  show.
I was setting in a club bar having a beer after the day was done when a young couple came in. The male ordered a beer and the girl ordered a coke, it was plane to see the girl was under 21. She strolled back to the back where the juke box was located. She stood infront of it for quite a while, she then retured to the bar and said to the barmaid,"What kind of a bar is this? there is no Patsy Cline songs on that juke box". This incident has always stuck in my mine because this cute little girl was not even 21 years old and Patsy Cline had died some 20+ years before she was born. This just shows that Patsy Cline's music will live forever.
....... Jack

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Itasca & the search for Amelia Earhart

I think the last words heard from Amelia Earhart was "Itasca, Itasca this is Earhart, Earhart. "
Read the coast guard's blog about Earhart and the ship Itasca.
Click HERE

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Right before a blizzard / winter storm

If you do nothing else:
  • Listen to local area radio, NOAA radio or TV stations for the latest information and updates.
  • Check emergency kit and replenish any items missing or in short supply, especially medications and medical supplies. Keep it nearby.
  • Be sure you have ample heating fuel.
  • If you have alternative heating sources, such as fireplaces, wood- or coal-burning stoves, or space heaters, be sure they are clean and in working order.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Miracle on the Hudson

10th anniversary of Flight 1549
 It’s been 10 years since US Airways Flight 1549 landed in the Hudson, with no deaths and only minor injuries.
See the video on YouTube

Monday, December 31, 2018

Ripley County Humane Society

Phone 812-689-3773
Location 1202 W. C.R. 150 N
Osgood, IN 47037
Hours Open daily 11-4 pm

Think about getting a rescue dog or cat in 2019 - Do not donate to the ASPCA, Rather give local.
....... Jack

A look back in time

While looking for a photo I took a while back I did manage to find it in the gagle. I thought you may want to look through them also. Some where given to me but I did take the most.
See them HERE

The Big Wheel Story

I was reminded that I did not post the "Big Wheel Story" this year.
Sorry, Here it is:

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Tis the season

by:Brett Sayles

photo by: Jack Demaree
 See lots of Winter scenes HERE 

Sunday, December 16, 2018

2 meter beacon added to my station

A new beacon has been added to the WB9OTX station. The frequency is 144.282 Mhz. It is transmitting 24/7 giving my call sign and full grid square. The antenna is a horizontal loop side mounted on my tower at twenty five foot. The RF output power is 10 watts. The location is Versailles, Indiana. (EM79ib) The use of this beacon is to provide propagation conditions. If you receive this beacon please send your report to my QRZ page email or mailing address. The link is:
I also run a 10 meter beacon on 28.203.3 and a 6 meter beacon on 50.075.5


Read more about  Amateur Radio propagation beacons HERE

Saturday, December 08, 2018