Monday, June 18, 2018

Field day...

Budd W3FF
Way back. Field day was a weekend originally set up as a emergency test of basic bare bones communications from areas not usually used as a home base or home AC powered radios. In recent years this has changed to who can use the biggest amps.. towers.. beams.. etc that would not be able to be used in a actual emergency situation. And nothing but another useless contest for "points" that really mean nothing but a brag for numbers. The ones who actually DO as was intended by battery power.. minimal antennas.. basic reliable radios are the ones who do the actual reasons for the weekend we hold every year.. And are hard to hear with all the splatter and interference caused by operators and equipment you will never hear on air if a REAL disaster happens.. let's get back to basics and abilities for this weekend.. 73,
from:  KC5BBP

Monday, June 11, 2018

A look Back 2015

Sept 11, 12th, & 13th 2015
Southeastern Indiana Veterans Visit Washington DC
Click the below link to view the movie.

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

D-Day 6 June 1944

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6 June 1944
The Normandy landings were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. Codenamed Operation Neptune and often referred to as D-Day, it was the largest seaborne invasion in history.
See a short Video

Monday, June 04, 2018

Battle of Midway 6/4/42 -6/7/42

The Battle of Midway was a decisive naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II which occurred between 4 and 7 June 1942, only six months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor and one month after the Battle of the Coral Sea. 

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

"the greatest spectacle in racing."

In the month of May WIBC had almost continus coverage of this great race, "the Indianapolis 500". I attended the 500 many times starting at the younge age of 14. After I was inducted in the army I listened for all the reports on the radio. My bunk mate and I recorded the starting positions and any gossip we could gather. On the day of the race we both would be glued to the radio.
It was 30 days in May back then. Yes times change as the 500 gets little coverage. Now I do watch the race and after it is over I tune into the Coka-Cola 600 NASCAR race, both live on TV.
I will never forget these two great voices on WIBC radio.

I suppose I'm telling my age, but I remember quite well listing on 1070 WIBC on the AM radio dial to both of these famous announcers.

Sid Collins

Paul Page

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Monday, May 21, 2018

Lindbergh lands in Paris 5/21/1927

American pilot Charles A. Lindbergh lands at Le Bourget Field in Paris, successfully completing the first solo, nonstop transatlantic flight and the first ever nonstop flight between New York to Paris. His single-engine monoplane, The Spirit of St. Louis, had lifted off from Roosevelt Field in New York 33 1/2 hours before.
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This is just a well written very informative web page that I visit quite often.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Mount Saint Helens 38th Anniversary

In 1980, Mount Saint Helens in Washington state exploded.
Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980. The volcano, located in southwestern Washington, used to be a beautiful symmetrical cone about 9,600 feet above sea level. The eruption, which removed the upper 1,300 feet of the summit, left a horseshoe-shaped crater and a barren wasteland.

Two Ham Radio operators lost their lives in the eruption.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Changes on the Versailles Square

Versailles, Indiana  Town Square
An old land mark is now gone. I will post what will be built there when done.



Saturday, May 12, 2018

Backup or loose it

Its not if its when your hard drive will fail. (crash)
In the last two weeks I and one of the businesses I work for have had hard drive crashes. I had 90% of my data backed up, but the business had nothing saved. This company has now learned you must back up all important files. I have now installed a solid state USB external hard drive on their computer. They are backing up manually every time a major file changes, but a safer way is to use a program to do the back up for you. A good program to use is "Second Copy" Find it HERE

There are other back up programs to choose from, so shop around.
If you do not want to spend the money for automatic software and you are a dependable person you can do the back up in just a few minuts. Make the back up on a schedule. I do this each time an important file changes (like my checkbook) and once a week on Monday of the rest of the stuff. (like My Documents)

Please take my advise, back up your stuff !
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