Sunday, August 12, 2018

Tropical Fish Aquarium (Free)

Tropical Fish Aquarium set up. 2 tanks (20 Gal each) with Stand. Filter, Pumps, Lights, Everything you need. Just ad water & fish. Free to a good home. Letting it go because of Her health. Pick up at Versailles, Indiana Contact Betty Demaree for more Information.

Monday, August 06, 2018

Gordon’s Leap

Photo by: Jack Demaree
Gordon’s Leap in Cliff Hill Cemetery at Versailles gained famous recognition as the spot where a student of the Versailles Medical College jumped over a cliff about 70 feet high and escaped death.
One night after dark two students, Bernard Mullen, and John Glass of Napoleon, and Dr. Jonathan Gordon were exhuming a grave of a patient who had mysteriously died in hopes to perform an autopsy and determine a cause of death. As Glass dug, Gordon and Mullen kept watch. When Glass struck the casket he was warned by the other two of the approaching pursuers. Glass sprung from the grave totally ignorant of his surroundings and ran straight off the cliff. The three escaped town soon thereafter, volunteering for the Mexican War. Gordon later distinguished himself in the Civil War and in later years was recognized as one of the most famous criminal lawyers in the United States. Called Gordon’s Leap, but Glass leapt!

from:batesville herald tribune

Sunday, July 29, 2018

My 1st ham transmission


My first ham transmission is over 50 light years away by now.
Who will hear CQ DE WN9GOA ? 
I made this call some 50 years ago as a Novice operator.

A look Back July 2012



Photos by Jack Demaree

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

weather satellite receive station

Photo by: Jack Demaree WB9OTX

Back in the middle 90s I put together a weather satellite receive station. The receiver and antennas were home brew and after several modifications weather photos were received in the 136 Mhz. band very clearly.  It was a challenge to get the station working perfect. Now you need nothing but an internet connection to see these images, but back then it was a thrill to get the images direct from the satellites.  See other photos I received HERE ..... Jack WB9OTX 

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

One of a kind

Every once in a while you see a photo that is one of a thousand. Here is one, My grand kids on the beach.
Photo by: Ty Demaree

Independence Day

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Monday, July 02, 2018

1st ham transmission

My first ham transmission is over 50 light years away by now.
Who will hear CQ DE WN9GOA ? I made this call some 50 years ago as a Novice operator.

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Laughery Creek in S.E. Indiana

Laughery Creek is an 88.6-mile-long stream that flows through Ripley, Dearborn, and Ohio counties in southeastern Indiana, and is a tributary of the Ohio River.

Laughery Creek was named in memory of Lochry's Defeat, a Revolutionary War skirmish that occurred at the mouth of the creek, two miles south of present-day Aurora, Indiana on August 24, 1781. Colonel Archibald Lochry and his Pennsylvania militiamen, were rafting down the Ohio River to join George Rogers Clark in an attack on the British garrison at Fort Detroit. After two days of river travel they sighted and shot an American bison (Bison bison) at the mouth of what would come to be called Laughery Creek. While the Pennsylvanians were cooking fresh bison meat for breakfast, they were ambushed by Joseph Brant, a Mohawk military leader allied with the British. Lochry and 40 of his men were killed.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Busching Covered Bridge crosses the creek at Covered Bridge Road, just below the Versailles Lake Dam. This 176 feet (54 m) covered bridge was constructed in 1885 by Thomas A. Hardman. The timbers for the superstructure are said to have been cut from the site of the local Baptist church. The 170 foot clear span over Laughery Creek utilizes a modified Howe truss design and the varying dimensions of the structural members address the changing loads and resulting forces.

Built in 1885, the historic Busching Covered Bridge crosses Laughery Creek just below the Versailles Lake Dam. Photo by: Jack Demaree

Busching Covered Bridge
People of Versailles (including myself) only have a very short drive to see a covered bridge of noted history. As a kid I crossed this bridge with difficulty on a bike as the floor was uneven with the planking. A little later as a teen It was a nice place to set looking out the side at the sparkling Laughery creek with your best girl. On the way to the park we crossed with a few toots of the horn to warn oncoming traffic as the bridge was only one lane, but the real reason was just to hear the echo inside. I have many fawn memories of the Busching Covered Bridge. ......... Jack

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.
http://ripleycounty.net/veterans/

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.
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