Sunday, May 27, 2018
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.
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Friday, May 25, 2018
Monday, May 21, 2018
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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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
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.
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Two Ham Radio operators lost their lives in the eruption.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Saturday, May 12, 2018
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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Friday, May 11, 2018
Sunday, May 06, 2018
I have lost one of my closest friends, Katie Oatman Moews. Katie was my neighbor when we both lived just West of Versailles.
A memorial web site has been created at the address link below:
To remember her life.
Katie I will have you in my thoughts forever..... Jack
Friday, May 04, 2018
Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's mayonnaise was manufactured in England. In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its stop in New York. This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise ever delivered to Mexico. But as we know, the great ship did not make it to New York. The ship hit an iceberg and sank, and the cargo was forever lost. The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise, and were eagerly awaiting its delivery, were disconsolate at the loss. Their anguish was so great, that they declared a National Day of Mourning, which they still observe to this day. The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th and is known, of course, as Sinko de Mayo.
Thursday, May 03, 2018
In 1894 the young Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi began working on the idea of building a commercial wireless telegraphy system based on the use of Hertzian waves (radio waves), a line of inquiry that he noted other inventors did not seem to be pursuing.Marconi read through the literature and used the ideas of others who were experimenting with radio waves but did a great deal to develop devices such as portable transmitters and receiver systems that could work over long distances, turning what was essentially a laboratory experiment into a useful communication system.By August 1895 Marconi was field testing his system but even with improvements he was only able to transmit signals up to one-half mile, a distance Oliver Lodge had predicted in 1894 as the maximum transmission distance for radio waves. Marconi raised the height of his antenna and hit upon the idea of grounding his transmitter and receiver. With these improvements the system was capable of transmitting signals up to 2 miles (3.2 km) and over hills. Marconi's experimental apparatus proved to be the first engineering-complete, commercially successful radio transmission system. Marconi’s apparatus is also credited with saving the 700 people who survived the tragic Titanic disaster.
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