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 disc cone 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 Information can be seen from the above link.

Read more about  Amateur Radio propagation beacons HERE

Saturday, December 08, 2018

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Pearl Harbor Day December 7, 1941

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, also referred to as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day or Pearl Harbor Day, is observed annually in the United States on December 7, to remember and honor the 2,403 citizens of the United States who were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7, 1941.
Pearl Harbor as seen today

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Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Flight 19 lost Dec. 5, 1945

Flight 19 was the designation of a group of five Grumman TBM Avenger torpedo bombers that disappeared over the Bermuda Triangle on December 5, 1945, after losing contact during a United States Navy overwater navigation training flight from Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale, Florida. All 14 airmen on the flight were lost, as were all 13 crew members of a Martin PBM Mariner flying boat that subsequently launched from Naval Air Station Banana River to search for Flight 19. The PBM aircraft was known to accumulate flammable gasoline vapors in its bilges, and professional investigators have assumed that the PBM most likely exploded in mid-air while searching for the flight. Navy investigators could not determine the exact cause of the loss of Flight 19.
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Monday, December 03, 2018

Saturday, December 01, 2018

1942 Prices

In 1942: all popular brands of cigarettes, 13 cents a pack or $1.20 a carton; Post Toasties, 6 cents a pack; Campbell’s tomato soup, two cans for 15 cents; No. 2 can of Whitehouse apple juice, 9 cents; pot roast, 29 cents a pound; bacon, 31 cents a pound Pillsbury flour, 61 cents for 12-pound bag; eggs, 41 cents; bleach, 9 cents per quart bottle; peaches, $1.98 per bushel; fresh shrimp, 33 cents a pound.