05 September 2008

Record Number Watch McCain

McCain Attracts Record TV Audience, Tops Obama, Palin
John McCain speech draws record TV ratings

  • Nielsen Media Research reported a record 38.9 million U.S. TV viewers -- more than one in 10 people -- watched McCain's acceptance speech
  • 38.3 million people watched Obama's acceptance speech the week before
  • Palin drew 37.2 million viewers.

31 August 2008

"Celebrate mistakes"

MythBuster Adam Savage: 3 Ways to Fix U.S. Science Education

Gustav on ARRL

via ARRL

The Hurricane Watch Net is using these frequencies during the Hurricane Gustav emergency:

  • 20 meters: 14.325 MHz USB
  • Main frequency during Hurricanes -- 40 meters: 7.268 MHz LSB
  • Water Way Net (secondary frequency) Maritime Mobiles Net -- 80 meters: 3.815 MHz
  • Caribbean Net (alternates: 3.950 North Florida / 3.940 South Florida)

Amateur Radio EchoLink/IRLP

  • EchoLink Conference "WX-TALK" Node 7203
  • IRLP Node 9219
  • West Gulf Emergency Health and Welfare Net: 7.290 LSB Day, 3.395 LSB Night

Please respect the Nets and do not transmit if you have nothing truly important to contribute. There is a 72 hour moratorium on inbound Health and Welfare (H&W) traffic.

As of 10:00 AM CDT August 30, the Louisiana, Mississippi, South Texas Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) relating to emergency nets has been evoked. The West Gulf emergency net (WGEN) was activated at 6:00 AM CDT on Sunday, August 31. Operating frequencies are:

  • Emergency/tactical:
    daytime 7285 kKz
    nighttime 3873 kHz

Net Manager for WGEN is Lanny Prichard, K5WLP, of Inverness, Mississippi. For H&W traffic, there will be a 72 hour moratorium on traffic inbound to the affected area. Outbound H&W traffic will be handled routinely. There will be NTS representation on the H&W net.

We ask that those frequencies, and nearby frequencies, be kept clear for emergency traffic.