Thursday, December 13, 2012

Geminid Meteor Shower 13 December 2012

Before getting ready to turn in for the night, I tuned my 2 meter radio to 144.200 MHz.  I could hear about 5-6 pings per minute.  I wasn't hearing any CW or SSB, but I went outside here in EM59 and I was able to see two shooting stars.  I also looked at Andromeda, Jupiter, the Pleiades and the Orion Nebula.  When I came back inside to turn off the radio, I hear an op in EM58 making some Qs!  Darn I wish I had my tower and antennas up right now here in Girard!  Oh well, I am getting closer towards that goal!  Well, well, I just worked Smitty, W0DQY from a vertically polarized antenna!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


SLAMS had our last breakfast meeting on Sunday 2 December.  It was good seeing everyone in attendance and seasons greetings to all!