Another Week Of Hazardous Weather Conditions. Summer Just Doesn’t Want To Quit. Thank Goodness.

Remember when you were a kid and Wx made absolutely no difference to your daily activities? One-hundred-ten (well, here in the Northwest 86) degrees and you’re out running (back when we could run) or being active outside and your Mom would be yelling at you to come in because it’s too hot outside. Not like that now.

From the National Weather Service:

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Seattle WA 347 AM PDT Wed Aug 31 2022 WAZ504-507-509-511-555-556-558-559-010000- /O.CON.KSEW.HT.Y.0007.000000T0000Z-220903T0400Z/ Southwest Interior-Everett and Vicinity-Tacoma Area- Hood Canal Area-East Puget Sound Lowlands-Bellevue and Vicinity- Seattle and Vicinity-Bremerton and Vicinity– Including the cities of Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, Everett, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Marysville, Tacoma, Shelton, Covington-Sawyer-w, Maple Valley, Monroe, Prairie Ridge, Enumclaw, Bonney Lake, Woodinville, Redmond, Kirkland, Bothell, Kenmore, Newport Hills, Sahalee, Pine Lake, Seattle, Bremerton, and Silverdale

347 AM PDT Wed Aug 31 2022

…HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT FRIDAY…

* WHAT…Hot conditions with temperatures in the mid 80s to around 90 degrees expected. This will pose a moderate risk of heat- related illness.

* WHERE…Southwest Interior, Everett and Vicinity, Tacoma Area, Hood Canal Area, Bellevue and Vicinity, Seattle and Vicinity and Bremerton and Vicinity.

* WHEN…Until 9 PM PDT Friday.

* IMPACTS…Heat will increase the risk of heat-related illnesses for those who are sensitive to heat, especially those without effective cooling or adequate hydration.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Temperatures will cool slightly on Thursday but warm again on Friday.

* PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.

Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.

For sheltering information and other human services in your area, dial 2 1 1 during business hours or visit wa211.org anytime.

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Gonna Get A Bit Warm These Next Few Days. Again. Stay Inside If You Can!

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Seattle WA 217 PM PDT Wed Jul 27 2022  WAZ503-504-506-511-512-281200-/O.EXT.KSEW.HT.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-220731T0400Z/

Western Whatcom County-Southwest Interior-Western Skagit County-Hood Canal Area-Lower Chehalis Valley Area-Including the cities of Bellingham, Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, Mount Vernon, Anacortes, Sedro-Woolley, Burlington, Shelton, Montesano, Elma, and McCleary

217 PM PDT Wed Jul 27 2022 …HEAT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT SATURDAY…

* WHAT…Hot conditions with temperatures in the 90s and low temperatures in the low to mid 60s. This will pose a moderate to high risk of heat-related illness.

* WHERE…Lower Chehalis Valley Area, Western Whatcom County, Hood Canal Area, Southwest Interior and Western Skagit County. * WHEN…Until 9 PM PDT Saturday. * IMPACTS…Heat will increase the risk of heat-related illnesses for those who are sensitive to heat, especially those without effective cooling or adequate hydration.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments.

Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.

For sheltering information and other human services in your area, dial 2 1 1 during business hours or visit wa211.org anytime.

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Field Day This Coming Weekend! Yes, 25 & 26 June. This Weekend. Field Day!

Hello everyone, I want to remind you that Field Day is THIS weekend. Our club will be set up at Lance’s (W7LDE) barn for the event. Everyone is welcome and invited to participate. We will respect people’s space concerning COVID, and masks are optional. A BBQ is available to cook your food. There will be several stations for you to get on the air. Friday and Saturday, we will have a bonfire at night. Make sure to bring food and drink if you plan on staying long-term. If you need direction, you can email me.

Hope to see you there!

Alfred Durant

KG7WEQ

We will also try to monitor our repeater for “talk-in’s” for those that need directions that way. Plenty of room for anyone else that wants to set up and participate.

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Winter Wx Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Seattle WA 423 PM PDT Sun Apr 10 2022 
WAZ511-111200- /O.CON.KSEW.WW.Y.0018.220411T0700Z-220411T1800Z/ Hood Canal Area-including Shelton, Seabeck, Belfair, and Brinnon 

423 PM PDT Sun Apr 10 2022 

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT (4 Apr) TO 11 AM PDT MONDAY... 

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches. 

* WHERE...Western Kitsap and the lowlands of eastern Jefferson and Mason Counties, including Brinnon, Seabeck, and Shelton. 

* WHEN...From midnight tonight to 11 AM PDT Monday. 

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 

Slow down and use caution while traveling. 

For the latest road conditions in Washington state, call 5 1 1. 
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RF Question: If You Ground Your Antenna In Your Raised Bed Gardens

Will the worms and bugs dance every time you hit transmit? Inquiring minds want to know.

Posting to let y’all know that AB7I-Ben set up a new (and improved!) group e-mail for us to contact, converse, and totally ignore because it got put in our spam filter file. So keep your eyes open and (at least occasionally) check your junk mail folder. Thanks, Ben!

Then try this build this summer when you decide NOT to get out and get your garden started:

I built one of these WAY BACK WHEN I first got my ticket. Lasted on my roof for almost 7 years before all the coating fell off the wire from exposure. Gonna build another when I’m next NOT doing anything. Probably. From my “radio free zone” I was able to contact Japan, Asiatic Russia, and even Australia on voice and Portugal & Slovenia on PSK31 (once each). Lucked out for not knowing what I was doing.

For anyone new reading this: Our Nets are Monday evenings at 1930 on our repeater (145.170 -103.5) and on our regularly scheduled actual club meetings @ 1900. Tune in! You don’t have to be a member to join our nets. Even the business on-air meeting. (You don’t HAVE to be crazy, but it helps kinda thing.)

Hopefully, now that the mask madness is over we’ll get back to in person meetings.

Oh, for those that missed it: The “call” “WA42E46” used in NCIS S15E06 WASN’T a “real” call sign.

Just thought you’d want to know.

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Ham Radio Gear For Sale

Let me try posting this way before we get too complicated. File is attached. I hope. Maybe. If not I’ll re-do this.

From N7YGE-Jerry:

Chuck is selling his Uncle’s radio equipment. The Uncle was placed in a retirement home so all his equipment is up for sale. If you are interested in any of the attached items, please get in touch with Chuck who lives in Federal Way.
These are the new prices found on the wed. Some of the equipment is new and still in the original wrapping. Selling prices will be some where around 50% to 60% off list price. Please let me know if there is any interest. Joe the owner pass away two weeks ago and I am trying to work this out for him. Thank you Chuck two-zero-six-six83-8nine27 (and he can give you the address when you call).
Ham Radio Station Gear.docx

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Really, Really wet Wx Moving In Over The Next Few Days

From the Cliff Mass Wx Blog:

Very heavy rain and flooding will be arriving on Monday, the result of a potent atmospheric river. Some locations in the lowlands will receive 2-4 inches on Monday, with twice that in “favored” mountain locations.

The origin of our wet future is a strong atmospheric river, a narrow region of large amounts of moisture, originating in the subtropics. To illustrate, below is a plot of total moisture from the surface to the top of the atmosphere at 4 AM Monday. As you might guess, the reddish colors are the largest amounts.

This atmospheric river starts north of Hawaii and heads northeastward right into our region. And when that river of moisture is forced upward by our regional terrain, an amazing amount of precipitation will be released. 2-3 inches over Puget Sound and as much as 7-10 inches in the mountains. Profound rain shadow from Sequim to northern Whidbey Island.

So (back to me) hang on to your buttocks we’re gonna get wet. Could be some wind with all that so make sure your antenna(s) are secured.

Suppose I *could* do a Lieutenant Dan in the storm from the top of my tower …

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How To Weeble Your Wooblies & Get A Much Younger Person To Climb Your Tower!

Naw, just kidding. Your Wooblies are fine. Probably. Pretty sure there’s an AP to check them though.

Getting this blog back up and running. We NEED input (posts) more often than “Meeting next Thursday @ 1930 so y’all come” and “Net next Monday @ 1930 so y’all tune in” type posts. We NEED something to get folks checking the website daily for “What The Heck Are They Doing Now?” type posts.

Nekkid people are out. In more ways than one but I mean won’t be posted here.

What I’m trying to say is: If anyone out there wants to contribute to this blog, either with a post of the informational variety, or an “online lecture” then it’s really quite simple: Email The Thing To Me! I’ll take a gander and, if it’s not too offensive (for a thick-skinned retired Navy redneck old guy with a weird (pre-PC) sense of humor), it’ll probably get posted.

IF it concerns Ham Radio. No posts about your mother-in-laws stud muffin garden in her back yard or political rants et-al. Keep it Ham Radio related.

So, if “someone” wants to make regular posts on “Weebling Your Wobblies” or other HAM RADIO related posts; Cool! Get on it. I’d be interested in “How to get a much younger person to risk life and limb and climb my tower to fix some shi .. er .. crap cause I’m too freakin’ old for this.” (Must be able to follow simple yelled directions repeated several times with varying levels of frustration and gesturing.) How to not laugh hysterically when the “old guy” grabs that de-energized circuit that ain’t.

You’re Doing It All Wrong! posts always draw me in for a read. But don’t get me started cause those kinds of posts remind me of my first divorce papers.

Don’t make me plagiarize! My cut-n-paste skills are the stuff of legend(s). I have a ctrl-a and ctrl-v and aren’t afraid to use them.

Personally, I think there are probably a few “Elmers” out there that would love to tell the ‘new’ Hams “How It Should Be Done!” So, let’s do this. Maybe some of the Old Guys could pass on (as in forward and not ignore) how they got into Ham Radio and “What It Was Like Back Then.” Maybe some “When The SHTF!” stuff? “This Is My Shack” posts?

Pictures and video’s also. We can do it. Probably shouldn’t cover “Naked Hamming” but most other Ham Radio related pictures and video we can do. (But go ahead and send me the pics and I’ll decided if we can post them or not. I am the Webmaster and all shall bow before me.)

We could also post pictures of your gear so we know what to steal? …

Also, any changes that need to be made to our pages should be submitted to TPTB then forgotten cause he’ll get to it when he gets to it. We have the ability to make “comments” also. Try it.

We Can Talk To The World here. Let’s do it.

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Sorry. Another Test Getting Things Set Up.

With the Possibility of Snow this week.

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Web Site Change.

Due to the passing of our Webmaster (Stan Cook) we need to get this particular site back up and running.

This is a “test post” so I can see that it works. Or not.

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