A September to Remember . . .

I can’t remember a better August – what a Harvest The month started by delivering a product at work that will get LendUp to CCPA Complince and much, much more. Not only did we deliver this awesome app – but the company is still considering filing for a patent, which even though I doubt that will happen – its the best work related compliment…

Solar Groundhog Day?

Is there help sunspot and solar flux wise – right around the corner? From the NASA Marshall web site – https://www.nasa.gov/msfcsolar It looks like there could be help in 2020 as far as getting out of the bottom of cycle 24 and getting into Cycle 25. In all predictions, it looks like Cycle 25 swings up almost perfectly coinciding with the new year, and the…

Leaf Peepers Rejoice!

Its that time of year . . .  The “fall color interactive map” can be found here – https://patch.com/us/across-america/fall-foliage-peak-map-2019-when-see-leaves-most-stunning When all the kiddies are back at school and every young family has spent their Summer vacation time, that’s when I kick into action. When they are back – to school and work – that’s when I make like stage left and go off into the…

Countdown to Autumnal Equinox

Darth Vader like greyline map . . .  Daylight is receding in the Northern Hemisphere and increasing in the Southern. Daylight is almost 12 hours with night also 12 hours. In the last couple of days 40M in the morning has been much quieter and with stronger signals from the farthest points in Asia. I am sure that most of this has to do…

August Speeding Like a Freight Train

Just like last year, August is speeding by This year is (as Yogi Berra said) “like deja vu all over again”. Its hard to believe its already August 15. June and July moved at the normal Summer pace, but because I am working on a project that is due next Friday, I expected time to seem like it would “compress” – and it sure…

40M: Just Barely Moving Towards Fall Conditions

The trees are just starting to turn color – and 40M is opening up – albeit with noise at night During the morning we have the great OC – PAC and Asian openings with very little noise on 40M. At our sunset – I am just starting to hear Caribbean, Central and South American stations – which is great because that path offers quite…

Autumnal Equinox

Today is the actual Autumnal equinox at my QTH, and so its time for Equinox-a-palooza! Falls glorious colors – where Colorado competes well with the Northeast US  

Welcome Autumn!

Its the Autumnal Equinox, and time to get ready for fall colors There is something about fall colors that take my mind off everything else and leave me mesmerized. I like the longer nights and the cooler weather . . . Its the only season that I wish would last longer

Fall Like Weather Pattern in SF Bay Area

Yesterday we had a gorgeous Maxfield Parrish like sunset – “pinky – blue” sky. This is because the Jet Stream seems to have behaved a little bit more like our Winter pattern – there is a dip from the Gulf of Alaska combined with the clouds and cool temperature – and the fact that the daylight hours are noticeably shorter now – and it…

Fall Color Photography Map

Fun fall color prediction map at https://fstoppers.com/nature/2018-us-fall-color-prediction-map-landscape-photographers-284279 One of my other hobbies is photography. Years ago I had a Leica M6, Hasselblad medium format camera and a Graphic View 5×7 camera. In the late 1990’s, I switched to digital, once cameras had  whopping 2 megapixels! I use a Sony a6000 now with a couple decent lenses – it does everything I need for now. I…