11/21/19 17:48:35 UTC
327.1250 MHz
Sable? 21
11/05/19 16:00:16 UTC
273.700 MHz
"..Ops, JACKPOT61...Who else is going to be using Poinsett in this go?" 11/4/2019 1050h. Good Rx in Stanly Co NC -AJ
10/29/19 23:28:09 UTC
134.3000 MHz
POLO 90 Talking Boston Center direct WEIRD
10/29/19 23:17:35 UTC
121.000 MHz
POLO90 clearance to Dover
10/29/19 23:01:01 UTC
132.7500 MHz
POLO90 doing touch and goes at Stewart

11/17/19 20:13:41 UTC
148.625 MHz
A2A, some sort of fixed wing formation. "push to 128.8" @ 1451h. "257.1 for Command Post, Uniform 2" @1455h and discussing landing on Rwy05. Weak rx starting 1430h til last heard approx 1500h which were very good rx, 11/17/2019 -AJ
11/15/19 00:24:24 UTC
38.825 MHz
"Can you relay to TALON OPS we're about 30 minutes out from landing..." no response rx'd then "..Say again? Came in kinda garbled" A2A presumably, background noise indicates helo, and indeed bout 60 to 90 seconds later a helo passed from east to west over my position, in Stanly Co NC. Very good rx. 11/14/2019 1844h -AJ
11/05/19 16:32:28 UTC
271.4 MHz
Maryland air guard A-10s working Bollen Range, Indiantown Gap, PA.
11/02/19 21:48:24 UTC
225.000 MHz
"BACKY62, how do you hear this?" 11-02-2019 1258h. -AJ
10/30/19 15:39:25 UTC
140.125 MHz
"...ninety degree left turn..." 1057h 10-29-2019. Earlier in the morning and some on 10-28-2019 had noticed static tx's on this frequency in AM, and finally switched to FM and that was the last transmission rx'd on 140.125 since. Certainly worth watching. -AJ
10/29/19 14:52:14 UTC
238.9 MHz
Jake 31 calling for Maine 85 for refueling over Duke MOA
10/28/19 19:38:57 UTC
255.675 MHz
NL Volkel excercise

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Sunspot Photos taken from Daytona Beach, FL

With the solar storm to hit earth on 10/24/03 I decided to try and take some pictures of our current sun spots. I used a 4 1/2" telescope and a digital camera. First, WARNING! DO NOT look directly at the sun through a telescope, you will be blinded! Here's how I did it without loosing my sight.

I setup the telescope and aimed it as close to the sun as possible without looking through the viewfinder/spotting scope. Next put a lower powered lens/eye piece into your telescope. As a first try I used a 25mm Wide Angle eyepiece. Next take an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of paper and hold it above the lense, start by holding it about 6" - 12" from the lens (distance not critical). Using the telescopes drive motor slowly steer the telescope until you see a VERY bright image on the paper. Once you've got the image, adjust the telescopes focus until you have a sharp image of the sun and its sun spots.

In order to take the photos below I setup a digital camera on a second tripod next to the telescope and simply aimed the camera at the image of the sun.... This isn't a high class high priced scientific setup but I still thought it produced some interesting results. Below are pictures using both a 25 mm (low power) eyepiece and a 10 mm (high power) eyepiece.