Global Skywatch

Ted’s essays

bells – bronze age relics are still valuable

In researching for this article I ran across a site diffen.com. I was looking to to clarify the difference between brass and bronze. What a cool tool they provide… there vs their … flu vs cold … ethnicity vs race … mold vs mildew … and so much more. Check them out. I bookmarked the site in my search/research tab. Among their differences are that bronze came from around 3500 BC, the beginning of “The Bronze Age”, or when this batch of humans figured out how to make things from metal. That was a pretty big deal. Around 3,000 years later came brass. I have dabbled with brass trombones for 60 years. I love the sound of ringing brass from […]

EMCOMM Big Picture View

Working with the pyramid on our white board, the Bitterroot Emergency Amateur Radio Services team discussed the base layer as it applies locally: Establish Survivable Network. The upper layers are important, significant and worthy of our continued development efforts. When those topics came up they were placed in their appropriate layers, acknowledging their value without bogging down on non-foundational issues. The base currently includes GMRS, 2-meter, and CB. Emergency radio power is by batteries with solar systems and generators recharging those. Our area has a large population of radios using these modes. We also have a number of nets practicing comms utilizing GMRS and 2-meter radios. The next layer, System Flexibility, was where we placed our repeaters and NVIS (high-frequency […]

one web unravels

Since we were paying attention, Christine Blasey Ford’s flimsy fiction trying to destroy Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation had no weight from the start. Rather than ignoring, or ridiculing the claims, The Team used judo to open an investigation “into Ford’s claims”, but freaking out the spiders by not limiting the investigation to the precarious web they wove. To destroy the cobweb, destroy the spider. Spanish proverb Kavenaugh’s SIX previous background checks weren’t enough for the senators who are at risk of appealing their upcoming treason tribunals to the Supreme Court. They were hoping that the stories and accompanying assaults on Brett and his family would get him to quit the Supreme Court path he was on. As disgusting and difficult […]