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AE4WX

@AE4WX@mas.to

MD. Retired disaster responder.

#Geriatric #Psychiatry #Disaster #AmateurRadio

Net control station for the Tar Heel Emergency Net (3.923 MHz LSB, 1900 ET nightly) and in 2024 the VOIP Hurricane Net (voipwx.net)

Hamshack Hotline 6100002099
GMRSLive VOIP 11113
Allstar 55427
GMRSLive 52000 (WRDE384)

Get CPR certified.

Posts reflect my own thoughts and do not reflect the opinions of any organization with which I affiliate.

I post about severe weather but I am not a meteorologist.

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AE4WX, to random
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BakerRL75, to random
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@czarbucks @firefly @AE4WX @amyedge @ai6yr Good morning! No sleep must be in the air this morning. Tried going to bed twice last night and finally said “screw it” and turned on “The Witcher” and broke down boxes. Too early for squirrel feeding so 2d cup of coffee is on the way. Have a GREAT Wednesday!

AE4WX,
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@BakerRL75 @czarbucks @firefly @amyedge @ai6yr be safe today! Level 2 risk of severe weather for me and Amy; Level 1 for everyone else but Ben

N4JAW, to amateurradio
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Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? Not me! These are the tools I'm throwing at the BIG BAD for this morning's activation. A for , for & for . EXPERIMENTATION is the foundation on which was built.

AE4WX,
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@N4JAW Okay, that's it, you inspired me. I'm going.

AE4WX,
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@N4JAW I haven'r. I checked the SDR first and found nothing. Not even the strong shortwave stations. And man, I only hear a single station on 20 m FT8- and no CW stations at all.

Think I'll find something else to do 🤣

AE4WX,
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@N4JAW I am making a few 20m FT8 contacts at least

AE4WX,
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@N4JAW trying to do POTA today is like Captain Dan railing at the hurricane in Forrest Gump

AE4WX, to climate
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Okay, let's get this one out of the way as I see it going around:

The auroras being seen so far south tonight has absolutely nothing to do with . It is caused by multiple coronal mass ejections on the sun in the past few days, which occurred because we are at the peak of the 11-year solar cycle. It has nothing whatsoever to do with climate.

As always, my policy is: post misinformation, you get blocked.

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G5 geomagnetic storm conditions observed #aurora

AE4WX,
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AE4WX,
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Band opening on 440 too: just heard a station from Vernon Hill, VA- 107 miles away on 440

AE4WX,
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View looking north from Gilliam-McConnell Airfield, Carthage, NC- 0137Z 05/11/24

#Aurora? Light pollution?

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AE4WX,
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N4DVM thinks this is light pollution- and it may be- but I can't think of anything in that direction

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cliffwade, (edited ) to fediverse
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Happy Friday to all of you here in the today!

What is on your agenda for the day and for the weekend ahead?

For me, the wife and I are going to a special Winston Salem Dash baseball game tonight. It's our first one. They are the A team for the Chicago White Sox. Hoping to have a great time tonight.

Not much else planned outside of work stuff for a bit today and the weekend we don't have anything planned as of yet.

AE4WX,
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@cliffwade The Dash are A ball- but fun to watch!

AE4WX,
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@cliffwade I would venture that the Dash are more fun to watch right now than the Sox are.

ai6yr, to random

NOAA SWPC video of the solar flare that spawned CMEs... Expected to cause some great aurora activity, potential to also cause other mischief (mostly in space/high latitudes). Though it will probably wipe out ham radio too this weekend. #CME #spaceweather https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dr2BIlDGDk

AE4WX,
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@ai6yr Yeah, so much for #POTA. I may try a limited activation nearby just for giggles, willing to take the L if I can't get 10, but we'll see.

AE4WX, to random
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Round 2 is here. Special weather statement here til 0515 EDT but no warnings in . Severe thunderstorm warning to the south in Chesterfield, Lee, Kershaw, Richland, and Sumter .

@firefly @czarbucks @amyedge @BakerRL75

AE4WX,
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@firefly @czarbucks @amyedge @BakerRL75 I am on air and currently monitoring KC4WDI-R (via RF), Carolina 440 via Allstar (), Southern Pines GMRS.

AE4WX,
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@BakerRL75 @firefly @czarbucks @amyedge @ai6yr

#ncwx downgraded to Level 1 risk per SPC

AE4WX,
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@BakerRL75 @firefly @czarbucks @amyedge @ai6yr Still 67,000 without power in #ncwx

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Communication plan for #ncwx 5/8-5/9:

KC4WDI repeater system (Butner 146.94 100/Carthage 442.425 77; Echolink KC4WDI-R)

Carolina 440 (K4JDR-R Echolink; Allstar #44235; Hamshack Hotline 94125)

K4ITL 145.21 Raleigh (when I can reach it)

AE4WX-L Allstar #55427
Hamshack Hotline 6100002099
GMRS Southern Pines 675
GMRSLive WRDE384 #52000, connected to NC GMRS Network #2100

APRS AE4WX (-1, -2, -5, -8)
Winlink AE4WX

AE4WX, to random
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@N4JAW I see you out there in the POTA spots. I'm at US-6833 and US-8313 on 20 meter FT8 right now, but might switch to CW. (Somehow the noise from CW doesn't feel right at a Civil War battlefield...)

N4JAW, to amateurradio
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Yucky and . No or Home operating today. My QTH antenna has been disconnected for days due to and rain with imbedded thunderstorms.

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AE4WX,
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@N4JAW @chrisfarnham RBN only heard me five times last night. But they were all good:

WA7LNW 1885 mi 17 dB
ZF9CW 1074 mi 15 dB
W1NT-2 694 mi 12 dB
WE9V 679 mi 10 dB
W1NT-6 694 mi 6 dB

AE4WX,
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@N4JAW @chrisfarnham I know! Yet I heard no one and no one heard me- or, perhaps more accurately, I heard no one respond to me.

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