This site was originally posted to the Internet in 2004. We're now approaching the middle of 2016, and nearly all of the original material is past its prime ... assuming it ever was "prime" in the first place. We sold the farm in Auburn to our daughter and son-in-law in 2015 and moved to a 2-yr old home on a suburban lot in a [gasp!] gated-community in Sparks NV. We're fairly close to our youngest son and his family.
I have an HOA-stealth EFHW wire on the back fence for 80-10, and I'm a member of the crew at W7RN and operate it remotely. I won't get a 7 call. I may do something to update this website ... or maybe not. We'll see.
The Solar Status flags are courtesy of N3KL and Ham QSL, and are of interest mainly to amateur radio operators. The Solar X-Ray status is derived from the analysis of the last 24 hours of 5-minute samples from the GOES Satellites in the 1 - 8 angstrom range. The Geomagnetic Activity is represented by the mid-latitude planetary K index (Kp) based on analysis of the last 24 hours of 3 hour mid-latitude samples of Kp. Clicking on the indicators will take you to the raw data and graphs.
Thanks for visiting.
For those interested, the photo at the top of this page is of the crest of the Sierra Nevada at an elevation of about 10,000' (3,000 meters). It was taken from Interstate 80 at Yuba Gap (~5,000'), looking ENE.
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