there is NO meeting on September 4th
as we celebrate the Labor Day holiday.
Passing comments on the Solar eclipse
Many of us were looking forward to the 2017 eclipse with great anticipation and we were not disappointed. Some used special protective lenses, some used a home made pin hole projector, some watched it on TV or the internet. I hope that everyone who planned to observe this amazing occurrence was able.
These eclipse photos really moved me and I want to share them.
If you’re looking at closeup of the photo on the left you’ll see the international Space Station passing in front of the sun. You can click on the photo to see a large version with accompanying article.
In the close up you can see the ISS as well as a couple “rare” sun spots. Thanks to Clayton Samels, AC8TA for sharing these ISS “photobomb” pics.
Larry Shimerka, N8OWS had a unique observation and captured it in these pics. While in a garage with sun light flowing from a sky light, something above acted as a pin hole and projected the image below, which included several crescents of the sun, A close inspection revealed a near perfect crescent. Who needs a pin hole projector!
Thanks, guys for sharing.
1st Annual QRPicnic !!
Our fall picnic will have a new twist. We’ll take advantage of this wonderful time of year to set up QRP/portable stations and do some outdoor radio. Antennas must be free standing and not attached to any park structures or trees. While battery operation is preferred, there are power outlets but bring an extension cord.
As for the picnic: Our September picnic has always been popular. Mark your calendar for Monday, September 11. Talk it up among your friends and let’s have fun. The location will be the Day park pavilion we’ve used for several years. See directions below.
Of course, our picnic is open to everyone. The club will provide the fire. Bring whatever you would like to cook on the grill and your refreshment. Alcohol is not permitted in the park. In the past, some folks have brought dessert and other snacks and dishes to share — which is always appreciated, but not required. Even fast food wrappers have been seen at the picnics. The Pavilion has electrical outlets that can be used for food warmers, coffee maker, lighting, etc.
The Pavilion shelter is behind the swimming pool at Day Park, just west of Tri-C. We will gather about 5:00 pm or and will try to listen to the 145.410 repeater in case you get lost.
We’re hoping that all of our new members will be there and give us all a chance to meet them in a totally different environment. It will be great fun! See you there.
Directions: From Ridge and Pleasant Valley, the location of our regular meetings, go West on Pleasant Valley Road past York Road. You’ll pass the entrance to Cuyahoga Community College, then a U-shaped road that goes to the park ball fields. Turn right (north) when at the play ground and park sign, which is Sesquicentennial Drive. At this time there is no road sign. We’ll be in the large shelter called the Pavilion, behind the swimming pool.
We’ll be meeting at the Pavilion in Day Park, off Pleasant Valley.
Hal Rogers, K8CMD
President, Communications Director