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June 26, 2016

UFO secrets revealed by Darren Ashmore. The front line of UFO study.

December 13, 2014

2014 Geminids Meteor Shower

December 12, 2014

This is what it is like to shoot from inside the International Space Station

November 30, 2014

My preferred camera for night imaging
Read this person's review of the new Canon 7D MKII

April 17, 2014

COSMOS ODYSSEY - The Journeys of an Astrophotographer - a time lapse project for 5 years

April 14, 2014

Starting this evening, the net will be moved to 1 hour later due to Summertime Propagation

Amateur Radio-Developed Software Assisting in Search for Missing Airliner

US Navy personnel helping to look for missing Malaysia Air Flight MH370 have used the signal-processing and analysis package Spectrum Laboratory by Wolf Buescher, DL4YHF, to analyze recently detected 37.5 kHz "pings" that may be from the missing plane's "black box." Some Spectrum Laboratory screen shots as seen aboard the Australian defense vessel Ocean Shield were shown on TV in Australia and in the UK. The US Navy personnel are guests aboard the Australian ship. VLF experimenter Warren Ziegler, K2ORS, said the software is the same package Amateur Radio experimenters used recently to detect transatlantic signals on 29 kHz. "Wolf's package is first-rate software, and I know that there have been other professional uses, but this was quite an interesting one!" Ziegler said. The software began as a simple DOS-based FFT program, but it is now a specialized audio analyzer, filter, frequency converter, hum filter, data logger, and more. It's available for download from DL4YHF's Amateur Radio Software site. Buescher said he was skeptical about the initial "ping" detection by a Chinese search vessel, but later called the spectrogram taken by the US team aboard Ocean Shield "convincing." He said a screenshot from Australian TV clearly shows the "bip-bip-bip" ultrasonic bursts or pings, "just as they should look," he said, rather than a "just a wobbly carrier that comes and goes." "In slow-CW terms, it would be an 'outstanding signal.'" Buescher said. "Now keeping fingers crossed that the ["black box"] batteries last a bit longer than specified. The experts say the pinger's battery usually degrades slowly, instead of going QRT abruptly." At mid-week, searchers had detected additional, more promising pings that appeared to conform to the pattern of those expected from an aircraft black box. TV video of an analyst looking at "pings" using Spectrum Laboratory, as seen on Australian TV. A Spectrum Laboratory screen shot from British television



September 13, 2013

How Triggertrap Met NASA.

August 20, 2013

Astronauts Astounding ISS Mission Photos.

July 30, 2013

Departing Space Station Commander Provides Tour.

June 20, 2013

Here's what's left of Rich's Trailer after it was rear-ended by a Cadillac Escalade
(The Cady was doing 85 miles an hour in the 'breakdown" lane!).

June 12, 2013

I thought you'd like to join this lass in the ISS.

February 20, 2013

Desert Moon Observatory

December 29, 2012

Allied Radio Catalogs

Radio Shack Catalogs

October 31, 2012

FA18 extended view of Space Shuttle Endeavour's flyover Southern California

October 28, 2012

Cowboys of the Sky

August 26, 2012

Inspirational Photos by Neil Armstrong

August 25, 2012

R.I.P. Neil Armstrong

August 21, 2012

Detail of Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover with tread pattern...

August 13, 2012

Life Magazine August 4, 1952

March 21, 2012

A Debt We Need to Remember
I think all of the Arufon Gang would enjoy these photos. Look up in the top right hand area of that website for the menu for even more work.

August 21, 2011

Colleagues and Abductees Give Thanks and Pay Tribute to **Budd Hopkins*

I'd like to thank Budd on behalf of all the people in the ARUFON Net (the Amateur Radio UFO Net). Over the years Budd's name has been synonymous with abduction research as one of the original people who approached this complex and sometimes frustrating subject with honesty, dignity and without any preconceived notions. His tireless efforts will be appreciated worldwide by ufologists for decades to come. No matter what the future holds for ufology, Budd Hopkins' name will always be remembered as one of the very first pioneers who treated the subject of abduction with respect and objectivity.

Please know you will always be missed Budd...Thank you again.

*-- Rich Vitello - W1RV on behalf of the Amateur Radio UFO Net*

Dennis, K9VMY, gets around. Here he is with Ron N8NIX at the Chicago FM Club (CFMC) Hamfest in Belvidere. IL, Sept 10, 2011

Dennis, K9VMY, met Rich, W1RV at Dayton Hamvention.
He shares the photos below
Dennis and Rich, then Rich and Chip Marjelli, K7JA