July 30, 2016

Two new weather sites look great!

Two new weather sites offer some nice details in amazingly beautiful packages. Both sites have very similar looks and include some impressive animation that shows wind speed and direction.

Ventusky offers a nice set of options including an overlay showing current CAPE values. The temperature overlay has five options showing the temperatures from the ground level all the way to 9000 feet up. It also allows you to look into the future with wind forecasting.

The Windyty site offers a similar layout and has options to show as much or as little weather info as you want. It also has a free Android app available so you can enjoy it on the road.

You may not use these sites during severe events or for high-accuracy radar, but they seem to offer an impressive and unique view of current conditions.

July 29, 2016

Rusk County resident earns his ticket!

There is another new Rusk County ham this week after Danny passed his Technician license Thursday night before the club's monthly club meeting. Danny attributed his near-perfect score to lots of study leading up to the test.

Danny was one of several prospective hams who participated in the club's Technician Class over several Saturday's in April. Now it is just a matter of time until he is assigned a callsign by the F.C.C.

All the member of the club congratulate Danny on his accomplishment!