Almost Easter and we have what? Snow??

21 Mar

Now this is a first for us. I woke up this morning with a dusting of snow. We have lived here for over twenty years and have never seen snow this late in the season. Curiouser and curiouser we find each day. Pretty unique for us. I have not looked at the history of weather in DFW to see how many times Cowtown has been dusted by snow this late in the year but I am positive it is rare. It must be good for antennas and RF as the bands sound pretty active and Quiet. Snow is Mother Nature’s Antenna Fertilizer I suppose. πŸ™‚

Enjoy your Sunday’s and good luck on the bands.

Thanks for reading my Blog. Best, Chas W5PG


Posted by on March 21, 2010 in Family, Stuff


4 responses to “Almost Easter and we have what? Snow??

  1. UU1CC Andy

    March 21, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Your Alaska looks totally winterized πŸ™‚

    I’m about the snow as an antenna fertilizer – it is true, but for verticals only. The longer antenna is, the worthless this effect. When I’ve used a very long V-beam on 33 ft masts, this antenna completely lost functionality after the snowfall.

    73! Andy

    • w5pg

      March 21, 2010 at 4:35 pm

      Very nice Andy! Perhaps you needed some of that “Other” RF Fertilizer that contest operators sometimes apply after working very hard making Q’s and drinking some beer to help sleep? Rumor has it that that fertilizer works well during hectic EU Runs on 160 Meters. But I could be wrong as it was only a rumor! πŸ™‚ Best, Chas W5PG

  2. Larry W2LJ

    March 21, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Gee Chas,

    It must actually be warmer in NJ than TX. Who wudda thunk it? It got up to 70F here today and was a little warmer yesterday. Considering we had a foot of snow on the ground less than four weeks ago; it feels more like Summer than Spring. This can only mean one thing for us, though – snow for Easter!

    73 de Larry W2LJ

    • w5pg

      March 21, 2010 at 9:44 pm

      Well it’s 4:30 PM local and the temperature is roughly 48 degrees right now. I have not ever seen or experienced anything like this in the south. I grew up in the suburbs of Philly so I know snow but this is pretty funny. Been gray and windy all day. Only thing nice about today is 17 Meters. SSNe is about 27 so the band has been pretty open. Always a great thing-especially following the last three summers we have had with no spots! Best, Chas W5PG


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