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Author Topic: -29 C / -20.2 F in my QTH this morning.  (Read 3820 times)
VE3VEE
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« on: December 28, 2017, 01:37:56 PM »



It was cold this morning in my QTH : -29 C / -20.2 F
Inside the outdoor enclosure that houses all my equipment (TCVR, PA, rotor controller, network equipment, etc) : -19.6 C / -3.28 F

In comparison, the temperature at the same time at

The North Pole : -22 C / -7.6 F
Bouvet Island 3Y : +2 C / +35.6 F

Where would you rather be?  Grin

Marvin VE3VEE
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VK3HJ
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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2017, 03:49:48 PM »

The freeze across North America was noted in the ABC National News this morning in Australia.

I finally finished work yesterday, a big day's hard work in quite warm conditions. I was invited to cool off in the client's swimming pool afterwards!

In our part of the world, we are having a fairly mild summer so far, with only several days in the mid-30s C.

And no, the weather in Bouvet Island is not in the slightest bit enticing!
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2017, 03:54:02 PM »

Hi,

Forecast:
CALYPSO BAY, ST KITTS  (North America)
Tomorrow
Fri 12/29
High     82 ° F  / 28 ° C  
Mostly Sunny. High 82F.
Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph.

73,
 Grin
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VA3VF
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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2017, 03:56:43 PM »

It was cold this morning in my QTH : -29 C / -20.2 F
Inside the outdoor enclosure that houses all my equipment (TCVR, PA, rotor controller, network equipment, etc) : -19.6 C / -3.28 F

In comparison, the temperature at the same time at

The North Pole : -22 C / -7.6 F
Bouvet Island 3Y : +2 C / +35.6 F

Where would you rather be?  Grin

Marvin VE3VEE

Here in Ottawa, it reached -34 Celsius with the windchill. The front porch lamp takes a couple of minutes, after switched ON, to light up. So, even the electrons feel the cold.  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2017, 07:21:23 PM »

39 F in STX cold enough.No thanks!

Obie N5VYS
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KM4SII
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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2017, 07:46:31 PM »

WOW Marvin! It is 20F down here and I thought that was cold!  Grin

73 de KM4SII - Mason
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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2017, 05:25:09 AM »

It is a balmy 12*F/ -11*C here this morning.

Were havin a heat wave, a tropical heat wave !


BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

It's too blasted cold EVERYWHERE, except in the Southern Hemisphere.

ENJOY VK-ZL and all the lands down there.
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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2017, 06:12:58 AM »

and people think I am crazy for liking 95 F in the shade! This weather SUCKS and April can't come fast enough.....

V
K3NRX

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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2017, 05:12:53 PM »

There is an extreme cold warning advisory in effect here in Ottawa. The XYL heard on the radio that a number of New Year's events outdoors have been cancelled. Forecast is -35 Celsius.

I received my natural gas bill yesterday, much higher already for this time of the year.

Thanks global warming, or we would be dead by now. Grin
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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2017, 09:42:42 PM »

Brrr I don't know how you can stand that kind of WX?

It was a nice sunny 54F here at my qth today in the pacific north left coast.

I was even able to build a new 4 square rx antenna for the low bands while also playing around with a home brew 40 meter solar powered qrp rig.

Maybe tomorrow I'll have a barbecue if it's a repeat WX wise but if it gets above 55F i'll have to dig out my shorts and t-shirts.
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VE3YF
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« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2017, 01:23:41 AM »



It was cold this morning in my QTH : -29 C / -20.2 F
Inside the outdoor enclosure that houses all my equipment (TCVR, PA, rotor controller, network equipment, etc) : -19.6 C / -3.28 F

In comparison, the temperature at the same time at

The North Pole : -22 C / -7.6 F
Bouvet Island 3Y : +2 C / +35.6 F

Where would you rather be?  Grin

Marvin VE3VEE

Marvin:

Nice cool temps, we have had a few days well into the -30's C, and even the next couple day forecasts around -35 C. This is darn strange for this time of the year, and as the cold weather is here, curtails not only outdoor activities, but we are not getting the snow the weatherman promised for us and I miss the nice snow to head out snowmobiling.

These temps are not supposed to happen until Mid to Late Jan or even Feb. Be thankful you are living in the Banana Belt compared to what I am getting up here. (Lots of cars not starting in the mornings).

HNY to everyone and all the best in 2018...
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« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2018, 06:49:01 AM »

This thread is making me want a hot cup of tea. It is a balmy 9F degrees here today. Good day to fire up a boatanchor to warm up the shack.
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« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2018, 10:11:56 AM »

This thread is making me want a hot cup of tea. It is a balmy 9F degrees here today. Good day to fire up a boatanchor to warm up the shack.



The unit on the 3rd shelf is my solid state PA, ALS-1300 by Ameritron. In a "normal" weather it gives me between 1200 and 1300 Watts. However, when the "cooling system" is working as well as it has been recently, the maximum power output I can get out of it has reached just over 1780 Watts. It only lasts a while, though. The interior of the equipment enclosure warms up as I transmit, and as the temperature goes up, the power output goes down.  Grin Grin Grin

Marvin VE3VEE
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« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2018, 03:44:51 AM »

It's another cold morning, -20C / -4F inside my outdoor equipment enclosure. I'm pretty sure none of the ham radio equipment nor the network equipment I have there has been designed to work at such low temperatures.  Grin

Marvin VE3VEE
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« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2018, 09:43:22 AM »

It's another cold morning, -20C / -4F inside my outdoor equipment enclosure. I'm pretty sure none of the ham radio equipment nor the network equipment I have there has been designed to work at such low temperatures.  Grin

Marvin VE3VEE

Hi Marvin:

At least you don't have to worry about the equipment overheating. Be thankful though, we were almost 10C colder than you and with the winds we were somewhere around -44C. Forget about going outside today. Ha Ha...

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