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Author Topic: Great Home for setting up a Ham Station??  (Read 3654 times)
WB4LCN
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« on: December 22, 2011, 11:15:20 AM »

http://realestate.yahoo.com/promo/last-minute-shopping-try-an-opulent-island-paradise.html
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First, make it work, then make it pretty.
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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2011, 12:15:49 PM »

Sea level is rising at 3.3 cm per year. It won't be long before this island is submerged.
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K3AN
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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2011, 03:52:31 PM »

The two paragraphs in quotation marks below are from the epa.gov web site, not from some global warming deny-er's site.

"Sea level is rising along most of the U.S. coast, and around the world. In the last century, sea level rose 5 to 6 inches more than the global average along the Mid-Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, because coastal lands there are subsiding."

Subsiding means sinking. The water's not rising that much; the land is sinking. The same is true for those small Pacific islands that may soon be completely submerged.

"Higher temperatures are expected to further raise sea level by expanding ocean water, melting mountain glaciers and small ice caps, and causing portions of Greenland and the Antarctic ice sheets to melt. The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that the global average sea level will rise between 0.6 and 2 feet (0.18 to 0.59 meters) in the next century (IPCC, 2007)."

That equals 0.18 to 0.59 centimeters per year, not 3.3. I'm assuming an innocent misplacement of the decimal point is what happened.

http://epa.gov/climatechange/effects/coastal/index.html

And the rate of rise we're experiencing now is WAY less than the rate of rise that took place between 14,000 and 8,000 years ago. I don't think we had too many cars, power plants or factories back then. Come to think of it, there weren't even that many people. For the last 8,000 years there has been comparatively little rise. Here's the chart.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Post-Glacial_Sea_Level.png
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K1CJS
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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2011, 10:49:58 AM »

These days, the call "The sea level is rising" is almost as absurd as the way longer heard call "The sky is falling."

In any event, this island property is what people with a few dozen million in pocket change may consider--not the everyday ham radio nut!   Grin
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K4FMH
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« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2011, 12:58:10 PM »

Haven't checked lately but are there any transmitters in Marathon FL, a quarter of a mile away from this paradise?

Frank
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AD6KA
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« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2011, 10:13:14 AM »

It's sure pretty, no doubt about that.
Too pretty.

Bet you'd spend a  lot of time chasing
away drunks and looky-loos paddling out
in skiffs and dingy's to get a better look.

Besides, if you're going to spend that kind
of money, wouldn't you like to have a rarer prefix?  Grin
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ONAIR
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« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2011, 09:57:59 AM »

It's sure pretty, no doubt about that.
Too pretty.

Bet you'd spend a  lot of time chasing
away drunks and looky-loos paddling out
in skiffs and dingy's to get a better look.

Besides, if you're going to spend that kind
of money, wouldn't you like to have a rarer prefix?  Grin
     Darn, I have a nice place for sale right by the water with some really huge trees, for a heck of lot less than they are asking!  By the way, have they assigned a prefix for the moon yet?  Smiley
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