Sunday, March 22, 2009

Palstar Tuner


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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Log at 1622 Alaca Place

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CURRENT MODEM STATUS
DSL Modem Status....... Up
PPP Session Status...... Up
Connection Type......... PPPoE
Time set from............. Local
Time since last boot.... 16 days, 0 hrs: 5 mins: 44 secs

Time last modem self test.. WED AUG 20 20:53:50 2008
Time last modem result.... PASS

EVENTS
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Events are listed starting from the most recent. **********************************************************************

THU MAR 05 22:47:57 2009 Setting System clock to Local time THU MAR 05 22:47:57 2009

THU MAR 05 22:47:57 2009 Time set from Primary SNTP server: tock.usno.navy.mil

THU MAR 05 22:47:57 2009 PPP CONNECTED on VPI 8 VCI 35

THU MAR 05 22:47:57 2009 Connecting session(0): Auto Registration due to AutoConnect request

THU MAR 05 22:47:57 2009 LAN PC unable to communicate with DNS Server.(error = 'connection refused', count=9)

THU MAR 05 22:47:56 2009 Disconnecting session(0): Auto Registration due to PADT received

THU MAR 05 22:47:56 2009 Received PADT for session id 18188

THU MAR 05 22:47:56 2009 LAN PC unable to communicate with DNS Server.(error = 'connection refused', count=6)

THU MAR 05 22:47:55 2009 LAN PC unable to communicate with DNS Server.(error = 'connection refused', count=3)

THU MAR 05 22:47:53 2009 PPP DISCONNECTED on VPI 8 VCI 35 : PPP commanded down

THU MAR 05 22:47:53 2009 Disconnecting session(0): Auto Registration due to dsl Restart

THU MAR 05 22:47:44 2009 US Atten: 16.0 DS Atten: 22.5

THU MAR 05 22:47:44 2009 US Margin: 12.0 DS Margin: 15.0

THU MAR 05 22:47:44 2009 US Tx Power: 1.2 DS Tx Power: 19.7

THU MAR 05 22:47:44 2009 US DSL Rate: 512 kbits/sec DS DSL Rate: 8128 kbits/sec

THU MAR 05 22:47:44 2009 WanMgr reports DSL is UP

THU MAR 05 22:47:25 2009 WanMgr reports DSL is Down

TUE MAR 03 05:12:25 2009 CWMP: Final Http Return Code = 204

TUE MAR 03 05:12:21 2009 CWMP: Inform (200). The following events are true: 2 PERIODIC

TUE MAR 03 05:12:21 2009 CWMP: TCP Connected, SSL Connection Succeeded, Auth Type = Basic

MON MAR 02 10:51:01 2009 LAN PC unable to communicate with DNS Server.(error = 'connection timed out', count=6)

MON MAR 02 10:50:54 2009 LAN PC unable to communicate with DNS Server.(error = 'connection timed out', count=3)

MON MAR 02 09:40:45 2009 CWMP: Final Http Return Code = 204

MON MAR 02 09:40:45 2009 CWMP: Inform (200). The following events are true: 2 PERIODIC

MON MAR 02 09:40:45 2009 CWMP: TCP Connected, SSL Connection Succeeded, Auth Type = Basic

SUN MAR 01 00:30:48 2009 Auto Calendar Upgrade check performed, no upgrade required (3)

FRI FEB 27 18:19:17 2009 Setting System clock to Local time FRI FEB 27 18:19:11 2009

FRI FEB 27 18:19:17 2009 Time set from Primary SNTP server: tock.usno.navy.mil

FRI FEB 27 18:19:15 2009 PPP CONNECTED on VPI 8 VCI 35

FRI FEB 27 18:19:15 2009 Connecting session(0): Auto Registration due to AutoConnect request

FRI FEB 27 18:19:07 2009 Disconnecting session(-1): due to PADT received

FRI FEB 27 18:19:07 2009 Received PADT for session id 18762

FRI FEB 27 18:19:07 2009 PPP DISCONNECTED on VPI 8 VCI 35 : PPP commanded down

FRI FEB 27 18:19:07 2009 Disconnecting session(0): Auto Registration due to dsl Restart

FRI FEB 27 18:18:58 2009 US Atten: 16.0 DS Atten: 22.5

FRI FEB 27 18:18:58 2009 US Margin: 12.0 DS Margin: 14.0

FRI FEB 27 18:18:58 2009 US Tx Power: 1.5 DS Tx Power: 19.7

FRI FEB 27 18:18:58 2009 US DSL Rate: 512 kbits/sec DS DSL Rate: 8128 kbits/sec

FRI FEB 27 18:18:58 2009 WanMgr reports DSL is UP

FRI FEB 27 18:18:38 2009 WanMgr reports DSL is Down

MON FEB 23 03:52:14 2009 Auto Calendar Upgrade check performed, no upgrade required

SUN FEB 22 08:27:46 2009 CWMP: Final Http Return Code = 204

SUN FEB 22 08:27:44 2009 CWMP: Inform (200). The following events are true: 1 BOOT

SUN FEB 22 08:27:44 2009 CWMP: TCP Connected, SSL Connection Succeeded, Auth Type = Basic

SUN FEB 22 08:27:18 2009 Setting System clock to Local time SUN FEB 22 08:27:06 2009

SUN FEB 22 08:27:18 2009 Time set from Primary SNTP server: tock.usno.navy.mil

SUN FEB 22 08:27:13 2009 PPP CONNECTED on VPI 8 VCI 35

SUN FEB 22 08:27:13 2009 Connecting session(0): Auto Registration due to dsl Restart

SUN FEB 22 08:26:57 2009 US Atten: 16.0 DS Atten: 22.0

SUN FEB 22 08:26:57 2009 US Margin: 12.0 DS Margin: 17.0

SUN FEB 22 08:26:57 2009 US Tx Power: 1.2 DS Tx Power: 19.7

SUN FEB 22 08:26:57 2009 US DSL Rate: 512 kbits/sec DS DSL Rate: 8128 kbits/sec

SUN FEB 22 08:26:57 2009 WanMgr reports DSL is UP

SUN FEB 22 08:26:44 2009 Transceiver Software Version: 5.2.2.0

SUN FEB 22 08:26:43 2009 Model Number: C90-610030-06

SUN FEB 22 08:26:43 2009 Software Version: VER:03.08.02

SUN FEB 22 08:26:43 2009 Product: ProLine Model: NAT Combo



end of diagnostic log file

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Ground Buss

Ground buss can be seen below the Alpha Switches. The buss is tied to the station ground and to the ground wire of the house. The yellow cable in the background actually runs to the ground wire in an room outlet.

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KB4XX

KB4XX on the receive antenna and the fan dipole--switching back and forth.

With the GAP.

KB4PYR with and without the GAP. Switching at 10 second intervals.

Receive Antenna -- Dipole Comparison

This is a comparison of the receive antenna and the fan dipole. Notice the "core noise" on the right-most wave form.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Snow in T-Town

Still snow!



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Bellringers at the Dalton Hamfest







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Snow in T-Town!

It snowed in Tuscaloosa, Alabama last night!

Not a common weather feature in our part of the country! As you can see, the snow fall was so heavy that the Baptists and Methodists were forced to cancel all church services. If you look closely at the first couple of pictures you can see it's still coming down. Some here would probably consider this blizzard conditions!






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