A LOOK AT SCENIC NEW ZEALAND ….

A VIEW , LOOKING NORWEST AT MT COOK ,( 3754M  OR 12,316FT ) NZ’S HIGHEST , LOCATED IN THE EAST COAST OF THE SOUH ISLAND. KNOWN TO THE MAORI AS ‘AORANGI’ & WITHIN THE SOUTHERN ALPS.

THIS WAS WHERE SIR EDMUND HILLARY MOUNTAINEERED PRIOR TO CONQUERING MT EVEREST;

DURING THIS SAME PERIOD,( MID 1940′S ) DEREK WAS CLIMBING IN THE WEST OF THE COOK REGION WITH FRIENDS OF THE CANTERBURY MOUNTAINEERING CLUB.

THIS PHOTO USED FOR SSTV ( SLOW SCAN TELEVISION .Amateur )

WHAT DOES ‘SPIRM’ FREELY OFFER ?

HARD COPY ‘SPIRM’ HAS A SPECIFIC INTEREST IN ITS ASSOCIATED COMMUNICATION SERVICE EX THE VOLUNTEER, NON PROFIT HAM RADIO.. PACIFIC ‘RING OF FIRE’ NET. IT  REPORTS ON ‘NATURAL HAZARDS’ EG .. EARTHQUAKES, TSUNAMI, VOLCANIC ACTIVITY, MARINE FLOODING & OTHER RISKS TO HUMAN-KIND.

OTHER REPORTS COVERED, ARE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH & DEVOPMENT, SPACE ACTIVITY, PLUS ITEMS OF INTEREST TO KEEP READERS INFORMED WITH WHAT IS HAPPENING ON EARTH & IN SPACE.

FOR MORE BACKGROUND, I SUGGEST YOU READ MY ‘FACEBOOK’ PAGE … UNDER NAME .. ‘DEREK STUDHOLME’  ( IN AUCKLAND , NZ ). THE ARUBA, EARTHQUAKE RESEARCHER & FRIEND ,,, ALFREDO PICHARDO IS CONTINUOUSLY REPORTING FROM WORLD-WIDE OFFICIAL SOURCES, ON ‘QUAKE DETAILS & ASSOCIATED NATURAL HAZARDS.

 

GENERAL HAM RADIO ORIENTED ‘NEWS & VIEWS’ WITH HUMOUR … ARE WELCOME ON THIS BLOG.

DID YOU KNOW ?

DID YOU KNOW  HOW MANY QUAKE AFTER-SHOCKS HAVE HAPPENED IN CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND  OVER THE LAST 21 MONTHS ?

THE UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY ( IN CHRISTCHURCH ) REPORTS THAT SINCE ‘THE BIG ONE’ OF 7.1 MAGNITUDE ON 4 SEPT 2010, THEY HAVE LOGGED …

                        10,460  AFTERSHOCKS

GET THE FULL STORY… MAPS ETC FROM THEIR WEB SITE AT :

                http://www.christchurchquakemap.co.nz/

PROPAGATION OF SIG’S TO SOUTH IMPROVING …

THE GOOD NEWS FOR HAM RADIO OPERATORS IS THAT SIGNALS ARE ‘ON THE UP & UP’  BETWEEN THE NORTH & SOUTH HEMISPHERES.

NEW ZEALAND HAS HAD OUTPUT TRANSMISSION POWER INCREASED ON THE HIGH FREQUENCY BANDS . THIS WILL HELP IN COMPETING WITH THOSE EXTRA STRONG STATIONS OUT OF EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA.

ALSO … THINGS ARE IMPROVING WITH THE LONG DELAYED SUN-SPOT CYCLE . BY NEXT YEAR WE SHOULD BE DOING A LOT BETTER.

SEE NEW ZEALAND FLAG FLY AT LONDON OLYMPICS

THE NEW ZEALAND ATHLETES ARE STARTING TO ASSEMBLE IN ENGLAND FOR THEIR ‘BIG EFFORT’. ENTRIES IN QUITE A VARIETY OF SPORTS EVENTS ARE ‘ON THE CARDS’.  THE NZ PUBLIC WILL BE CHEERING AS THEY DEMONSTRATE THEIR DETERMINATON TO COMPETE FAIRLY WITH COMPETITORS … GOOD LUCK TO ALL !

CONGRATULATION FROM ALL NEW ZEALANDERS .GOOD LUCK TO YOUR FUTURE IN SPACE.

HAM LOG .. ISS &; SPACEX / DRAGON .. pre-dockng

PRE-DOCK POSITION VIA ‘NOVA’ TRACKER
LOCATION; AUCKLND NZ
DATE; 24 MAY 2012 @ 02;00 UTC

CRAFT:                 ISS               DRAGON
ORBIT #          77,425               26
HEIGHT;    404.2 KM               399.1 KM

PROXIMITY:   CLOSE

 

COMMENT: BOTH CRAFT 834 KM NE OF
AUCKLAND.  CLOSING ,EXPECT
DOCKING EARLY WEEKEND.
THIS ORBIT TAKES BOTH SE
THEN UP THRO SOUTH
AMERICA & BRAZIL.      FIN.