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Global Skywatch

China, China, China … what are they doing here?

Mainstream media widely reported Bill Clinton caught selling high-tech secrets to China. Obama followed his example. Hillary’s private server was “hacked” by the Chinese – many say the actual purpose of the server outside government control was to leak sensitive information in exchange for cash payments. Instances of technology transfer have been rolling by us for decades, always seeming like one or two, occasional, unplanned, sneaky… but what if it has been deliberately executed by those who have been in charge of the DC Swamp for that time? To the Globalists, there are no sovereign countries, only pieces to be moved around a board. Transferring wealth, technology, money and power around the planet works for them as long as […]

Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos

  Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola  A Frontline documentary, “Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos,” exposes the privacy and product safety risks the huge company poses Data collection is the cornerstone and goal that drives Amazon’s many businesses Even if customers receive dangerous or fraudulent products from Amazon they cannot sue the retail giant Amazon’s Echo products gather personal information from listening in people’s homes Amazon has partnered with both the CIA and police departments in projects that raise surveillance questions Many people know that Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world and the founder of Amazon. They have seen pictures of him and perhaps heard […]

contact tracing mass surveillance

Apple and Google are developing contact tracing mass surveillance system based on Bluetooth Low Energy that is being rolled out as forced updates into users phones without their consent. Put into non-technical terms, they are tracking your every move and recording it FOREVER. Assuming you are stupid enough to use their ‘smart devices’. For as long as they leave it up, here is a YouTube video laying it all out.

two-way radios

can be indispensable in emergencies and other times normal communications tools are not working. For my current amateur radio Technician Class students, I just bought 7 of the make/model I feel gives the best cost/benefit for ham radio operators. The TYT MD-UV390 operates on both the ultra-high-frequencies (UHF) of the FCC’s family radio service (FRS) and general mobile radio service (GMRS), it also transmits and receives on the very high frequencies (VHF) commonly used by hams, public and private agencies for regional communications. Their MD-UV380 is the lower cost version of the same radio without the water-proofing. TYT, also known as Tyterra builds well-reviewed radios in relatively affordable price ranges. The transmitters, receivers, speakers, microphones, displays, controls and antennas all […]

electricity, components & circuits

Chapter 3 in the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) Ham Radio License Manual is the most challenging to most students. As I prepare for today’s Ham class, I am assembling tools, tricks, tips and my outline. I figured I might as well share them here. Remember that out of the 35 questions on your written exam, 26 correct answers is a passing score. You can afford to miss nine, or one out of every four and still earn your Technician’s License. You could miss, or even skip over every component and circuit question without failing your exam. Do not get all balled-up in this one chapter. On the other hand, it is cool, and even useful to understand a bit […]

wave behavior

Whether it is a stone tossed into a glassy-smooth pond, sound waves coming out of a trombone or electro-magnetic waves enabling radios to communicate, the wave behaviors are direct relatives to the physicist. One such person built a model to demonstrate wave behavior then his employer, Bell Labs, produced a movie of it. I almost called it a video, but those were not yet invented in 1959 when this was produced. Last year I pounded enough correct answers into my head that I passed my Amateur Extra exam. My motivation was that I really wanted to UNDERSTAND radio much better. I did not clear that hurdle on pure expanded knowledge of radio, but I found several tools that helped. […]

Why Bitterroot Bugle was AWOL

I changed my web hosting plan to save a few bucks. It has been a MAN VS MACHINE struggle to get my websites back up and available ever since. Perhaps old brain VS new technology … or patience VS intracacy … or something like that. Machine slapped me around for several days now. My web host encourages the use of a third-party service to prevent malicious players from flooding my website with bogus requests that would bury it and their servers hosting me. Siteground was wonderful, backing up and moving my stuff intact from one server to the less expensive one. They gave me a couple things to do with clear instructions and I was off and running. BUT […]

final day of registration for ham class is Friday

This a repeat of my previous announcement. There is one more day of online registration for Darby Adult Ed classes. We stand ONE STUDENT SHORT of having enough to make it happen. I am bringing another amateur radio operator licensing class to Darby, Montana via the Darby Adult Education program in its Spring 2020 schedule. I have not keept track, but think I have personally assisted 40 or 50 people to earning their FCC licenses through my study groups in the Darby library. The snide saying goes, “Those who CAN, DO. Those who cannot, TEACH”. I’m okay wearing that. Good instructors are as rare as good anything else. I did not choose this calling, blessing or curse. It chose me. […]

Ham license class begins February 1st

I am bringing another amateur radio operator licensing class to Darby, Montana via the Darby Adult Education program in its Spring 2020 schedule. I have not keept track, but think I have personally assisted 40 or 50 people to earning their FCC licenses through my study groups in the Darby library. The snide saying goes, “Those who CAN, DO. Those who cannot, TEACH”. I’m okay wearing that. Good instructors are as rare as good anything else. I did not choose this calling, blessing or curse. It chose me. Run with your talents. Every person who has come to all of the class sessions and studied two or more hours between sessions passed the FCC Technician License Exam at the end. […]

5G meets intelligent resistance

Scientists and health researchers are organizing against the 5G rollout. Many nations have shut it down altogether for health concerns. Studies continue to find cancer caused by 4G exposure that is even worse with 5G. Those who benefit from rolling out the technology own those who regulate it. Outside the USofA the regulators will not allow wifi remotely close to the ocean of unsafe applications we have here. Even USofA baby monitors constantly assault inhabitants with radiation while European ones by law are only allowed to transmit when the baby makes noise. We all should be aware and beware of the knowledge and research presented by the videos and article below. Note that in this post I am only addressing […]

Darby Adult Ed calendar is up

I have contributed numerous classes to the community, most through the Darby Adult Education program in southwestern Montana. An interesting array of people share their skills and passions with others in this nice little community. This Spring Semester is no exception. We have many nice choices in front of us for new experiences, knowledge, training, friendships and fun. I am bringing my first-level Amateur Radio class back by popular demand. I must be nearing 50 people I have helped earn their FCC Technician or General Class licenses. My guarantee: If you attend every class and study a few hours a week, you will pass the FCC Technician Exam at the end regardless of your technical background or lack thereof. I […]

choosing to be spied upon … or not

I am accustomed to those who would rather not entertain thoughts about Big Brother spying on their every action. Nobody WANTS TO think about their every move being watched, recorded, twisted, perverted and accumulated to be used in their destruction by bad actors. Today I share a news story about people who are SURPRISED TO LEARN that their smart device is recording and re-transmitting their every word. How does that work? Is their denial is so strong the very idea is cast out of their brains every time they are confronted with it? I suppose it is possible to have news sources that never mention those possibliities, but you would also have to avoid thinking. Now who is in denial, […]

household & prepping link collection

I have been saving various bookmarked pages for future reference. Today I share my handy-around-the-house collection with links and brief introductions. I am not promising there is any sense or unity to this collection beyond what is in my title. I want them for reference and thought you might also. – Ted – Easy Camping Meals For Fun and Survival There are so many great meals that you can make while camping while not using a lot of different pots and pans or complicated ingredients. Before we get into specific meals, let’s go over a few campfire meal basics that will make your life easier when out in the bush. Top 10 Best Undersink Reverse Osmosis Water Filter Systems in […]

dummies wearing smart watches

Livestrong.com and Cardiologist Promote Apple Watch Despite Known Cardiac Risks From Electromagnetic Radiation and WiFi   By B.N. Frank Telecom companies have been warning shareholders for many years that they may eventually be held liable for their devices and transmitters.  Insurance companies won’t cover their devices or transmitters because it’s too risky.  Regardless, many health organizations still promote wearable tech as beneficial even though boatloads of research has determined that exposure to Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) aka “Electrosmog”  (including WiFi) is biologically harmful.  Symptoms and severity from exposure varies and includes cardiac issues (see 1, 2, 3, 4). A quick search on Livestrong.com indicates they regularly promote wearable tech.  More nonsense was posted recently which includes a recommendation from a […]