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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Severe Weather Statement issued November 24 at 10:44AM EST until November 24 at 10:45AM EST by NWS-CLE  Urgency is IMMEDIATE  Counties Affected: Erie; Huron  ...THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR ERIE AND HURON COUNTIES IN NORTH CENTRAL OHIO WILL EXPIRE AT 1045 AM EST... THE STORM WHICH PROMPTED THE WARNING HAS MOVED OUT OF THE WARNING AREA.  High Wind Warning issued November 24 at 9:09AM EST until November 24 at 8:00PM EST by NWS-CLE  Urgency is EXPECTED  Counties Affected: Ashland; Crawford; Erie; Hancock; Huron; Knox; Lorain; Lucas; Marion; Morrow; Ottawa; Richland; Sandusky; Seneca; Wood; Wyandot  ...STRONG WINDS DEVELOPING ON MONDAY... .A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE AREA TODAY. SOUTH WINDS WILL BECOME SOUTHWEST AND INCREASE WITH THE PASSAGE OF THE COLD FRONT. WIND GUSTS OF 50 TO 60 MPH ARE LIKELY. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL LOCALLY CAUSE HIGHER WIND GUSTS AND MAY REQUIRE THE ISSUANCE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS.  Wind Advisory issued November 24 at 9:09AM EST until November 24 at 10:00PM EST by NWS-CLE  Urgency is EXPECTED  Counties Affected: Ashtabula Inland; Cuyahoga; Geauga; Holmes; Mahoning; Medina; Portage; Stark; Summit; Trumbull; Wayne  ...STRONG WINDS DEVELOPING ON MONDAY... .A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE AREA TODAY. SOUTH WINDS WILL BECOME SOUTHWEST AND INCREASE WITH THE PASSAGE OF THE COLD FRONT. WIND GUSTS OF 50 TO 60 MPH ARE LIKELY. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL LOCALLY CAUSE HIGHER WIND GUSTS AND MAY REQUIRE THE ISSUANCE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS.  Wind Advisory issued November 24 at 9:09AM EST until November 24 at 10:00PM EST by NWS-CLE  Urgency is EXPECTED  Counties Affected: Ashtabula Lakeshore; Lake  ...STRONG WINDS DEVELOPING ON MONDAY... .A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE AREA TODAY. SOUTH WINDS WILL BECOME SOUTHWEST AND INCREASE WITH THE PASSAGE OF THE COLD FRONT. WIND GUSTS OF 50 TO 60 MPH ARE LIKELY. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL LOCALLY CAUSE HIGHER WIND GUSTS AND MAY REQUIRE THE ISSUANCE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

N8MDP's current ARRL Centennial QSO Party Scores and Details, as of 1326 UTC 11/23/14
Only 1 CW state confirmation away from overall Triple Play Award!! (DE)
Only 2 Digital and 1 CW QSO away from W1AW/x Triple Play Award!!!
Category
Rank
Points
# QSO's
Centennial Points Challenge:
2317 out of 32,575 (Top 7%)
10,234
928
W1AW Portable Stations:
531 out of 178,323 Top <1%)
674
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Greetings!

Hi from John, N8MDP. Thanks for coming to my interactive website where you can not only learn about my station, different operating modes, and search my QSO/QSL Card databases, but you can also listen live to some of my online radios. I make my station available via APRS where I have live tracking available. I have also been adding recently a number of YouTube videos that are educational as well as informative. I even try to link to some nostalgic videos too!

I have been a Ham Operator for over 20 years, currently holding an Extra Class license. My previous callsign when I was first licensed was KB8JDK. I enjoy operating on 10-80 meters SSB, PSK, and RTTY. I also enjoy SSTV and Digital SSTV. I am also taking a renewed interest in the various Digital Modes (OLIVIA, CONTESTIA, etc). Most of my time lately has been working the ARRL Centennial QSO Party stations. My goal this year is to get WAS on CW to complete my Triple Play Award. You can view my Triple Play Award progress here.

My QTH is about 26 miles to the east/southeast of Cleveland, Ohio in a small community called Auburn Township in the county of Geauga. My home is on 2.5 acres at an altitude of 1207' ASL. You can view my location relative to Cleveland on my APRS page.

QTH:
  • EN91jj, CQ zone 4
  • ITU zone 8.
  • Coordinates: 41° 22' 30.61 " N, 81° 14' 45.16 " W
  • My email address is:ars_n8mdp@windstream.net


QSLing:
  • #1: Logbook of The World (LOTW) ==> Preferred Method
  • #2: Direct (My address at QRZ.com is accurate)
  • #3: Buro
  • #4: eQSL

If you have any QSLing questions for me, please send me an email to let me know how to send QSL cards to you for DX contacts. Please feel free to look around, and drop me a note if you have any questions or comments. I'd like to get your feedback on what I can do to make this site better too! Email link available at the bottom of every page.

Be sure you check out my new video page. I have loaded many YouTube videos on ham radio operations and basic electronics. If you are looking for some good instructional videos, this is a good page to review. I have used many of these videos myself!!

Finally, I would like to introduce you to my new friend in China, Tong Huang, BG1WXD. I had a business trip in China and I had the chance to have dinner with Tong. I will be writing an article for him that will appear in his magazine in China, 'Practical Electronics'. Ham Radio is truly a hobby about making new friends!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

73 de John, N8MDP

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ARRL Headquarters Will Be Closed on November 27-28

ARRL Headquarters will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and Friday, November 27-28. The ARRL Letter will not be published on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27, and there will be no edition of ARRL Audio News on Friday, November 28.

We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday!

 

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