Ralph Wallio, WØRPK   WØRPK@netINS.net     RalphWallio@netINS.net
Grandpa’s Black Hole      Where Time, Energy and Money Are Consumed in a Caldron of Confusion and Chaos and Only Noise Escapes
1815 Rondo Drive, Greenville, NC  27858      Grid Square: FM15hn



ARRL 600m



Amateur Radio High Altitude Ballooning

Flight Track Planning using Mean Zonal Winds

Highly variable Ascent Rates

Communications Range vs. Altitude

Radio Mobile Deluxe with ARHAB


OSCAR papers by Jan King, W3GEY

Technical, Security, and Regulatory Considerations When Planning the Use of Simplex Telecommand Systems in Small Satellites

Jan King, VK4GEY/W3GEY


AMSAT/IARU Annotated Link Model System (V2.3)  (1.7MB Excel file) 











Amateur Radio



Log Periodic of Another Sort

Polarization Diversity Receiving

Semiconductor Heating and Sinking

Packet Radio Bit Error Rate

System Noise Temperature



WD2XSH/34 (WØRPK) 630m Station Configuration

630m Digital ARES Networking




Are these issues keeping Homer awake

while he worries about his Grandchildren?


Hubbert's Peak:
The Mother of all Perfect Storms 

The End Of Cheap Oil
Scientific American - March 1998


 Kenneth Deffeyes

When Oil Peaked (2010)

Beyond Oil: The View from Hubbert’s Peak (2005)

Hubbert’s Peak: The Impending World Oil Shortage (2001)



Global Warming




Climate Central