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by jacknv7
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Joshua Tree NP closed due to you-know-what
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Joshua Tree NP closed due to you-know-what

Indeed. Mayors in Italy have a unique approach to people that still wander about...

"We will send the police over. With flamethrowers."

https://twitter.com/i/status/1241696164782669824
by jacknv7
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Joshua Tree NP closed due to you-know-what
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Joshua Tree NP closed due to you-know-what

The residents in the small desert communities around JTNP are not happy with the migration of city dwellers to their area...

https://twitter.com/bohemophiliac/statu ... 49/photo/1
by jacknv7
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: Jets at Star Wars canyon
Replies: 15
Views: 3757

Re: Jets at Star Wars canyon

March 18, 2020 - "The Elusive F-117 Stealth Jets Makes Another Appearance over Star Wars Canyon."

https://theaviationist.com/2020/03/19/h ... rs-canyon/
by jacknv7
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: Jets at Star Wars canyon
Replies: 15
Views: 3757

Re: Jets at Star Wars canyon

You can check for notices here. Enter EDW in the field for Edwards AFB and select View NOTAMS... https://pilotweb.nas.faa.gov/PilotWeb/ Then in the long list of NOTAMS look for one that mentions JEDI and/or STARWARS. If you don't see anything then it should be open. But they don't announce when the ...
by jacknv7
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Saline Valley Road Observation
Replies: 15
Views: 3717

Re: Saline Valley Road Observation

Other than to smooth the road surface, what other purpose is there in using a tire drag? Me thinks it might have something to do with making a clean surface to monitor foot prints of those coming across the border to make it easier to track them. Knowing the time it was drug also give agents a time...
by jacknv7
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: RIP Death Valley pay phones
Replies: 30
Views: 7983

Re: RIP Death Valley pay phones

Here is an interesting story about another pay phone that disappeared in the Mojave several years ago...

http://www.mojavephoneboothbook.com/
by jacknv7
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Ghost Towns & Mining Camps
Topic: Across Owens Lake
Replies: 9
Views: 3682

Re: Across Owens Lake

That's a great shot! Thanks!
by jacknv7
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Death Valley Jim - current status?
Replies: 55
Views: 16676

Re: Death Valley Jim - current status?

This case seems to drag on and on. If a plea agreement was reached I assume it could have been handled at the last status conference where the agreement was announced. It will be interesting if a plea agreement is actually accepted on Dec. 3 or if the case is again continued.
by jacknv7
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Strange music on 89.9 FM Driving east from Lone Pine to Death Valley
Replies: 10
Views: 2269

Re: Strange music on 89.9 FM Driving east from Lone Pine to Death Valley

I took a look at the FCC licenses again and here are stations in the 89.9 range possibly within shot of where you picked up the signal... KLXD 89.5 FM |VICTORVILLE |EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION K208BS 89.5 FX |BISHOP |LAWRENCE LEE AMUNDSEN KLXP 89.7 FM |RANDSBURG |EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION K210EN...
by jacknv7
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Strange music on 89.9 FM Driving east from Lone Pine to Death Valley
Replies: 10
Views: 2269

Re: Strange music on 89.9 FM Driving east from Lone Pine to Death Valley

It worked that time :drunkchug: Very odd and interesting indeed. FCC licensing is showing one amateur license in Keeler and these two FM stations in the area.. Licensee: LONE PINE ADVENT BELIEVERS Service Designation: FL Low Power FM (LPFM) station or application Channel/Class: 278L1 Frequency: 103....
by jacknv7
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Strange music on 89.9 FM Driving east from Lone Pine to Death Valley
Replies: 10
Views: 2269

Re: Strange music on 89.9 FM Driving east from Lone Pine to Death Valley

I wasn't able to listen to the clip either and I was logged in to my Flickr account. I got a message that the clip is private.
by jacknv7
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Strange music on 89.9 FM Driving east from Lone Pine to Death Valley
Replies: 10
Views: 2269

Re: Strange music on 89.9 FM Driving east from Lone Pine to Death Valley

The Spring/Summer 2017 edition of Desert Oracle reported on strange radio signals originating from different locations deep in the desert. But the signals were found on the AM band so not sure if it is the same thing you picked up. Here are a few of the signals mentioned in the article... "4089 - A ...
by jacknv7
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: RIP Death Valley pay phones
Replies: 30
Views: 7983

Re: RIP Death Valley pay phones

This RootMetrics map will give you an idea of coverage. Zoom in to Death Valley and you can select your cell network provider and compare... http://webcoveragemap.rootmetrics.com/en-US The Coverage app works great in the field and also lets you compare providers... http://www.twostepsbeyond.com/apps/
by jacknv7
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: A jet crashes in the DV area, several onlookers injured
Replies: 50
Views: 8790

Re: A jet crashes in the DV area, several onlookers injured

The two remaining Edwards AFB NOTAMs pertaining to the training route... M0624/19 - *RESTRICTION* ALL AIRCRAFT MAINTAIN 1500'AGL OR ABOVE OVER THE JEDI TRANSITION. M0631/19 - SIDEWINDER CLOSED POINT A TO POINT C. ...were cancelled this morning at 7:41 AM local time. It appears that the entire low le...
by jacknv7
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Desert Survival
Topic: A few beginner's question
Replies: 11
Views: 4151

Re: A few beginner's question

Thanks for checking in with your trip report! Sounds like you had a great first trip to Death Valley. Congratulations! :drunkchug: