Welcome to KWOS website

This is the site of a Buccaneer-Scholar, as well as a friend of mine calls all the persons that follow a particular lifestyle of mind. All the pages you will find in this site are written without the benefit or burden of a conventional education.
You will find here pages regarding my hobbies and jobs in various highly technical fields like ham-radio, meteorology, astronomy, electronics and so on.


   

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Two MODE-S/ADS-B 1090MHz receivers have been activated. They are contributing to the FlightRadar24 community. 
Mode-S is a Secondary Surveillance Radar (SSR) technique that  is very accurate and provides pilots and air traffic
controllers with common air situational awareness for enhanced safety, capacity and efficiency.
ADS-B is a system in which electronic equipment onboard an aircraft automatically broadcasts the precise location of the aircraft via a digital data link.

 

  •  Now the telescope is fully controlled from the house and can be also controlled with a Team Viewer connection everywhere on Internet. It's also possible to check the movements with an infrared camera.
  •  In the weather & sky page you can find the data coming from the Sky Quality Meter. If you're planning to come in Scandriglia to do astronomical observations, please take a look to it before leaving.
  •  A wide angle camera, very sensible to the light (0x0001 lux), has been installed to catch meteors and lightning.

Meteorology

  •  If you are near Scandriglia, you can see the very useful Cloud Coverage Detector page.
  •  In the weather & sky page you can see the images coming from the All Sky Cam installed near the telescope. It can be used during night time to check the seeing of the sky and is used during day time to determine the cloud coverage at 360°
  •  ViECam (Visibility Estimation by digital Camera). 

For the Cloud Cover prediction over Italy, please take a look to MondoMeteo.org
All about aeronautical world...expecially weather monitoring related to aeronautical world by Raro Davide

WIRES-X - System Fusion

Il ripetitore IR0UGN è nuovamente attivo sulla frequenza 144.9625MHz C4FM collegato al sistema WIRES-X.

Per collegarlo via radio quando si è in copertura, basta impostare sulla propria radio C4FM la frequenza di Preset 433.000MHz e tenere premuto il tasto rosso D/X.

Questo sistema VoIP di Yaesu è molto simile all'Echolink ma nella sua versione X, prevede la possibilità di utilizzare anche le radio digitali Yeasu.

Per collegarlo dalla rete WIRES-X utilizzare il NODE ID: 17002.

La Room CQ-ITALY (ROOM ID: 27002) è collegata in default. 

Meteorology


  •  The NOAA APT satellite receiver is again up and running ! We are testing a new Quadrifilar-Helix antenna. The MSG-3 receiver is always on and is used for the Cloud Cover and Rain Rate prediction
  •  A new weather station will be monitored by the KWOS group. It's located in Rome
  •  Do you want to follow the thunderstorms over Rome in real-time ? Take a look to the RT_lightnings page

KWOS Coordinates

Grid locator: jn62je

Lat: 42°10' 07.3" N 
        
(42.168694°) 
Long: 
12°47' 09.8" E
       (12.786056°) 
CQ zone:
 15 
ITU zone:
 28

Solar activity and propagation forecast

All Sky camera

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