Friday, February 09, 2018

New Bonaire Transmitter is on the Air

We've heard encouraging reports from listeners in Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela and Brazil.

Here are 2 links to pictures of the TX Dedication and of other events that took place last week.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

TWR transmitter dedication event to be on Facebook Live

We're planning to stream on Facebook Live on Tuesday, Jan. 30 beginning at 2:30pm EST.  (3:30 Bonaire time)

Monday, January 08, 2018

Awesome Aerial Views of the TWR Office - New Mural

Just saw this on YouTube.  Very nice imagery shot at that perfect time of the day.  There are also some nice views of 1000 steps by the same person.

Friday, December 29, 2017

American Airlines will fly to Bonaire from Miami

Getting to Bonaire just got much easier.  American Airline will begin a direct flight to Bonaire each Saturday, beginning in June.  You can read all about it in this article on the Bonaire Insider.
We always make every effort to do a direct flight whenever we need to travel to or from Bonaire.  Now one can fly direct to Bonaire from Houston, Newark Atlanta, Miami, and Toronto.  Pretty cool.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Fire at TWR's USA Office

A fire broke out at the Cary office early this morning. Thankfully, nobody was in the building at the time, and there were no injuries.  You can read about it here.
And learn more about it here.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Solarcan Day

December 21 has been special for centuries, make that millennia, and has had a number of names.  Well now, Nerds around the world think of Dec. 21 as solar can day, the optimum day to set up your super long exposure pinhole camera.  Our son, Richard gave us a bunch of them and Kevin Baker helped me mount two at the TWR transmitter site this morning.  One is facing South like most Solarcan users do, and the second one is facing West.

The shutters are open and we'll leave them in place for a number of months, maybe all the way till the other Solarcan day, June 21.

Today, the Sun will set at the extreme left side of the top picture.  On June 21, it will set over the white building near the right side of the horizon in that picture.

You can read amore bout the clever Solarcan device here.

Below is a shot of the South facing can in place.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

"Dog Tired"

In the picture of the thee tires. The small one on the right is the type of toy that all our other dogs have played with. We accidentally got the larger one in the middle a while back, and gave it to Coco. It turns out that he loved it. We've since gotten him a few more... they last about six months before he chews them up.

So as an early Christmas present, I gave him the really large tire on the left, that I just took off our trailer. He thinks it is great. He likes to shake it to death and also toss it in the air and try to catch it. He succeeds once in the attached video clip.

Gemini Meteors were Great

The Gemini meteors were great last night. There were clouds, but in between the clouds, the sky was super clear. Here is a picture of a meteor zooming past the Andromeda Galaxy and a picture of a meteor zooming past the Pleiades.