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                      THE CGC COMMUNICATOR
                            CGC #1023
                   Tuesday,  October 12, 2010
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                Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR,  Editor
                <cgc (at) cgc333.connectnet.com>
    Copyright 2010, Communications General® Corporation (CGC)
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  FOREST SERVICE UNDER 'FIRE' FOR THE STATION FIRE
  "A desire to control costs slowed the arrival of "critical
resources" in the attack on last year's disastrous Station fire
as the U.S. Forest Service delayed ordering reinforcements from
other agencies that had crews and equipment at the ready,
according to an internal federal review...."
  These are the opening lines of a front page investigative
report appearing in yesterday's L.A. Times.  Communications
towers and the Mt. Wilson Observatory are also mentioned in
the report.
  http://tinyurl.com/StationFireInvestigation
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                           RANDOM NOTE
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  NEW WEBCAM ON PALOMAR MOUNTAIN
  There is a new Webcam on Palomar Mountain, this one
aimed southwest toward San Diego.  The cam is owned and
operated by Erik Thompson, KA6UAI, and installed at the
cabin he built.  The field of view is fixed for now.
  Images from Erik's camera are available at the first URL
and, thanks to Dr. Tom Chester of Fallbrook, prominent features
in the field of view have been identified and labeled at the
second URL.
  If the first photo is black, wait 30 seconds for the next
frame to load and you should be in business.  Some browsers
(like IE8) are a bit cranky.
  The original Palomar Web cam belongs to Paul Williamson,
KB5MU, and monitors his front porch where rain and snow are
easy to detect.  So the two cameras, Erik's with a distant
view and Paul's with a close-up, compliment each other nicely.
  http://palomarmountainwebcam.com/  (Erik's Cam)
  http://tinyurl.com/EriksCamView-Labels  (Labels for Erik's View)
  http://www.mustbeart.com/webcam/fm/index.html  (Paul's Cam)
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  RIDE THE RADIO FLYER
  This upscale version of the venerable Radio Flyer is
totally cool (three minute video):
  http://www.ktuu.com/news/ktuu-radio-flyer-car-092910,0,1784245.story
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