Saturday, March 2, 2013

Can't Be Correct?

"The sun is setting on this cloudy Pacific NW day in early March. Another daily conversation window is opening. Generic first impressions are suggesting useful propagation opportunity instances. Momentos hang on the walls, the dial glows and sound has a mesmerizing quality.

Cooling of the atmosphere increased reflectivity of the upper atmosphere at certain electro-magnetic wavelengths. When that happened, the short-wave radio would come alive with 'connections' spanning great distances. Like from SW Washington State to Antartica."

Her eyes glazed over. While the comparison could be compelling on a different subject, this felt like a counterproductive diversion. As she would soon discover, it was anything but.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

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