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“This blog is like a fusion of the Baroque ‘salon’ with its well-tuned harpsichord around which polite society gathered for entertainment and edification and, on the other hand, a Wild West “saloon” with its out-of-tune piano and swinging doors, where everyone has a gun and something to say. Nevertheless, we try to point our discussions back to what it is to be Catholic in this increasingly difficult age, to love God, and how to get to heaven.” – Fr. Z
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- LIVE VIDEO – 16 Jan 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – St. Marcellus, Pope, Martyr (Intention: benefactors)
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- ASK FATHER: Can I be a Catholic AND a Libertarian?
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- LIVE VIDEO – 15 Jan 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – St. Paul, Hermit (Intention: benefactors)
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- Daily Rome Shot 50
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- WDTPRS: Collect for the Votive Mass “to beg the grace of dying well”
- LIVE VIDEO – 13 Jan 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – Baptism of the Lord (Intention: benefactors)
- Daily Rome Shot 49
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- ASK FATHER: Help for a blind priest who wants to learn the Traditional Latin Mass – UPDATED
- LIVE VIDEO – 12 Jan 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – Votive for the grace of a good death
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- WDTPRS: Prayer for enemies – Part II
- ASK FATHER: Baptism by immersion but water didn’t touch the head
- LIVE VIDEO – 11 Jan 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – Votive for whatever necessity
- Daily Rome Shot 47
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- LIVE VIDEO – 9 Jan 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – Holy Family
- Daily Rome Shot 46
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Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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Here’s a reminder about ZedNet for Sunday 10 Jan ’21 – evening at 2000h EST (0100h ZULU 4 Jan). I hope some of you hams with DMR etc. access will check in! Zednet exists on the Yaesu System Fusion (Wires-X) … Continue reading
Here’s a reminder about ZedNet for Sunday 3 Jan ’21 – evening at 2000h EST (0100h ZULU 4 Jan). Also, here is something sent by WB0YLE who keeps the pieces of ZedNet together. A diagram of how it all fits. … Continue reading
Last Sunday and the Sunday and the Sunday before – we started up ZedNet in the evening at 8PM EST. At first, I had a devil of a time connecting (cf. Zuhlsdorf’s Law) because Brandmeister has been making changes for … Continue reading
Last Sunday we started up our very first ZedNet on in the evening at 8PM EST. We had five check ins. I had a devil of a time connecting (cf. Zuhlsdorf’s Law) because Brandmeister has been making changes for security … Continue reading
We started up our very first ZedNet on Sunday evening at 8PM EST. We had five check ins. I had a devil of a time connecting (cf. Zuhlsdorf’s Law) because Brandmeister has been making changes for security and… I did … Continue reading
ZedNet will activate on SUNDAY, 6 Dec, at 2000h EST (0100h ZULU 7 Dec). HERE Our colleague WB0YLE has built various bridges to ZedNet through WIRESX (28598) ALLSTAR (28868) Brandmeister (31429) NO ECHOLINK YET NO DStar YET UPDATE THE ZEDNET CONTROL … Continue reading
This morning I had a chat with a couple of hams over ZedNet. We are going to have a directed “net” this coming Sunday, 6 December (2nd of Advent) at 2000h EST (0100 ZULU 7 Dec). WIRESX (28598) ALLSTAR (28868) … Continue reading
A quick note with a suggestion and observations. First, I had a great chat over ZedNet with a fellow in Tokyo. He accessed ZedNet through WIRES-X, I through my DMR hotspot. In the Yaesu System Fusion (WIRES-X) “room” 28598 is … Continue reading
Although I am a NASA certified Space Shuttle Door Gunner and a certified expert on the Chemical Oxygen Iodine Laser, I have not yet had a contact with the International Space Station. Contact, that is, via radio. I received a Just … Continue reading
NASA has a video about the next Solar Cycle. Every 11 years your planet’s yellow star goes through a cycle of more or less activity. This activity can effect the layers of your planet’s atmosphere. In turn that impacts the … Continue reading
We are still in a period of relative “lockdown”. This could be a good time for some of you to get your Amateur Radio license. A while back I mentioned that a couple of obtained their Technician license and had received … Continue reading
ZedNet is operational. More HERE. We should figure out some schedules. Meanwhile, a local Elmer sent me something the other day. He captured a shot of the QRZ page which featured my call that day! Fun. That’s about it. If you … Continue reading
14 Aug -St. Maximilian Kolbe, priest, martyr, #HamRadio operator, intercede for dissident ‘c’atholic media! #CQ
Today, 14 August, is the Vigil of the Assumption. It is also the Feast of St. Maximilian Kolbe, a Franciscan priest put to death at Auschwitz. St. Maximilian Kolbe, has a special relevance for Catholic media. I would ask all … Continue reading
The other day, in reference to the conference I attended at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe near La Crosse, WI, I mentioned that it would be very cool indeed to hold a “special event” at the Shrine, perhaps … Continue reading
I could kick myself. I am heading to La Crosse today for the annual Speculum Iustitiae canon law conference. I might have thought to get my act together ahead of time so that I could operate from there. I’ve gotta … Continue reading
I had a note today pointing me to SpaceWeather (which I regularly monitor) which has a post about new spots on your planet’s yellow star. These spots herald Solar Cycle 25, because they have a distinct signature. To wit: SUNSPOTS … Continue reading
I have had some success making DX contacts recently. Here’s a shot of my log from yesterday. Sometimes when it is hard to copy the callsign letters, some hams will veer away from the standard NATO alphabet and use other … Continue reading
First things first. I’m calling CQ for a good graphic artist who might design an appropriate logo for ZedNet. Maybe something with… lightning bolts against ones and zeros. I dunno. I’m not creative that way. Regarding ZedNet and DMR operation, … Continue reading
Regarding ZedNet and DMR operation, I refer to you THIS. I created a page for the List of YOUR callsigns. HERE Chime in or drop me a note if your call doesn’t appear in the list. Now for some fun stuff. … Continue reading
Just a reminder to any hams out there who might be interested in ZedNet. ZedNet is a worldwide talkgroup – 31429 More HERE. But quickly… For you who are into this digital stuff, ZedNet still exists on the Yaesu System Fusion (Wires-X) “room” … Continue reading