Showing logs for date: 2019-06-07
02:07:54 <Teri> SB!
03:06:37 <ynpvisitor105> I thought SB was due for a night eruption.
03:10:50 <ynpvisitor105> N Lydeen must have been sleeping, first E time he’s missed posting in a while
04:59:41 <LindaG> Check it out Steamboat!
05:01:25 <Rice> Nice, Steamboat overnight......
05:04:27 <Rice> Cam been down all night?
05:13:29 <ynpvisitor61> I think so I don't see any activity
05:14:14 <LindaG> Some kind of power failure/surge took it down
05:31:22 <Joe> The Camera went down at noon yesterday and has not took a breath since
05:31:39 <LindaG> Sad
05:31:59 <LindaG> Oh i ddnt realize it's been that long
05:33:00 <LindaG> Well you had the night off
05:33:41 <Joe> Yes, much sleep was had :)
05:34:08 <LindaG> That's a good thing, you've been driving alot
05:35:01 <Joe> It is always fun!
05:35:17 <LindaG> ☺ it is.
05:35:46 <LindaG> Well everyone can talk about steamboat today
05:36:42 <Joe> At least Kevin got his 11ish Aurum before the cam went kaput
05:39:15 <LindaG> 👍
05:39:55 <LindaG> Maybe graham will know status of power in OF
05:41:21 <CraigC> ughhhh
05:42:19 <Joe> It is not the power, static cam is and has been up, I'm guessing the radio shop took the radio down to test it
05:42:34 <Joe> Hi Craig
05:42:36 <LindaG> Oh ok
05:42:47 <CraigC> hey Joe
05:42:50 <CraigC> hey Linda
05:43:17 <LindaG> CraigC, hi, charging my radios 😊
05:44:36 <CraigC> :thumbsup:
05:45:50 <Joe> Did you see the panorama image on the NPS webcam page, it is much, much better than mine
05:46:08 <LindaG> Looks like CC hit a deer in india a. Car in shop. Hope ok.
05:46:24 <LindaG> *indiana
05:47:56 <Joe> I hope she and companions are ok also
05:47:57 <LindaG> It is nice. But yours is nice too!
05:48:01 <CraigC> Joe, not as many features named
05:49:45 <Joe> I really like the use of those flags for names, I'll have to steal that idea and improve mine
05:50:19 <LindaG> 👍
05:52:03 <LindaG> I was singing lion sleeps tonight all night. Lol
05:52:31 <Joe> or put a dark background box behind the geyser names to make them stand out
05:53:01 <Joe> Yes, WHO started that anyway!
05:53:11 <LindaG> That would work
05:54:02 <Joe> :)
05:54:30 <CraigC> I have a worse one stuck in my head from last night.... I'll save it for Dave
05:55:00 <CraigC> my daughter got home from work and was all excited to show me her new KNAPSACK.... (hint)
05:55:30 <ynpvisitor43> Val Deree Val Deraahh
05:55:38 <CraigC> aaaauuugghhhhhhh
05:56:06 <Joe> ditto
05:56:06 <ynpvisitor43> lol
05:56:18 <CraigC> LMAO
05:59:46 <Joe> Aurum on static ?
06:00:44 <LindaG> Missed it
06:02:25 <CraigC> could be; https://geysercam.xyz/ugb-ynp/06072019/164.jpg
06:02:54 <CraigC> that area shows so much steam at times it is hard to know for sure
06:03:49 <Joe> yes and pump shows up in almost the same spot
06:04:17 <CraigC> I'd only enter if it matched a missed interval between known entries
06:04:52 <Joe> Yes
06:05:13 <CraigC> or maybe questionable if it matches up for an Aurum seen in 4 to 5 hours from now
06:06:54 <Joe> too bad the cam was not on the hill for the #16's that were posted the other day
06:25:22 <LindaG> I'll check in later for my shift to see if any cam miracles have occurred.
06:25:53 <LindaG> And I'm sure I'll be on before that.
06:36:51 <Joe> OF
06:36:52 <ynpvisitor66> OF
06:46:26 <ynpvisitor999®> morning all
06:47:06 <Joe> Hello Jarno
06:51:59 <CraigC> hey Jarno
06:54:38 <ynpvisitor999®> did they find the livestreaming issue or is it still up for speculation?
06:55:36 <Joe> still up for speculation
06:55:46 <ynpvisitor999®> :(
07:00:41 <Joe> your up?
07:01:37 <Dave from B™> I'm up
07:03:04 <Dave from B™> How are you doing this morning, Joe?
07:03:25 <CraigC2> Dave from B™, how did you sleep..... in the jungle....
07:03:48 <Joe> I'm doing ok Dave
07:04:24 <Dave from B™> Really, CraigC?:)
07:06:12 <Joe> Hey Dave another Steamboat!!!
07:06:32 <Dave from B™> I know. Thought it would at least wait until daylight
07:06:41 <CraigC2> sorry, I am one of those if-I-suffer-everyone-else-should-suffer types
07:09:14 <Dave from B™> Joe, any word if this outage is an attempt to actually fix streaming cam issues?
07:09:45 <Joe> No word yet Dave
07:10:04 <ynpvisitor999®> NPS and fixing a webcam? Impossible...
07:14:16 <Joe> I'm guessing the radio shop took it down and are testing it in their shop, that is what I would do, but if the problem is RF interference, they will have to find a link that is not subject to interference
07:15:44 <Joe> and since this is Gov't buying and testing links on location could take ...forever
07:17:29 <Joe> I hope I'm wrong and they find a problem with the radio, but experience with this sort of 'stuff' says not.
07:38:29 <Eric> Morning
07:38:45 <Joe> Hi Eric
07:40:22 <ynpvisitor999®> morning Eric
07:44:12 <Eric> Just noticed that national park image map closeup of Giant is actually Oblong I believe :-P
07:44:32 <Eric> Not that it matters since you really can't see anything anyway.
07:48:39 <Joe> I like their idea of background behind the names, I am working on that and will send it to you to see what you think of it Eric
07:48:49 <CraigC> hey Eric
07:48:57 <ynpvisitor52> The outage was not the radio shop. Power went out at OF and a lot of things messed up. Sounds like a surge.
07:49:18 <Dave from B™> Ouch
07:49:41 <Joe> double ouch!
07:50:37 <Eric> ooh no :-( I guess the housing bypass might have been a bad idea if it was the surge protector.
07:51:18 <Eric> If they have room, a UPS device up in the housing might not be a bad investment.
07:51:38 <Eric> UPS = Uninterruptible power supply
07:58:37 <CraigC> Eric, do you have solar panels for your trailer?
07:59:31 <CraigC> I put this in my cart; https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074G1P2X5/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_5?smid=A1MTYD0Y2D5AGH&psc=1
07:59:47 <Eric> Nope...I actually don't use my trailer very much now that the daughter is older :-(
08:00:18 <CraigC> did your batteries hold well enough on their own, or did you use a generator?
08:01:40 <Eric> I just used the batteries...but I did convert mine to a pair of 6V golf cart batteries, so I hat a lot of juice :-D
08:01:54 <Eric> had = hat
08:02:15 <Eric> You can put the 6V batteries into series instead of a single 12V
08:02:22 <CraigC> cool
08:02:52 <Eric> Yes and those golf cart batteries are beasts
08:05:07 <Eric> I thought about buying solar panels to charge the batteries, but I could also just idle my truck and charge them if I really wanted to.
08:05:45 <CraigC> yeah
08:06:25 <CraigC> I'll have to try it out and see how it goes
08:08:22 <Dave from B™> It looks like severe storm didn't allow anyone to catch SB eruption:(
08:08:51 <CraigC> bbev spent the day there
08:09:05 <CraigC> good note from yesterday
08:09:15 <Dave from B™> I'll jinx it now. Last 7 eruptions have occurred in a 48 hour window
08:10:07 <Eric> I kind of expect it to hold around 5 right now dave
08:10:32 <Eric> Next eruption 6/12 @ 5:05 +- 34m
08:10:45 <Eric> :-D
08:10:51 <Dave from B™> hahaha :P
08:11:07 <Dave from B™> Should we irk Micah and call it predictable now?:)
08:11:08 <Eric> I give it a one hour window
08:11:25 <Eric> It has been predictable since it started last year!
08:11:25 <Asgardian> Morning all
08:11:52 <Eric> People are sitting there based on their predictions.
08:11:53 <Asgardian> No cam yet, :(
08:12:30 <CraigC> good point, Eric
08:12:36 <CraigC> Jimbo?
08:12:49 <Eric> Sounds like we won't have cam for a while :-(
08:14:03 <Eric> Apparently they had some kind of power surge in the Inn and it messed up stuff. Which could mean a lot of things...dead radio? dead cam?
08:14:19 <Eric> Not sure they know yet
08:15:47 <Asgardian> I am Jimbo (today's element was Thorium)
08:16:21 <CraigC> I don't get the name
08:16:38 <Eric> Thor Asgard
08:16:45 <CraigC> ahhhh
08:16:46 <ynpvisitor39> I suppose getting le and other essentials would take priority over the cam.
08:17:07 <Eric> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asgard_(comics)
08:17:27 <Eric> Probably different people working on these things 39
08:17:59 <Eric> The cam is pretty important and it gets way more viewers than just our small gazer group
08:18:17 <CraigC> can they tell how many view it?
08:18:42 <Eric> I cannot, but I am sure they have the numbers...pixelcaster could tell them
08:18:52 <Eric> and probably does...
08:19:43 <CraigC> about a week ago our local news page linked the live cam showing GH in the morning with lots of steam plumes, and the live comments were interesting, so many asking if the volcano was gettign ready
08:20:05 <CraigC> opened my eyes to how many doomsdayers there are
08:20:29 <ynpvisitor39> It gets around 20,000 different hits a day.
08:21:08 <Eric> There ya go, thanks 39
08:22:03 <ynpvisitor39> Interesting steamboat like signature on yet from 1824 to 1841 yesterday.
08:22:35 <CraigC> YFT?
08:26:35 <ynpvisitor39> OF seismo
08:28:39 <ynpvisitorCC> Morning
08:28:59 <Dave from B™> Morning CC
08:29:07 <Dave from B™> Sorry to hear about your car
08:29:43 <ynpvisitorCC> Just got a call that they will be doing research around the cone of OF but I see the stream is down anyway.
08:30:12 <ynpvisitorCC> Thanks Dave...sorry I missed you
08:30:52 <Dave from B™> No problem.
08:31:19 <CraigC> hey CC
08:32:09 <CraigC> you and Eric have me nervous about car troubles on YNP trips now
08:34:39 <Dave from B™> I'm trying to get a bill passed that removes all mailboxes in your path, CraigC
08:35:57 <CraigC> LMAO
08:37:23 <Dave from B™> Anything for a friend!:)
08:44:23 <Jake> good news for the jackalope population. they only mate during thunderstorms while rare geysers are erupting
08:57:33 <CraigC> what a blast from the past.... jackalopes were huge tourist items when I was a kid visiting YNP and Jackson
08:57:38 <Dave from B™> Sounds like BH is ready to go
08:57:42 <CraigC> hey Kevin
09:00:57 <Kevin L™🌵> I remember in a collection of stupid letters to highway departments someone complained about putting deer crossings in areas that had a lot of traffic. Stated everytime she hit a deer it was in a deer crossing near her city. Why couldn't they move them farther out?
09:01:07 <Kevin L™🌵> Morning all
09:02:13 <Eric> Haha :-P
09:03:03 <Eric> I have a buddy that manages the country roads/signals here and he has some amazing stories too. People are definitely interesting.
09:05:23 <Kevin L™🌵> We had an crash report where a lady was stopped too close to the train tracks. The engines made it past her but the first car got her. She wrote in her report "I was stopped by the railroad tracks when a train came by and swerved and hit my car".
09:13:50 <Eric> West gate is nice and full
09:14:28 <CraigC> hitting the trail early, hope they get things going here for y'all....bbl
09:15:27 <Kevin L™🌵> Eric, what type of notifications does the chat page want to send me?
09:16:01 <Kevin L™🌵> Have fun Craig. Watch out for bison, rattling snakes, and mailboxes.
09:17:30 <Eric> It will alert you if the webcam comes up, even if you aren't on the tab currently
09:17:49 <ynpvisitor999®> Indy 0915
09:18:23 <Eric> If it becomes annoying, I will remove it.
09:19:05 <ynpvisitor25> GT annoying?
09:19:32 <Kevin L™🌵> I hadn't remembered it before. Makes sense to me.
09:20:11 <Kevin L™🌵> It could be good for BH alerts too.
09:20:28 <ynpvisitor25> Kevin needs to unbreak the cam.
09:21:15 <Kevin L™🌵> If you are talking about me unbreaking things, this is NOT the week for it!
09:21:56 <ynpvisitor25> You killing saws again.
09:22:13 <ynpvisitor83> yay, I am in time for bee, now if only we had a streaming cam
09:23:18 <ynpvisitor25> Close your eyes, click your heals together and say bee is straight and tall three times.
09:23:33 <Kitt> watching for bee steam on static
09:23:49 <ynpvisitor25> Keep your eyes closed until bee is over.
09:25:56 <Kitt> welcome to the big X cam
09:26:18 <Dave from B™> Morning Kitt
09:26:30 <Kitt> hello
09:26:39 <ynpvisitor25> Is that the new channel for college soccer?
09:27:23 <Kitt> no ping pong
09:27:58 <Kevin L™🌵> College curling?
09:28:01 <ynpvisitor25> I would watch that. This is more exciting then soccer.
09:28:11 <ynpvisitor999®> Bee static
09:28:33 <Dave from B™> 25, if you had ever played soccer, you wouldn't feel that way
09:29:47 <Kevin L™🌵> I do prefer curling myself.
09:29:49 <ynpvisitor999®> that hurt, 25. Soccer isn't a boring game in my opinion. Though I've seen a few games in the past where action was limited
09:30:18 <Kitt> there's my bee for the day
09:30:29 <ynpvisitor25> I played in school. Prefer dodge ball.
09:31:13 <ynpvisitor98> Yay bee
09:31:26 <ynpvisitor25> Also there has never been a riot at a curling or ping pong match.
09:31:33 <Kitt> have a good day
09:31:35 <Kevin L™🌵> I just never got into soccer. Watching paint dry can be more exciting.
09:32:10 <Kevin L™🌵> Live curling matches are fun.
09:33:21 <Eric> Soccer players are amazing athletes
09:33:52 <Eric> It can get pretty boring when it bounces back and forth down the field with no goal action
09:33:59 <Kevin L™🌵> No argument there but I just can't get into it.
09:34:06 <LindaG> Hmmm looking like I have the afternoon off
09:34:14 <Eric> Wow...north and west gates are parking lots
09:34:43 <ynpvisitor999®> and when there's extra time after a not-so-great first 90 minutes, then it also tends to become boring, unless activity ramps up in those extra 30 minutes
09:34:46 <ynpvisitor25> Rugby, now that is a game.
09:34:54 <Asgardian> I really like soccer, but I call it the "Sport of Great Disappointment" rather than "The Beautiful Game"
09:35:40 <Kevin L™🌵> Rugby is interesting. Don't really understand it though.
09:35:44 <ynpvisitor59> Is the live cam of Old Faithful coming back soon?
09:36:10 <Kevin L™🌵> As soon as they figure out what is wrong with it.
09:36:11 <ynpvisitor999®> We don't know. It's the NPS after all...
09:36:25 <ynpvisitor59> :-)
09:37:19 <Kevin L™🌵> I know they are working on things but not sure where the problem or prooblems are.
09:37:58 <ynpvisitor25> Rugby 7 is what I have seen. High scoring, fast games.
09:38:29 <Eric> It's power related apparently 59...I would not hold your breath of it coming up soon.
09:38:53 <Dave from B™> My guess is SB and Morning will erupt before cam is up
09:39:08 <Eric> That could be Dave
09:39:37 <Eric> If you want to see what the cam up/down alter looks like, you can open up this page in another tab after you have authorized the alerts and it will popup the webcam down alert.
09:39:40 <Kevin L™🌵> Canadian Football is also fun. Just don't try to compare it to the NFL. It is a different game.
09:39:48 <Eric> alert...not alter :-P
09:40:07 <ynpvisitor25> Bell hop turned the light off last night? Easy fix, turn the light back on.
09:40:19 <Eric> I wish 25!
09:40:34 <Eric> Power surge at the Inn turned off the light
09:40:50 <Dave from B™> Porcupine stuck his quills into a socket
09:40:58 <ynpvisitor999®> haha
09:41:08 <Eric> Dave's fault...he scared the porcupine with his driving!
09:41:30 <Sam> Poor porcupine :(
09:41:43 <Sam> :)
09:42:23 <Dave from B™> Porcupine is fine but his hair is sticking straight up
09:42:56 <Sam> One of his quills probably poked through the main power cord
09:44:55 <Sam> OF ie
09:45:13 <Kevin L™🌵> Great static of OF
09:45:16 <ynpvisitor25> I take it the concessionaires have there own repair people. They would loose lots of cash waiting for the NPS to fix things. Half the rooms would be empty with things like clogged drains.
09:45:37 <ynpvisitor25> With that, I am out.
09:46:05 <Sam> 3-8 inches of snow possible in the park area tonight
09:46:19 <ynpvisitor999®> bye 25
09:46:28 <Kevin L™🌵> Later 25
09:50:43 <Eric> I just fixed the "Static Camera Main" function to now allow all the static cameras as your main view
09:51:08 <Eric> Before it would only allow a single static camera, but it should work as expected now.
09:52:44 <Eric> Also added big red thumbs down for Down Camera notification and big green thumbs up for Up Camera notification.
09:52:56 <Eric> Yeeehaaa!
09:59:14 <Rice> Are those new funtions Eric? Never used them.
09:59:14 <Kevin L™🌵> I wonder if this guy got a job repairing computer stuff. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XY6g2z1c9bo
09:59:21 <LindaG> So no cam. I will check in occassionally to see if it comes up, but I've got some things to accomplish. So if I'm not here, camops feel free to take cam or text me.
10:01:26 <Eric> The static cam as main view is not new, but the desktop notifications are new
10:04:58 <Rice> Eric, I guess I dont see what the desktop notifcations are?
10:08:05 <Eric> An alert pops up on your desktop if the webcam goes up or down
10:08:18 <Eric> Even if you don't currently have this page as your active tab
10:08:50 <Rice> So nothing I have to set or check to make that happen?
10:09:23 <Eric> Nope...other than when you load the page the first time it asks you if you want to allow notifications for this webpage
10:09:43 <Eric> If it doesn't ask you that, then you have already set it on or off
10:10:15 <Rice> Thanks for all the work you do on this page, it is appreciated!
10:10:35 <Eric> No problem.
10:13:46 <LindaG> Eric, , is that what that was yesterday asking to allow notifications?
10:18:40 <Eric> Yep
10:19:55 <Eric> If you want to allow/deny notifications for this page and you already set it, you can click on the little lock icon next to the url at the top of the page and it will allow changing it there.
10:20:28 <Eric> If you are using Chrome...not sure about other browsers
10:23:06 <LindaG> I accepted the notification but havent seen anything
10:26:11 <Casey> Morning. I see "X" is still highly active.
10:26:41 <LindaG> Yeah my circle is too
10:27:07 <Dave from B™> Casey, it is perpetual
10:30:17 <Casey> When it is in the middle of a series the durations certainly seem to be longer than the intervals.
10:30:20 <Eric> If you open this page in a new tab, you will see the alert popup, just like it will do when the cam goes down.
10:30:30 <Eric> haha
10:30:41 <Eric> Jake needs to add a webcam prediction :-P
10:31:13 <Casey> Always take the under
11:03:50 <ynpvisitor93> Some of you think a rom at the Inn is expensive. Check this out. https://www.foxnews.com/science/nasa-will-let-tourists-visit-the-international-space-station-starting-in-2020
11:04:27 <ynpvisitor93> I think it will qualify as the most exclusive and expensive tourist destination.
11:04:38 <Kevin L™🌵> Well you do have to consider the cost of the trip.
11:04:59 <Dave from B™> Mansion for sale in Blgs that will cost you $75K a month for mortgage and taxes for 30 years
11:05:02 <ynpvisitor93> At least there will not be anyone with a flag on a stick.
11:05:29 <ynpvisitor93> That is a deal compared.
11:06:47 <ynpvisitor93> 55 million and it looks like it will be pack it in and pack it out.
11:07:38 <ynpvisitor93> Still busy at the gates?
11:08:30 <ynpvisitor93> time to go buy used junk.
11:16:14 <Eric> I didn't realize that the russians already sent a space tourist up to the ISS: "In 2001, US businessman Dennis Tito became the first tourist to visit when he paid Russia around $20 million for a round trip."
11:19:45 <LindaG> Every one is lined up for OF
11:23:29 <Asgardian> There have been a couple other tourists - the guy that founded Cirque du Soleil made the trip.
11:24:11 <Eric> Yep, russians have been way ahead of us for a long time on space flight :-(
11:24:58 <Eric> Glad to see we are getting what looks like closed intervals on UNNG-16
11:25:28 <ynpvisitor999®> Grand 1124 G--
11:26:40 <Cooper> Wow the cam is still down
11:27:13 <Kevin L™🌵> Dave really broke it this time.
11:27:20 <Sam> Will probably be down for a while.
11:28:07 <LindaG> 3-8 inches of snow tonight into tomorrow
11:30:42 <Asgardian> If anyone is bored you can watch the tidal bore on the Shubenacadie River in the next few minutes: https://www.novascotiawebcams.com/en/webcams/fundy-tidal-interpretive-centre-south-maitland/
11:31:26 <Asgardian> Should be in 10-15 minutes
11:31:32 <Eric> That is so "bore"ing :-D
11:32:31 <ynpvisitor111> here it comes
11:33:12 <ynpvisitor999®> OF
11:34:26 <LindaG> OF on static
11:36:12 <LindaG> Dark clouds out there
11:37:06 <Eric> I don't see the bore coming
11:37:28 <LindaG> Me neither
11:37:37 <ynpvisitor111> I meant OF :)
11:37:59 <LindaG> 😊
11:38:46 <Eric> Ohhh :-D
11:40:39 <ynpvisitor999®> G2Q | 10m26s
11:49:15 <Asgardian> tidal bore on its way
11:49:15 <Betty> morning all
11:49:31 <Cooper> morning Betty
11:49:42 <Betty> hi Cooper
11:50:49 <ynpvisitor999®> evening Betty
11:52:13 <Betty> evening Jarno
11:52:27 <Betty> this really sucks
11:52:45 <Betty> was the cam up today?
11:53:10 <ynpvisitor999®> nope, noppes, nada
11:53:17 <Betty> bah
11:53:36 <Katie> This one is keeping me sorta entertained, since the LEOW chick has fledged. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htcHnSbRW-Q#action=share
11:55:06 <Katie> HOSPs and EUSTs are noisy house guests
11:55:43 <Katie> (it's an osprey cam, though you wouldn't know it given where op is panning right now)
11:56:19 <ynpvisitor69> hi Katie
11:57:22 <ynpvisitor2> bah
11:57:41 <ynpvisitor2> too many Betty´s here
11:57:44 <Eric> Nice new digs for xanterra admin up in mammoth! https://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/year-old-photography-shop-in-yellowstone-gets-new-life/article_455d4339-8d91-5588-978d-66ddcedbc837.html
11:58:06 <ynpvisitor2> hi Eric
11:58:20 <Eric> Hi 2
11:58:32 <ynpvisitor2> waiting for Betty to quit
11:58:44 <Eric> Me too...she can be so chatty
11:58:49 <Betty> we all are quitters
11:58:50 <Eric> ohhh, woops, nevermind :-P
11:58:59 <Betty> hehehe
12:01:12 <Eric> Nasty weather here today :-(
12:02:12 <Betty> we had a bad start, nice during the day and now thunderstorm and rain
12:02:25 <ynpvisitor111> getting a good flow now
12:02:53 <Betty> oh, hope it´s not going to br too bad :-(
12:03:24 <LindaG> Its comin
12:03:43 <Betty> hi LindaG
12:04:11 <ynpvisitor111> boats? in the flow
12:05:09 <Betty> oh, I misread :-p I thought flood, not flow
12:05:16 <Eric> rafting the bore
12:05:55 <Betty> a bore? where?
12:06:16 <Eric> https://www.novascotiawebcams.com/en/webcams/fundy-tidal-interpretive-centre-south-maitland/
12:07:14 <ynpvisitor63> Betty, hi
12:07:32 <Betty> thx
12:07:39 <Betty> hi 63
12:07:50 <ynpvisitor63> Is this it? Or does it get higher?
12:08:21 <Eric> Jimbo is the bore expert here :-D
12:08:39 <Eric> The king of boreing
12:08:53 <Asgardian> The last two days there has been a bigger wave on the far shore than today.
12:09:42 <Cooper> Hello Linda
12:09:48 <LindaG(16)> Cooper, hi
12:11:30 <Betty> nice Steamboat signature again
12:11:41 <ynpvisitor999®> Aurum static
12:12:34 <Eric> Cam up?
12:12:55 <ynpvisitor999®> no(t yet)
12:12:57 <Eric> It was for a moment...my notifications went crazy
12:13:10 <Eric> But they worked :-D
12:13:59 <Katie> Daddy osprey just brought in a fish
12:15:18 <Betty> I read stupid things today: Daddy osprey just BOUGHT a fish ;)
12:15:46 <Asgardian> The daytime tide height will be increasing over the next 7 days.
12:15:49 <Betty> he went to Dave´s
12:15:49 <Katie> I don't know how he acquired it. ha ha
12:16:15 <Katie> Oh! She just got off the babies! Feeding time. Much better than white x
12:17:07 <Cooper> What is Daves seafood company called?
12:18:03 <Eric> Seafood of the World
12:18:13 <Betty> Seafoods of the world
12:18:23 <Cooper> thx
12:19:11 <Eric> 3 chunks of fish for me...one chunk for you.
12:22:52 <Katie> btw, wireless connection from the ISP I work at feeds the bandwidth there - and it works ;) wireless can work
12:28:45 <Betty> are controls down too?
12:30:28 <LindaG(16)> Everything g is down
12:30:57 <Betty> :-(
12:31:16 <LindaG(16)> Indeed
12:31:31 <ynpvisitor111> Katie, yes wireless for cameras works great, but I think in this case (NPS) there is something that creates RF 'noise' that is turned at 08xx and turned off at 17xx, as we do not have these disturbances at night.
12:33:24 <ynpvisitor111> I also think it is located somewhere near the end in the Ranger Station/Medical Clinic
12:35:38 <ynpvisitor111> If that is the case they may have to try different brands of radios to find one that is not disturbed
12:37:55 <ynpvisitor111> castle
12:38:23 <ynpvisitor111> sorry typing on wrong keyboard
12:39:11 <Katie> I hear ya. Spectrum analyzer might help identify a better frequency. OR check transmit power (too much is no good - it's worse).
12:39:55 <Eric> There are tons of high power radio transmissions in the basin for communication
12:40:07 <Katie> Do you know what make of radio is being used for this link?
12:40:53 <Eric> See that radio pointed right at the ranger station? https://www.google.com/maps/@44.4565673,-110.8306346,3a,75y,281.65h,93.34t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s-ikImgQnasJDaCRkFCePEw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
12:40:58 <ynpvisitor111> I'll check its on my other computer
12:41:09 <Eric> I heard it was a ubiquity...not sure which model
12:42:38 <Eric> Better angle to see the frame relay antenna and probably the mast that the wireless is hooked up to on the ranger station in the same shot: https://www.google.com/maps/@44.4568044,-110.8311703,3a,75y,234.01h,90.67t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sSkrOSwkWipW503D4TehaKg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
12:43:58 <Katie> That huge radio next to it might have something to do with it, too.
12:44:14 <ynpvisitor111> It is one that starts with a C I cannot connect to it right now (down) not ubiquiti
12:44:32 <Katie> Cambium?
12:44:50 <ynpvisitor111> thats it
12:46:27 <Katie> We use a ton of Cambium. When it is down, and you connect to it locally, what is the DFS status?
12:47:52 <Katie> I wonder if that big radio next to it is interfering with GPS sync. That could cause this.
12:48:25 <Eric> That relay is probably blowing up any RF in it's path
12:48:29 <Kevin L™🌵> For radio people this may make some sense: just had an outage at 2:44. I did catch that the radio's Signal to Noise Ratio went to 0 V at this time
12:49:55 <Eric> They really should contract Katie's company to do this whole setup...they are local and experts in this area!
12:50:07 <Eric> Seems like a win/win
12:50:31 <Dave from B™> not exactly local:)
12:50:45 <Eric> You cannot get oo much closer :-P
12:50:48 <Eric> too
12:50:49 <Dave from B™> I'm for it but Katie is a long ways away
12:51:01 <Eric> Big Sky is not that far!
12:51:27 <Eric> Less than a tow truck away :-P
12:51:36 <Katie> We are in Missoula, Eric. But if hired, we could certainly send Rick and/or Ken
12:51:51 <Eric> ohh, I thought you guys where in Big Sky
12:52:01 <Kevin L™🌵> Getting paid for a trip to Yellowstone. Who would want that?
12:52:17 <Eric> But even Missoula is local compared to someone on the East or West Coast
12:52:31 <Katie> No, I just have all the "Big Sky" names because Montana is Big Sky Country. :)
12:52:40 <Eric> ohhhh
12:53:03 <Dave from B™> Now, I understand Eric's confusion
12:53:25 <Eric> For some reason I thought you said you were based out of there, but I still think outside expert to validate and troubleshoot would be worth YF's money :-D
12:55:35 <Eric> Missoula is a little longer drive....
12:56:18 <Katie> Yup, but doable. There may be companies like us in Bozeman. I would expect so. But I only keep up on who is in our neighborhood.
12:56:23 <Dave from B™> You had to remind me; didn't you:)
12:57:32 <Betty> Dave are you ready for soccer world cup?
12:57:44 <Dave from B™> Yes, I am
12:57:55 <Dave from B™> Hope to catch a few games
12:58:11 <Betty> first game starts atm
12:59:09 <ynpvisitor111> That microwave dish puts out (most likely 6ghz signal based on the time it was put in) a 1watt highly concentrated beam.
12:59:11 <Dave from B™> Go South Korea!
13:01:04 <ynpvisitor111> and a QAM signal at that, usually not capable of generating that kind of RF interference
13:03:03 <ynpvisitor111> Quadrature Amplitude Modulated = QAM
13:04:27 <ynpvisitor111> By the time the dishes at washburn pick it up it is a very small miliwatt signa
13:04:53 <Eric> That dish doesn't point toward Washburn....
13:07:33 <Eric> But whatever repeater it points toward, I assume it's pretty high power when sending to get it there
13:08:28 <Eric> I am not an expert with RF so as you might already have guessed, it's all speculation on my part without radio frequency analysis.
13:08:31 <ynpvisitor111> nope, just 1 watt transmitter power
13:08:53 <Eric> wow...that seems really low. Thanks
13:10:08 <Betty> OF ie
13:10:23 <ynpvisitor111> The dish focuses it into a very narrow beam and the recievers at Washburn get it at a very low miliwatt signal
13:11:08 <ynpvisitor111> Microwave Radio is pretty amazing
13:12:33 <CraigC> back
13:13:00 <Katie> Boss (Rick) and I are looking at the streetview, that relay, the Cambium radio... Where on the VC is the other radio? Moving the radio at the Ranger Station might do it - looks like the radio is in the relay "beam," which would be fairly narrow, but without drawing a line to the other radio...
13:13:26 <Katie> shielded ethernet cable, too - that relay pumps out a lot of radiation in a narrow beam
13:14:09 <Katie> Of course, we are only making guesses from a look at a that streetview and overhead satellite view
13:14:54 <Kevin L™🌵> Radio is top of Inn to Ranger Station. Does not got to VEC.
13:14:57 <Eric> Yep, that was my thought as well Katie...even a low power signal if it's aimed directly at the antenna I assume could cause major intereference
13:15:46 <Katie> Gotcha, Kevin L™🌵
13:18:30 <Katie> Osprey feeding time again already
13:20:04 <Eric> hopefully they can get power fixed in the cam housing so radio will be the only problem :-D
13:20:33 <LindaG(16)> Going out for a while. If cam should miraculously heal, anyone is free to take cam.
13:20:45 <ynpvisitor111> Katie, the only reason I rule out that radio as the source of interference, is, it is always on, we only get the problem from 08xx to 17xx
13:32:29 <ynpvisitor999®> It seems like Fountain has stabilised in a window of about an hour, namely every 7-8 hours, with, of the last few intervals, the majority between 7½ and 8h
13:33:41 <Katie> Understood, ynpvisitor111.
14:17:14 <Eric> Crazy...if you use the last 10 intervals for Fountain next one is 19:56 +- 23m
14:17:21 <Eric> Nice and tight window
14:20:27 <Joe> Eric, Email sent to you
14:30:43 <ynpvisitor85> NG dropped. Watch in 20
14:31:04 <CraigC> watch what? ;)
14:32:10 <CraigC> ynpvisitor85, is that you, Graham?
14:33:46 <Joe> note Artesia...whwer is that?
14:34:22 <ynpvisitor999®> somewhere in the Lower Geyser Basin, Black Warrior Group if I recall correctly
14:34:33 <Betty> Firehole lake
14:34:41 <Joe> tks
14:37:34 <ynpvisitor85> Yes, G here. Didnt boil at depth so unlikely to erupt
14:37:46 <ynpvisitor999®> boo
14:38:46 <Betty> OF ie
14:38:48 <ynpvisitor999®> OF static
14:41:31 <Eric> We are blind today Graham....cam has been down since yesterday afternoon :-(
14:41:54 <Eric> I suspect that the cam won't be back until next week sometime
14:44:35 <LindaG(16)> Well no miraculous healing occurred
14:45:10 <CraigC> wb Linda
14:51:01 <LindaG(16)> Thx
14:53:42 <LindaG(16)> Uh oh our bore tide is frozen too
14:54:27 <Betty> I take some sleep. night all
14:54:38 <CraigC> cya Betty
14:55:06 <Eric> night betty
14:55:11 <Eric> raining cats and dogs here
14:55:18 <LindaG(16)> Webcam justmtried, it turns red to teoubled
14:55:29 <LindaG(16)> Ignore that
14:55:50 <LindaG(16)> Webcam turned to troubled and back to down
14:56:00 <Eric> strange
14:56:24 <LindaG(16)> It's like it tried but couldnt do it
14:57:51 <Joe> Eric fixed and sent
14:58:12 <Eric> hey joe...you think it's worth keeping both images here or just use the latest one you sent?
14:58:34 <Joe> The latest
14:58:39 <Eric> said a different way, should we remove the older split image one?
14:58:50 <Joe> yes
14:58:58 <Eric> ok
15:01:30 <Eric> alright...page and image updated
15:03:40 <Joe> much easier to read
15:06:16 <Cooper> I dont think they got the Giant Picture on the bottom row correct https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/images/UBG-Scene.jpg?maxwidth=1200&maxheight=1200&autorotate=false
15:07:21 <ynpvisitor999®> They didn't - that's Oblong
15:07:37 <Cooper> so I was correct, NPS messed up
15:08:14 <ynpvisitor999®> NPS doesn't even recognize their own geysers... What else?
15:08:37 <Katie> Looks great, Joe!
15:08:55 <Eric> One person made a mistake...let's not go an assume it applies to all NPS people.
15:09:46 <Eric> Once we see an eruption from the new cam, maybe then they can update it :-D
15:10:02 <Joe> Thanks Katie, I think the names backgrounds help, (i stole the idea from the NPS image)
15:10:15 <Cooper> I hope we get a Giant on the cam this summer
15:10:37 <Eric> I kind of liked their horizontal names too, but we have a lot more info on ours, so I understand why it might not work.
15:11:15 <ynpvisitor999®> I'm doubtful, Cooper. I'm quite certain the reactivation of Grotto Fountain and friends had to do something with the decline in Giant's activity
15:12:01 <Joe> I'll work on one with horizontal names and see how it looks
15:12:31 <Eric> Lots of time now with no camera to operate :-(
15:12:46 <Joe> :)
15:54:25 <Cooper> wb Linda
15:54:41 <LindaG> Thx, keep losing my name
16:19:20 <ynpvisitor999®> OF ie static
16:19:26 <Cooper> OF
16:24:27 <ynpvisitor999®> Hmm, looks like I managed to break GT by inserting 4 question marks rather than 4 digits :P https://geysertimes.org/eruption.php?id=1083642
16:28:32 <CraigC> NO GT FOR YOU!
16:28:54 <CraigC> ala Seinfeld
17:05:02 <ynpvisitor999®> Aurum static?
17:05:33 <ynpvisitor999®> yes, Aurum
17:25:11 <Katie> Well, I'm out until Monday. Have a good weekend.
17:26:44 <Cooper> bye Katie
17:55:02 <Cooper> bbl
18:06:48 <Sam> Is static not working?
18:21:30 <ynpvisitor> Vixen does majors?
19:15:35 <Kevin iPad> Darn. I was sure hoping to see something moving by now. ☹️
19:19:40 <LindaG> Me too🙁
19:20:00 <LindaG> OF
19:20:18 <LindaG> Ie
19:29:30 <Kevin iPad> Weather will be interesting this weekend.
19:29:55 <LindaG> Snow!
19:33:29 <LindaG> Elk at the north entrance
19:35:51 <Kevin iPad> Not impressive on an iPad.
19:36:38 <LindaG> 😋
19:48:49 <Kevin iPad> Hard to think snow. Supposed to be 107 here Wednesday.
19:54:56 <LindaG> Wow thats hot
20:00:29 <ynpvisitor68> Odd that no one posted Grand. He posted Turban at 1709. Wonder what happened?
20:01:58 <ynpvisitor68> NPS updated prediction so they must have been told the time
20:12:09 <Kevin iPad> At least we have gazers in the field so we do get some information.
20:34:30 <ynpvisitor611> Grand time just synced
20:36:17 <ynpvisitor611> Nit sure why it didnt...maybe the snow was i terfering with comms
20:40:09 <Kevin iPad> Is it snowing yet?
20:42:22 <GO GOGGLE> Yes a little wet snow
20:42:50 <GO GOGGLE> Maybe it will clear the steamboat crud off the car from this morning
20:44:37 <GO GOGGLE> There was very little liquid in the drifting steam column but some.
20:47:10 <Kevin iPad> I know you love snow
20:50:37 <Kevin iPad> Hope you got the rental insurance
21:12:23 <ynpvisitor51> Going to be a good weekend to work in the yard.