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  1. A sun outage, sun transit or sun fade is an interruption in or distortion of geostationary satellite signals caused by interference from solar radiation. The effect is due to the sun’s radiation overwhelming the satellite signal. In the northern hemisphere, sun outages occur before the March equinox (February, March) and after the September equinox (September and October), and in the southern hemisphere the outages occur after the March equinox and before the September equinox. At these times, the apparent path of the sun across the sky takes it directly behind the line of sight between a
  2. Two times a year (March and October) the Sun is lined up directly behind the sateliite and us (the ground). This causes the satellite signals to go out for about 15 mins between 2pm and 3pm in the afternoon.
  3. The weather station that states all the ajijicweather.com data resides in Rancho Del Oro (West Ajijic). So the figures do apply to Lakeside. Rain storms here are usually "cloud specific" and "location specific" compared to other areas that might get sprinkles all day long. The equipment for the weather station is NOAA approved and is calibrated twice a year.
  4. So what ID or bill did you use to prove an address?
  5. So the last post says the Chapala Drivers License office will be open again as of Monday, 15 June. Anybody in the local Chapala area know if it really is? I live in Rancho Del Oro and don't feel live driving out there to check.
  6. This is the fire as of Sat 4:49 PM.
  7. Try using the following link which starts with "https://". https://theguadalajarareporter.net/ The http"s" uses the site's SSL Certificate. The webmaster should forward all "http://" requests for their site to the "https://" URL.
  8. Where did you find yours Fred H?
  9. Are there any checkpoints on the route to Costco (Lopez Mateo) that prevents one heading there from Lakeside?
  10. Still down in Rancho Del Oro as of 7:50pm.
  11. Tell me where "other office" is defined in this thread? Where is the other office to pay? Is it that difficult to say or is it a secret ...
  12. So you can't pay at the Driver's License office?
  13. I go out after dark, usually two hours after dark. Grab a flashlight and follow the trail back to their nest. Usually a hole in the wall or hole in the ground. Around the nest I spread “Patron Ultra” (no not the tequila). These are special pellets the ants love and the ants bring them into the nest and the ants die. This is the best method as spraying them just kills what you see and not the whole nest. I get Patron at the garden store next to 7/11 in Riberas.
  14. Thanks all for the info. Got what I needed.
  15. I did a search on "DAC" but nothing showed up. I am trying to determine what the KWH Limit is here in Ajijic before one goes into DAC. I know there is a difference between the beach and here. Also, is the limit a "daily" limit or "billing period" limit?
  16. Even plastic straws can be pushed into an eyeball. Ouch. I don't see what the issue is with metal straws. I think it's a great thing. I own one.
  17. I keep my original car registration papers in the glove box of my car. If my car is impounded I'm guessing I am unable to get it out of impound because I am not in possession of the original registration.
  18. It's true that around here the rain measurements are different from one neighborhood to the next. Many years I hear that I have recorded too little rain and other years I have recorded too much rain. I own and operate the equipment at the ajijicweather.com station. Twice a year I calibrate the rain gauge and other instruments on the NOAA approved weather station. I feel comfortable with what I publish.
  19. Do not listen to Mer post. It's easy. Listen to RickS. We did it from Seattle to Chapala in 2009. Once in Nogales we went the first night in Obregon. Second night in Mazatlán. Third night in Chapala.
  20. I'm with "dichosalocura". I operate here with an ICOM 746-PRO and talk the world. I use Brownsville TX as my QTH. Just saying … Anything is possible.
  21. I am trying to locate a driver with a van in the Tequila area. We are a group of 6 and would like to hire a driver to take us outside of the downtown area. We are driving ourselves to Tequila from Lake Chapala but we want a driver when in town. This will happen Sunday Sept 1. Anyone with a contact? The hotel already told us to taxi but we would like a van ...
  22. I used Luzma and was VERY happy. The experience was easy. Everyone on this board must understand that not everyone is as experienced to driving in Guadalajara as others. I drive in Guad all the time but that doesn't mean I know what line to stand in or what papers I need to make the experience an easy one. Anyway, Luzma is great, and we had the best conversation along the way. Flame away people ...
  23. I just went through this process as I wished to decline Part B. Social Security sent me a letter to my Seattle mailbox about 1.5 months before my 65th birthday. You have to sign and mail back the form to decline. If you want to have Part B then you do not have to mail the letter back as you get Part B by default. I had the letter sent down from my Seattle mailbox and I signed it and placed it in the return envelope they give you. I knew someone that was going back to the USA so I had them mail it when they arrived in the US. I was unable to find anywhere in the online Social Security s
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