NOAA Weather Satellite Images
Amateur Radio Station W6BME
Latitude: 40°55.3' N, Longitude: 124°04.6' W
R.E. "Rocky" Peithman
one week before his 102nd birthday.
A lifelong amateur radio operator, he held the extra class FCC Amateur license, W6BME, and was involved in emergency communications during floods in Northern California in the 1950s and 60s.
In recent years he became active in studying weather data obtained from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather satellites. This required assembling a receiving station and working with specialized software for receiving the data. The study of this weather data became a significant part of his later retirement years, including this weather website, which he maintained well past his 101st birthday.