Nice. Really nice. At 1500 yesterday it was 97 degrees here. Really nice. If I hadn’t spent half the day waiting for them to pick up the digger I rented, it would have been nicer. Still nice though. The afternoon was shot, you guessed it, by me just being outside enjoying the heat.
And today hasn’t been much “better.” Made the rounds of the local “junk” stores when I made the mail run. Just wanted to be out of the house for awhile. Didn’t find anything worth buying eiter. Ah well.
Been outside (of course) trying to figure how I want to attach this new (really short but works) 144/440 antenna to the Caravan. Think I’m going to super-glue the bracket I made to the speaker housing on the end of the awning. Then I’ll just have to figure how I’m going to secure the coax when in motion. Other than that, it should work just fine and I’ll add 2-meter/440 to my capabilities without having to climb into the truck. I’m so cool!
Well, the JT-6188 is in the truck and all hooked up and it seems to be working fine. Brought the IC-208H into the house and it will replace the IC-2000. (Although I’m not sure why; since I have that new BTech hooked up and running. Maybe I’ll reprogram it for just fire/sheriff/air/amb and use it as a “scanner.” Still, could be a “backup” radio.)
Tumblr sent an e-mail asking me to answer 8 questions. Sure. Why not? Clicked on the link, went to the page, answered the first question (you are 55-64. Yep.) and it told me to close my browser window. Guess they don’t want to hear from us Old Guys!
Anywho, 900 MHz Net went well. Could mostly hear everyone. MCARC 2-meer Wednesday Evening Chat Net went well. New BTech radio worked well. Reception was still buzzy but I really think that’s the antenna. Gotta get it higher!