City On The Edge Of Forever. Seattle.

So, I have mixed feelings about the “new & improved” “Special Effects” in the Star Trek: TOS Blu-Ray discs I got yesterday. I’ve already ripped the first season, and watched a couple of episodes, and have this thought: The “New & Improved” “Special Effects” aren’t that good. They sort of remind me of the “Special Effects” in “The Last Starfighter” (which did not look realistic at all). They look kinda good, but fake. But I’d have to rate them slightly better than the original effects. Hence the mixed feelings. But the enhanced video is great!


vlcsnap-00020Almost a fairly normal Sunday around here. Most of the chores are done. Most of the laundry is done. Spent most of the day ripping season 1 of Star Trek: TOS and some of SWMBO’s cd’s. Finished getting my “shack” and radio set back up after Field Day. Finally got rid of some of the mess on my counter-tops.

OTT, just not a lot going on. The MCARC Sunday 2-meter Chat Net went well; even if we had only 5 check-ins. All the signals were great tonight. Unusual.

Tomorrow we’ll be going to the annual pancake breakfast at the church. Then we may, or may not, “go for a drive.” I was thinking of just heading North on HWY 101 and seeing what we see. But SWMBO reminded me that I really want to work on that wire I need to move to finish putting that new cabinet in the wall. Hmmm. Take a drive with my Schweetie or do something around the house? Hmmm.


Anywho, that’s it. This Old Guy is off to bed and his book.

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Field Day 2016 Is Done. Easily Bored People Should Exit The Building Now.

Just like the headline says: Field Day 2016 is over and done with. Phew!

All These Will Be Posted To Our Flicker too

I, of course, got out to the Field Day Site around noon last Friday to open the gate and accept the Porta Potty. The weather was pretty crappy with wind and drizzle for most of the afternoon. Cleared up but stayed windy while I was setting my “shack” up. SWMBO joined me for the two nights! (That is always cool!)


Saturday we had me and AD7DY-Omer as the only Hams taking part in Field Day, but a butt-ton of visitors (including a Judge). Later in the afternoon AF7VT-Ric set up his station and started transmitting. AD7DY-Omer worked 40-meters (like he always does), AF7VT-Ric worked 20-meters voice, and I was working 20-meters PSK31. (And I actually made the first contact of our group this year. Unusual.)


Saturday evening K7TIT-Dan came out and joined us for awhile. I don’t know if he worked any contacts or not. He did do the GOTA station at Kneeland Park in Shelton and made quite a few contacts from there during the day. Good job! N7YGE-Jerry came out and set up a Packet Station and showed everyone what that’s all about.


Today I kind of just ran down; and I didn’t even stay up that late the night before! Ric & Omer had stayed up most of the night. I made Bacon and Eggs (scrambled) for all of us so we could start the day with a full stomach. Not that it did any good in my case. Guess I’m getting Old. But the Wx was perfect this weekend! Warm!


So, around 1100 I shut everything down, loaded all my “stuff” back into the Caravan and Truck, and came home. First things first! Hot Shower! Then I unloaded the Caravan and Truck and started putting everything away. SWMBO came out and helped me clean up.


And now we’re just lounging around resting and gathering our strenght for this coming week. Y’all can check out the pictures Ric & I took of this weekend on our Flicker site. (When I get off my Old Ass and post them.)

Will probably go to bed early tonight. Afterall, I’m turning 64 tomorrow.

And we even had the usual MCARC Sunday Evening Chat Net. Talk about dedicated!

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