Man! What A Pain In The Butt!

Just spent about an hour updating my LOTW and eQSL accounts and uploading/downloading stuff. That LOTW is a pain when you forget your secret key! Have my radio computer downloading my eQSL cards now. Which is repeating itself because it added a subdirectory to the directory I told it the cards I’d already downloaded were in. So instead of seeing that it’s already downloaded a card, it thinks it hasn’t and is re-downloading it. What a pain.


Other than that it was a fairly normal Saturday. SWMBO had to take her dizzy cat to the Vet so she didn’t make the Genealogy Library today. She got back about 1400 and took me to DQ for a late lunch. Our usual stop at Safeway and we came on home.


She was tired so she laid down and read awhile while I took all the maters I canned in 2010 & 2011 to our neighbor. He really likes them and we weren’t using them fast enough so I figured “What The Hell.” I still have a butt-ton of maters I’ve canned in 2012 through this past week. More than enough for our needs.

And I found 4 cases of Applesauce we haven’t used. (And a case of fruit cocktail.)


Listened to JT65 signals most of the day. Interesting but I haven’t made any more contacts using that mode. Did make a contact in Cherry Hill, NJ for a QSO party. Which got me to updating LOTW & eQSL.

So now I’m sending CQ on 2-meters just to see if it does any good. Just about bedtime anyway.

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Fairly normal morning. Got kind of bored about 0700 and uploaded the panorama’s I’ve made, so far, up to Flickr. You can see them here, if you feel like wasting a few minutes. And then I made a butt-ton more from earlier pictures. Moving stuff around on my hard drives trying to get somewhat organized. Updating my Google & OneDrive pictures and accounts. Kind of watching a bunch of fan made Doctor Who trailers on YouTube. (I’ve become quite the Whovian.)


Thinking about making my laptop my “radio” computer again since I got the new CAT cable that works every time. Then I could attach a second monitor. Would also keep the laptop updated for when I take it into the field or on a trip somewhere. Yep, think I’m going to do that. But I really need a new laptop. The one I have is about 7 years old and the DVD drive has gone Tits Up. Finding a new DVD drive for it is almost as expensive as just buying a new laptop.


Made a JT65A contact with JA3FQO on 5 watts. That’s in Sennan city osaka,Japan. About 7676 KM. Cool. JT65 doesn’t do voice; just signals passed back and forth. Seems kinda, I don’t know, boring to me.

Since I had the time, I made my world famous Chili-Baked Chicken & Onion Rings for dinner. Which was good. As usual. I’m a fairly decent cook; I just don’t like cooking for one. Usually.


And that’s it again.