Got the parts in to fix my AR Drone 2.0, which took awhile, but was ultimately worth it. Took a short flight around the yard and didnâ€™t hit anything. Too windy (really windy sometimes) to go very high but it flew well and the video looks great. Cool!
Not much going on today. SWMBO and I went to Home Depot in Silverdale and bought some paint and stuff so our son can finish that room weâ€™re making for him in the basement. Sure will be glad when he moves into it and I get my space back. Itâ€™s a real pain in the ass not being able to find computer stuff or a cable that I know I have but is packed out of his way somewhere. Yep, looking forward to that.
Got in both the antennaâ€™s I ordered: the longer rubber ducky for the handheld and the 2m/440 for my yaesu 857d for when I put it in the truck. Which is going to be soon as the mounting bracket comes in. I think Iâ€™ll have to save up and buy another yaesu 857d to keep in the house. (Yeah, like that is going to happen! $700-800 bucks last I looked.) June 1st I think Iâ€™ll order one of those $40 boefeng handhelds for our trip.
MCARC 10-meter chat net went well tonight. I have bursts of static over here that makes it hard to hear the other guys. I really need a tower. A hundred footer ought to do just fine. Thatâ€™s another $2000-4000 I need to save up.
Unless SWMBO won the lottery tonight. (THAT would change things!)
Itâ€™s 2100 hours. Time to finally make the bed and get my coffee machine set up for tomorrow morning. Gotta go to eztv.it and see whatâ€™s available to download. All our shows have had season enders though so there wonâ€™t be much.
Flickr is giving everyone 1 TB of space so Iâ€™m uploading some of my photoâ€™s to my account. Eventually Iâ€™ll probably have all my pics up there. Hell, 1 TB will hold 53k+ photoâ€™s according to their advertisement. Iâ€™m going to see if thatâ€™s true!