Cause I got tired of being lazy. Yeah, Lazy. I got up at 0530 but really didnâ€™t get my day started until around Noon. Yeah, Noon! What The Hell!?! Basically, I didnâ€™t do shit. Which really is unusual for me.
So, after I did my chores I looked up the plans for the 3-element Yagi antenna for 2-meters, went and got the parts (that was $14!), came home and assembled it. Havenâ€™t actually soldered anything yet; I wanted to see if it actually worked or not first. Especially since I absolutely suck at soldering. But I did get it together according to specs and it seems to work.
AE7VG heard me trying to make a radio check and came back to me with a good signal report. Still a bit of scratchiness on this end, but apparently it transmits good. I really havenâ€™t had any problems with transmitting; everyone always says I have a great signal. My problem is that most everyone is scratchy listening to them. Anyway, she did a couple of 10 counts for me so I could turn the antenna to the clearest signal. It does sound better than my other antenna; but itâ€™s close. And not having an SWR meter for 2-meters is kind of a bummer. Radio seems okay.
Not much else going on really. Made myself some BBQ Pulled-Pork and bakes for dinner. Had one of the snickerdoodle cookies. Listening to the chatter on different repeaters and just chillinâ€™. No Nets or anything on Mondayâ€™s. Think Iâ€™ll â€œplayâ€ on 40-meters for awhile tonight. Need to call and refill my meds. Oh, Joy.
I think itâ€™s Popcorn time!