Over this new repeater the Club voted to get. The Repeater Committee all think itâ€™s a bad idea (to get a new one). Seems our present repeater has â€œonly a couple of problemsâ€ to be fixed in order to work perfectly. No, the problem is that every time they fix a â€œproblemâ€ another pops up within a day or two. Thereâ€™s been only a couple of problems to fix for the past 4 years or more. I donâ€™t know how much time and money the Club has spent to keep this one running; but enough is enough. Itâ€™s time to move into the 20th Century.
One objection was that the new repeater would force everyone to buy a new radio. No. Just, No. Itâ€™s compatible with regular FM and provides a host of new digital modes for those interested. You can use the radio you have, or go out and buy a new one with enhanced capabilities. Thatâ€™s up to you.
Itâ€™s not like the â€œnewâ€ 220 repeater being forced on the Club because â€œa few people might be interested in using it.â€ Very few. And it does force those of us that want to use it, but donâ€™t have a 220 radio, to buy a new radio.
Duh! Is there a difference between the two? Other than most people will use the 2-meter repeater and never tune in to the 220? Yeah, letâ€™s upgrade the repeater that will be used by most of the members and general public.
But donâ€™t get me started. But, you know, itâ€™ll turn out that the repeater Iâ€™m voting for (New. Great Price. Works.) will get bought and turn out to be a real POS. Just my luck.
Monday so not much else going on. Finishing up the chores I didnâ€™t get done yesterday cause I got roped in to making dinner. And I was lazy.
Been trying to start my studying for the Extra Class class and I just havenâ€™t been able to get on it. I donâ€™t understand the Math. A lot of the chapters are so much gobbly-gook to me. Maybe I just donâ€™t have the smarts to be an Extra Class Ham? But Iâ€™ll keep trying. Itâ€™s what I do.
I just noticed that my blog wonâ€™t let you see any past posts when you click on the page thingie at the bottom. ??? Gonna have to check that out. Not that anyone is reading â€¦ (Turned out to be the permalinks settings. Changed that and it works. Of course I canâ€™t have permalinks like how I want them now!)
And thatâ€™s about it. SWMBO is home and eating. I still havenâ€™t started my studying and Iâ€™m not going to have that long to do it tomorrow. (Gonna be doing voice overs down on the Turner Joy.)