Nice. Really nice. At 1500 yesterday it was 97 degrees here. Really nice. If I hadnâ€™t spent half the day waiting for them to pick up the digger I rented, it would have been nicer. Still nice though. The afternoon was shot, you guessed it, by me just being outside enjoying the heat.
And today hasnâ€™t been much â€œbetter.â€ Made the rounds of the local â€œjunkâ€ stores when I made the mail run. Just wanted to be out of the house for awhile. Didnâ€™t find anything worth buying eiter. Ah well.
Been outside (of course) trying to figure how I want to attach this new (really short but works) 144/440 antenna to the Caravan. Think Iâ€™m going to super-glue the bracket I made to the speaker housing on the end of the awning. Then Iâ€™ll just have to figure how Iâ€™m going to secure the coax when in motion. Other than that, it should work just fine and Iâ€™ll add 2-meter/440 to my capabilities without having to climb into the truck. Iâ€™m so cool!
Well, the JT-6188 is in the truck and all hooked up and it seems to be working fine. Brought the IC-208H into the house and it will replace the IC-2000. (Although Iâ€™m not sure why; since I have that new BTech hooked up and running. Maybe Iâ€™ll reprogram it for just fire/sheriff/air/amb and use it as a â€œscanner.â€ Still, could be a â€œbackupâ€ radio.)
Tumblr sent an e-mail asking me to answer 8 questions. Sure. Why not? Clicked on the link, went to the page, answered the first question (you are 55-64. Yep.) and it told me to close my browser window. Guess they donâ€™t want to hear from us Old Guys!
Anywho, 900 MHz Net went well. Could mostly hear everyone. MCARC 2-meer Wednesday Evening Chat Net went well. New BTech radio worked well. Reception was still buzzy but I really think thatâ€™s the antenna. Gotta get it higher!