To keep in my SHTF kit (The Caravan) and, maybe, just to sit on my desk to listen to when Iâ€™m not really that busy. (Which happens often around here.) Just seems like a good piece of emergency gear to have around. So far, the Tecsun PL-660 seems the way to go. Affordable. Works well. Affordable.
Not a wholee hell of a lot going on around here. Have no idea what I did yesterday; it was so boring. Oh, wait. Mailed the box of presents to the in-laws ($37!), filled my tank with gas, and stopped by the local Senior Center to check them out. Aslso dropped SWMBO off at the Ferry Landing (sheâ€™s NOT happy about leaving almost 10 minutes earlier than she usually does!), and picked her up at QFC in the evening.
Today. Yeah, today. Made a dump run and checked the mail on the way back. The usual chores. Spent about 2.5 hours â€œplayingâ€ with X-Plane. Set my 57d to 1.800 USB and hit the scan button. After 4 hours it was up (down?) to 13. something MHz and I hadnâ€™t really heard anything.
Picked SWMBO up and we be home. Sheâ€™s taking a practice final for her class and Iâ€™m playing with HRDâ€™s Sat Tracker thingie. ISS in 3 minutes!
And I didnâ€™t see it because of â€¦ trees! Of course! We donâ€™t get to see things here in Western WaRshington because the danged trees, or clouds, get in the way. (I need to live in Southern Utah or some other place â€œdeserty.â€)
Iâ€™m going to lay down and read a bit.