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Ain’t it funny how you can set something up (which I did), have everything work perfectly (which it did), only to have it all go Tits-Up when you take that same setup someplace else?

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That was my weekend. Made ZERO contacts. Either couldn’t get HRD to connect to my radio, or DM-780 wouldn’t connect. Or both. OR I couldn’t get my antenna matched.

And that was pretty much how it was with everyone Really. EVERYONE had problems with their rigs or antenna’s. Even N7YGE and his APRS rig couldn’t get it to work right.

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At least AD7DY got his working (late) and made a butt-ton of 160-meter contacts. Omer saves the day Again.

It was HOT, dusty, and the mosquito’s were horrible at dusk (and all damned night). I got about 50 bites that are driving me nuts!

So, I made breakfast for the guys before packing up and coming on home. Caravan is mostly unpacked. Truck is mostly unpacked. Took a 30 minute shower! Relaxed and elevated my left leg for awhile. (Long story. Later.)

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Cooked the last of the burgers for our dinner and SWMBO watched “Passengers” with me. Cool. Sure was nice having her come out to be with me Friday & Saturday nights. Appreciate her.

I’m gonna vegg for awhile then go lay down. I’ll post the pictures tomorrow. Probably.

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Got Oot And Aboot For A Bit Today

Decided to get my Old Ass out of the house for a bit; had to take Netflix to the Post Office anyway. So I made the rounds of the “junk” shops in town. Homes For Humanity, JK’s Antique’s, Faith In Action. Missed the new one that opened but will get it in the future. Something to look forward to.


Found 3 small steel bowls in decent condition for a fair price at JK’s. Luckily it was half-off Tuesday! Cost me a whopping $4! Otherwise, saw a lot of cool stuff, but nothing worth either buying or paying the price they were asking. Why do most junk stores price their shit like you can’t do without it? They’d probably get rid of more of their stuff if they settled on a price, then immediately cut it by 50%.


Anywho, that (along with stopping at the Post Office (thought I’d forgotten that, didn’t ya?)) took a whole 1.5 hours! But it was kind of fun. Maybe I ought to head into Bremerton and do the same tomorrow. Supposed to be a fairly nice day. Would get me off my ass for awhile.

Friend came over and we worked on the Linksys boxes setting up Mesh-Net. Got two of them seeing each other. Only took 3.5 hours and 53,000 reboots of both routers and computers to do it. Damn, we good! More! More! Give Me More!


And that’s about it for the day again. Not a whole lot going on. SWMBO is home safe. Delivered the Renter’s mail. Played with the Mesh-Nodes a bit more (unsucessfully this time. Can’t get them to actually talk to each other). I’m off to read a bit.

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