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Forum: The Road Ahead 01-17-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Radio
I stayed home today. This is at ATL airport...

I stayed home today. This is at ATL airport earlier this morning.

Line Mechanics make a lot more money than me. A lot more. But boy, do they have to earn it.
Forum: Rag Chew 01-09-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By Radio
Thanks, Bill. My "risk indicators" are I'm...

Thanks, Bill.

My "risk indicators" are I'm over 60 and once (Pre-Lasik) had nearsighted corrections of greater than 6.0. Mine were 8.25 and 8.75. No cataracts.

I follow up on 1/19 and...
Forum: Rag Chew 01-04-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By Radio
OK, I done with the retina guy. They did decide...

OK, I done with the retina guy. They did decide to use the laser.

It was a somewhat unpleasant experience, something like trying to pop your eye out of it's socket with a Popsicle stick while...
Forum: Other Hobbies 01-02-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,941
Posted By Radio
BTW, chickens are tough. Went down to 15 F and we...

BTW, chickens are tough. Went down to 15 F and we still have all our birds. The cold doesn't seem to bother them. We have some issues keeping fresh water from freezing.

Sweet Wife's brilliant idea...
Forum: Other Hobbies 01-02-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,941
Posted By Radio
We have added a layer of Quality Control: ...

We have added a layer of Quality Control:

For Christmas our son Matt got Kathy an "egg candler" -- which is a device used to inspect the inside of an egg for defects. Our flock has laid about 700...
Forum: Rag Chew 12-28-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By Radio
UPDATE: Went back for a follow up visit today....

UPDATE: Went back for a follow up visit today. Dr. Tucker, (really nice guy, BTW) found a small tear in the retina :( Generally this is cause for great alarm but the tear is so small it may not...
Forum: Good news! 12-26-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By Radio
And to you also, sir!

And to you also, sir!
Forum: Eyeball QSO 12-26-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By Radio
I like it. :)

I like it. :)
Forum: Amateur Radio Classes and Testing Sessions 12-19-2017, 04:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By Radio
We have a 2m machine located right on top of...

We have a 2m machine located right on top of Fayette Piedmont Hospital. The idea is to be able to cover the county with emergency communications with only an HT from inside the hospital.

And the...
Forum: Eyeball QSO 12-09-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By Radio
Look closely, there are actually 3 HT's lined up...

Look closely, there are actually 3 HT's lined up in a row.

So yes, you've seen them before. Bet you thought you'd never see them again.
Forum: Amateur Radio Classes and Testing Sessions 12-09-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By Radio
So I went to the FCC page you gave me, fumbled...

So I went to the FCC page you gave me, fumbled around a bit and I'm pretty sure I finally got it right.

It's sort of in a "pending" state, waiting for the FCC folks to show up Monday and click the...
Forum: Eyeball QSO 12-09-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By Radio
Since day one (literally and really) my avatar on...

Since day one (literally and really) my avatar on ORR.net has been the little Heathkit HW-101. You'll see one there in the picture. I built it years ago in the late 1970's and (the last time I tried...
Forum: Eyeball QSO 12-08-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By Radio
In the shack...

Your fearless leader in his natural element...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-03-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By Radio
Yes, that's what I have observed, so that several...

Yes, that's what I have observed, so that several cab/bed combinations can be built on the same wheelbase frame.
Forum: The Funnies 12-02-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By Radio
And I have never seen mules, oxen or horses...

And I have never seen mules, oxen or horses teamed up more than two wide.

There does seem to be two guys inside there. But you're right, where do the reins go into the cab? And my original...
Forum: The Funnies 12-01-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By Radio
No, the red running lights at the top of the rig....

No, the red running lights at the top of the rig. If this were the "original" front they should be yellow, not red. It does seem to have rear view mirrors. Maybe it's a truck camper sitting on a farm...
Forum: The Funnies 11-30-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By Radio
Interesting eco-friendly rig

Saw this and thought I'd pass it along.

I'm wondering what it was before it was "converted" -- all the running lights across the top are red, which makes me think it might be going backwards down...
Forum: Rag Chew 11-29-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By Radio
Cool Fail to "see the humor"

Well, here's what happened to me in the last few days.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posterior_vitreous_detachment

It's a bit scary to experience, especially if you are having a bout of high BP...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-29-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By Radio
Another deciding factor is frequency of use, and...

Another deciding factor is frequency of use, and use for what purpose.

I seldom actually get to go camping. But I have to shove that truck into a tiny space at the airport on a daily basis. If I...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-26-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By Radio
This set up works for us. A long bed would...

This set up works for us.

A long bed would indeed work better, but the long bed and the extended cab would make a rig that is in fact difficult to park, at least for me.

If I had to do it over...
Forum: Amateur Radio Classes and Testing Sessions 11-17-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By Radio
Dunno... haven't opened the letter. :whistle:

Dunno... haven't opened the letter. :whistle:
Forum: Amateur Radio Classes and Testing Sessions 11-17-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By Radio
Right on time I got a letter from W5YI VEC...

Right on time I got a letter from W5YI VEC telling me I'm up for renewal!
Forum: Antenna Solutions 11-07-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By Radio
Welcome aboard. I don't know if people who live...

Welcome aboard. I don't know if people who live in trailers are smart enough to answer your question. :) But I guess we'll find out.

Most of my antenna designs came out of a book and all I had to...
Forum: Amateur Radio Classes and Testing Sessions 11-07-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By Radio
Next year. Doesn't the ARRL send out a letter...

Next year. Doesn't the ARRL send out a letter offering to renew for you for $10 or so?
Forum: Other Hobbies 11-07-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,941
Posted By Radio
A funny thing happen at work... This guy,...

A funny thing happen at work...

This guy, Mike, buys a dozen eggs and puts them in the break room fridge. He forgets about them for a few days. Then the shop decides to have a sausage and pancake...
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