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Forum: Amateur Radio Classes and Testing Sessions 11-17-2017, 08:26 PM
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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: 8
Views: 181
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: 103
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: 8
Views: 181
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: 59
Views: 3,068
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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...
Forum: CQ CQ CQ 10-16-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By Radio
Welcome aboard! Lot's of friendly folks here to...

Welcome aboard! Lot's of friendly folks here to help out.

Jump right in and join the fun. :hisign:
Forum: The Funnies 10-10-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,828
Posted By Radio
Last night I was abducted by space aliens. ...

Last night I was abducted by space aliens.

The made me sit up straight, eat all my vegetables, wash behind my ears, pick my socks up off the floor and go to bed early.

I'm pretty sure I was...
Forum: Other Hobbies 10-09-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,068
Posted By Radio
I took some eggs to work today and sold them. Got...

I took some eggs to work today and sold them. Got $13. That will buy organic feed from Tractor Supply for a month. I'll never re-coup ( :giggle: ) the initial outlay but at least they are now self...
Forum: Good news! 10-09-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By Radio
She got a silver colored walker. :giggle: We...

She got a silver colored walker. :giggle:

We showed her a good time at the party. I think when you get that old you have accumulated all the stuff you think you'll ever need... and now she is...
Forum: RV Systems 10-08-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By Radio
I have a local dealer I like, and I think they...

I have a local dealer I like, and I think they are a Suburban dealer. They have about an acre of residential style tanks and LP is all they do. I guess when and if they ever refuse to fill a tank...
Forum: Good news! 10-07-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By Radio
Naw. That's been done already. But my Dad,...

Naw. That's been done already.

But my Dad, my brother and I have a combined 55 years at Delta Air Lines, so she has a fondness for airplanes. Commercial ones, anyway. Doesn't care for Pipers or...
Forum: Good news! 10-06-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By Radio
My Mom turns 95 Oct 8th

Well, I guess every birthday is good news but if you've had 94 already each one is a little special.

The trouble is we are beginning to run out of new ideas for what to do to celebrate.

This...
Forum: RV Systems 10-06-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By Radio
I will compare prices when the time comes, but...

I will compare prices when the time comes, but I've got #30 tanks, not the more ubiquitous #20. I guess we'll find out.
Forum: RV Systems 10-03-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By Radio
I was! I used to be huge. Weight Watchers. Good...

I was! I used to be huge. Weight Watchers. Good stuff, works great. :giggle:
Forum: RV Systems 10-01-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By Radio
LP Tank expiration and recertifications

Here's an official chart from the gubment that shows how to tell if your tank is too old and needs to be re-certified. And then re-certified every 5 years thereafter.

A reputable LP dealer will...
Forum: Other Hobbies 10-01-2017, 08:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,068
Posted By Radio
Sometimes as low as two. As many as five. Average...

Sometimes as low as two. As many as five. Average 4. Today we got 3.

I had to re-engineer the latch on the door to the run area. That's been the most I have been involved in the project in the...
Forum: RV Systems 09-19-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By Radio
Glad you finally found it. Once I was...

Glad you finally found it.

Once I was looking for manuals for my 21 year old lawn mower. After much frustration trying to do it the "right" way, I just typed in the model number to Google.
...
Forum: The Road Ahead 09-15-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By Radio
Yeah my yard is ankle deep in leaves and twigs...

Yeah my yard is ankle deep in leaves and twigs and other vegetative debris. I'm just going to run the lawn mover over it all.

I have two large brush piles I have been collecting for some time...
Forum: RV Systems 09-12-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By Radio
MY old bent steps seemed to be deteriorating over...

MY old bent steps seemed to be deteriorating over the last year or so such that I no longer trusted them.

Plus, being bent, they were a pain to deploy and retract.

Perhaps the rivets were part...
Forum: The Road Ahead 09-12-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By Radio
All my antennas are either down or damaged. ...

All my antennas are either down or damaged.

We lost power for about 3 hours, got to try out the generator i bought a a few years back for a blizzard that never came. In fact, it hasn't snowed once...
Forum: RV Systems 09-02-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By Radio
I got mine from Camping World, on sale for $127,...

I got mine from Camping World, on sale for $127, free shipping. Came fairly quick, about 5 days or so. The new steps were very well lubricated and I got grease all over me.

At least it was new,...
Forum: Junk Box 09-02-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By Radio
Mine is under the rear seat, I have the super...

Mine is under the rear seat, I have the super cab, not the super crew. And I think the jack takes up too much space on the floor, that could be used for hauling stuff.

It's great when the seats...
Forum: Product Review, Bargains and Good Deals (RV) 09-02-2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By Radio
She confesses to me, after all these years (9...

She confesses to me, after all these years (9 years of RVing in the same trailer) that she hates crawling over the bed to get to the wardrobe in the corner of the bedroom. :whistle: Maybe that's...
Forum: Product Review, Bargains and Good Deals (RV) 09-02-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By Radio
I meant to have pics... The bins actually...

I meant to have pics...

The bins actually look pretty good, they go well with the interior of the trailer.

Now I have to figure out where to keep my slide out safety braces. I used to keep...
Forum: RV Systems 09-01-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By Radio
Flexco replacement "step by step"

First, how we got to this point...

Way back in July 2008, when we were 3 days into owning our first RV (which we still do) a GPS malfunction led us into a place no 5th wheel should ever go. And I...
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