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Forum: Amateur Radio Classes and Testing Sessions 11-17-2017, 10:24 PM
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Posted By electricflyer
I just looked it up, they charge $8 to do what...

I just looked it up, they charge $8 to do what you can do yourself in about 2 minutes for free.
Forum: Amateur Radio Classes and Testing Sessions 11-17-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By electricflyer
Don't they charge to renew a license? Do it...

Don't they charge to renew a license? Do it yourself for free.
Forum: Amateur Radio Classes and Testing Sessions 11-16-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By electricflyer
Wade, you can renew anytime now, you are in the...

Wade, you can renew anytime now, you are in the 90 day advance window. Just go here and do it: http://wireless.fcc.gov/services/index.htm?job=cft&id=amateur&page=cft_renew_amateur
Forum: The Funnies 11-10-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By electricflyer
Thinking about small town life.

I've never lived in a really small town. I was born and raised on a farm in SW Iowa and moved to the big city when I was about 8 years old. The smallest one was about 70,000 people but back in Iowa...
Forum: Other Hobbies 11-07-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,068
Posted By electricflyer
Eggs will keep a long time, some over 90 days. ...

Eggs will keep a long time, some over 90 days. The only downside to eggs that have be kept in the Frig that long is they will evaporate through the shell and the air sac will be larger but still...
Forum: Amateur Radio Classes and Testing Sessions 11-07-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By electricflyer
Yes Wade you are due for renewal February 2018. ...

Yes Wade you are due for renewal February 2018. I don't think ARRL notifies anyone, or if they did the guy I noted ignored it. There is someone that will do the renewal for you but I think it costs...
Forum: Antenna Solutions 11-06-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By electricflyer
My son used to be a corporate training manager...

My son used to be a corporate training manager for a major cellular system service company and trained employees and contractors on antenna installation and the system itself. He said he had the...
Forum: Amateur Radio Classes and Testing Sessions 11-05-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By electricflyer
OOPS check your license

On another forum it was being discussed about becoming a ham and what was necessary to get a license. One of the posters said he liked the hobby and was happy to make Extra. He put his call on the...
Forum: Other Hobbies 11-05-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,068
Posted By electricflyer
What's the latest on egg production? Frig full...

What's the latest on egg production? Frig full yet? What is there for meals, fried eggs in the morning, egg sandwich for lunch, scrambled eggs for supper, deviled eggs for evening snack, boiled...
Forum: Other Hobbies 10-13-2017, 11:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,068
Posted By electricflyer
You of course now have a business license don't...

You of course now have a business license don't you. Could be a good tax write off. Would be pretty hard to make a profit with all the overhead you have. Lights, food, maintenance, bed straw,...
Forum: Other Hobbies 10-01-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,068
Posted By electricflyer
Sounds like a plan, step out of the way and let...

Sounds like a plan, step out of the way and let Kathy take command.
Forum: Other Hobbies 09-29-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,068
Posted By electricflyer
How may poultry embryos are you getting now. ...

How may poultry embryos are you getting now. You should be getting at least 5 a day/no less than 4.
Forum: Other Hobbies 09-15-2017, 09:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,068
Posted By electricflyer
I don't know if you read the Atlanta Urinal but...

I don't know if you read the Atlanta Urinal but last sundays edition had an ad flyer from Tractor Supply and they had a enclosed chicken coop similar to what you built but bolt together with a...
Forum: The Road Ahead 09-15-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By electricflyer
We didn't get any wind here at my house. Rain...

We didn't get any wind here at my house. Rain was mostly light with a couple brief heavier showers. I must have got lucky. I listened to the Skywarn net and the heavy weather seemed to be...
Forum: RV Systems 09-07-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By electricflyer
I read on one of the forums that there was an...

I read on one of the forums that there was an issue with the rivets that the folding steps hinge on were shearing off and causing the step to collapse. No official recall was made but in some cases...
Forum: The Road Ahead 09-07-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By electricflyer
Hurricane Irma

Are you packing up Carl, head west young man Northbound traffic on I-75 is at a crawl, don't come that way, besides we may get some very strong winds even here in Atlanta. When I first moved down...
Forum: Junk Box 09-02-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By electricflyer
Where is my truck jack?

Well, returning from a VE session where we tested three 11 year olds (one got his tech by the way), I hit something on the road, never saw what it was but gave me in immediate flat tire. I wasn't in...
Forum: RV Systems 09-02-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By electricflyer
I did a similar replacement a couple months ago. ...

I did a similar replacement a couple months ago. I have 2 doors so a bent step was not a major problem getting in and out of the trailer. I bent mine as a result of a mishap while attempting to...
Forum: Amateur Radio Classes and Testing Sessions 08-28-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 241
Posted By electricflyer
August 2017 Test Session

Well, another one down. We had 7 people take exams and all passed the exam they came to test for. There were a couple get General Class, one got Extra and the rest got a new Technician License. ...
Forum: Under the Awning 08-27-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By electricflyer
America the Beautiful Pass

This is the last day to get an America the Beautiful Lifetime pass for $10. Price increases to $80 on Monday. If you are 62yo or older you are eligible, disable veteran get it for free. You can...
Forum: Trip Report 08-26-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By electricflyer
We had a good time camped next to Wade and Kathy....

We had a good time camped next to Wade and Kathy. Like Wade said it was HOT and humid. Temps in the mid 90's. I didn't spend much time sitting in the sun to watch the eclipse, just in and out of...
Forum: Under the Awning 08-26-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By electricflyer
Just looking at the RV lots web page I see Yonah...

Just looking at the RV lots web page I see Yonah Mountain is listed. We were at a rally at that campground in June. The deeded lots are over a hill from the campground and have paved streets, the...
Forum: Under the Awning 08-26-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By electricflyer
Try this website: ...

Try this website: http://www.rvlots.net/rvlotsforsale.htm
I'm sure if you do a google search for deeded RV lots (in the states you are interested in) you will find more.
Forum: Other Hobbies 08-11-2017, 11:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,068
Posted By electricflyer
Congratulations on the new arrival. The reds...

Congratulations on the new arrival. The reds came through. Yeah, the chicks love the watermelon, like you said, all that is left is the paper thin rind.

Give the chipper a workout.

I just got...
Forum: The Road Ahead 08-09-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,151
Posted By electricflyer
Got this from another forum on how the eclipse...

Got this from another forum on how the eclipse will look at your location.
http://time.com/4882923/total-solar-eclipse-map-places-view/
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