Thursday, June 6, 2019

Ham Radio Equipment

This afternoon, I unpacked my ham radio gear.  Guess it was about time as it has been sitting in the garage for the last 3 years!

On the bottom, the lineat power supple and Icom 707 transceiver.  Middle row are two of my antenna tuners.  On the top row were the Ramsey crystal 2 'm transceiver, Kantonics TNC and the antique CW key.

I also have Hustler mast and resonators, a mobile antenna tunor and a keyer.  They had unpacked shortly after I moved to New Mexico.  One of the paddles of the keyer is damaged.  Guess will have to repair of replace it if I want to do some CW.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Introduction to County Hunting

In the United States. there are 3077 jurisdictions (counties, parishes, districts). CQ Magazine offers an award for making 2-way amateur radio contacts with stations in those jurisdictions. The award is the United States All Counties Award (USA CA).
I, (WA9LKD), holds USA-CA #946. At the June meeting 0f the High Desert Amateur Radio Club, I will present a talk on “Introduction to County Hunting”. Topics will include requirements for the award, MARAC (Mobile Amateur Radio Awards Club), County Hunting Nets, where to find additional information, and hints on how to start on county hunting.
Warning- county hunting can be addictive.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Taco Cabana - a Bust

Yesterday, decided to check out some of the local "Fast Food". Went to the Taco Cabana at Westside & Unser. Ordered their beef enchilada plate with green chile on the side. I was not excited about the taste. Even with the chile, it was rather bland.

Food was just "warm".  The tortillas were basically cold (though wrapped in foil). Chalk up for experience - food was not tasty and poor presentation

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Memoirs Update

Yesterday I went to Office Max and purchased supplies to print out a working copy of my memoirs.  This will help be understand where I need to write sections (chapters). and make some corrections and additions.

At this time, I think there about 60k words on paper.  Much more still to write.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Jungle Boots

Bought the boots and BDUs some time ago.  For over a year in Vietnam I wore boots like these.  Happy I was able to pick up these boots, in my size, at a local surplus store.  The "Tiger Stripe" camo BDU pants at a good combination.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

New Boots

After breakfast, I headed out for some shopping.  Stopped by Boot Barn, but they did not have the boots I was looking for (desert boots) nor any belts that L likes.  Ended up driving to Kaufmans, being sure they would have them.  Reebock desert boots, sans metal.

A couple days before, I have been to the Surplus City on Central and purchased 2 more pair of BDU pants (red digital camo and desert khaki camo).  While there, also bought a short "day pack). Here, I am wearing my new desert boots with the desert camp pants.

From there, I went to Cavenders Western Store.  Picked up a couple new belets (some of mine are getting too small - needed to buy some size 40 belts).

Monday, March 25, 2019

House Work

Busy weekend. Friday, tore up boxes, no into the recycling bin. Sat & Sun picked up 2 more bookcases. Got one assembled. Framed my horse ride photo and hung a couple other photos. Still, have another bookcase to assemble.

Saturday treated myself to a brat and 2 pints of beer at the Blue Grasshopped. Tried Isotope's Slammin Amber - very smooth beer.

Left knee and leg did not act up over the weekend.