Wednesday, March 14, 2018

AMBA Social

Attended the Albuquerque Mountain Bike Association Winter social at the Palmer Brewery.  Stayed there long enough to have 2 pints of beer and had a short coversation with the President.  Since the social was in the back room of the brewery, the acoustics was terrible - I could not hear much and ended up with a light head-ache.

Steel Bender Brewyard

Today I had lunch in Los Ranchos de Albuquerue at Steel Bender Brewyard.  I had the bacon-cheeseburger, fries, and a pint of their local amber ale (Sparkfitter Amber).

Nothing special of the burger.  Fries were cook right - not soggy as like so many.  The Amber Ale is pleasant.  First sip gives a hoppy taste, but not noticed later.

The price is a little higher than I am accustomed to.  About 2 dollars over typical.

The place was not busy at this Wednesday lunch.  I have heard they are packed over the weekend - Friday through Sunday.

New group for me to have lunch with most Wednesdays.  Four of us at lunch.  Ham radio friend and next-door neighbor, Larry (food reviewer) and myself.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Antenna Connectors

Been accumulating parts to assemble an antenna to get on the air. Have coax, "ham sticks" (40M and 20M) a window feed, and a tripod. The photo here shows the connectors for the "ham stick" to coax.