French Toast Alerts

For several years I’ve been posting my “French Toast Alerts” on my Facebook timeline. But where did the idea come from? Well, for starters, working at a grocery store in high school I noticed that any time snow was predicted, certain items seemed to become very fast sellers. Namely, bread, milk, and eggs. What the… Continue reading French Toast Alerts

10m Calling Frequencies

I found this list on the Heartland 10mtr and 6mtr and 12mtr group AM/FM/SSB/digital modes Facebook group. It looked like something I could use again so I’m posting it here. 28.025 CW Rare DX & DXpeditions Frequently Operate Here — Split28070.15 PSK-31 (offset -115 for USB)28.080 RTTY Rare DX & DXpeditions Frequently Operate Here —… Continue reading 10m Calling Frequencies

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Pork Belly Burnt Ends

Our local Fareway grocery store had ordered some pork belly for a customer, and had some left over, so I decided to try smoking some. My original plan was to make bacon, but I got up one day and the weather was perfect to sit outside smoking meat, and I hadn’t cured my pork belly… Continue reading Pork Belly Burnt Ends

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On the workbench – Vintage RCA portable TV

Years ago I picked up this old RCA portable television, model 8-PT-7030 manufactured in 1956. Someone on the rec.antiques.radio+phono Usenet group was giving it away for the cost of shipping, which was around $30. At the time it had a broken high voltage rectifier tube. Other than that, I was unsure of it operating condition.… Continue reading On the workbench – Vintage RCA portable TV

Smoking Meat

Over the past several years I’ve taken up a new hobby, totally unrelated to amateur radio, but closely related to ham. Smoking meat! This topic is a bit RF related. Back in 2008 we had a new transmitter installed at work, and we had problems with it from day 1, so the manufacturer sent us… Continue reading Smoking Meat

Completed Tower

I just noticed that I’ve never posted a picture of the completed tower. Here it is.

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