It has been a few weeks since I’ve posted under this rubric.
One of you readers sent me a laser measuring device, which should be helpful. Thanks! Also, I got some Anderson Powerpole stuff. Thanks!
I have some serious to do lists over the next couple days, but hopefully I’ll be able to get out this week with the new rig.
Also, you may recall that me older Kenwood had an brush with Zuhlsdorf’s Law. One of the parishioners is an electrician and he has done stuff with radios. He was kind enough to have a look. When he got back to me, he said that he had good news and bad news. The good news is that there is nothing wrong with it. The bad news is that there is nothing wrong with it. Thus, we are not sure what happened. That said, I hope never to recreate the problem.
Meanwhile, I have now a transceiver that I could take southward to my maternal parent’s house. Alas, having just visited there, I noticed that there are powerlines running in two directions through her back yard. I also noticed while driving around in the area that there were antennas everywhere! I suspect that quite a few people who retired there from the north – or perhaps their heirs – may be ready to shed some equipment. Just a thought for later.
I received links to some amazing videos of a Contest Station here in WI, near Eau Claire. Pretty amazing. Interesting music choices, too!
Meanwhile, I struggle to figure out how to string something minimal up.
I’m in limbo.