Okay, I beat my last distance record (to Rio) running QRP. Though this time it was actually at five watts: 6058 miles to Tandil City in Argentina on the 10m band. Very nice.Technically speaking, the 2.5 watt contact to Rio was better efficiency for watts per mile. But for the raw distance factor, I'm pleased … Continue reading New Distance Record…
In the style of Colossal Cave Adventure and Zork, comes Beltway Adventure. Okay, it's not really an interactive game, just the results of somebody else's adventure. Really, you need to read the whole thing.WELCOME TO ADVENTURE! WOULD YOU LIKE INSTRUCTIONS?>YESYOU ARE SOMEWHERE IN BELTWAY FOREST, WHERE SOME HAVE FOUND TREASURES OF GOLD ALTHOUGH SOME HAVE … Continue reading What Do You Want To Do?
Aside from my two year old daughter wrapping a bedsheet around her and calling it a dress... adorable... and aside from my littlest one crawling in bed and snuggling with me before we got up this morning, this is the most awesome thing I've seen today:So, what is it?It's nine entire amateur radio bands visible … Continue reading Saturday Coolness
Spotted on another blog, from a pilot who had TSA drones threaten to molest him then threatened his job... which now appears to be question.Do they realize that the guy was flying the effing plane? It's irrelevant what they think he may or may not have had on his person. He was the pilot! Check … Continue reading Interesting
Warning: Ham Radio content ahead:I've had my ham ticket for about a year now. Started as a Tech then received my general shortly after, and then a vanity call sign.I run all QRP (low power), all the time.A few weeks ago, I made a contact from Denver, CO to Rio de Janiero, Brazil. To his … Continue reading Check Those Settings
The article starts off:The big question from the mortgage meltdown isn't why so many distressed homeowners are defaulting on their loans. It's why any of them are still making payments.A good question, indeed. Why are we still making payments on mortgages that are worth more than the homes they're written on? The cheats and the … Continue reading Now, That’s a Good Question…
You may have removed the post from your blog, but that doesn't stop the Internet from caching a copy automatically. For example, Google has this. Just click on "cached" and you'll see their copy of your post. So, allow me to repost here, because, after all, in what is undoubtedly your liberal view, information wants … Continue reading The View From The Other Side