attic at 47.2F so it's time to turn some radios on for warmth.
University of Michigan Amateur Radio Club (W8UM) net Sunday night at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on 145.23 Mhz Ann Arbor or #Echolink.
Hope to hear you there.
Current temperature in my shack in the attic is 49.5F, hoping to turn on all the radios and warm it up a bit.
This net is a friendly net and you don't have to have a #umich affiliation to join. I refer to it lovingly as the "Fix your radio hour".
73 de W8EMV
poetry; February; Michigan; winter Show more
is thirteen months long in Michigan. /
We are a people who by February
want to kill the sky for being so gray /
and angry at us. “What did we do?”
is the state motto. /
from "A Primer", Bob Hicok
paper; notebooks; ink; quadrille ruling Show more
kind of tempted to get this fancy paper that has a scanner phone app that does auto-registration and deskewing and color correction of pages when you photograph them.
but I do like my cheap and durable grid ruled Roaring Spring notebooks and have gone through a lot of them without incident, changing paper at this stage would be a decision.
still haven't figured out a cheap enough pocket notebook.
snow forecast; groceries; yooper content Show more
Snow forecast for tomorrow. Schools are called off, county and city government planning to run only essential services, snow plow drivers planning a 16 hr day.
Kroger was slammed with grocery shoppers, not insane but definitely long lines. It took me more than an hour to get in and out of the store with the week's shopping.
I have a 'Yooper scooper' snow scoop which I'm looking forward to using.
"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."
~ attributed to Albert Einstein
snow day for the kiddos, a day to not drive anywhere if I can help it
a friend in a very bad auto accident, trying to figure out any reasonable response.
looks like the copyright office is increasing streaming costs again, from 10% of revenue to 15%.
If they kill of Soma.fm I will be pissed off no end.
U of Michigan Amateur Radio Club weekly Sunday net is at 8:00 p.m. Ann Arbor time on 145.23 (W8UM repeater) or on Echolink.
I refer to this as the "Fix your radio hour" because inevitably there is something wrong with someone's rig that needs adjustment or repair.
(At the moment, my Yaesu FT-2400 is emitting a loud screech from the external speaker.)