• Quarantine projects

    From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to All on Wed Mar 25 00:40:00 2020
    For those who are considered non-essential or cannot partake in normal communi ty events, what have you been doing to stay occupied?

    One project I've been working on is making wall hung paper boxes to place
    mail in after the junk mail has been sorted out. My brother rents from me,
    so when the mail is brought to the house, it's been going in two piles on the kitchen table. The two inboxes will work better, since there's no chance something could be set on top of the mail, or a letter can be accidentally tossed out with other advertisement paper.

    Another has been updating the lighting on my light duty hobby / workbench. i would like to put a bright LED bar on a swing arm to adjust where light is needed. There's an old magnifier lamp at my father's house in the basement, a nd it would be a perfect host to have the flourescent ring bulb replaced with LED strips.

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  • From Weatherman@VERT/TLCBBS to Moondog on Tue Mar 24 23:57:00 2020
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    For those who are considered non-essential or cannot partake in normal communi ty events, what have you been doing to stay occupied?

    One project I've been working on is making wall hung paper boxes to
    place mail in after the junk mail has been sorted out. My brother
    rents from me, so when the mail is brought to the house, it's been
    going in two piles on the kitchen table. The two inboxes will work better, since there's no chance something could be set on top of the
    mail, or a letter can be accidentally tossed out with other
    advertisement paper.

    Another has been updating the lighting on my light duty hobby /
    workbench. i would like to put a bright LED bar on a swing arm to
    adjust where light is needed. There's an old magnifier lamp at my father's house in the basement, a nd it would be a perfect host to have the flourescent ring bulb replaced with LED strips.

    ---

    I've got a slight rise in the middle of my range out on the south field. I'm thinking I'm going to try to take some earth out of that rise and move it to the berm that makes up the backstop. It's at about the 30 yard mark and causes me to have to put the target at 100 yards up a little higher than I like. I figure if I can take two or two and a half feed out of that rise I can lower my targets at 100 yards and not have to worry so much about shots going long.

    Once that's done, I figure a few hundred rounds through the Garand and then a similar number through the M1 carbine just to get them sighted in. Then a couple of ARs that need to be sighted in and broken in, and then for fun my Mini14.

    THEN I'll have some brass and a good excuse to spend some time reloading...

    -==*>Weatherman<*==-

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Moondog on Wed Mar 25 13:55:22 2020
    Re: Quarantine projects
    By: Moondog to All on Wed Mar 25 2020 12:40 am

    For those who are considered non-essential or cannot partake in normal communi ty events, what have you been doing to stay occupied?

    I was laid off recently, so I've been spending a good portion of my time looking for jobs & talking to recruiters via email & phone like I normally would during a job search. I've also been gaming on my PC a bit more than usual.. I've been into retro gaming lately, but I also recently bought Civilization 6 on sale from Steam for about $15 and have played that a bit. Civilization is one of those kinds of games you can play for hours at a time.

    I also like working on programming projects (including BBS tools), which I've been doing from time to time.

    Nightfox

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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Weatherman on Wed Mar 25 14:57:00 2020
    Re: Re: Quarantine projects
    By: Weatherman to Moondog on Tue Mar 24 2020 11:57 pm



    Once that's done, I figure a few hundred rounds through the Garand and then similar number through the M1 carbine just to get them sighted in. Then a couple of ARs that need to be sighted in and broken in, and then for fun my Mini14.

    THEN I'll have some brass and a good excuse to spend some time reloading...

    -==*>Weatherman<*==-

    ... What is mind? No matter! What is matter? Never mind! - Homer S.

    Throw in some large wood blocks or a tree trunk and that sounds like a good backstop.

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  • From Weatherman@VERT/TLCBBS to Moondog on Wed Mar 25 23:55:00 2020
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    Re: Re: Quarantine projects
    By: Weatherman to Moondog on Tue Mar 24 2020 11:57 pm



    Once that's done, I figure a few hundred rounds through the Garand and then similar number through the M1 carbine just to get them sighted in. Then a couple of ARs that need to be sighted in and broken in, and then for fun my Mini14.

    THEN I'll have some brass and a good excuse to spend some time reloading...

    -==*>Weatherman<*==-

    ... What is mind? No matter! What is matter? Never mind! - Homer S.

    Throw in some large wood blocks or a tree trunk and that sounds like a good backstop.

    ---

    Right now using some tractor tires with fill dirt inside of them. Have a stack of railroad ties to use as well, figure they'd make good side berms at the business end of the range.

    -==*>Weatherman<*==-


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  • From Dr. What@VERT/DMINE to Moondog on Thu Mar 26 10:38:00 2020
    Moondog wrote to All <=-

    For those who are considered non-essential or cannot partake in normal communi ty events, what have you been doing to stay occupied?

    Not a whole lot since I am working from home.

    But that does let me work on low bandwidth projects.

    1. The new server. I picked up a Raspberry Pi rack from etsy and I am setting it up with 2.5" hard drives and a couple Raspberry Pis. So far, it seems to be working.

    I can work on the Pis in between application builds.

    2. One of my non-computer hobbies is renovating old Tonka/Buddy L trucks. I have 2 plain ones that have been sitting around for a while and am going to finish them up to give to a co-worker who recently had a kid.

    It only takes a few minutes to put on a coat of paint then I have to wait - and work.


    Unfortunately, my workspace it taken up with my daily work. So playing with my new birthday present (a fancy desoldering tool) has to be put on hold.

    And I had to put my TRS-80 Model 4P on the shelf to make room on the desk. So playing with that's on hold.

    I'm getting a Tandy 1400LT today. We'll see about that.

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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Weatherman on Thu Mar 26 18:40:00 2020
    Re: Re: Quarantine projects
    By: Weatherman to Moondog on Wed Mar 25 2020 11:55 pm

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    Re: Re: Quarantine projects
    By: Weatherman to Moondog on Tue Mar 24 2020 11:57 pm



    Once that's done, I figure a few hundred rounds through the Garand and th similar number through the M1 carbine just to get them sighted in. Then couple of ARs that need to be sighted in and broken in, and then for fun Mini14.

    THEN I'll have some brass and a good excuse to spend some time reloading.

    -==*>Weatherman<*==-

    ... What is mind? No matter! What is matter? Never mind! - Homer S.

    Throw in some large wood blocks or a tree trunk and that sounds like a good backstop.

    ---

    Right now using some tractor tires with fill dirt inside of them. Have a st of railroad ties to use as well, figure they'd make good side berms at the business end of the range.

    -==*>Weatherman<*==-


    ... Direct from the Ministry of Silly Walks

    Sounds good as well. I miss my grandparent's farm. My grandmother had 160 acres, 60 of it was wooded. Lot's of good deer and squirrel hunting, plus
    some great spots for 400-500 yard shots into steep hillsides or thick fallen tree trunks.

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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Dr. What on Thu Mar 26 18:51:00 2020
    Re: Re: Quarantine projects
    By: Dr. What to Moondog on Thu Mar 26 2020 10:38 am

    Moondog wrote to All <=-

    For those who are considered non-essential or cannot partake in normal communi ty events, what have you been doing to stay occupied?

    Not a whole lot since I am working from home.

    But that does let me work on low bandwidth projects.

    1. The new server. I picked up a Raspberry Pi rack from etsy and I am setti it up with 2.5" hard drives and a couple Raspberry Pis. So far, it seems to working.

    I can work on the Pis in between application builds.

    2. One of my non-computer hobbies is renovating old Tonka/Buddy L trucks. I have 2 plain ones that have been sitting around for a while and am going to finish them up to give to a co-worker who recently had a kid.

    It only takes a few minutes to put on a coat of paint then I have to wait - work.


    Unfortunately, my workspace it taken up with my daily work. So playing with new birthday present (a fancy desoldering tool) has to be put on hold.

    And I had to put my TRS-80 Model 4P on the shelf to make room on the desk. playing with that's on hold.

    I'm getting a Tandy 1400LT today. We'll see about that.

    ... Computer Hacker wanted. Must have own axe.


    The Tandy sounds like fun. I've been watching Adrian Blacks' Youtube channel and he has shown some cool Tandy videos.

    Recently I picked up a Pi 4 and considered moving over several tasks I use an Athlon X2 5000 for. It's my previous main system and it's running Ubuntu and acts as a file share, document scanning station, and runs Guitarix well
    enough with low latency. While I'll probably keep using the 5000 for heavier tasks, I could get by with using a Pi for document scanning and things I
    wantto keep off my Win10 box.

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  • From Mike Powell@VERT/CAPCITY2 to DR. WHAT on Thu Mar 26 19:07:00 2020
    Not a whole lot since I am working from home.

    Same here. I also had to put an IT project aside so that I could make
    space on the desk to WFH. But I am not complaining. I much prefer working from home, even if there was no wuhan coronavirus going around.


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  • From Randers@VERT/MINDSEYE to Moondog on Fri Mar 27 17:28:01 2020
    Re: Quarantine projects
    By: Moondog to All on Wed Mar 25 2020 12:40 am

    I've been building a BBS, called Mind's Eye, which will be online soon! It's been an awesome project, and I'm fulfilling a lifelong dream (the parents wouldn't fork out for another phone line when I was a teenager!).

    Cheers

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Dr. What on Fri Mar 27 18:39:00 2020
    On 03-26-20 10:38, Dr. What wrote to Moondog <=-

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    Moondog wrote to All <=-

    For those who are considered non-essential or cannot partake in normal communi ty events, what have you been doing to stay occupied?

    Not a whole lot since I am working from home.

    But that does let me work on low bandwidth projects.

    Well, the local ham community is becoming quite active, so I've started working on getting the ham shack back up and running, and been taking part in regular "isolation nets" to keep in touch during this time of social distancing. Ham and electronic projects are getting to the top of the pile now. :)


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  • From Weatherman@VERT/TLCBBS to Moondog on Fri Mar 27 01:06:00 2020
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    Re: Re: Quarantine projects
    By: Weatherman to Moondog on Wed Mar 25 2020 11:55 pm

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    Re: Re: Quarantine projects
    By: Weatherman to Moondog on Tue Mar 24 2020 11:57 pm



    Once that's done, I figure a few hundred rounds through the Garand and th similar number through the M1 carbine just to get them sighted in. Then couple of ARs that need to be sighted in and broken in, and then for fun Mini14.

    THEN I'll have some brass and a good excuse to spend some time reloading.

    -==*>Weatherman<*==-

    ... What is mind? No matter! What is matter? Never mind! - Homer S.

    Throw in some large wood blocks or a tree trunk and that sounds like a good backstop.

    ---

    Right now using some tractor tires with fill dirt inside of them. Have a st of railroad ties to use as well, figure they'd make good side berms at the business end of the range.

    -==*>Weatherman<*==-


    ... Direct from the Ministry of Silly Walks

    Sounds good as well. I miss my grandparent's farm. My grandmother had 160 acres, 60 of it was wooded. Lot's of good deer and squirrel
    hunting, plus some great spots for 400-500 yard shots into steep
    hillsides or thick fallen tree trunks.

    ---

    Don't have quite that much land, just about 16 acres, boarding BLM land. Not much wooded land here in the prairie so we have to build berms and backstops. One of the positive aspects here is that my neighbors also shoot on their property so nobody can bitch much when I do. I miss the wooded land back in New York but you'll never get me to move back there with the current political situation in Albany.
    -==*>Weatherman<<==-

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  • From Grease@VERT/DARKMATT to Randers on Fri Mar 27 04:48:48 2020
    Re: Quarantine projects
    By: Randers to Moondog on Fri Mar 27 2020 05:28 pm

    I've been building a BBS, called Mind's Eye, which will be online soon! It's been an awesome project, and I'm fulfilling a lifelong dream (the parents wouldn't fork out for another phone line when I was a teenager!).

    To take a line from South Park, "the bastards!" Kidding aside, my parents got us (me, brother and sister) a line to keep us off theirs.

    Grease
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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Mike Powell on Fri Mar 27 08:52:00 2020
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    Not a whole lot since I am working from home.

    Same here. I also had to put an IT project aside so that I could make space on the desk to WFH. But I am not complaining. I much prefer working from home, even if there was no wuhan coronavirus going around.

    I'm on a Slack instance, now that we're all working from home because of Covid-19, I started a thread on our company channel where people are posting pictures of their "office away from the office". It's a nice change of pcase to be able to show off where you're working. One guy has "Stress Drums". :)


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  • From Dr. What@VERT/TWODUDES to Moondog on Sat Mar 28 09:18:00 2020
    Moondog wrote to Dr. What <=-

    The Tandy sounds like fun. I've been watching Adrian Blacks' Youtube channel and he has shown some cool Tandy videos.

    Recently I picked up a Pi 4 and considered moving over several tasks I
    use an Athlon X2 5000 for. It's my previous main system and it's
    running Ubuntu and acts as a file share, document scanning station, and runs Guitarix well enough with low latency. While I'll probably keep
    using the 5000 for heavier tasks, I could get by with using a Pi for document scanning and things I wantto keep off my Win10 box.

    The Tandy 1400LT is working well. I didn't have the right power supply, but I got close enough to fire it up for a bit.
    The screen is good. The floppy drives both work.
    I took it apart and inspected the insides. The backup battery is not leaking (but it's on the list to replace soon).
    I gave it a good cleaning and the correct power supply should be here today. Hopefully, I can play with it this weekend.

    I'm working on a Pi4 project too. I picked up a Raspberry Pi cluster rack from Etsy and I'm building a new server for the house. 4 2.5" hard drives. The Pi4 will be the file/media server. There's even enough room in the rack for a cold standby Pi4 and a sandbox Pi3 with its own hard drive.

    I found that a Pi is able to power 1 2.5" hard drive (with SATA to USB adaptor) but not 2. For my server, I put a powered USB hub to run the hard drives.

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  • From Dr. What@VERT/TWODUDES to Mike Powell on Sat Mar 28 09:20:00 2020
    Mike Powell wrote to DR. WHAT <=-

    Same here. I also had to put an IT project aside so that I could make space on the desk to WFH. But I am not complaining. I much prefer working from home, even if there was no wuhan coronavirus going around.

    That's what I thought, but I just finished week 2 of work from home and I'm tired of it. But I have at least another week to go and maybe another week after that (according to our half wit Governor).

    I like my Man Cave, but it's a pain to dismantle my work setup to work on my personal projects. So many of them are on hold.

    I still haven't played with the great desoldering tool that my got me for my birthday. 8(


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  • From Mike Powell@VERT/CAPCITY2 to POINDEXTER FORTRAN on Sat Mar 28 10:51:00 2020
    to be able to show off where you're working. One guy has "Stress Drums". :)

    Not a bad idea. Probably better than beating the heck out of the desk or keyboard. :D


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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Mike Powell on Sat Mar 28 14:54:04 2020
    Re: Re: Quarantine projects
    By: Mike Powell to POINDEXTER FORTRAN on Sat Mar 28 2020 10:51 am

    to be able to show off where you're working. One guy has "Stress
    Drums". :)

    Not a bad idea. Probably better than beating the heck out of the desk or keyboard. :D

    https://youtu.be/2H7NZ0GNIIE

    Nightfox

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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to MOONDOG on Thu Apr 2 09:26:00 2020
    MOONDOG wrote to ALL <=-

    Another has been updating the lighting on my light duty hobby /
    workbench. i would like to put a bright LED bar on a swing arm to
    adjust where light is needed. There's an old magnifier lamp at my father's house in the basement, a nd it would be a perfect host to have the flourescent ring bulb replaced with LED strips.

    We have been swapping over to LED "daylight" bulbs, especially in the
    rooms we use more often and for hobby stuff - LOVE them!!!




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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to WEATHERMAN on Thu Apr 2 09:27:00 2020
    WEATHERMAN wrote to MOONDOG <=-

    THEN I'll have some brass and a good excuse to spend some time reloading...

    Always thought of reloading, but never did...




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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to MIKE POWELL on Thu Apr 2 09:30:00 2020
    MIKE POWELL wrote to DR. WHAT <=-

    Same here. I also had to put an IT project aside so that I could make space on the desk to WFH. But I am not complaining. I much prefer working from home, even if there was no wuhan coronavirus going around.

    I have actually enjoying WFH as well! I can work in jeans or even
    sweats if I want! I can facetime with staff to help them out, or
    remote to their machines, etc.

    I've loving it! :-)





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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to VK3JED on Thu Apr 2 09:31:00 2020
    VK3JED wrote to DR. WHAT <=-

    Well, the local ham community is becoming quite active, so I've started working on getting the ham shack back up and running, and been taking
    part in regular "isolation nets" to keep in touch during this time of social distancing. Ham and electronic projects are getting to the top
    of the pile now. :)

    I have a handheld in the house with a decent antenna, but mainly use
    mobile, which is why I've not turned it on lately... Good message -
    reminds me I should at least turn the handheld on check on the local repeater...




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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to JIMMY ANDERSON on Sat Apr 4 22:08:53 2020
    Re: Re: Quarantine projects
    By: JIMMY ANDERSON to MOONDOG on Thu Apr 02 2020 09:26 am

    We have been swapping over to LED "daylight" bulbs, especially in the rooms we use more often and for hobby stuff - LOVE them!!!

    I recently had to replace a couple lightbulbs in a ceiling fan unit in our house. I thought about buying a couple of Compact Fluorescent bulbs, but it seems those are hard to find now in favor of the LED bulbs. I've heard the LED bulbs are more energy-efficient, so I can see why compact fluorescent bulbs might be being phased out. The LED bulbs I bought are white/daylight bulbs, and they seem a little brighter than the old bulbs that were in the unit, but I like the white lite. It seems like a more pure light, with the older bulbs being more yellow. The LED bulbs say they're supposed to last 10 years, which is another bonus. I doubt we'll even be in this house for 10 more years, as we've been looking to get into a better house for us.

    Nightfox

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Sun Apr 5 10:44:43 2020
    Re: Re: Quarantine projects
    By: Nightfox to JIMMY ANDERSON on Sat Apr 04 2020 10:08 pm


    I recently had to replace a couple lightbulbs in a ceiling fan unit in our house. I thought about buying a couple of Compact Fluorescent bulbs, but it seems those are hard to find now in favor of the LED bulbs. I've heard the bulbs are more energy-efficient, so I can see why compact fluorescent bulbs might be being phased out. The LED bulbs I bought are white/daylight bulbs, and they seem a little brighter than the old bulbs that were in the unit, bu like the white lite. It seems like a more pure light, with the older bulbs being more yellow. The LED bulbs say they're supposed to last 10 years, whi is another bonus. I doubt we'll even be in this house for 10 more years, as we've been looking to get into a better house for us.


    i just had to replace some weird cfl bulbs. i thought i had it cooled off enough but i got a wicked burn on my hand unscrewing one.
    cfls have dangerous chemicals and they arent to be used where the light is turned on and off frequently.

    i've been using led bulbs for a long time and i love them. i will tell you this, though: no way do they last for 10 years. maybe a few years. because of bad practices, they will probably have some issue and die within that 2 years. i've had this happen with expensive name brands and cheap dollar store ones.

    i would still use led bulbs because i like to get bright white light and they are more energy efficient.
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  • From Dr. What@VERT/TWODUDES to Nightfox on Sun Apr 5 11:28:00 2020
    Nightfox wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

    I recently had to replace a couple lightbulbs in a ceiling fan unit in
    our house. I thought about buying a couple of Compact Fluorescent
    bulbs, but it seems those are hard to find now in favor of the LED
    bulbs. I've heard the LED bulbs are more energy-efficient, so I can
    see why compact fluorescent bulbs might be being phased out. The LED bulbs I bought are white/daylight bulbs, and they seem a little
    brighter than the old bulbs that were in the unit, but I like the white lite. It seems like a more pure light, with the older bulbs being more yellow. The LED bulbs say they're supposed to last 10 years, which is another bonus. I doubt we'll even be in this house for 10 more years,
    as we've been looking to get into a better house for us.

    The CFLs also had mercury in them, making them difficult to dispose of.

    The only problem I've had is with the dimmable LEDs. The older wall switches may not work well with them. But swapping out the switches wasn't very expensive.


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  • From Mike Powell@VERT/CAPCITY2 to JIMMY ANDERSON on Sun Apr 5 13:16:00 2020
    I have actually enjoying WFH as well! I can work in jeans or even
    sweats if I want! I can facetime with staff to help them out, or
    remote to their machines, etc.

    I've loving it! :-)

    I have found that, even though I seem to be busier than when in the office,
    I am cursing and drinking less. I think that must = lower stress level
    than in the office.

    Maybe I an finding out what those millenials mean by "safe space." :D


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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to JIMMY ANDERSON on Mon Apr 6 17:27:00 2020
    On 04-02-20 09:31, JIMMY ANDERSON wrote to VK3JED <=-

    I have a handheld in the house with a decent antenna, but mainly use mobile, which is why I've not turned it on lately... Good message - reminds me I should at least turn the handheld on check on the local repeater...

    Yeah, if you can hit the repeater on it, why not use it to keep an ear out.

    My latest news is I'm now playing with FreeDV and JS8Call, I've setup a digital modes station. :)

    So many projects, so little time! :D


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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to JIMMY ANDERSON on Mon Apr 6 10:41:00 2020
    Re: Re: Quarantine projects
    By: JIMMY ANDERSON to MOONDOG on Thu Apr 02 2020 09:26 am

    MOONDOG wrote to ALL <=-

    Another has been updating the lighting on my light duty hobby / workbench. i would like to put a bright LED bar on a swing arm to adjust where light is needed. There's an old magnifier lamp at my father's house in the basement, a nd it would be a perfect host to have the flourescent ring bulb replaced with LED strips.

    We have been swapping over to LED "daylight" bulbs, especially in the
    rooms we use more often and for hobby stuff - LOVE them!!!




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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to MRO on Mon Apr 6 08:00:00 2020
    MRO wrote to Nightfox <=-

    i would still use led bulbs because i like to get bright white light
    and they are more energy efficient.

    Yes, CFLs and LEDs are great for that. I have one table lamp I like to leave on as a night light, it lights up a stairway and the upper floor, so if you get up for a drink of water, you can see your way to the kitchen.

    It's nice having a 5w LED bulb there instead of a 100w incandescent bulb.


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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Mike Powell on Mon Apr 6 08:01:00 2020
    Mike Powell wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

    I have found that, even though I seem to be busier than when in the office, I am cursing and drinking less. I think that must = lower
    stress level than in the office.

    Maybe I an finding out what those millenials mean by "safe space." :D

    Maybe you need a new office? :)


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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to MOONDOG on Tue Apr 14 23:28:00 2020
    For those who are considered non-essential or cannot partake in normal M>community events, what have you been doing to stay occupied?

    I've had the BBS (now since I've gotten a break in the weather to fix
    issues, and get it back up), ham radio traffic nets, and square dance publications to keep me busy. When the weather is stormy, I just crash
    out, and catch up on sleep.

    While the ham radio activities of club meetings, license exam
    sessions, and hamfests, among other things have been cancelled...as well
    as numerous square dance festivals...becuase of COVID-19, I can still do
    the work at home.

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to DR. WHAT on Tue Apr 14 23:29:00 2020
    2. One of my non-computer hobbies is renovating old Tonka/Buddy L trucks. I

    Boy, that brings back memories!! Just like the Matchbox and Hot Wheels
    cars!!

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to MIKE POWELL on Tue Apr 14 23:30:00 2020
    Mike,

    Same here. I also had to put an IT project aside so that I could make MP>space on the desk to WFH. But I am not complaining. I much prefer working MP>from home, even if there was no wuhan coronavirus going around.

    I hear that with many folks staying home, and working at the computer, they're buying shirts, but not pants...because their webcam doesn't
    photo them below the waist. However, they have to move or cover their
    webcam if they have to get up. <G>

    * SLMR 2.1a * If I got the wrong number, why did you answer the phone?

    Really.

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to VK3JED on Tue Apr 14 23:32:00 2020
    Tony,

    Well, the local ham community is becoming quite active, so I've started worki V>on getting the ham shack back up and running, and been taking part in regular V>"isolation nets" to keep in touch during this time of social distancing. Ham V>and electronic projects are getting to the top of the pile now. :)

    Several of the nets have picked up with activity, and some clubs are
    using the Zoom utility to do "virtual meetings".

    ... You're a Redneck if you've ever raked leaves in your kitchen.

    I've got a door on the BBS called "You Might Be A Redneck", with a
    whole slew of sayings. Unfortunately, I don't think it's registerable
    anymore, even though it didn't cost anything.

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to MIKE POWELL on Tue Apr 14 23:34:00 2020
    Mike,

    Not a bad idea. Probably better than beating the heck out of the desk or MP>keyboard. :D

    With my constant "abuse" of the keyboard, with the ink of the letters
    gone from the keys, I hear rumors that "the Society For The Prevention
    Of Cruelty To Keyboards" has me on their 10 most wanted list. <G>

    Awhile back, I ordered some decals to stick on the keys, and need to
    make a note to do that again.

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to JIMMY ANDERSON on Tue Apr 14 23:36:00 2020
    Jimmy,

    I have a handheld in the house with a decent antenna, but mainly use JA>mobile, which is why I've not turned it on lately... Good message - JA>reminds me I should at least turn the handheld on check on the local JA>repeater...

    I thought of buying an HT at the Russellville Hamfest in early March,
    where I did a forum, but decided not to.

    When I told the attendees that "even though I operated 'internet
    radio', at least my ham radio license isn't just 'a sheet of paper'". I
    got applause for that statement.

    Daryl, WX4QZ

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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to VK3JED on Tue Apr 14 23:38:00 2020
    Tony,

    So many projects, so little time! :D

    I thought that's what it was with ham radio nets. <G>

    It got to be such a madhouse on checkins, that I'm only on the air for
    nets that I run.

    Daryl, WX4QZ

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  • From Dr. What@VERT/TWODUDES to Daryl Stout on Wed Apr 15 11:40:00 2020
    Daryl Stout wrote to DR. WHAT <=-

    2. One of my non-computer hobbies is renovating old Tonka/Buddy L trucks. I

    Boy, that brings back memories!! Just like the Matchbox and Hot
    Wheels cars!!

    I've renovated a few of those too. More for my collection than anything. Matchbox/Hot Wheels are harder to renovate, but doable.

    My nephews got most of the Tonka/Buddy L trucks.

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  • From Mike Powell@VERT/CAPCITY2 to DARYL STOUT on Wed Apr 15 17:54:00 2020
    Awhile back, I ordered some decals to stick on the keys, and need to
    make a note to do that again.

    I did that a few years back. The decaled keys are ok, but the ones that
    did not need decals then need them now. I need to remember what I did with
    the left-overs. :)


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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Daryl Stout on Thu Apr 16 08:04:00 2020
    On 04-14-20 23:32, Daryl Stout wrote to VK3JED <=-

    Several of the nets have picked up with activity, and some clubs are using the Zoom utility to do "virtual meetings".

    Same here, and new nets have popped up specifically for COVID-19 isolation.

    ... You're a Redneck if you've ever raked leaves in your kitchen.

    I've got a door on the BBS called "You Might Be A Redneck", with a
    whole slew of sayings. Unfortunately, I don't think it's registerable anymore, even though it didn't cost anything.

    Haha interesting. :)


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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Daryl Stout on Thu Apr 16 08:06:00 2020
    On 04-14-20 23:38, Daryl Stout wrote to VK3JED <=-

    @VIA: VERT/TBOLT
    Tony,

    So many projects, so little time! :D

    I thought that's what it was with ham radio nets. <G>

    Haha I don't play radio in the evenings, which probably limits my net exposure somewhat. :)

    It got to be such a madhouse on checkins, that I'm only on the air
    for nets that I run.

    Not overdoing it? ;)


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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Daryl Stout on Thu Apr 16 08:21:00 2020
    On 04-14-20 23:36, Daryl Stout wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

    When I told the attendees that "even though I operated 'internet
    radio', at least my ham radio license isn't just 'a sheet of paper'". I got applause for that statement.

    Haha mine's not even that. It's just a pattern of bits on a government server somewhere, probably Canberra. :D But I do make use of it every day now. ;)


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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to DR. WHAT on Thu Apr 16 08:55:00 2020
    Boy, that brings back memories!! Just like the Matchbox and Hot Wheels cars!!

    I've renovated a few of those too. More for my collection than anything. DW>Matchbox/Hot Wheels are harder to renovate, but doable.

    My nephews got most of the Tonka/Buddy L trucks.

    Cool.

    It reminds me of some of the "older calls" in another hobby I
    do...square dancing. When you hear one you haven't heard in a long time,
    it's like "wipe the dust off that one!!" <G>

    ... Don't overtax yourself; that's the Government's job.

    Perfect tagline for this time of year in the U.S. :P

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to MIKE POWELL on Thu Apr 16 08:55:00 2020
    Mike,

    Awhile back, I ordered some decals to stick on the keys, and need to MP>> make a note to do that again.

    I did that a few years back. The decaled keys are ok, but the ones that MP>did not need decals then need them now. I need to remember what I did with MP>the left-overs. :)

    I need to go to Amazon and order some today.

    * SLMR 2.1a * 2 + 2 = 5 for extremely large values of 2.

    That's the new math...sort of like Toilet Paper Math: 12 equals 72.

    Daryl
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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to VK3JED on Thu Apr 16 08:57:00 2020
    Tony,

    Several of the nets have picked up with activity, and some clubs are using the Zoom utility to do "virtual meetings".

    Same here, and new nets have popped up specifically for COVID-19 isolation.

    And, it's like the old "Fertilizer Net" on one of the local repeaters
    years ago. It didn't get vulgar, but got awfully suggestive at times.


    I've got a door on the BBS called "You Might Be A Redneck", with a whole slew of sayings. Unfortunately, I don't think it's registerable anymore, even though it didn't cost anything.

    Haha interesting. :)

    When I see some of them, it's like <BLEAH!!> -- like "You Might Be A
    Redneck if your Momma keeps a spittoon (sp?) on the ironing board". :P

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to VK3JED on Thu Apr 16 09:45:00 2020
    Tony,

    So many projects, so little time! :D

    I thought that's what it was with ham radio nets. <G>

    Haha I don't play radio in the evenings, which probably limits my net exposur V>somewhat. :)

    That's the only time I get on the air anymore. Sometimes I'll get on
    the DRE (Digital Radio Enthusiasts) morning net...which is starting as I
    type this. They meet daily except Sunday at 7am Pacific Time. The
    Saturday version is known as "The Virus Net". As noted in another
    message, DRE has another meaning, which males know all to well ("Paging
    Mr. Ben Dover"). <G>

    It got to be such a madhouse on checkins, that I'm only on the air
    for nets that I run.

    Not overdoing it? ;)

    I've got other things to keep me busy...today I have to get a square
    dance publication sent out, via e-Edition and print edition. I had
    delayed it 2 weeks, due to rapidly changing developments with
    COVID-19...which has shut most all hobbies down.

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to VK3JED on Thu Apr 16 09:45:00 2020
    Tony,

    When I told the attendees that "even though I operated 'internet radio', at least my ham radio license isn't just 'a sheet of paper'". I got applause for that statement.

    Haha mine's not even that. It's just a pattern of bits on a government serve V>somewhere, probably Canberra. :D But I do make use of it every day now. ;)

    Well, so many think "It's an EMERGENCY if their ROUTINE traffic isn't
    given PRIORITY, as their HEALTH AND WELFARE (their ego) will be
    destroyed otherwise". To them, it's "I want patience right now!!" :P

    On my nets, I start early/pre-net checkins 30 minutes beforehand.
    Then, I get this joker showing up at net time, wanting to get bumped to
    the front of the line. He's SOL on that...and he has violated net
    protocol on several nets many times.

    On one net, where he wasn't Net Control, he had the AUDACITY to tell
    Net Control "this isn't the way you run a net". Had I been an FCC
    official, he would've had a Notice Of Violation in his mailbox in short
    order.

    Daryl, WX4QZ

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Daryl Stout on Fri Apr 17 21:17:00 2020
    On 04-16-20 08:57, Daryl Stout wrote to VK3JED <=-


    And, it's like the old "Fertilizer Net" on one of the local repeaters years ago. It didn't get vulgar, but got awfully suggestive at times.


    Sounds like a load of.... :D

    When I see some of them, it's like <BLEAH!!> -- like "You Might Be A Redneck if your Momma keeps a spittoon (sp?) on the ironing board". :P

    Oh dear uek. :D


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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Daryl Stout on Fri Apr 17 21:19:00 2020
    On 04-16-20 09:45, Daryl Stout wrote to VK3JED <=-

    That's the only time I get on the air anymore. Sometimes I'll get on

    Yeah I'm a daytime operator. :)

    the DRE (Digital Radio Enthusiasts) morning net...which is starting as
    I type this. They meet daily except Sunday at 7am Pacific Time. The Saturday version is known as "The Virus Net". As noted in another
    message, DRE has another meaning, which males know all to well ("Paging Mr. Ben Dover"). <G>

    Hmm, not sure where that is connected to DRE, but I certainly know the latter reference. :D

    It got to be such a madhouse on checkins, that I'm only on the air for nets that I run.

    Not overdoing it? ;)

    I've got other things to keep me busy...today I have to get a square dance publication sent out, via e-Edition and print edition. I had
    delayed it 2 weeks, due to rapidly changing developments with COVID-19...which has shut most all hobbies down.

    Yeah a lot has been shut down, but ham radio is not one of them. :)


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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Daryl Stout on Fri Apr 17 21:25:00 2020
    On 04-16-20 09:45, Daryl Stout wrote to VK3JED <=-

    Well, so many think "It's an EMERGENCY if their ROUTINE traffic isn't given PRIORITY, as their HEALTH AND WELFARE (their ego) will be
    destroyed otherwise". To them, it's "I want patience right now!!" :P

    We don't seem to have those issues here. I haven't heard anyone claim to have emergency traffic on the Isolation Net, even though there's space for that at the start.

    On my nets, I start early/pre-net checkins 30 minutes beforehand.
    Then, I get this joker showing up at net time, wanting to get bumped to the front of the line. He's SOL on that...and he has violated net
    protocol on several nets many times.

    Hmm, we don't do pre checkins here. One could debate the pros and cons of that

    On one net, where he wasn't Net Control, he had the AUDACITY to tell
    Net Control "this isn't the way you run a net". Had I been an FCC official, he would've had a Notice Of Violation in his mailbox in short order.

    Yeah that's definitely not on.


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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to VK3JED on Sat Apr 18 00:34:00 2020
    Tony,

    And, it's like the old "Fertilizer Net" on one of the local repeaters years ago. It didn't get vulgar, but got awfully suggestive at times.


    Sounds like a load of.... :D

    Well, if you used your imagination. :P

    When I see some of them, it's like <BLEAH!!> -- like "You Might Be A Redneck if your Momma keeps a spittoon (sp?) on the ironing board". :P

    Oh dear uek. :D

    Jeff Foxworthy would be proud. :)

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to VK3JED on Sat Apr 18 00:37:00 2020
    Tony,

    Yeah I'm a daytime operator. :)

    I'm the opposite...daytime is for doing errands. Arkansas' Governor,
    Asa Hutchinson, announced plans for a "slow reopening" of the state,
    starting May 4. We never had a "shelter in place" for COVID-19, as
    Arkansans took the threat seriously...doing what the governor had
    requested.

    Hmm, not sure where that is connected to DRE, but I certainly know
    the latter reference. :D

    It stands for Digital Radio Enthusiasts...and the first word is in
    both acronyms. :P

    Yeah a lot has been shut down, but ham radio is not one of them. :)

    Well, severe weather and lightning keep me off the air.

    Daryl, WX4QZ

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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to VK3JED on Sat Apr 18 00:55:00 2020
    Tony,

    We don't seem to have those issues here. I haven't heard anyone claim to hav V>emergency traffic on the Isolation Net, even though there's space for that at V>the start.

    One ham in west Texas (he apparently has a lot of issues) has violated
    net protocol on several nets...and several net controls do not want him
    on there. He thinks the world, ham radio, and nets, revolve around him.

    Hmm, we don't do pre checkins here. One could debate the pros and cons
    of that

    I've known that for both RF and VoIP Nets. I no longer checkin to the
    Skywarn Hurricane Prep Net...I got burned out on weather after 28 years
    in ham radio.

    Yeah that's definitely not on.

    I have a letter prepared for the trustee of the D-Star Repeater in his area...and if he gives me any more trouble, I'll send that letter to the trustee, asking that this individual's access be changed to "listen only"...where he can't transmit.

    To make things worse, he is impatient, and has a very short attention span...leaving the net without telling Net Control he needs to secure.
    To me, that's as rude as leaving a party without bidding the host
    "adieu".

    To use the 4 modes of ham radio formal written traffic, he thinks it's
    an EMERGENCY if is ROUTINE traffic isn't given PRIORITY, because his
    HEALTH AND WELFARE (his ego) will be shattered.

    Daryl, WX4QZ

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Daryl Stout on Mon Apr 20 09:11:00 2020
    On 04-18-20 00:34, Daryl Stout wrote to VK3JED <=-

    @VIA: VERT/TBOLT
    Tony,

    And, it's like the old "Fertilizer Net" on one of the local repeaters years ago. It didn't get vulgar, but got awfully suggestive at times.


    Sounds like a load of.... :D

    Well, if you used your imagination. :P

    Well, fertilizer... is often... :P

    Jeff Foxworthy would be proud. :)

    That reference is lost on me.


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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Daryl Stout on Mon Apr 20 09:18:00 2020
    On 04-18-20 00:37, Daryl Stout wrote to VK3JED <=-

    @VIA: VERT/TBOLT
    Tony,

    Yeah I'm a daytime operator. :)

    I'm the opposite...daytime is for doing errands. Arkansas' Governor,

    Oh I do those too, but evening for me is time in together. :)

    Asa Hutchinson, announced plans for a "slow reopening" of the state, starting May 4. We never had a "shelter in place" for COVID-19, as Arkansans took the threat seriously...doing what the governor had requested.

    Hmm, OK. Still, the US seems to be taking it more casually for the number of cases compared to here. But for us, there's optimism that our stance may pay off, and that restrictions may be eased by mid-late May, and that near normal domestic activity could occur relatively soon. International travel will take a LOT longer to return, and any international travel for the next 12-18 months would likely require forced quarantine on return to Australia, possibly for up to 18 months.

    Here in Victoria, only one new case overnight, 0 in Queensland and a handful in NSW, depite incresing testing.

    Hmm, not sure where that is connected to DRE, but I certainly know
    the latter reference. :D

    It stands for Digital Radio Enthusiasts...and the first word is in
    both acronyms. :P

    Hahaha :D

    Yeah a lot has been shut down, but ham radio is not one of them. :)

    Well, severe weather and lightning keep me off the air.

    This is the time of year with the most stable weather here. :)


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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Daryl Stout on Mon Apr 20 09:21:00 2020
    On 04-18-20 00:55, Daryl Stout wrote to VK3JED <=-

    One ham in west Texas (he apparently has a lot of issues) has
    violated net protocol on several nets...and several net controls do not want him on there. He thinks the world, ham radio, and nets, revolve around him.

    You seem to have a lot of those types over there. :/

    Hmm, we don't do pre checkins here. One could debate the pros and cons
    of that

    I've known that for both RF and VoIP Nets. I no longer checkin to the Skywarn Hurricane Prep Net...I got burned out on weather after 28 years
    in ham radio.

    Fair enough. I haven't checked in for ages. Life's kinda got in the way. I'm often training around net time. :)

    To use the 4 modes of ham radio formal written traffic, he thinks
    it's an EMERGENCY if is ROUTINE traffic isn't given PRIORITY, because
    his HEALTH AND WELFARE (his ego) will be shattered.

    Another narcissist. :/


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  • From Mike Powell@VERT/CAPCITY2 to VK3JED on Mon Apr 20 15:27:00 2020
    Hmm, OK. Still, the US seems to be taking it more casually for the number of >cases compared to here.

    That is because, in the US, those decisions are mostly being made at the
    state and local levels. Some states closed in-person dining a lot sooner
    than others (some may not have closed it at all), as an example. Some
    states have closed schools and most business but have not asked their citizens to shelter in place/lockdown... since most business are closed, there are not many places to go. Our state has done that, and has also asked that we
    not gather in groups. Enforcement on that last bit depends on where you
    are... the big cities are policing this more than the smaller ones.

    We are allowed to be out in public just as long as we are distancing and
    are not gathering in groups. They have had to crack down on a church or
    two for holding in-person services and other large-group gatherings.

    Only things like the International travel bans, and some other things that involve interstate travel and trade, are being made at the National level. Otherwise, the restrictions vary depending on what state you are in... in
    some cases, significantly.

    Last I heard, the US as a whole is a little more casual than Canada, but a quite a bit *less* casual than Mexico, Brazil, or Sweden, where they have apparently closed nothing.


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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to VK3JED on Mon Apr 20 05:24:00 2020
    Jeff Foxworthy would be proud. :)

    That reference is lost on me.

    He did a whole slew of "You Might Be A Redneck" deals...you can find
    them on YouTube.

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to VK3JED on Mon Apr 20 05:29:00 2020
    Tony,

    You seem to have a lot of those types over there. :/

    Unfortunately, yes.

    Fair enough. I haven't checked in for ages. Life's kinda got in the way. I V>often training around net time. :)

    After all, ham radio is a hobby...although when that was noted at a
    local hamfest several years ago, you should've heard the chorus of
    "NO!!" (hi hi).

    To use the 4 modes of ham radio formal written traffic, he thinks
    it's an EMERGENCY if is ROUTINE traffic isn't given PRIORITY, because his HEALTH AND WELFARE (his ego) will be shattered.

    Another narcissist. :/

    To me, once is an accident...twice is questionable...more than that,
    they should know better.

    Daryl, WX4QZ

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  • From Rampage@VERT/SESTAR to Vk3jed on Tue Apr 21 08:21:46 2020
    Re: Re: Quarantine projects
    By: Vk3jed to Daryl Stout on Mon Apr 20 2020 09:11:00


    Jeff Foxworthy would be proud. :)

    Vk3jed> That reference is lost on me.

    look up the Blue Collar Comedy Tour... a comedy troupe which is/was made of Jeff, Larry the Cable Guy, Bill Engvall, and Ron White... all pretty decent commedians...

    https://www.google.com/search?q=Blue+Collar+Comedy+Tour


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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Rampage on Tue Apr 21 13:27:00 2020
    Re: Re: Quarantine projects
    By: Rampage to Vk3jed on Tue Apr 21 2020 08:21 am

    Re: Re: Quarantine projects
    By: Vk3jed to Daryl Stout on Mon Apr 20 2020 09:11:00


    Jeff Foxworthy would be proud. :)

    Vk3jed> That reference is lost on me.

    look up the Blue Collar Comedy Tour... a comedy troupe which is/was made of

    https://www.google.com/search?q=Blue+Collar+Comedy+Tour


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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Mike Powell on Tue Apr 21 16:03:00 2020
    On 04-20-20 15:27, Mike Powell wrote to VK3JED <=-

    @VIA: VERT/CAPCITY2
    Hmm, OK. Still, the US seems to be taking it more casually for the number of
    cases compared to here.

    That is because, in the US, those decisions are mostly being made at
    the state and local levels. Some states closed in-person dining a lot sooner than others (some may not have closed it at all), as an example.

    Ineresting. Here, the states and federal government have regular meetings, to plan the response to COVID. The Federal government usually issue guidelines, which the states have the power to enforce. Some states have gone over and above the guidelines and tighten things a bit more. Obviously, issues like immigration are handled at national level, though most states have also implemented their own internal border closures and quarantine.

    Some states have closed schools and most business but have not asked their citizens to shelter in place/lockdown... since most business are closed, there are not many places to go. Our state has done that, and
    has also asked that we not gather in groups. Enforcement on that last
    bit depends on where you are... the big cities are policing this more
    than the smaller ones.

    Here, we're not allowed to gether in groups more than 2 and nonessential travel is banned, though what's determined as nonessential (i.e. whether it falls into one of the 4 permitted categories) is sometimes up to the police. The 4 categories are:

    Obtaining supplies (i.e. supermarket shopping, etc)
    Medical (doctor, hospital, pharmacy, etc)
    Work/school (where work or school at home aren't an option - doing these at home are the preferred option)
    Exercise.

    We are allowed to be out in public just as long as we are distancing
    and are not gathering in groups. They have had to crack down on a
    church or two for holding in-person services and other large-group gatherings.

    The authorities have closed venues where people haven't been following the rules. Local councils have made their own decisions. Luckily, the athletics track isn't totally closed, though only those of us with entry cards can use it now, provided we stick to the rules. But because the track is across town, I do the bulk of my sessions around here in the streets. In some ways that's had some bonuses, like being able to do some really good hill sessions that aren't possible at the track.

    Last I heard, the US as a whole is a little more casual than Canada,
    but a quite a bit *less* casual than Mexico, Brazil, or Sweden, where
    they have apparently closed nothing.

    The US is a lot more casual than Australia too, but while the restrictions are causing economic chaos, people are largely in support of them, as we are seeing dramatic effects on the infection rate. We still have a while to go, as the government is keen to avoid the "rebound" that has been seen in other
    ountries.


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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Daryl Stout on Wed Apr 22 11:38:00 2020
    On 04-20-20 05:24, Daryl Stout wrote to VK3JED <=-

    @VIA: VERT/TBOLT
    Jeff Foxworthy would be proud. :)

    That reference is lost on me.

    He did a whole slew of "You Might Be A Redneck" deals...you can find them on YouTube.

    OK, I don't follow YouTube artists. Don't really have a lot of time to watch extra video. :)


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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Daryl Stout on Wed Apr 22 11:42:00 2020
    On 04-20-20 05:29, Daryl Stout wrote to VK3JED <=-

    @VIA: VERT/TBOLT
    Tony,

    You seem to have a lot of those types over there. :/

    Unfortunately, yes.

    :(

    Fair enough. I haven't checked in for ages. Life's kinda got in the way.

    often training around net time. :)

    After all, ham radio is a hobby...although when that was noted at a local hamfest several years ago, you should've heard the chorus of
    "NO!!" (hi hi).

    Yeah, I need my dose of speed (measured in metres/second, not milligrams) lol

    To use the 4 modes of ham radio formal written traffic, he thinks it's an EMERGENCY if is ROUTINE traffic isn't given PRIORITY, because his HEALTH AND WELFARE (his ego) will be shattered.

    Another narcissist. :/

    To me, once is an accident...twice is questionable...more than that, they should know better.

    Yeah narcissist, needs to be slapped down. :D


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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Rampage on Wed Apr 22 11:42:00 2020
    On 04-21-20 08:21, Rampage wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    @VIA: VERT/SESTAR
    Re: Re: Quarantine projects
    By: Vk3jed to Daryl Stout on Mon Apr 20 2020 09:11:00


    Jeff Foxworthy would be proud. :)

    Vk3jed> That reference is lost on me.

    look up the Blue Collar Comedy Tour... a comedy troupe which is/was
    made of Jeff, Larry the Cable Guy, Bill Engvall, and Ron White... all pretty decent commedians...

    OK, not one I know.


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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Vk3jed on Wed Apr 22 10:53:00 2020
    Re: Re: U Might B A Redneck
    By: Vk3jed to Daryl Stout on Wed Apr 22 2020 11:38 am

    On 04-20-20 05:24, Daryl Stout wrote to VK3JED <=-

    @VIA: VERT/TBOLT
    Jeff Foxworthy would be proud. :)

    That reference is lost on me.

    He did a whole slew of "You Might Be A Redneck" deals...you can find them on YouTube.

    OK, I don't follow YouTube artists. Don't really have a lot of time to watc extra video. :)


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  • From Mike Powell@VERT/CAPCITY2 to VK3JED on Wed Apr 22 12:38:00 2020
    Ineresting. Here, the states and federal government have regular meetings, to >plan the response to COVID. The Federal government usually issue guidelines, >which the states have the power to enforce. Some states have gone over and >above the guidelines and tighten things a bit more. Obviously, issues like >immigration are handled at national level, though most states have also >implemented their own internal border closures and quarantine.

    The Federal government issues guidelines here also. It is up to the states whether or not they enforce them locally, and some states have gone over
    and above. Actually, sounds pretty much like what you described. :)

    Here, we're not allowed to gether in groups more than 2 and nonessential travel
    is banned, though what's determined as nonessential (i.e. whether it falls into
    one of the 4 permitted categories) is sometimes up to the police. The 4 >categories are:

    Here, that depends on what state you are in and, in some cases, what city. Louisville is apparently being pretty strict on the gathering in groups,
    where I believe the state level directive is that we are discouraged to do
    so. We are also requested not to travel unless it is for one of the
    essential reasons but, again, in this state we are not on as strict of a lockdown as others so I don't think that is being enforced. What is being enforced is the closure of several types of business and other locations
    (like parks) in an effort to discourage travel and gatherings.

    Within the past week or two, our city did pass an ordanace banning more
    than one householdmember being in the grocery at one time (with exceptions
    for those who require assistance), and the state followed suit a few days later. That is being enforced by the stores.

    The authorities have closed venues where people haven't been following the >rules. Local councils have made their own decisions. Luckily, the athletics >track isn't totally closed, though only those of us with entry cards can use it
    now, provided we stick to the rules. But because the track is across town, I >do the bulk of my sessions around here in the streets. In some ways that's had
    some bonuses, like being able to do some really good hill sessions that aren't >possible at the track.

    They have closed parks and playgrounds in some of the larger cities here in Kentucky for the same reason. I have also found a benefit of walking
    during my 15 minute workbreaks here at home vs. at the office... it is not
    all flat here. :)

    The US is a lot more casual than Australia too, but while the restrictions are >causing economic chaos, people are largely in support of them, as we are seeing
    dramatic effects on the infection rate. We still have a while to go, as the >government is keen to avoid the "rebound" that has been seen in other >countries.

    I am concerned that we are going to get a rebound no matter what and we are just putting off the inevitable.


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  • From MIKE POWELL@VERT/CAPCITY2/CAPCITY to VK3JED on Wed Apr 22 12:24:00 2020
    That reference is lost on me.

    He did a whole slew of "You Might Be A Redneck" deals...you can find them on YouTube.

    OK, I don't follow YouTube artists. Don't really have a lot of time to watch extra video. :)

    He is not a YouTube artist, but rather someone whose work you can find
    there. He predates the mainstream YouTube artists. Used to have at least
    one of his own TV shows. The one I remember was a game show called, "Are
    You Smarter than a 5th Grader?" I think he was also on a sitcom.

    Before YT, you would have found his comedy routines on cable TV, VHS, and
    DVD. :)

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Moondog on Thu Apr 23 10:54:00 2020
    On 04-22-20 10:53, Moondog wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    Jeff Foxworthy has been doing standup comedy, TV and movies since 1984

    I also dodn't follow most celebrities. :)


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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Mike Powell on Thu Apr 23 11:07:00 2020
    On 04-22-20 12:38, Mike Powell wrote to VK3JED <=-

    The Federal government issues guidelines here also. It is up to the states whether or not they enforce them locally, and some states have
    gone over and above. Actually, sounds pretty much like what you described. :)

    A lot more consistency here. The Federal guidelines are actually worked on by a special Cabinet made up of the Prime Minister, state Premiers and territory Chief Ministers, at least, so the states are directly involved in the proces.

    Here, we're not allowed to gether in groups more than 2 and nonessential travel

    is banned, though what's determined as nonessential (i.e. whether it falls into

    one of the 4 permitted categories) is sometimes up to the police. The 4
    categories are:

    Here, that depends on what state you are in and, in some cases, what
    city. Louisville is apparently being pretty strict on the gathering in groups, where I believe the state level directive is that we are discouraged to do so. We are also requested not to travel unless it is for one of the essential reasons but, again, in this state we are not
    on as strict of a lockdown as others so I don't think that is being enforced. What is being enforced is the closure of several types of business and other locations (like parks) in an effort to discourage travel and gatherings.

    There's a lot more consistency here. As for types of business, there's a list of "high risk" businesses that were forced to close - basically places where there's likely large scale close contact or high people traffic. Other businesses work on a case by case basis, provided they adhere to the social distancing rules. Some businesses trade with restrictions on the number of people in store, some have gone to online orders only, some have closed down for the time being. Many have added online offerings to their traditional methods.

    And some businesses in the "prohibited" category are still trading, by ceasing only those activities that are prohibited. For example, many cafes have switched to offering take away coffee and food, which is allowed, but have stopped their sit in dining. Even pubs have taken to offering take away/home delivery of their meals, which is a new thing, because pubs are very much a sit in tradition for dining.

    Within the past week or two, our city did pass an ordanace banning more than one householdmember being in the grocery at one time (with
    exceptions for those who require assistance), and the state followed
    suit a few days later. That is being enforced by the stores.

    We don't have that one here. However, the major supermarkets have taken it upon themselves to offer special trading hours for vulnerable people (those on a disability or aged pension, etc) and emergency service workers.

    They have closed parks and playgrounds in some of the larger cities
    here in Kentucky for the same reason. I have also found a benefit of

    Yes, playgrounds are closed, because of the potential for transmission from the shared equipment. Parks are dealt with on a case by case basis by local government.

    walking during my 15 minute workbreaks here at home vs. at the
    office... it is not all flat here. :)

    Getting fit, are we? :D

    The US is a lot more casual than Australia too, but while the restrictions
    re
    causing economic chaos, people are largely in support of them, as we are seeing

    dramatic effects on the infection rate. We still have a while to go, as the
    government is keen to avoid the "rebound" that has been seen in other
    countries.

    I am concerned that we are going to get a rebound no matter what and we are just putting off the inevitable.

    I think we can avoid a rebound over here with careful management.


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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to MIKE POWELL on Thu Apr 23 11:08:00 2020
    On 04-22-20 12:24, MIKE POWELL wrote to VK3JED <=-

    Before YT, you would have found his comedy routines on cable TV, VHS,
    and DVD. :)

    Well, since I never bought comedy on VHS or DVD and never touched cable TV...
    P


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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to MIKE POWELL on Thu Apr 23 16:26:00 2020
    Re: Re: U Might B A Redneck
    By: MIKE POWELL to VK3JED on Wed Apr 22 2020 12:24 pm

    That reference is lost on me.

    He did a whole slew of "You Might Be A Redneck" deals...you can fin them on YouTube.

    OK, I don't follow YouTube artists. Don't really have a lot of time to wa extra video. :)

    He is not a YouTube artist, but rather someone whose work you can find there. He predates the mainstream YouTube artists. Used to have at least one of his own TV shows. The one I remember was a game show called, "Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?" I think he was also on a sitcom.

    Before YT, you would have found his comedy routines on cable TV, VHS, and DVD. :)

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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Vk3jed on Thu Apr 23 16:29:00 2020
    Re: Re: U Might B A Redneck
    By: Vk3jed to Moondog on Thu Apr 23 2020 10:54 am

    On 04-22-20 10:53, Moondog wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    Jeff Foxworthy has been doing standup comedy, TV and movies since 1984

    I also dodn't follow most celebrities. :)


    ... Clones are people two.

    It has nothing to do with following a celebrity. His "you might be a
    redneck" jokes have become part of everyday culture.

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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Vk3jed on Thu Apr 23 16:32:00 2020
    Re: Re: Quarantine projects
    By: Vk3jed to Mike Powell on Thu Apr 23 2020 11:07 am

    On 04-22-20 12:38, Mike Powell wrote to VK3JED <=-

    The Federal government issues guidelines here also. It is up to the states whether or not they enforce them locally, and some states have gone over and above. Actually, sounds pretty much like what you described. :)

    A lot more consistency here. The Federal guidelines are actually worked on a special Cabinet made up of the Prime Minister, state Premiers and territor Chief Ministers, at least, so the states are directly involved in the proces

    Here, we're not allowed to gether in groups more than 2 and nonessential travel

    is banned, though what's determined as nonessential (i.e. whether it falls into

    one of the 4 permitted categories) is sometimes up to the police. The 4
    categories are:

    Here, that depends on what state you are in and, in some cases, what city. Louisville is apparently being pretty strict on the gathering in groups, where I believe the state level directive is that we are discouraged to do so. We are also requested not to travel unless it is for one of the essential reasons but, again, in this state we are not on as strict of a lockdown as others so I don't think that is being enforced. What is being enforced is the closure of several types of business and other locations (like parks) in an effort to discourage travel and gatherings.

    There's a lot more consistency here. As for types of business, there's a li of "high risk" businesses that were forced to close - basically places where there's likely large scale close contact or high people traffic. Other businesses work on a case by case basis, provided they adhere to the social distancing rules. Some businesses trade with restrictions on the number of people in store, some have gone to online orders only, some have closed down for the time being. Many have added online offerings to their traditional methods.

    And some businesses in the "prohibited" category are still trading, by ceasi only those activities that are prohibited. For example, many cafes have switched to offering take away coffee and food, which is allowed, but have stopped their sit in dining. Even pubs have taken to offering take away/hom delivery of their meals, which is a new thing, because pubs are very much a in tradition for dining.

    Within the past week or two, our city did pass an ordanace banning more than one householdmember being in the grocery at one time (with exceptions for those who require assistance), and the state followed suit a few days later. That is being enforced by the stores.

    We don't have that one here. However, the major supermarkets have taken it upon themselves to offer special trading hours for vulnerable people (those a disability or aged pension, etc) and emergency service workers.

    They have closed parks and playgrounds in some of the larger cities here in Kentucky for the same reason. I have also found a benefit of

    Yes, playgrounds are closed, because of the potential for transmission from shared equipment. Parks are dealt with on a case by case basis by local government.

    walking during my 15 minute workbreaks here at home vs. at the office... it is not all flat here. :)

    Getting fit, are we? :D

    The US is a lot more casual than Australia too, but while the restrictions re
    causing economic chaos, people are largely in support of them, as we are seeing

    dramatic effects on the infection rate. We still have a while to go, as t
    government is keen to avoid the "rebound" that has been seen in other
    countries.

    I am concerned that we are going to get a rebound no matter what and we are just putting off the inevitable.

    I think we can avoid a rebound over here with careful management.


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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Moondog on Fri Apr 24 12:09:00 2020
    On 04-23-20 16:29, Moondog wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    @VIA: VERT/CAVEBBS
    Re: Re: U Might B A Redneck
    By: Vk3jed to Moondog on Thu Apr 23 2020 10:54 am

    On 04-22-20 10:53, Moondog wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    Jeff Foxworthy has been doing standup comedy, TV and movies since 1984

    I also dodn't follow most celebrities. :)


    ... Clones are people two.

    It has nothing to do with following a celebrity. His "you might be a redneck" jokes have become part of everyday culture.

    The jokes are well known to me (mostly via third hand online), the source
    sn't.


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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Moondog on Fri Apr 24 12:10:00 2020
    On 04-23-20 16:32, Moondog wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    Sad part is people don't see the responsible side of freedom in the
    form of self control.

    It's for those people that the big stick is out. :)


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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Moondog on Thu Apr 23 19:22:48 2020
    Re: Re: U Might B A Redneck
    By: Moondog to Vk3jed on Thu Apr 23 2020 04:29 pm

    It has nothing to do with following a celebrity. His "you might be a redneck" jokes have become part of everyday culture.

    Yep. Unless perhaps Jeff Foxworthy isn't very well known outside the US. Perhaps other countries have a different definition of "redneck" or perhaps don't use the term at all.

    Nightfox

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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to Moondog on Thu Apr 23 21:04:00 2020
    Moondog wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    Jeff Foxworthy has been doing standup comedy, TV and movies since 1984

    I also dodn't follow most celebrities. :)

    It has nothing to do with following a celebrity. His "you might
    be a redneck" jokes have become part of everyday culture.

    Well, perhaps (sort of) in *USA* culture. Vk3jed lives in
    Australia...



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  • From MIKE POWELL@VERT/CAPCITY2/CAPCITY to VK3JED on Thu Apr 23 16:08:00 2020
    Before YT, you would have found his comedy routines on cable TV, VHS, and DVD. :)

    Well, since I never bought comedy on VHS or DVD and never touched cable TV... P

    Then you shall probably never see him. :D

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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to VK3JED on Thu Apr 23 11:02:00 2020
    Tony,

    He did a whole slew of "You Might Be A Redneck" deals...you can find them on YouTube.

    OK, I don't follow YouTube artists. Don't really have a lot of time to watch V>extra video. :)

    I don't look at it as much as I used to. One individual, Danny Harmon,
    out of Florida, has a bunch of excellent railfan videos that I enjoy.

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to VK3JED on Thu Apr 23 11:05:00 2020
    Tony,

    To me, once is an accident...twice is questionable...more than that, they should know better.

    Yeah narcissist, needs to be slapped down. :D

    With the Wouff Hong, Rettysnitch, and Ugerumph...and Vaseline is
    optional. <EG>

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to MOONDOG on Thu Apr 23 11:44:00 2020
    Jeff Foxworthy has been doing standup comedy, TV and movies since 1984

    I loved the one he did on prescription side effects.

    He started it with his wife basically being a "hypochondriac". She was watching this show, and lamented "I have every one of those
    symptoms"...to which, he replied "You do not have testicular cancer!!".
    :P

    After the laughter died down, he added "You don't even have
    testiculars". <G>

    Basically, he highlighted "Flora-Flor for itchy watery eyes". He
    continued with a list of 50 side effects (he didn't include death), then
    said "You know what?? I only have itchy watery eyes". <G>

    Daryl
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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to MIKE POWELL on Fri Apr 24 17:54:00 2020
    On 04-23-20 16:08, MIKE POWELL wrote to VK3JED <=-

    @VIA: VERT/CAPCITY2/CAPCITY
    Before YT, you would have found his comedy routines on cable TV, VHS, and DVD. :)

    Well, since I never bought comedy on VHS or DVD and never touched cable
    V...
    P

    Then you shall probably never see him. :D

    My point exactly. :P


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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Daryl Stout on Fri Apr 24 17:55:00 2020
    On 04-23-20 11:02, Daryl Stout wrote to VK3JED <=-

    @VIA: VERT/TBOLT
    Tony,

    He did a whole slew of "You Might Be A Redneck" deals...you can find them on YouTube.

    OK, I don't follow YouTube artists. Don't really have a lot of time to
    atch
    extra video. :)

    I don't look at it as much as I used to. One individual, Danny
    Harmon, out of Florida, has a bunch of excellent railfan videos that I enjoy.

    I rarely get a chance to watch YouTube. Probably just as well, it would be easy to be sucked into watching it all day. :D


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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Daryl Stout on Fri Apr 24 17:58:00 2020
    On 04-23-20 11:05, Daryl Stout wrote to VK3JED <=-

    Yeah narcissist, needs to be slapped down. :D

    With the Wouff Hong, Rettysnitch, and Ugerumph...and Vaseline is optional. <EG>

    Hmmm..


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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Nightfox on Fri Apr 24 07:34:00 2020
    Nightfox wrote to Moondog <=-

    Yep. Unless perhaps Jeff Foxworthy isn't very well known outside the
    US. Perhaps other countries have a different definition of "redneck"
    or perhaps don't use the term at all.

    "You might be a Belgian if..."


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  • From Dr. What@VERT/TWODUDES to Moondog on Sat Apr 25 09:50:00 2020
    Moondog wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    Sad part is people don't see the responsible side of freedom in the
    form of self control.

    That's because we've had generations that were indoctrinated by our failed public school systems into thinking that they don't need any self-control because the gov't will be there to take care of them.


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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to NIGHTFOX on Sat Apr 18 02:07:00 2020
    NIGHTFOX wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

    We have been swapping over to LED "daylight" bulbs, especially in the rooms we use more often and for hobby stuff - LOVE them!!!

    I recently had to replace a couple lightbulbs in a ceiling fan unit in
    our house. I thought about buying a couple of Compact Fluorescent
    bulbs, but it seems those are hard to find now in favor of the LED
    bulbs. I've heard the LED bulbs are more energy-efficient, so I can
    see why compact fluorescent bulbs might be being phased out. The LED bulbs I bought are white/daylight bulbs, and they seem a little
    brighter than the old bulbs that were in the unit, but I like the white lite. It seems like a more pure light, with the older bulbs being more yellow. The LED bulbs say they're supposed to last 10 years, which is another bonus. I doubt we'll even be in this house for 10 more years,
    as we've been looking to get into a better house for us.

    Yeah - I mentioned "daylight" bulbs - that's the brighter, TRUE, white.

    Love 'em!



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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to MIKE POWELL on Sat Apr 18 02:09:00 2020
    MIKE POWELL wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

    I have actually enjoying WFH as well! I can work in jeans or even
    sweats if I want! I can facetime with staff to help them out, or
    remote to their machines, etc.

    I've loving it! :-)

    I have found that, even though I seem to be busier than when in the office, I am cursing and drinking less. I think that must = lower
    stress level than in the office.

    Maybe I an finding out what those millenials mean by "safe space." :D


    LOL



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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to VK3JED on Sat Apr 18 02:10:00 2020
    VK3JED wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

    I have a handheld in the house with a decent antenna, but mainly use mobile, which is why I've not turned it on lately... Good message - reminds me I should at least turn the handheld on check on the local repeater...

    Yeah, if you can hit the repeater on it, why not use it to keep an ear out.

    So, I turned it on, and I can hear it fine, and I can 'trigger' the repeater, but they can't hear me. :(

    My latest news is I'm now playing with FreeDV and JS8Call, I've setup a digital modes station. :)

    So many projects, so little time! :D

    Very cool! Haven't done anything with either...




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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to MOONDOG on Sat Apr 18 02:11:00 2020
    MOONDOG wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

    MOONDOG wrote to ALL <=-

    Another has been updating the lighting on my light duty hobby / workbench. i would like to put a bright LED bar on a swing arm to adjust where light is needed. There's an old magnifier lamp at my father's house in the basement, a nd it would be a perfect host to have the flourescent ring bulb replaced with LED strips.

    We have been swapping over to LED "daylight" bulbs, especially in the
    rooms we use more often and for hobby stuff - LOVE them!!!


    I installed a 24 inch fixture that puts out 3900 lumens. I have to
    mount it further up from it's current position because of it's
    brightness.

    I guess it is cause I'm getting older, but I have trouble doing things
    without enough light! So having to move it higher is not that bad of
    a problem to me. ;-)



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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to DARYL STOUT on Sat Apr 18 02:13:00 2020
    DARYL STOUT wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

    I have a handheld in the house with a decent antenna, but mainly use
    mobile, which is why I've not turned it on lately... Good message -
    reminds me I should at least turn the handheld on check on the local
    repeater...

    I thought of buying an HT at the Russellville Hamfest in early March, where I did a forum, but decided not to.

    When I told the attendees that "even though I operated 'internet
    radio', at least my ham radio license isn't just 'a sheet of paper'". I got applause for that statement.

    LOL - nice :-)



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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to JIMMY ANDERSON on Sun Apr 26 16:34:00 2020
    On 04-18-20 02:10, JIMMY ANDERSON wrote to VK3JED <=-

    Yeah, if you can hit the repeater on it, why not use it to keep an ear out.

    So, I turned it on, and I can hear it fine, and I can 'trigger' the repeater, but they can't hear me. :(

    Bummer. :(

    My latest news is I'm now playing with FreeDV and JS8Call, I've setup a digital modes station. :)

    So many projects, so little time! :D

    Very cool! Haven't done anything with either...

    All good fun. :) Digital modes are so easy these days, because of the use of computers, and even Adnroid phones.


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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to JIMMY ANDERSON on Sun Apr 26 09:42:00 2020
    Re: Re: Quarantine projects
    By: JIMMY ANDERSON to MOONDOG on Sat Apr 18 2020 02:11 am



    I guess it is cause I'm getting older, but I have trouble doing things without enough light! So having to move it higher is not that bad of
    a problem to me. ;-)

    My eyesight began to go in early to mid 40's. I can't read really small print
    without reading glasses, and the more light, the better. The old lamp at
    the bench was an equivalent to a 65W incadenscant(13W CFL, 6W LED) and I would
    have to move it around to get get adequate lighting. The LED light bar is like a flood light!

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  • From Jamestyree@VERT/AMSTRAD to Randers on Sun Apr 26 15:44:07 2020
    Re: Quarantine projects
    By: Randers to Moondog on Fri Mar 27 2020 05:28 pm

    Re: Quarantine projects
    By: Moondog to All on Wed Mar 25 2020 12:40 am

    I've been building a BBS, called Mind's Eye, which will be online soon! It's been an awesome project, and I'm fulfilling a lifelong dream (the parents wouldn't fork out for another phone line when I was a teenager!).

    Cheers

    Randers, when you say you're "building" a BBS, do you mean you're writing the actual BBS software or are you using an existing BBS software?

    Thanks,
    James

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  • From Jamestyree@VERT/AMSTRAD to Dr. What on Sun Apr 26 15:52:05 2020
    Re: Re: Quarantine projects
    By: Dr. What to Mike Powell on Sat Mar 28 2020 09:20 am

    I still haven't played with the great desoldering tool that my got me for my birthday. 8(

    Dr. What,

    Which desoldering tool did you get? After a motorcycle accident in 1007, I've only got one arm. I've been trying to put together a soldering/desoldering station together on thecheap. I made an automatic solder feeder with an arduino and stepper controller so I can solder with one arm. I've not had the best of luck with the desoldering portion.

    I've noticed a few of my favorite youtube channels have some nice desoldering irons but they cost more than I would like to spend for a part-time hobby.

    James

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Moondog on Sun Apr 26 17:06:44 2020
    Re: Re: U Might B A Redneck
    By: Moondog to Vk3jed on Wed Apr 22 2020 10:53 am


    OK, I don't follow YouTube artists. Don't really have a lot of time to w extra video. :)
    Jeff Foxworthy has been doing standup comedy, TV and movies since 1984

    and lets not forget he's the spokesman of golden corral.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to MIKE POWELL on Sun Apr 26 17:07:41 2020
    Re: Re: U Might B A Redneck
    By: MIKE POWELL to VK3JED on Wed Apr 22 2020 12:24 pm

    Before YT, you would have found his comedy routines on cable TV, VHS, and DVD. :)


    one trick poney comic
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Moondog on Sun Apr 26 17:08:55 2020
    Re: Re: U Might B A Redneck
    By: Moondog to Vk3jed on Thu Apr 23 2020 04:29 pm


    It has nothing to do with following a celebrity. His "you might be a redneck" jokes have become part of everyday culture.


    over there they got the throw a shrimp on the barbee guy
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Sun Apr 26 17:10:26 2020
    Re: Re: U Might B A Redneck
    By: Nightfox to Moondog on Thu Apr 23 2020 07:22 pm

    Re: Re: U Might B A Redneck
    By: Moondog to Vk3jed on Thu Apr 23 2020 04:29 pm

    It has nothing to do with following a celebrity. His "you might be a redneck" jokes have become part of everyday culture.

    Yep. Unless perhaps Jeff Foxworthy isn't very well known outside the US. Perhaps other countries have a different definition of "redneck" or perhaps don't use the term at all.

    i cant imagine foxworthy's humor being popular in another country.
    it's centeralized around white trash american mores.
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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to MRO on Sun Apr 26 20:53:20 2020
    Re: Re: U Might B A Redneck
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Sun Apr 26 2020 05:10 pm

    i cant imagine foxworthy's humor being popular in another country.
    it's centeralized around white trash american mores.

    Yeah, it's fairly specific.

    Nightfox

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  • From Dr. What@VERT/TWODUDES to Jamestyree on Mon Apr 27 12:22:00 2020
    Jamestyree wrote to Dr. What <=-

    Which desoldering tool did you get?

    I got the Hakko FR-301.

    Amazon has it for $250.

    After a motorcycle accident in
    1007, I've only got one arm. I've been trying to put together a soldering/desoldering station together on thecheap. I made an
    automatic solder feeder with an arduino and stepper controller so I can solder with one arm. I've not had the best of luck with the
    desoldering portion.

    I haven't had a chance to actually use it yet. 8( So I don't know it it would work well with one hand, but it looks like it might.


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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to MRO on Mon Apr 27 11:01:00 2020
    Re: Re: U Might B A Redneck
    By: MRO to MIKE POWELL on Sun Apr 26 2020 05:07 pm

    Re: Re: U Might B A Redneck
    By: MIKE POWELL to VK3JED on Wed Apr 22 2020 12:24 pm

    Before YT, you would have found his comedy routines on cable TV, VHS, and DVD. :)


    one trick poney comic

    It may be his best hook or gimic, however he's able to keep things fresh and interesting year after year. At lesst in the US, everybody knows of someone hwo was raised in the South or from a rural or backwoods area that reminds people of his jokes and stories. I recall one sotry about a friend who
    hunted, and part of his lifestyle was wearing at least one camoflage item at any given moment. He noticed his friend had a camoflage wallet. His buddy said he's a hunter, and you don't want anything giving you away in the woods.
    Then he asked his buddy, "what if you drop your wallet in the woods? How
    will you find it?"

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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to MRO on Mon Apr 27 11:06:00 2020
    Re: Re: U Might B A Redneck
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Sun Apr 26 2020 05:10 pm

    Re: Re: U Might B A Redneck
    By: Nightfox to Moondog on Thu Apr 23 2020 07:22 pm

    Re: Re: U Might B A Redneck
    By: Moondog to Vk3jed on Thu Apr 23 2020 04:29 pm

    It has nothing to do with following a celebrity. His "you might be a redneck" jokes have become part of everyday culture.

    Yep. Unless perhaps Jeff Foxworthy isn't very well known outside the US. Perhaps other countries have a different definition of "redneck" or perha don't use the term at all.

    i cant imagine foxworthy's humor being popular in another country.
    it's centeralized around white trash american mores.

    American TV shows and movies are seen all over. The other day I was watching some old James Bond films, and Live and Let Die and Man with the Golden Gun were played back to back. I'm sure people in other countries got the humor behind the redneck Louisiana sheriff character.

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  • From Randers@VERT/MINDSEYE to Jamestyree on Tue Apr 28 18:50:29 2020
    Re: Quarantine projects
    By: Jamestyree to Randers on Sun Apr 26 2020 03:44 pm

    I've been building a BBS, called Mind's Eye, which will be online soon! It's been an awesome project, and I'm fulfilling a lifelong dream (the parents wouldn't fork out for another phone line when I was a teenager!).

    Cheers

    Randers, when you say you're "building" a BBS, do you mean you're writing the actual BBS software or are you using an existing BBS software?

    Sorry, not good language. Should've said I'm starting a BBS using Synchronet. Although having said that, I am toying with the idea of writing some BBS software. Back in the day I started coding some BBS software from scratch in Turbo Pascal, and put a good years worth of work into it, but lost interest like most other folk when the internet really took off. Unfortunately lost all the code a decade ago.

    It'd be a big project though and I really don't have the time....


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  • From Jamestyree@VERT/AMSTRAD to Dr. What on Sun May 3 20:44:31 2020
    Re: Re: Quarantine projects
    By: Dr. What to Jamestyree on Mon Apr 27 2020 12:22 pm

    I got the Hakko FR-301.
    I haven't had a chance to actually use it yet. 8( So I don't know it it would work well with one hand, but it looks like it might.

    My soldering iron (and feeder) are Hakky brand. I found the Hakko 373-11 feeder on ebay and it works perfectly with the FX-888D. I'll take a hard look at the FR-301, thanks.

    Would love to hear about your experience with it if you remember this post once you get around to using it!

    Thanks!

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  • From Jamestyree@VERT/AMSTRAD to Randers on Sun May 3 20:50:33 2020
    Re: Quarantine projects
    By: Randers to Jamestyree on Tue Apr 28 2020 06:50 pm

    Sorry, not good language. Should've said I'm starting a BBS using Synchronet. Although having said that, I am toying with the idea of writing some BBS software. Back in the day I started coding some BBS software from scratch in Turbo Pascal, and put a good years worth of work into it, but lost interest like most other folk when the internet really took off. Unfortunately lost all the code a decade ago.

    I asked because I have always wondered how difficult it would be. I'm a C# developer by profession so I feel like that's a nice head start. I'm sure there are lots communication standards to learn, protocol wise, but once you have the basic routines written, the rest of it would fall into place.

    Sorry you lost the code. :( Been there...

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Jamestyree on Sun May 3 15:43:11 2020
    Re: Re: Quarantine projects
    By: Jamestyree to Dr. What on Sun May 03 2020 08:44 pm

    My soldering iron (and feeder) are Hakky brand. I found the Hakko 373-11 feeder on ebay and it works perfectly with the FX-888D. I'll take a hard look at the FR-301, thanks.

    I have a Weller soldering iron station, similar to this one: https://www.amazon.com/Weller-WLC100-Adjustable-Soldering-Station/dp/B00AOH3W6I Except mine came with a wire ball to help clean off the soldering iron tip. I think it works fairly well.

    Nightfox

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  • From Randers@VERT/MINDSEYE to Jamestyree on Mon May 4 15:39:07 2020
    Re: Quarantine projects
    By: Jamestyree to Randers on Sun May 03 2020 08:50 pm

    I asked because I have always wondered how difficult it would be. I'm a C# developer by profession so I feel like that's a nice head start. I'm sure there are lots communication standards to learn, protocol wise, but once you have the basic routines written, the rest of it would fall into place.

    Sorry you lost the code. :( Been there...

    If I did it now, I'd be using Python. There are some terminal servers in Python that could be adapted to become BBS Software without too much difficulty. I think the hard part wouldbe the protocols and standards as you said, which are all from the 90s. Getting around those would be tough, but imagine if you could write software that is one click ready for Fidonet and other mail networks....


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  • From calcmandan@VERT/DIGDIST to Nightfox on Mon May 4 10:14:00 2020
    Nightfox wrote to Jamestyree <=-

    Re: Re: Quarantine projects
    By: Jamestyree to Dr. What on Sun May 03 2020 08:44 pm

    My soldering iron (and feeder) are Hakky brand. I found the Hakko 373-11 feeder on ebay and it works perfectly with the FX-888D. I'll take a hard look at the FR-301, thanks.

    I have a Weller soldering iron station, similar to this one: https://www.amazon.com/Weller-WLC100-Adjustable-Soldering-Station/dp/B00 AOH3W6I
    Except mine came with a wire ball to help clean off the soldering iron tip. I think it works fairly well.

    I use a radioshack 60w jobber that does the job for me.

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  • From Dr. What@VERT/TWODUDES to Jamestyree on Tue May 5 11:31:00 2020
    Jamestyree wrote to Dr. What <=-

    My soldering iron (and feeder) are Hakky brand. I found the Hakko
    373-11 feeder on ebay and it works perfectly with the FX-888D. I'll
    take a hard look at the FR-301, thanks.

    Would love to hear about your experience with it if you remember this
    post once you get around to using it!

    I'll try. I might get lucky and the new desk that is supposed to arrive on Thursday may give me the space I need to start working on my projects - one of which is practice with the desolderer.

    Now, I'll just need the motivation. Spending 8 hours working in the Man Cave means I really don't want to spend even more time here - even on personal projects.


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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to VK3JED on Sat May 16 04:02:00 2020
    VK3JED wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

    Yeah, if you can hit the repeater on it, why not use it to keep an ear out.

    So, I turned it on, and I can hear it fine, and I can 'trigger' the repeater, but they can't hear me. :(

    Bummer. :(

    Yeah - I have a home made antenna a neighbor gave me, but never have
    set up. I ordered some Coax from Amazon and it came in, but I ordered
    the wrong end on one end, so I've ordered a 'fitting' adapter to adapt
    it over to the right thing... Gonna give that a try when it comes in.




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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to MOONDOG on Sat May 16 04:04:00 2020
    MOONDOG wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-


    I guess it is cause I'm getting older, but I have trouble doing things without enough light! So having to move it higher is not that bad of
    a problem to me. ;-)

    My eyesight began to go in early to mid 40's. I can't read really
    small print
    without reading glasses, and the more light, the better. The old lamp
    at the bench was an equivalent to a 65W incadenscant(13W CFL, 6W LED)
    and I would
    have to move it around to get get adequate lighting. The LED light
    bar is like a flood light!

    I love my LED bulbs - even converted one of my 8 foot fluorescent bulbs
    in the carport to LED instead of replacing the ballast. :-)




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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to JIMMY ANDERSON on Sun May 17 18:54:00 2020
    On 05-16-20 04:02, JIMMY ANDERSON wrote to VK3JED <=-

    Yeah - I have a home made antenna a neighbor gave me, but never have
    set up. I ordered some Coax from Amazon and it came in, but I ordered
    the wrong end on one end, so I've ordered a 'fitting' adapter to adapt
    it over to the right thing... Gonna give that a try when it comes in.

    Good luck, hope it works out. Should do, unless there's something wrong with the repeater. :)



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    Hahaha. :D


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  • From Ogg@VERT/EOTLBBS to JIMMY ANDERSON on Sun May 17 13:26:00 2020
    Hello JIMMY!

    ** On Saturday 16.05.20 - 00:04, jimmy.anderson wrote to MOONDOG:

    have to move it around to get get adequate lighting. The LED light
    bar is like a flood light!

    I love my LED bulbs - even converted one of my 8 foot fluorescent bulbs
    in the carport to LED instead of replacing the ballast. :-)

    What type were you working with? T8? T12?
    .and I guess you are using Type A LEDs?

    Did you remove the old ballast entirely? If so, I suppose your LEDs are
    the Type B?

    I just had a couple of ballasts blow out on me for my fluorescents. There
    are two ballasts per 4-bulb 8-foot fixture. For now, there is still
    enough light with just 2 of the remaing bulbs in the fixture. But the
    naked fixture (no covers) looks like a work-in-progress with the other 2 bulbs removed.

    Do you find any noticeable radio interference near the LEDs?


    ../|ug

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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to JIMMY ANDERSON on Mon May 18 01:08:00 2020
    Re: Re: Quarantine projects
    By: JIMMY ANDERSON to MOONDOG on Sat May 16 2020 04:04 am

    MOONDOG wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-


    I guess it is cause I'm getting older, but I have trouble doing things without enough light! So having to move it higher is not that bad of
    a problem to me. ;-)

    My eyesight began to go in early to mid 40's. I can't read really small print
    without reading glasses, and the more light, the better. The old lamp at the bench was an equivalent to a 65W incadenscant(13W CFL, 6W LED) and I would
    have to move it around to get get adequate lighting. The LED light bar is like a flood light!

    I love my LED bulbs - even converted one of my 8 foot fluorescent bulbs
    in the carport to LED instead of replacing the ballast. :-)




    ... Oh, I almost forgot . . . It's absolutley VITAL to insta

    I will be replacing the flourescents in my garage soon. My garage is
    actually a 32x24 pole building next to the house with one wide door. It originally had a couple of bulbs on the trusses, however I replaced them with larger light fixtures. When the weather gets below freezing, they don't
    always light up right away, or they slowly warm up. LED's don't have that problem, and i no longer have to fuss with ballasts.

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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to VK3JED on Fri May 29 10:01:00 2020
    VK3JED wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

    Yeah - I have a home made antenna a neighbor gave me, but never have
    set up. I ordered some Coax from Amazon and it came in, but I ordered
    the wrong end on one end, so I've ordered a 'fitting' adapter to adapt
    it over to the right thing... Gonna give that a try when it comes in.

    Good luck, hope it works out. Should do, unless there's something
    wrong with the repeater. :)

    It has a short pole - hammered it into the ground. Was able to talk on
    the closest repeater - was able to HEAR one that I've only been able
    to hear in my truck. I can talk to it from the mobile, but they couldn't
    hear me on this HT.

    Next step - my mom has an antenna on a tower attached to her house. Now
    that she doesn't use it anymore, she said I can have it. Gonna get with
    my son one weekend soon and take it down, bring it here and put it up
    at the end of the house.

    Where the bedroom is is on the OPPISITE end of the house from the electrical wires, so I feel safe putting it there. I plan to put this antenna up and
    see what it does, then down the road if I want to spend a few bucks I'll
    get a better one. I'm thinking this one is directional, so I might be
    a little limited for now, but that's okay too.




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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to OGG on Fri May 29 10:18:00 2020
    OGG wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

    I love my LED bulbs - even converted one of my 8 foot fluorescent bulbs
    in the carport to LED instead of replacing the ballast. :-)

    What type were you working with? T8? T12?
    .and I guess you are using Type A LEDs?

    F96T12CW were the flur bulbs. I have two of those '2 bulb' fixtures in
    the carport. A few years ago one of the ballests went out, so I replaced
    it. Then the other ballast went out so I removed it and replaced the
    'guts' with the LED setup.

    I don't know what type they are - I ordered the kit from Home Depot.
    What it came with was the wires and bulbs. It's technically FOUR
    4' LED's that use the same 'casing' that the old fixture used, but the
    ballast is bypasses and/or removed first.

    Did you remove the old ballast entirely? If so, I suppose your LEDs are the Type B?

    Yes I did.

    I just had a couple of ballasts blow out on me for my fluorescents.
    There are two ballasts per 4-bulb 8-foot fixture. For now, there is
    still enough light with just 2 of the remaing bulbs in the fixture.
    But the naked fixture (no covers) looks like a work-in-progress with
    the other 2 bulbs removed.

    Understood!

    Do you find any noticeable radio interference near the LEDs?

    No - they are in the carport and my wife's truck lives there. :-) She
    has satillite radio and it loses signal most of the time in the carport
    anyway. LOL It could affect the mobile ham rigs, but I never try to
    use them in the carport anyway, cause the house sits 'between' the carport
    end and the repeater.



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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to MOONDOG on Fri May 29 10:19:00 2020
    MOONDOG wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

    I will be replacing the flourescents in my garage soon. My garage is actually a 32x24 pole building next to the house with one wide door.
    It originally had a couple of bulbs on the trusses, however I replaced them with larger light fixtures. When the weather gets below freezing, they don't always light up right away, or they slowly warm up. LED's don't have that problem, and i no longer have to fuss with ballasts.

    Yeah, I have the flicker problem with mine when it gets too cold...

    Not with the LED's though!



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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to JIMMY ANDERSON on Sat May 30 18:29:00 2020
    On 05-29-20 10:01, JIMMY ANDERSON wrote to VK3JED <=-

    It has a short pole - hammered it into the ground. Was able to talk on
    the closest repeater - was able to HEAR one that I've only been able
    to hear in my truck. I can talk to it from the mobile, but they
    couldn't hear me on this HT.

    Sounds like it's on a par with the antenna on the car, but you need more power. :)

    Next step - my mom has an antenna on a tower attached to her house. Now that she doesn't use it anymore, she said I can have it. Gonna get with
    my son one weekend soon and take it down, bring it here and put it up
    at the end of the house.

    Cool, height will help too. :)

    Where the bedroom is is on the OPPISITE end of the house from the electrical wires, so I feel safe putting it there. I plan to put this antenna up and see what it does, then down the road if I want to spend
    a few bucks I'll get a better one. I'm thinking this one is
    directional, so I might be a little limited for now, but that's okay
    too.

    See how you go. :)


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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to VK3JED on Mon Jun 1 12:42:00 2020
    VK3JED wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

    It has a short pole - hammered it into the ground. Was able to talk on
    the closest repeater - was able to HEAR one that I've only been able
    to hear in my truck. I can talk to it from the mobile, but they
    couldn't hear me on this HT.

    Sounds like it's on a par with the antenna on the car, but you need
    more power. :)

    Could be... 50 watts vs. 8 or 10 watts (not sure).

    Next step - my mom has an antenna on a tower attached to her house. Now that she doesn't use it anymore, she said I can have it. Gonna get with
    my son one weekend soon and take it down, bring it here and put it up
    at the end of the house.

    Cool, height will help too. :)

    Where the bedroom is is on the OPPISITE end of the house from the electrical wires, so I feel safe putting it there. I plan to put this antenna up and see what it does, then down the road if I want to spend
    a few bucks I'll get a better one. I'm thinking this one is
    directional, so I might be a little limited for now, but that's okay
    too.

    See how you go. :)

    Yeah - kinda exciting to get something going in that respect!



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