Sage (Turkey Gravy) Advice for the Radio Amateur on Thanksgiving

Don’t be a Turkey – listen to The MAN . . . he smokes Camels . . . he blows smoke rings in his D-104 microphone, he doesn’t mince words – but he’ll mince you (if you catch my drift) https://youtu.be/IyhJ69mD7xI

Operation Grandma’s House: The Plot (Snow) Thickens

  Yesterday at about this time (late afternoon) Today – after almost 24 hours of snow We have been able to go grocery shopping and even take a couple long walks for exercise. We’ve seen several people go by the house on cross country skis “walking” their dog. I love the fact that the town hasn’t shut down due to a little old blizzard…

Bottled Spirit

There’s a Bearded Man in my Bottle! In my last blog post, upon review, I saw a man in the bottle on the right. He looks like a religious character from the Bible – like John the Baptist maybe? A close up of this mysterious “Religious Man in the Bottle” Another thought was – its Monk Apollo – who gave me the QSO that…

Agent 2001

Agent 2001 – going rogue . . . When I was in high school, I had a neighbor across the street who was in IT and was a really nice guy. I was his paperboy and his younger boy used to ask if I was the “Nose Boy” – (he couldn’t say “News Boy”). I remember my mother telling me that when I was…

Begali Adventure Mono Review (and more)

The Begali Adventure Mono key at “Operation Grandmothers House” I now have some on air time with this little gem, and while its no Sculpture Mono key, it is really fantastic for such a small key. It also stays on the KX-3 and has just enough give that the KX-3 stays put. I’m an old Bug “slapper” – I’m no “delicate flower” when I…

Operation Grandma’s House. . .

Today we drove over a snowy mountain pass – a precursor to what is coming our way . . .  We had to make a run for it – over a mountain pass that is the highest in this range – and which by tomorrow night is supposed to get a “Historic” snow storm. Over the river and through the woods . . . …

Bayou Jumper with “Souper Upper”

I will modify and restore this old case and face plate Here is a good demo of the Bayou Jumper and the Souper Upper in action: I was able to get an unbuilt Souper Upper kit. I like the features of the Souper Upper and what it adds to the Bayou Jumper – fine tune, filtering and side tone.

4 States QRP Bayou Jumper Kit on its Way

Bayou Jumper “Paraset” Kit I lucked out and did find an available NOS kit, which was retired by the 4 States QRP Club. I’m now looking for a companion / follow on kit called the “Souper Upper” that adds several very useful features. I’m reading this book and it is excellent. I expect that the West Coast will very soon start to get rain…

Holiday Time is in the Air

It’s almost Winter and the end of the year – time to celebrate It’s been a great year that is ending on a great note. It’s the “polar opposite” to last year. Its fun to get lost in the Holiday Seasons parties and pageantry There is always hope no matter how dim it seems sometimes We all have our trials and tribulations, and we…

Bayou Jumper and Para40Set

Bayou Jumper Paraset Kit I may have just gotten lucky and scored a Bayou Jumper kit. If not, I do have the Para40Set kit – so either way, I will have a cool Spy Radio Replica up and running by end of year.