Saturday, July 12, 2008

Up Early

...Yet again, though a bit later than during the regular* work week, and for a happier purpose: fixing to head out to the Indy Hamfest bright and early! (That's geekery, not pork products. Well, mostly not, one hesitates to guess what's in the roller dogs).

Report to follow, possibly with photos.
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* As opposed to my work week, which started by working Sunday (after a healthful half-day Saturday prior) and will include working today. Have I mentioned how useful it is to be paid by the hour?

7 comments:

aepilot_jim said...

I remember my HAM days. It was in Jr. High and lasted till I managed to zot all the hair off of one arm when I got too close to an exposed power lead. Like Tam said... good times...

Mark @ Sea said...

And THIS is the last Hallicrafters I'll ever buy...

Shrugged says: said...

I haven't keyed a mic in years, and sold the Yaesu HF rig some time ago.

Might be time to start getting on the air again..... maybe a nice 2 meter rig in the truck to start with.

KB3CTW

D.W. Drang said...

I worked, my colleague went to his club's Hamfest, sounds like you'd've liked it, he says it was a boat anchor extravaganza.

aepilot_jim, the trick is no longer building/assembling your own gear, now you have to be a computer programmer. Or,as they told the state congresscritters at Field Day, "It isn't your grand-dad's ham radio..." ("What does this button do?" "Depends, which mode are you in, and which other button(s) are you pressing?")

aepilot_jim said...

d.w. That was half the fun. Saving up, sending off for the Heath kit, putting it together, fixing it after you futz'd it up, and then zotting your arm and smelling burnt hair all day.

Anonymous said...

Ha. Spent the last three days between HF, a never-sufficiently-damned digital patch panel and black boxes of which the less said the better.
HF was bangin' (grins!). Black boxes were, uhh, yeah. The patch panel... (sorry, that part is too expensive to replace right now).
Yeah. Just got the really intensive home office inspection, so to speak. How expensive is it NOW?
Sorry, Roberta. Now back to your regularly scheduled blog...

Roberta X said...

Well, as long as you had fun!