Tags: amateur radio

09/27/09

  06:03:56 pm, by The Dreamer   , 474 words  
Categories: Computer, Home, Appliances, Furnishings, Amateur Radio, Healthcare

The Bedroom Project

This is a project that I've been thinking of tackling for some time. The headboard piece was acquired back in April, and had been sitting in the hallway waiting for the day that I would clear the clutter in my bedroom and set it up. Well, I did that yesterday as Stage 1.

Stage 2 will be to clear the clutter (some existing, some transfered) on the other side of the bedroom now and assemble the new dresser that I received on Friday (ala Amazon Prime). I plan to tackle that tomorrow.

These sketches are not to scale or anything....

Before

--------P----------------------------------P-------------+
|+-------------+              VVVVV       /-\                +-+U|
||             |                          |T|                | |U|
||             |                          \-/                +-+U|
W+-------------+                    +---------------------------+|
W                                   |                          X||
P                                   |                           ||
W +-+                               |                           ||
W |A|                               |                           ||
WV|P|                               |                           ||
WV+-+                               |                           ||
WV _                                |                           ||
WV/ \                               +---------------------------+P
W |F|                                                        +--+N
W \_/                                                        |  ||
W                                                            +--+|
|LL                                                              |
|                                                                |
|                                              ++-+              |
|                                              ++-+              |
+--CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC-----P--DDDDDDDDDD-+

Legend:

  • AP - Air Purifier
  • C - Closet
  • D - Door
  • F - Floor Fan
  • LL - Floor Lamp
  • N - Network Jack
  • P - Wall Outlet
  • T - Tower Fan
  • U - UPS
  • V - Floor Vent
  • W - Window
  • X - HoZeR

So old Dresser in top left, PowerSource 400 is UUU, so CPAP/Humidifier is in that night stand, clock radio on the other one. AP & F are also on the PowerSource 400. And there is boxes and piles of other stuff left over from when I moved in in the open area. But, had made a lot of progress to clear it during the spring cleaning stage of things....

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05/21/09

  07:00:00 am, by The Dreamer   , 36 words  
Categories: Amateur Radio

May 21st, 1993

So this was the grant date of my original Amateur Radio License.

Hadn't realized that I had been a Ham this long. Things sure have changed since I first got my ticket. But, so have I :>>

03/26/09

  09:38:44 pm, by The Dreamer   , 464 words  
Categories: Amateur Radio

VX-7RB & MH-73A4B on order

I now have a VX-7RB and an MH-73A4B on order. This morning I decided to pull the trigger on getting that new handheld that I had been thinking of getting ever since I passed my Technician Exam and became licensed to operate in the US.

Except that I was being distracted by the VX-8R. And, even though it is now finally out and everything. I decided the main difference that it offers is APRS, and that I didn't really need it. Especially since there's a lot of extras that would need to go on top of it and it kind of takes away from why I wanted a new HT.

I had contemplating scaling back even further on models....debating whether I really needed all the bells and whistles of the VX-7R. But, eventually I settled that this was still the HT I wanted.

And, then when I found out what my state tax refund would be and then finally getting it (which turned out to be sooner than getting my federal). I knew that I was going to do it.

This morning was that time.

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03/08/09

  05:10:13 pm, by The Dreamer   , 211 words  
Categories: Amateur Radio

I'm now an Extra

This was the first test session since I got my General. I'd had the study book for Extra since I got General, but only managed to skim about half the book...in 8 months. I figured I'd have time to dedicate to reading it before an actual test session. But, it has been a while since there was one.

But, things have been busy, so I haven't been able to sit down and just go through it all.

I took some practice exams from eham.net yesterday and today....but, kept missing by one or two questions. Only once did I pass, it was a just pass.

I even failed the practice exam moments before I left to go take the real exam. I was thinking that I wasn't going to even show up, so even though I failed that practice exam....I decided that I would go waste $15 and try anyways. Figured it would haunt me wondering if I wouldn't have passed it or not.

Plus when I was doing the practice exams I was going through it rather quickly, and figured if I take it slow and careful on the real exam...that I would maybe do better.

As it turned out....I did. I only got 6 questions wrong.

Now to go for the next test.....

Now instead of subjecting some poor random forum to a long rambling thought, I will try to consolidate those things into this blog where they can be more easily ignored profess to be collected thoughts from my mind.

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