Excited About The Arlington Million

Quick blog for Friday August 11th 2017. As you know I am going to the Arlington Million tomorrow at the Arlington racetrack. I am super excited about going there! I recently realized the last time I been to the track, … Continue reading

ARES High Altitude APRS Balloon Launch

I am looking forward to doing the ARES balloon launch coming up. The  ARES team is a great group of people and I am proud to be a part of them. I think the idea of the APRS balloon launch … Continue reading

July 31st blog. Shout out to RS fan Talia, Quadcopter flight for a friend, Colder weather on the way grrrrrrr…………….

Shout out to RS fan Talia! Note: Yes, I did shave off my goatee earlier today. Feels weird without it, lol. As many of you know I fly quadcopters. Some people call them drones.  I had the honor of doing … Continue reading

July 26th Blog (Weather, Photography, APRS, Blogging)

I am sitting here and thought I would blog a bit. I am sitting here watching my APRS, and thinking of my buddy Jeff (N9IMI) Rest In Peace Jeff!   It looks like there is a band opening, there was … Continue reading

July 23rd Blog (Skywarn, Jeff Celebration Of Life, Shout Out To My Cousin)

    We recently had some storms roll through the area over the last few days.  I was the Skywarn Net Control on Friday night. We didn’t get much here, but to our north and south they got hit pretty … Continue reading

R.I.P. Jeffery Mulrooney N9IMI, I Will Miss You ALOT!

So I am going to open up a bit in this blog. My heart aches as I type this up.  Please bear with me as I am crying as I type this up, but this will be a deep and … Continue reading

2017 Ham Radio Field Day

I went to the ARES ham radio field day over the weekend.  I had fun kicking it and working some stations. I mainly kicked back and relaxed and socialized.  It rained a few times. I swear it rains every field … Continue reading

June 22nd 2017 Blog: The Mist TV Mini Series, Rockford MUFON Meeting, Ham Radio Field Day, Possible Severe Weather Overnight, Etc…

I watched this show called “The Mist”  it is a new mini series on Spike channel (Channel 32 on comcast) it started tonight. Appears to be on Thursday nights.  Based off the Stephen King book.  I thought it was going … Continue reading

Long Blog About Field Day, Longest Day Of The Year, Drone Video, Ham Radio,

I am laying here in bed at 3:15 am and figured I would blog a bit. I think this might be a longer one, so heads up. I will probably bounce from topic to topic and be random, so do … Continue reading

Rickie Traeger Official Website

Welcome To My Personal Website My site is just that, my personal space. You will get to know me and read my blogs. I am a very open person that doesn’t hold back. I am a firm believer and using … Continue reading

Fridays Blog About Website Redesign And This Weekends Weather

    We are supposed to get some storms this weekend with a lot of rain.   It will be nice to get some storms 🙂    I am hoping to do some lightning photography.   Well that is the … Continue reading

R.I.P. W9GD, Nascar, Stars & Universe, Todays Generalized Blog

I am using this voice to text Dragon software so I apologize ahead of time if there are any errors below. I purchased this Dragon software so I can just talk and do my blogs while I multitask and do … Continue reading

Two More States Checked Off For My Work All States Award On Ham Radio!

    Not too much going on here. I been playing on HF radio a bit. Checked into the OMISS net and made my Alaska/North Pole contact (WL7X) I been needing for my Work All States award!  I thought for … Continue reading

My Ham Radio Contacts For Saturday And Winter Field Day

I played a bit up on HF radio Saturday.  Band conditions been poor lately, so its been like a month since I made my last contact.  Saturday I made a few contacts.  The first one was a National Parks On … Continue reading

Skywarn Recognition Day, Ham Radio, And First Snowfall!

  I was hoping to work a few Skywarn stations on the ham radio.  But the conditions just were not in my favor.  A lot of noise.  I was not even able to work not even one Skywarn station.  Oh … Continue reading

Quick blog For October 14th 2016

      Kicking back for a few and thought I would toss out another blog. I just found out a friend I grew up with passed away last night.  May you R.I.P. Angela Mausehund.   You are definitely a great … Continue reading

Taking a break to blog for a minute

I installed google earth.  I seen many things online about it and looked pretty cool.  So I been playing around with it. Their server to update images are sloooooooow.  But still fun to play with. Google on the web is … Continue reading