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Rickie Traeger: Sunday May 17th Blog




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Hopefully everyone has had a safe and wonderful weekend!  

Not to much going on over my way.  I got my fishing license the other day. 🙂

Went fishing I think on Friday for a few.  Was hoping to go more this weekend, but it has been raining.
Supposed to rain for a few more days then warm up to almost mid to upper 80’s. I will believe when I see it, LOL.

I sure hope it does, be some good fishing 🙂

We went to the following location (photo above)  It was very beautiful there. Trees were blooming, sun was setting. Scenery was just gorgeous!

Saw some turkey, birds, a beaver dam, etc…

 








Rickie Traeger: Friday May 15th 2020 Blog




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Good morning everyone.   It is now officially Friday!   Friday Night Fun Net is tonight 🙂  146.610 or 147.195

I am kicking back and I am watching the original Ghostbusters movie.

It is good to finally see warmer temps!

I cleaned out my tarantula cage earlier today. She now has 3 dozen crickets. So she is going to be well fed. I like to keep her well fed so she is not aggressive.  She is very skittish, but usually when shes well fed she does not move much.  She has made a new web in the terrarium. Up in the front left of the cage.  It took her awhile before she built another web. But when she did, she put it up fast.  I been tossing around the idea of selling her. There are a few people that are interested in buying her. But I don’t know if I can part with her, lol  I should post an updated photo of her soon, so you  can see how much she has grown!

Hope everyone has a safe and wonderful weekend!

 








Rickie Traeger: A Lot of United Airline Aircraft At The Rockford Airport (KRFD) (RFD)




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Recently several United Airline aircraft have been flying into the Rockford Airport (KRFD)  and staying.  

I was told they are here to be parked, since things are slow, since the Covid-19 pandemic.  And while they are here, they are being maintained at the AAR.

I went out by the airport earlier today, and saw EMBRAER EMB-550 Legacy 500 geting ready to take off on runway 1/19.  And the saw all the United Airline aircraft parked on the AAR ramp. And I also noticed they had runway 7/25 closed down. I did not see why. I just saw the X on the runway and several workers out on the field. If you get the chance, go out there and check it out. Probably a once in a lifetime thing.  🙂








Rickie Traeger: Cooler And Starlink-3




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Wow what a difference in temps in the last 24 hours.  Was beautiful out there yesterday, mid 70’s I think it was. Today, windy and way cooler. I think around 50 today.  Now with that being said, sure beats winter time!  I went and mowed the yard and got that done.  Did some activities with the family. And watched the Starlink-3 overhead last night. So that was really cool to see!  I heard there is a meteor shower from Haley’s Comet ongoing and will be peaking either tonight or tomm.  While out watching the Starlink-3 last night, I thought I saw a meteor to my North. But it was pretty quick, so I cant say 100% and say it was. But I am pretty confident (95%) it was.  Alright I am going to pop off here. Everyone please stay at home (I think its to the 31st now) and stay safe!

 








Rickie Traeger: FT-450D Dial/Faceplate Issue & Warmer Weather




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Good morning everyone!  Hopefully everyone was able to go outside and enjoy some nice weather yesterday!  NWS said it got to 73 degrees.  I don’t know itif it actually got that high or not. It definitely felt nice though!  I was thinking it was lower 60’s, because it wasnt to hot or too cold.  Either way, it was pretty darn nice outside overall. Then some storms rolled through. I forgot to do some time lapse, grrrrrr.   This morning it is still raining out.  

I went and checked out my antennas and stuff while I was outside.  My coax is getting weather torn on my HF.  Soooooo I don’t know how much longer I have before I will have to replace it.  Speaking of ham radio. My FT-450D had an issue. When I go to turn the freq dial, it would skip around. So I asked some local hams if they had any ideas on how to fix it. They said take the faceplate off and tighten the dial down. Because it probably gotten loose.  Sooooooooooooooooo………….   I took the radio apart, then got to the faceplate and holy cow talk about frustrating! There was a tiny tiny tiny screw on the dial. I am talking probably the smallest screw ever I swear.  They had hidden it under the rubber of the dial. SMFH…..   So I finally get it off, thanks to William for lending me the tool to do it.  But guess what, lol.   Yeah, more issues!   So, I set it off to the side for a bit, so I can take a breather and try to evaluate the situation.    This FT-450D is all taken apart right now. It is a good radio overall, but holy cow a pain to work on!!!   I am to the point of probably just selling it off, instead of messing with it.  I dunno yet.  I am on the fence cuz it is a good radio. But very frustrating to mess with, lol.

 

 








Rickie Traeger: Where To By A Bandana Or Masks?




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Where To By A Bandana Or Masks?

Many people have asked me where can you buy a bandana or a mask locally?

Sounds like no one has either in stock at all, anywhere.

They are going to make everyone wear them, but how can you wear one if you can’t buy one?

So I am going to pose the question and hope that someone can provide an answer.

Where To By A Bandana Or Masks?

 








Rickie Traeger: Wednesday, April 22 Blog




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Good morning it is 4 AM on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. I thought it would make a quick blog and say hi to everybody.

I want to send a Happy birthday shout out to HEATHER EKSTROM! 

 

I went out a little bit ago to watch the meteor shower and unfortunately just like any other awesome event in the skies, it was cloudy. Go figure, anytime there is anything good in the skies such as eclipses and meteor showers it is always cloudy here. It is been a very long time since I’ve seen a meteor shower. I was looking forward to watching this one but apparently is not going to happen.

I reinstalled the Dragon software and it is getting use  to my voice so I apologize for any errors.

I’m going to pop off here shortly And play some IRacing. I hope everybody has a safe and wonderful Wednesday!

 








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