Rickie Traeger Blog: President Trump Sending Us Back To The Moon, Trailer Park Boys, Tattoo, Vacation, Etc….





I just straight up binged watched The Trailer Park Boys, LOL.   Oh man I love that show.   I won’t say much because I don’t want to spoil it for others. But if you have not watched The Trailer Park Boys, yet. You are missing out!

We finally got snow that stuck around for awhile now.  I was going to try building a snowman, but the snow is not packing. Guess we will have to wait until another snowfall to do it.  The temps really dropped. Talk about cold, brrrr.  Yes, I can hear you know saying we live in the Midwest and we are supposed to be used to it.  You may be used to it, but I am not. I like my warm weather 🙂

Awhile back ago, I got a tattoo. Yes, I have many. But the one on my right arm is not finished. The guy who was supposed to finish it, never did.  So now I am going to go on the hunt to see if someone will finish it.  If you know of a good tattoo artist, let me know.   I like BEAR, but I have no idea where he is these days.  If you know someone who is a tattoo artist, that does sleeves, let me know.

I been looking online for places to go for a vacation.  I so need one.  It be nice to get outta dodge for awhile and kick back and relax and not work all the time.  I didn’t sleep for awhile cuz I was working alot.  I ended up getting 4 hours in last night, so I am kinda good to go for awhile today.

Places I want to go to a vacation at. You might laugh at a few, but I am serious when I say these 😛    Roswell, the #1 place for UFO’s,  not real UFO’s just the history.  I think that be a badazz place to visit. Because I am into the paranormal and it be cool to check out.   I am almost finished reading Witness To Roswell.  An awesome and informative book!   The other place I want to go to is a warm beach.  OMG what I would give right now to be on a warm beach!!!

I am watching a thing about Voyager.  Pretty interesting to see what it has done and saw. So advanced for its age.  Speaking of, I love the NASA website.  Many cool photos and videos on there.  I like watching the NASA TV and the launches.

OH GREAT NEWS,  President Trump told NASA to go back to the moon!  It will be a few years, but man o man that is going to be an awesome day when that happens again!  They said 2022 it will happen, so its a few years away.  But heck, I am sooooooo looking forward to that day!   I am super excited he is focused on the space program again!

I am not to political on here, but I am liking President Trump a lot!  I think he has done a lot of great things since he was taken office. I think he does it his way and that is making America great again.  Yes, there is stuff I do not agree on, but realistically he is doing a lot of great things for us Americans. Especially with all the BS he goes through daily.  Our economy has bounced back, stocks rose, public relations have risen, etc…  He does it his way and that is straight forward and not the “normal rules”  And that is what America needed.

Some Rockford Scanner news: I want to personally tell everyone who sent in their snow photos and videos, Thank You!  I am going through them all here shortly and will have them posted later on today.  Many great photos!  Keep up the great work!

Also, Sad to see people out there robbing others! As you know I hate liars and thieves!  I hope one day they try that crap on me.  Hard working people earning there stuff, probably living paycheck to paycheck are robbed by low life scums trying to get something for free.  Yesterday someone knocked on a door, then beat and tied them up and robbed them on Charles st, then later on a good Samaritan gave someone a ride that ended up being a setup  for a robbery.  I do now wish ill on anyone, but I sure hope I work the story of good guy wins!

Todays National Holidays:

December 12

  • National Ambrosia Day
  • National Ding-a-Ling Day
  • Gingerbread House Day
  • Poinsettia Day
  • Chanukah Begins – Changes Annually

I will end this by posting this historic photo of President Trump signing the thing for NASA to send us back to the moon 🙂

Representatives of Congress and the National Space Council joined President Donald J. Trump, Apollo astronaut Jack Schmitt and current NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, for the president’s signing of Space Policy Directive 1, a change in national space policy that provides for a U.S.-led, integrated program with private sector partners for a human return to the Moon, followed by missions to Mars and beyond. Credits: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani

 

 





 

Rickie Traeger Blog: Taking The Day Off, Another Certification, Net Control, UFC 3, Etc…





Tuesday December 5th 2017 Blog

I think I am going to take today off. Take a day off and kick back and get some stuff done. So do not expect much Rockford Scanner stuff today. I will resume on Wednesday.  Thanks for understanding.

It has been super windy outside the last 24 hours. Also the temps are dropping as well. Highs in the 20-30’s, yes the highs!   I guess winter is now officially here. At least I was able to get out and enjoy the warmer days while it lasted.

I will probably play on some HF today.  I doubt I will hear any special stations or dx, considering it is Tuesday.  But hey, ya never know!

I want to send a special shout out to everyone who has assisted me with Rockford Scanner. I can not say thank you enough!  Much appreciated!

I downloaded the UFC 3 beta game.  I was hoping that it would be different that UFC 2.  I own UFC 2, and playing the beta is pretty much the same. So I highly doubt I will buy UFC 3 when it comes out.

I am going to be the net control net opfor ARES next Thursday, so be sure to check in!  I always look forward to being the net op. Always fun! Won’t be long before we are doing the Skywarn nets also!

I will make another blog later today on the scenes I worked recently. So be sure to check back later on to read up on that.

I ended up getting another certification recently.  I always say, you can never learn too much.  As the saying goes “You can strip a man of his belonging, but you can never strip a man of his knowledge”


December 5

 

 





 

Rickie Traeger Blog: Tonight’s Supermoon, Skywarn Training, Walking Dead Tonight, Rock Music!





 

Supermoon

December 3rd 2017 Blog 

Today is Sunday December 3rd 2017 and guess what that means?!?  Yup, Supermoon!  Tonight is the supermoon.  I am excited.  Now if only the weather will hold off so we can all watch it! According to the weather man, it is supposed to be partly cloudy which is good!  Last night we missed the ISS sighting, but hey we can see the Supermoon tonight!  Well let’s keep our fingers crossed! LOL   I plan on taking photos of it.

Share your photos with me at RockfordScanner@Gmail.com

I will be posting your photos on Rockford Scanner!

Read about the supermoon at http://rockfordscanner.com/2017/12/rockford-scanner-tonight-is-the-supermoon-send-us-your-supermoon-photos/


Walking Dead is on tonight!  Super excited about that also.  Sad that there is only 2 episodes left before the mid-season finale.  But it looks like it is going to be a good episode.  As you know I watch that show religiously!  So I cannot wait to watch it tonight!


I am currently chilling to Music Choice ROCK music station.  It is nice to hear some new rock music.  I really am bummed that the WXRX plays the older rock. Don’t get me wrong, the older music is good and what I grew up on, but I want NEW rock music.  The WXRX 104.9 is definitely not like what it used to be, that is for sure. It sucks these days. It be much better if they went back to their roots and played NEW ROCK MUSIC!  I don’t get to listen to music much these days. But when I do it is my “getaway” and I want to listen to the new stuff and see what’s out there these days.


I retook a refresher course in storm chasing. Not like I needed it. But I always like to keep up to date on things.  Heck I been storm chasing and spotting for numerous years and the course was a breeze.  But the reason why I am bringing it up, is because many people out there want to become storm spotters.  And I wanted to share the info with you.

It is always best to become a spotter, before a chaser!

Go here ~ https://www.meted.ucar.edu

Signup, its free.  Then search for Skywarn.

Enjoy!





 

Rickie Traeger Blog: Ham Radio & Storm Spotter Recognition Day, ISS Passover, Sunset Photo





  December 2nd 2017 Blog 

Not a whole lot to add to today’s blog.

I was looking forward to watching the ISS pass overhead earlier tonight around 5 PM, well once again Mother Nature did not cooperate!  It was cloudy 🙁    So we did not get to see it.

Speaking of though, OMG the sunset was beautiful again tonight!  

I was able to work the Pearl Harbor memorial station on HF earlier today. I was looking forward to hearing and working them, and I was able too. Sounds like they were having some technical difficulties though.

Also I worked several NWS stations today for the Storm Spotter Recognition Day. That was super awesome as well!  I look forward to that every year.

My logging software for some reason has stopped uploading my logbook to my server. But as I was typing this, I had an idea and I was able to get it to work again!  Some reason it had stopped working and did not upload to my server. But I just had an idea and it is now back to normal again.  I was able to fix it.

Here is my HF Logbook ~CLICK HERE

My Ham Radio Page ~ CLICK HERE 






 

Rickie Traeger Blog: Rockford Scanner Website Maintenance, Hoping For Snow, Etc…





November 28th

National French Toast Day
National Day of Giving – #GivingTuesday – Tuesday following Thanksgiving


Well I hoped everyone was able to get out and enjoy the weather recently. It is about to get cold according to the weatherman.  I personally hope it snows, and I know many are probably hating me now for saying that, LOL


I plan on  redesigning some of the Rockford Scanner website later on tonight. When the slow time hits, prob overnight sometime.  I am going to work on the menu at the top, and make it more of a drop down option for it. It will make it look better, be faster load times. I personally do not believe it will be user friendly, but many think it will. So I will do it.  I should hope to have that done later on tonight sometime, more than likely overnight sometime.

I did change out the font size and made things bigger on there as well.  People were asking if I could do that. I made it 4 points bigger.  I am awaiting to hear feedback on it, to see if it should go any bigger.

I also redesigned the “Listen to the police scanner” page. 

Be sure to check that out and bookmark that page! 

Listen to the police scanner live on our website.  Check it out!

Also I will be doing routine maintenance on the website tonight as well.  


The van battery died last night, so I had to change that out today.  Talk about a headache!  The engine compartment is small, so it was a pain to work in.  But when it is all said and done, everything is back to normal. I should go knock on some wood now, lol.


 





 

Rickie Traeger Blog: People Reporting A Loud Boom In Rockford





Sunday November 26th 2017


LARGE BOOMS: I been getting a lot of reports  recently within the last few hours of a very large boom  being heard in the area. Approx. 2 am.  I thought maybe someone was lighting off big fireworks.  But come to find out it might be more than that.

These large boom noises have been going on nationwide recently.  There are several theories to what they might be, but nothing is set in stone.

Note: I haven’t heard them myself.

My opinion, I believe it might be related to thishttp://rockfordscanner.com/2017/11/highest-intensity-neutrino-beam-on-the-planet-literally-under-our-feet/

 

Experts Say The Possible Explanations: 

  • The Leonid meteor shower is going on right now and it is possible they are exploding in the skies above as they come in.
  • An aircraft is creating a sonic boom.
  • Large fireworks.  Can probably eliminate this one from the most recent one, because it shook houses on all sides of Rockford.  At the same time.
  • Earthquake. I looked and there no large earthquakes around that time frame, or any that are even close to our area.

You can read up on these at the following: 


 

Researching the topic of the loud boom,  I came across thishttp://strangesounds.org/2017/11/lake-nyos-murdered-1746-people-overnight.html  

That is sad and weird at the same time.  I have never heard of anything like that ever happening, ever!  Strange in deed!!!


Note: Officials don’t know what it was.  And these explanations are from experts on recent loud boom experiences in the USA. No one actually knows what it is, just theories and opinions.


November 26th

  • National Cake Day

  • National Cookie Day





 

Rickie Traeger Blog: Stroll On State, Thief Caught On Camera, Weekend, ADB-S





Saturday November 25th 2017 Blog

Good morning everyone!  I hope everyone had a safe Black Friday!

I went out to try to get some deals, that didn’t happen, LOL.   Did see a lot of people and fans. It was a pleasure meeting everyone yesterday.   I went out early afternoon. There was no way I was going to stand in those long lines, lol.  Probably why I didn’t get any deals.

I learned awhile back ago,  that stores advertise a product for Black Friday.  But they only have 1 or 2 actually in stock.  That way it draws people in to buy other things. And in reality they have 1 or 2 in stock, so they can legally say they had it in stock. And while all those people standing in those loooong lines, get screwed.  So there is no way in heck, I am ever standing in a line again, knowing what practices retail stores do these days.  

OMG, Yesterday was beautiful outside!  I did get to enjoy the weather a bit.  I know it is not going to last long. So enjoy it while it is here. Winter is nipping at our toes!  Hard to believe Christmas is a month away.  I always look at things in a positive note.  That is it is not long before New Years and then a few more months till spring!


Rockford Scanner Stuff:  

A Rockford Scanner fan sent me this video of a thief. This idiot decided to steal a package from their mailbox! Near Rockford Memorial Hospital

One thing I hate in life are Liars and Thieves. 

I guess this dude don’t realize he just committed a FEDERAL offense, so when he gets caught its full jail time. Messing with a mailbox or contents is a federal offense.  So when he is caught, is going to have to serve his full term.

If you know who this idiot is, call the RPD.  

Tonight is the “Stroll On State”  

I will not be attending this year, sorry.

So be sure to send your videos and photos to RockfordScanner@Gmail.com 

Information on it at https://www.gorockford.com/stroll-on-state/  2-9 P.M

Events and times: https://www.gorockford.com/stroll-on-state/events-attractions/

 


November 25th

  • National Parfait Day

  • Blase´Day

  • Shopping Reminder Day

  • Small Business Saturday – Saturday After Thanksgiving


On a last note, I hope everyone has a safe weekend!  I am going to be adding content to my website here, and trying to figure out how I can add my ADB-S to my website. If anyone knows how, let me know!  I think it be a great feature to add to my website.






 

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I am currently in the process of redesigning my website and am open to feedback.  I decided to start from scratch and deleted all my previous posts and pages and everything else. 

Sometimes the best things in life, is starting over!  


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