Dick Gregory on Malcolm X’s assassination ~ “One who has a voice and speaks the truth becomes a target of many. And it is sad to see, but it is the true reality. “

Dick Gregory on Malcolm X’s assassination

Must Watch, Very Powerful and TRUE!

One who has a voice and speaks the truth becomes a target of many.  And it is sad to see, but it is the true reality. ” 

Quick blog


I been working on my websites tonight.  been doing some long overdue maintenance and adding content. I figured i would take a break and blog for a few minutes.  I been slacking on website stuff and figured it was best to get it done. I still have a ton to do so it isn’t like I am going to get it all done tonight. But I hope to at least make a dent.

I want to send out my condolences to Tim and his family.  Please pray for them. I will not go into details, for privacy reasons. But just keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers right now.

I am looking forward to the warm weather tomm.  but there is supposed to be 30-40 mph steady winds with gusts up to 60 mph.  So I think that will defeat the whole “warmth” thing. I hear the wind outside kicking as we speak. I wonder how the aircraft are landing out at the airport? If they are coming straight in or cross winds?  I know they been working on the runways recently, so they may not have a choice. I was out there recently and they are building those buildings fast! That is good to see, because the quicker they go up the quicker the bigger planes come 😛

Well i am going to pop off the blog here and get back to doing some website stuff.

Traeger Coat of Arms / Traeger Family Crest



Traeger Coat of Arms / Traeger Family Crest

MOTTO: To Preserve A Steady Mind

This surname of TRAEGER was a German and Ashkenazic Jewish occupational name for someone who carried a load, a pedlar or porter. The name was originally derived from the German word TRAGER (to carry). The name has numerous variant spellings which include DRAGHI, TREGER, TRAGE, TREGERMAN, DRAGER and DREGER.

Many of the modern family names throughout Europe reflect the profession or occupation of their forbears in the Middle Ages and derive from the position held by their ancestors in the village, noble household or religious community in which they lived and worked. The addition of their profession to their birth name made it easier to identify individual tradesmen and craftsmen. As generations passed and families moved around, so the original identifying names developed into the corrupted but simpler versions that we recognize today.

A notable member of this name was GIOVANNI BATTISTA DRAGHI, (l7th century) Italian musician at the court of King Charles II in London. He wrote instrumental interludes for Shadwell’s PSYCHE (l674) and was organist to Queen Catherine of Braganza (l677). He took part in the celebrated organ-building competition between Renatus Harris and Bernard Smith (l674). The first hereditary surnames on German soil are found in the second half of the 12th century, slightly later than in England and France. However, it was not until the 16th century that they became stabilized.

The practice of adopting hereditary surnames began in the southern areas of Germany, and gradually spread northwards during the Middle Ages. Because of the close relationship between the English and German languages, some Germans are able to transform their names to the English form just by dropping a single letter. Many Germans have re-spelt their names in America. After the start of the first World War, Germans in great numbers Anglicized their names in an effort to remove all doubt as to their patriotism.

Afterwards some changed back, and then during World War II the problem became acute once more, and the changing started all over again, although not with as much intensity. Many immigrants from Germany settled in Pennsylvania

Credit: 4crests.com

My best HF contact yet



Last night I was messing around on my HF radio approximately two or 3 o’clock in the morning and I was able to get one of my best contacts yet. I was able to contact Michael Lopez the astronaut who spent 215 days and outer space. Needless to say I am very very very happy!

Updated blog

I been on the radio a bit lately.  I was able to work the FBI on 20 meters. That was pretty fun.  Their call sign was K3FBI.  I was searching the band and came across them calling out their call sign. I was like wow thats a pretty interesting call sign. Sure enough it was the FBI Amateur Radio.  I was able to break the pile up on my 2nd try.  Then listened to them for awhile afterwards. Pretty cool listening to them.

I had 19 check ins last night.  It went pretty good.  A lot of great people!   THANK YOU

I am currently listening to Coast to Coast AM.   They are talking about the “Weird hum” phenomenon. There was a caller that made a good point. He asked if it could be caused from the very large underground tunnel machinery.  I never thought of that theory until he said it. And now I am kind of leaning towards that. I was thinking it was probably the military with the communications with deep sea submarines.  Which I still believe.  But now I am kind of wondering if it is the machinery too.  Maybe one day they will find the cause of that.

I am about to watch the launch of the Delta IV rocket on the internet in a few hours.  As many of you know, I love space, NASA, astronomy, etc…  I am glad the internet we are able to watch live launches.   Very neat and educational things. NASA is awesome.

Speaking of space,  that dictator from N Korea is nuts.  He launched a rocket into space and lost control of it. So now there is a rocket tumbling who knows where in space!  hopefully it will not knock out things in space.  SMH………..

I am excited about this weekend!   NASCAR, WALKING DEAD, Valentines Day! 




You know what is funny.   People watching tv and see commercials and do not complain.  People listening to the radio and here commercials and do not complain.   People on the internet visiting sites, and see ads all over and do not complain.  But yet as soon as they go to Rockford Scanner and see a few ads, it is like the end of the world……..

Click blog for today

Just a quick blog keep everyone up to date. Not a whole lot is changed since the last time I blogged. Been enjoying the nice warm winter weather. They’re talking about a winter storm coming approximately Tuesday of next week. That is actually on groundhogs day be too much longer before spring time thank God.

That was sick for a bit with the flu or something like that. Then everybody else around me got it. So that was not a pleasant experience. Everyone around me is starting to feel better now. But it sucked there for a while.

I reset my phone and in doing so I lost all my contacts. I thought I had saved my contacts but come to find out it must not have worked. So now all my contacts are gone. So when people contact me I always have to ask who it is, LOL.

Quick Blog

I been battling the flu.  Been down and out for a bit now. I do know one thing, the flu sucks.

I want to send out a shout out to Justin.    A robber tried to rob Justin.  Justin was sliced during the event.  But Justin was able to kick the robber’s butt and stab the robbery and break the robber’s arm.   Glad you are ok and hope you have a speedy recovery.  Glad you kicked the robber’s butt.

I am now finally catching up on Chicago Fire.  And I am at season 6 on Supernatural.  And still on season 2 for American Horror Story.

I am SOOOOOO EXCITED about the X-Files starting up in a few days!!!

First Official Ham Radio Contest


I worked my first official contest today. I got a total of 12 contacts. A total score of 120.  I was able to hit the Cayman Islands.  I was trying to find the balloon rally in AZ.  They were working this weekend. I am hoping to get them tomm.  I love working special stations. That would be awesome for that one, because I love hot air balloons!!!   Below is a list of my NAQP log.   I had a lot of fun doing it 🙂


CREATED-BY: N3FJP’s NAQP Contest Log 3.9

QSO: 14000 PH 2016-01-16 1807  K4HA Pat VA
QSO: 14000 PH 2016-01-16 1822  KC0W Tom ND
QSO: 21000 PH 2016-01-16 1832  ZF2PG Pete ZF2
QSO: 21000 PH 2016-01-16 1835 N2IC Steve NM
QSO: 21000 PH 2016-01-16 1857  NY7N Andy AZ
QSO: 28000 PH 2016-01-16 1858  N6ZFO Bill CA
QSO: 28000 PH 2016-01-16 1906  W6NL Dave CA
QSO: 14000 PH 2016-01-16 1917  W7RQ Bob UT
QSO: 14000 PH 2016-01-16 2011  NX6T Pat CA
QSO: 14000 PH 2016-01-16 2036  NE1C Puablo MA
QSO: 14000 PH 2016-01-16 2044  W1CTN Jerry CT
QSO: 14000 PH 2016-01-16 2110  N1IXF Rich CT

Emergency Communications, Ham Radio Operator Flipped His Vehicle In Colorado

I am currently listening to a live emergency communications on HF.  3.916

A ham radio operator near Colorado Springs has flipped his vehicle and is trapped in a ravine off highway 24.  Several emergency personnel were dispatched to the area and are currently searching for him.

They are doing a good job on the emergency communications.

His name is Mike.   From the sounds of it he broke in the net on 3.916 with the emergency comms.  and now everyone is trying to help him. They are dispatching a ton of resources to help locate him.  They are only getting mic clicks out of him now.  Last communication at the time of writing this was approx 11:38 pm (CDT)

I am recording the audio, but the band conditions are poor.

Hoping they find this guy soon!

Update: They heard 2 clicks from him approx 12:02 AM (CDT)    they are trying to communicate with him via voice but they are using mic clicks to communicate.  They still have yet to find him. This is still developing!