Rickie Traeger Blog: Just A Quick 2 AM Blog. Rundown On My Day





So I figured I would blog a bit. I was trying to get some sleep tonight, but that is not happening. It is 2 am, and I am sitting here listening to Coast to Coast AM. One of my favorite radio shows I listen too almost religiously.

My brother and good friend were both in the ER earlier tonight.  I won’t go into details for privacy reasons. But I hope and pray they have a speedy recovery.  They were not related, different reasons.  If you pray, please pray for their recoveries.

Last night I went to Walmart.  I spun my vehicle once while turning a corner.  I was going slow as heck, so to put a long story short. It was slippery as heck out. There was ice under the snow!  I made a post about how slippery it was, and some people were saying go slow and you will be fine.  Um yeah, guess those people weren’t out driving in it!  Even going slow, it was slippery out.  Heck shortly after I posted that, there was an auto accident on Forest Hills,  and police shut down Forest Hills from Harlem to 173 because they said the road was a mess and also because of the accident. So to those people being keyboard warriors, the police were even saying how poor the roads were.

I was able to work some HF earlier today.  Band was poor though.   I was hoping to work this one specific special event station. I tried all day long and was not able to make the contact. Kinda bummed about that, but hey what can ya do.  I did work a few stations though. You can check out my logbook at CLICK HERE

2017/12/09 21:56 40 SSB CF3SZ 7.17800 Canada
2017/12/09 21:20 20 SSB KG4GAD 14.34000 USA FL

 

The KG4GAD was a nice ragchew with a guy down in Sanford, FL.  He was coming in strong. 5-9+, So I popped on and said hi. He was talking about how he could sit in his yard and see the peoples faces in the airplanes above him. That was how close he was to their airport. And also how warm it was down there. I was kinda jealous, lol.

The CF3SZ  I was hearing pretty strong as well. I heard him in the past but I wasn’t able to make that contact in the past. But earlier today I was able to finally make the contact. It was a quick exchange, typical HF stuff.  But he was a good 5-7 on my end.  It took me a few tries to contact him. He was working a special event of 90 years for his local club.  I thought to myself, 90 years in ham radio is a looong time. But cool to hear 🙂

Alright I am going to pop off here now.  Nite everyone

 

 

 





 

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