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New Kids On The Block – House Party




As many of you know I love  New Kids On the Block.  Huge fan of theirs for years.  I caught lots of heck from friends. But hey, oh well. I like the them!  I was browsing Youtube and saw they came out with a new song!  If you grew up in the 90’s you will recognize many people in the video.  🙂

 








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: Tuesday, April 21 blog




Good morning everybody.

I reinstalled the Dragon software, so bear with me if there are any grammar errors.

I want to sit there and say thank you to everyone who sent their prayers and positive vibes to my grandma. She is out of the hospital and doing well. I can’t sit there and say thank you enough for everyone who sent their prayers and positive vibes.

My FT – 450 D has an issue. When I go to turn the frequency dial, the frequency skips around or does not move at all when I twist the dial. The dial twist fine, so I’m confident that it is an electronic issue. A few people told me to open it up and see if the screws are loose. So I think after I get done writing this I will now open it up and see. Wish me luck!

Speaking of HF, band conditions have been all over the place lately. At times it’s almost all quieting an earlier today it was S9 plus. I haven’t made any contacts on HF in a while. I was trying to over the weekend but I didn’t have any luck. So hopefully band conditions improve and I can sit there and talk and HF.

Again I apologize for any grammar or typo errors. I just reinstalled the Dragon software and is trying to get used to my voice for the accuracy. I can clearly see that it is doing pretty good overall but there are some errors. I would go back and correct them but I will leave them as is. I know a few people out there are grammar Nazis so I will keep it up just for them, LOL.

Going tto pop off here I just wanted to make a quick blog and say thank you to everybody

 








Rickie Traeger: Keep My Grandma In Your Thoughts And Prayers.




Hope everyone is having a good week!  

Please keep my grandma in your thoughts and prayers. She had to go to the ER by ambulance yesterday.  With the pandemic going on, no one is allowed in the hospital right now. So we are unable to see her, or know what exactly is going on. So it is in God’s hands right now and we hope and we pray that she will be OK and have a speedy recovery.  Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

Been a crazy week overall, lol.  From warmth to snow and ice all in just a few days!

We been self quarantining, so I haven’t been out much at all.

Someone asked why I been posting survival stuff.  To put a long story short, a person can never have enough knowledge. And quite frankly right now is one of the best times that people should be studying and learning survival stuff. We are going through a worldwide pandemic right now. And the economy has dropped and many are struggling to survive.  So, what better time to inform people, than now.

 

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Rickie Traeger: April 1st Blog




I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful April 1st! 

As many of you know I enjoy listening to a lot of talk shows these days. Coast to Coast AM, Fade to Black, Etc…  Well they brought up an interesting point. And I figured I would put it in my blog.  This is one of their opinions and in a way I kinda share it. Hence why I am posting about it.

We have been pretty much on lock down for awhile now. They said the pollution levels have declined a lot on Earth since this shelter in place has taken effect. Which is a darn good thing!  I am beyond glad the pollution levels have dropped a lot! But then they brought up a theory.

What if Earth has adapted to all the pollution and gasses and other things?  And now that the pollution levels are dropping, could that effect how Earth and its climate changes or improves or worsens?  What if this happens to bring on the next ice age?  Yes, that was a far fetched idea they tossed out there. But we can not rule out that possibility. Because Earth has not had this happen. So what could this mean for Earth and other things?

In all honesty I hope that it improves Earth and our climate and atmosphere.  Less pollution means more fresh air. Cleaner waters. And just a healthy Earth overall. I hope scientists are really studying how Earth is going through these times, and seeing what it does and does not do.  Maybe we can learn something good, out of a bad situation.

I just wanted to post about their opinions because I was thinking about it.  How will the Earth adapt to these changes?  That is a good question that we should all be observing!

I have reinstalled Bionic for Seti@Home. But they shut down their servers a few hours before I reinstalled it.  If I had known that, I would of waited to reinstall it lol. But now it has some more options on there besides the Seti@Home. So i chose some other options to run on it. All astronomy stuff 🙂   If they can use my PC power to help learn things in the universe, then more power to them. I have gladly helped for almost 2 decades now, and will continue to do so for many more decades to go!

Stay safe everyone 🙂