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Rickie Traeger: July 31st Blog: Got To Meet JB ONeill, Hiking, Ham Radio………………..

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1962 Volkswagon Bus Scale 1/32

 

Good morning everyone! 

Hopefully everyone is still staying safe and healthy!

My daughter and I went on a hike out at the park the other day.

She found a 1962 Volkswagon Bus scale 1/32 near the creek.    Looked like it had been in the creek for years.  She brought it home and I cleaned it up some.  I took this photo of it.  Pretty good photo, for being a cell phone photo.

We hiked a few trails for a bit.  I had to take a photo of this landscape. It reminded me of the movie “IT” with Pennywise.

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Rock Cut State Park

We went over by the dam area of the park.  While we were there we got to meet and watch some professional wakeboarders.  JB ONeill and some of his friends were in town doing a film and promo.  https://www.youtube.com/user/jboneill They were actually filming when we went down to meet them.  They were very friendly.  They explained they were in town doing a promo and filming.  I took a video of them wakeboarding down the dam.    It was pretty cool to watch them!  My daughter and I enjoyed watching them wakeboard, and was cool seeing them wakeboard down the dam. Did I also mention they were using a drone to film 🙂   I asked them how deep the water was there, they said they could touch the bottom.  I had always thought it was way deeper than that.

I was able to get my 2 meter ham radio back on the air yesterday. I am back on the air again! 🙂

I haven’t checked the SWR on it yet, so I am not going to be on it much until I get the SWR checked on my antenna.  But I am back on the air, thats is the main thing.  It will probably be awhile before I get back on HF though 🙁    But hey, at least I am back on 2m 🙂








Rickie Traeger: Happy Thursday everyone! 




Happy Thursday everyone! 

I was able to change the RS website over to the new server. Overall it went well. Better than expected. As expected a few hiccups, but that is expected.  Some are having issues with the DNS propagation. But that is expected as well. That is out of my control. Just a waiting game.

I have updated the FOIA page on the Rockford Scanner website. Still have more to add. But I been waiting for this new server, so I could update the FOIA page. So be sure to check the FOIA page out 🙂

Was hoping to get a quad flight in tonight, and do the sunset. But I missed it. I hate how fast the sun goes down these days, LOL. Why does it have to get dark so early now???  Where is that “Spring forward” at? Oh yeah, months away 🙁   But back on topic, I will have to do my flight tomm.   Speaking of, I was driving down the road yesterday and saw someone flying theirs. I didn’t see the quad, but saw he had the remote in his hand. I wanted to stop and talk to him but I was in the middle of driving down the road in heavy traffic, so I wasn’t able to pull over, lol.  But it was cool to see someone flying theirs!