2017 Ham Radio Field Day

I went to the ARES ham radio field day over the weekend.  I had fun kicking it and working some stations. I mainly kicked back and relaxed and socialized.  It rained a few times. I swear it rains every field … Continue reading

June 22nd 2017 Blog: The Mist TV Mini Series, Rockford MUFON Meeting, Ham Radio Field Day, Possible Severe Weather Overnight, Etc…

I watched this show called “The Mist”  it is a new mini series on Spike channel (Channel 32 on comcast) it started tonight. Appears to be on Thursday nights.  Based off the Stephen King book.  I thought it was going … Continue reading

BEAUTIFUL SUNSET VIDEO: Real Time Sunset Video Over Rockford Illinois June 20th 2017

  I finally was able to do one of the videos I been wanting to do for awhile now!  A real time sunset video of the sunset over Rockford.  I hope you guys like it!  It is real time, it … Continue reading

Long Blog About Field Day, Longest Day Of The Year, Drone Video, Ham Radio,

I am laying here in bed at 3:15 am and figured I would blog a bit. I think this might be a longer one, so heads up. I will probably bounce from topic to topic and be random, so do … Continue reading

I think Rob Zombie Is A Great Artist!

      I love horror movies. I think Rob Zombie did an awesome job on his movies and has really brought the horror perspective back, with his movies.  He is one hell of an artist music and movies.  And … Continue reading

Worked K4D Dog Island DX on HF, Paranormal, Planespotting, Etc…

  Been awhile since I last updated my blog. As you know I was recently injured. So I been trying to relax and trying to get better.  Easier said than done, been hurting pretty bad. I go in for a … Continue reading

Quick Blog About Helen Jane Long, Twitter, Watching The Conjuring

    I was on my Twitter account and saw something totally awesome! Musician Helen Jane Long  liked one of my tweets.  How freaking cool is that! YOU CAN FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER AT https://twitter.com/RickieTraeger As many of you know, I love … Continue reading

Awesome Song That I can’t Find Out Who Sings It LOL, And Moon Photo

So I was listening to the radio last night (Which is a rarity these days) I was listening to 104.9 WXRX. I heard this really good song. It sounded like the band “My Darkest Days”  so I thought they may … Continue reading

Rickie Traeger Official Website

Welcome To My Personal Website My site is just that, my personal space. You will get to know me and read my blogs. I am a very open person that doesn’t hold back. I am a firm believer and using … Continue reading

Fridays Blog About Website Redesign And This Weekends Weather

    We are supposed to get some storms this weekend with a lot of rain.   It will be nice to get some storms 🙂    I am hoping to do some lightning photography.   Well that is the … Continue reading

Walking Dead & Rockford Scanner Stuff

  Watched the Walking Dead tonight.  Pretty good episode!  This season has been pretty slow and boring (I hate saying that but it is true)  There hasn’t been many zombies on the show. And when there has been, there is … Continue reading

Two More States Checked Off For My Work All States Award On Ham Radio!

    Not too much going on here. I been playing on HF radio a bit. Checked into the OMISS net and made my Alaska/North Pole contact (WL7X) I been needing for my Work All States award!  I thought for … Continue reading

Skywarn Recognition Day, Ham Radio, And First Snowfall!

  I was hoping to work a few Skywarn stations on the ham radio.  But the conditions just were not in my favor.  A lot of noise.  I was not even able to work not even one Skywarn station.  Oh … Continue reading

Quick blog For October 14th 2016

      Kicking back for a few and thought I would toss out another blog. I just found out a friend I grew up with passed away last night.  May you R.I.P. Angela Mausehund.   You are definitely a great … Continue reading

Taking a break to blog for a minute

I installed google earth.  I seen many things online about it and looked pretty cool.  So I been playing around with it. Their server to update images are sloooooooow.  But still fun to play with. Google on the web is … Continue reading

Quick Blog June 30th 2016

  Not much going on here.  Met some new hams recently. Some are very knowledgeable!  I missed field day though. I wanted to go so bad, but I was side tracked and wasn’t able to go this year. I tried … Continue reading

My May 5th Blog, Bird Watching And Ham Radio

  I was able to get out and enjoy the day for awhile today.  That was nice. It is going to be even nicer tomm.  80’s!!!   I sat outside and was trying to plane spot from my backyard. Needless … Continue reading