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

Happy Fathers Day, US Military Shoots Down Aircraft, Rail Gun

    I am writing this a little after midnight, so technically it is not Fathers Day. I hope all the fathers out there had a wonderful day!  And to those mothers who play both roles as well.  Hope everyone … 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

Birthday Shoutouts, Quadcopter Flight Of The Sunset, Etc…

I want to first off say a huge shout out to my Mom and Wife. They both had birthdays recently!   HAPPY BIRTHDAY, I love you both with all my heart and soul! As many of you know, I was … 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 About Rockford MUFON, Halloween, Weather, etc…

I figured I would do a quick blog.  It feels weird that Halloween is on Monday this year.  It is not as “spooky” as if it would fall on the weekend.  I dunno, maybe it is just me.  Halloween is … Continue reading

Paranormal Radio Shows

      Time to stop and take a break and blog for a few minutes.   Just kicking back and listening to Coast to Coast AM.  One of my favorite radio shows. I used to listen to it religiously, … 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

Blog About Winter, Rockford Scanner, Missing My Dad

    I been thinking of my dad a lot the last few days. Wishing I could see and talk to him one last time. But I know in reality that will never happen. People always are saying time heals … Continue reading

Joe Mattern Interview Against Police Radio Encryption

So in a few days the police are going to be shutting out the very same people that help them.  Sad………..  I bet no one will be willing to help the police after they do their encryption and shut the … Continue reading