Rickie Traeger Blog: Worked Switzerland on HF, Winter Field Day, Enjoying Time Off For Few Days





 

 

I thought I would pop onto HF Friday morning for a few minutes. I called out CQ a few times. Then KN4GBZ responded back to me.  I about dropped ot the floor when he told me he was working remotely in Switzerland!!!   He was there for a vacation ski trip. I was able to hold a QSO with him for a few minutes then propagation bottomed out on us.

Yesterday was Winter Field Day. I was able to attend the Northern Illinois ARES and Skywarn WFD.  But I was not able to make it to the RARA WFD.  I was hoping to make it to both.   At the ARES one, I was able to socialize and see some pretty neat setups.  Being the location it was held at,  I also was able to see a group of deer in the field and a beautiful sunset!   I didn’t work any of the equipment. I mainly went to socialize and have fun.  Which I did 🙂   It was good to see everyone.  It is good to see the Northern Illinois ARES and SKYWARN team ready to go for any situation.

I haven’t did too much RS stuff the last few days. I been taking time away to spend family time.  Later on tonight I am going to focus back on RS.  I was able to enjoy some quality time away.  Now its time to get back in the groove 🙂

I want everyone to still keep Raeanne, Brandon and their family in your thoughts and prayers.  They are going through such a difficult time.  Please send some positive vibes their way.   May Justin R.I.P.

I have missed the last few nights of Coast to Coast AM.  Been some good topics on there too!  Thank god I am a C2C Insider and can listen to them when I want too 🙂   I think my plans later on today, will go and listen to those archives.

 

 

 

 





 

Rickie Traeger Blog: Stroll On State, Thief Caught On Camera, Weekend, ADB-S





Saturday November 25th 2017 Blog

Good morning everyone!  I hope everyone had a safe Black Friday!

I went out to try to get some deals, that didn’t happen, LOL.   Did see a lot of people and fans. It was a pleasure meeting everyone yesterday.   I went out early afternoon. There was no way I was going to stand in those long lines, lol.  Probably why I didn’t get any deals.

I learned awhile back ago,  that stores advertise a product for Black Friday.  But they only have 1 or 2 actually in stock.  That way it draws people in to buy other things. And in reality they have 1 or 2 in stock, so they can legally say they had it in stock. And while all those people standing in those loooong lines, get screwed.  So there is no way in heck, I am ever standing in a line again, knowing what practices retail stores do these days.  

OMG, Yesterday was beautiful outside!  I did get to enjoy the weather a bit.  I know it is not going to last long. So enjoy it while it is here. Winter is nipping at our toes!  Hard to believe Christmas is a month away.  I always look at things in a positive note.  That is it is not long before New Years and then a few more months till spring!


Rockford Scanner Stuff:  

A Rockford Scanner fan sent me this video of a thief. This idiot decided to steal a package from their mailbox! Near Rockford Memorial Hospital

One thing I hate in life are Liars and Thieves. 

I guess this dude don’t realize he just committed a FEDERAL offense, so when he gets caught its full jail time. Messing with a mailbox or contents is a federal offense.  So when he is caught, is going to have to serve his full term.

If you know who this idiot is, call the RPD.  

Tonight is the “Stroll On State”  

I will not be attending this year, sorry.

So be sure to send your videos and photos to RockfordScanner@Gmail.com 

Information on it at https://www.gorockford.com/stroll-on-state/  2-9 P.M

Events and times: https://www.gorockford.com/stroll-on-state/events-attractions/

 


November 25th

  • National Parfait Day

  • Blase´Day

  • Shopping Reminder Day

  • Small Business Saturday – Saturday After Thanksgiving


On a last note, I hope everyone has a safe weekend!  I am going to be adding content to my website here, and trying to figure out how I can add my ADB-S to my website. If anyone knows how, let me know!  I think it be a great feature to add to my website.






 

Black Friday, Website Progress, National Holidays




Good afternoon everyone!  I hope everyone had an awesome Thanksgiving!

If you are out doing some Black Friday shopping, be safe.  Been a few reports of some disturbances, nothing severe just shoplifters and disorderly people.  Also a lot of traffic out on the roadways.  So be careful driving also.

As you noticed, I am in the process of redoing my website.  Kinda bear with me for awhile, while I get things back up and running. I am currently working on building the pages on here.  I have a brief “About Me” up now.  I still need to add to it, but it is a brief background.


I plan on doing my daily blogs on here and posting them to RS. Those blogs will include RS updates, the daily posts I do on there, I will now be doing on here.

Many were asking about me doing that.  I have listened to everyone’s feedback and am trying to do what people want 🙂


November 24th
National Sardines Day
National Day of Listening – Day After Thanksgiving
National Native American Heritage Day – Day After Thanksgiving
Black Friday – Day After Thanksgiving
Buy Nothing Day – Day After Thanksgiving
Flossing Day – Day After Thanksgiving
Maize Day – Day After Thanksgiving
You’re Welcomegiving Day – Day After Thanksgiving


I am going to being a blog post in a few hours, about my Thanksgiving 🙂 So be sure to check back later on, for my Thanksgiving blog!!!