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Started 8/23/15 by ModDee; 1788593 views.

From: Kittyarnold


Thinking of you all....Happy almost Christmas


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty.  Christmas eve.  Hope all are doing well this morn.  Snowing here.

Worked on an antenna all morning yesterday, finished it and put it outdoors in a temperary

place, seems to work well for not being up high. 

Went to the store to get a missing ingredient for the Christmas cookie get together.  Then

went for pizza for everybody.  We had a good time with the cookies.

Today I need to build a porch step for my daughter's house.  Old one is falling apart. 

You and your family enjoy the day.



From: Kittyarnold


hope everyone is safe and ready for the holidays....sending love


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty.  Merry Christmas.  Still a white Christmas here but not for long,

the all day rain they predicted has started. 

I did get the step built for my daughter's family but the paint is to new.  Probably be

ready for me to take over Tuesday.  It's built out of 4 x 4's and 2 x 8's so it should way

outlast the old one. 

I looked up how to reset my Cannon camera, had just a black screen.  But the reset I

found worked and it's back working.

My largest and newest ham radio had stopped receiving signals.  I have it sortta working.

I will get it working normally soon but it worked well enough to talk to my brother.  No doubt

I hit a button with a knuckle while using it.  Just takes a while to figure it out.  My brother got a

new radio to use in the hf bands, cats had ruined his old one. 

Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and all the other passers by on the forum.


Ham radio station I have an operator problem with.


From: Kittyarnold







From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty.  Hope you all had a good Christmas, did here.  I ate to much but will

try to get back to eating what I burn.  I got the porch step finished and wrapped it for a gift

to my daughter, large and heavy gift.  smile  Enjoyed seeing the grands and their dogs also.

My antennas are working much better but still room for improvement.  I'm receiving the

repeater 100 miles away in my hometown, where my brother is, at full scale on my strength

meter but I'm still cutting out to them.  I changed microphones in case that's the problem.

Haven't tried that out yet.  I am able to talk to my brother on different frequencies since he

got the new radio and I put up that antenna for him back about a month ago.

Our snow all melted in the rain but no more snow his Winter would suit me fine. 

Enjoy your day.



From: Kittyarnold


we did have a lovely Christmas with all our children and some grands and the greats  it was still white with some very light sprinkles...today it is bright and sunny and 34...with all the food yesterday we didn't end up with any leftovers so need to figure out dinner...not typical daughters have offspring home (grown ups) so they will eat it all up......still doesn't seem like we had Christmas tho for some reason....have a wonderful day after .


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty.  Have snow and then mix headed here around 10 this morning and

then lasting most of the day I think. 

Used a coat I want to climb the pine tree to take the antenna down out and got the gunk

from the tree all over it so spent some time getting that off.  Did some more work on that

antenna also.  I get through on those frequencies but cut out some still. 

Glad we all had good times with our friends and family for the holidays.  Sure seems quiet

now.  I took the outside lights down yesterday since it was 36 degrees and no precipitation. 

Wife probably won't want to go out into the Winter storm today so I might need to get the

groceries for this week.  I don't mind going out into the storms especially with the Subaru.

Don't know what else I will do today.  If there is a break in the storm might try something

else with the antennas.  Soon I need to get down to the farm to catch up but need a day I

can work outdoors without being in snow, sleet, and rain.

You and your family have a great day.



From: Kittyarnold


clear and sunny here all day.....


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty.  Don't think we got any sun yesterday but supposed to get some

1st part of today.  Can see the moon this morning.  Got groceries yesterday and took

recyclables to the land fill.  Drove by where we had to have Brandy put to sleep. 

Today have to take care of garbage.  Should get some work done on antenna, supposed

to be warmer today.

The one Cardinal that flies against the bay window started flying against the car windows

also.  Stated parking the cars further back and he stopped for the one day, hope for good.

Have a good day.