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Started 8/23/15 by ModDee; 1933516 views.

From: Cocoa60


Good morning Paul and all.  65 here this morn and 95 % humidity.  I can only imagine

all the heat stored in the concrete city.  Can probably feel the radiation.  I was out for

a few hours yesterday lowering my ham radio Mosley beam antenna to the ground for

repairs and to be moved away from the tree that was only a couple feet high when I put

the antenna there, now it's getting higher than I had the antenna.  Antenna is about 20

feet by 20 feet and heavy so had to set up a pulley with a rope tied to a tree and the backhoe,

to lower it to the ground.  I was getting very hot towards the end of the job.

Gotta do repair on the Subaru Baja exhaust, it's rusted and come completely apart in one

place.  Would like to patch it for the Winter and probably buy new pipe and muffler after the

Winter's salt has washed away.

Spent hours yesterday looking for a shroud / spacer and gaskets for the amp fan, finally found

the best one I thought I was going to get and ordered it from Amazon. 

Hope everyone has a great day and stays cool. 


My dad in WW2.  Lost him 12 years ago today.


From: JavaNY


Good morning, all. A good smoke free day.

Similar weather here, Ernie. 


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Paul and all.  72 this morn, shorts to walk the pups today.  Today and tomorrow

are hot, then cools down some.  I'm only working an hour or two outdoors these days.  Took the

rotor off my beam antenna yesterday and had just enough cable to get it in a basement window.

Worked yesterday, hasn't worked set up for about a year i think.  Thinking the cable is defective,

it's an 8 wire cable and has been chewed by dogs.  Have a new cable, getting terminals on the wires,

crimping and soldering them.  Will try to set it up temporary to test it with a load on it.

We got harnesses for the pups to help a little bit on the pulling they do a lot.  Seems to be working

some.  That's what I was hoping for.  Doesn't take much to excite them and then they pull for quite

a while before calming down. 

Paul, I bought one of my bikes around NYC about 16 or 17 years ago.  It wouldn't start but was $1700.

with 1500 miles on it, black.  It's at little over 30k miles now.  My other Suzuki GS1100GK is from Tracy,

Calif. got some years later, brown with about 13 k miles on it, around 40k on it now.  Flew out there and

rode back.  Riding the black right now.  A friend drove to the city with me to pick up the black,  looked

new when I got it, they're both 1982.  I used to ride one to work during the week and get the other ready

to ride all weekend.  I used up lots of tires in those days.  Now days I sometimes don't even ride between

my biweekly trips down to help out at the farm. 

Glad you are staying smoke free Paul.  At one time we had newbies coming in to the forum almost daily,

not sure why it declined.  Maybe many less smokers now, don't know.  Kitty had sold her home in Ct and

lived year around in Fla for years and volunteered at an animal rescue clinic.  She collected shells and made

crafts from them.  Sent some to forum members.

Have a great day all and stay cool.


Kitty's house in Sanibel island, Fla, I think.


From: JavaNY


Good morning, everyone.

Ernie, there are definitely less people smoking. so, I guess less people to quit.  I think the high was close to 50% of Americans in the 1950s and 23% today. Probably some guesswork in the numbers I read. When I quit in 2015 I was part of QUITZA which was fairly active. I checked in January and the website was gone. I was also part of British Heart Smoking Cessation and that was also gone. It's always said that most people want to quit, but passively wanting to doesn't help much.

Stay cool all,



From: Kittyarnold


not the house we had....think it is on Tahiti not Jamaica....but I like it.....we were at 1356 jamaica dr.....


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty and all.  Another warm morning here at 68.

Tried to get your paradise island home screenshot again Kitty.  I remember

your walks on the beach down there and shelling as you all called

it down south.  I remember when you had hurricane proof windows

installed.  Remember Brian working at the store until he turned 65.

Yesterday I stayed with the pups while my wife spent some time with

our daughter shopping and stuff.  Found the new rotor cable I bought

couple years ago won't work for the antenna move I'm doing.  It's

100' just enough to replace the homemade one if the antenna were

left where it is.  I need to buy about 150'.  To bad, stuff is expensive.

Looked at the bayonet we found at dad's farm house under the microscope.  It's a German bayonet with markings Horster 1938.  So

it's not my dad's issue, it's something he picked up from the war.  Makes sense, anything issued had to be turned in except clothes.

Have a good day all.


  • Edited August 8, 2022 3:54 am  by  Cocoa60

From: Kittyarnold


You got it this time.....love the colors look like morning.....don't think the new neighbors changed the colors....have a wonderful day....you and Brian get up too early.....


From: JavaNY


I feel like with this heat, there will be palm trees in NYC soon.


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty, Paul, and all.  It's 74 here this morn, must be in the 80s down in the city.  78 in

our valleys.  We are almost at the top of a mountain which is good for ham radio transmit / receive.

Kitty, I remember you two clearing the palm branches from the yard and trail to the beach, after a

storm or something like that.  Think you had a name for them but it slips my mind.  I haven't been

to Florida since 1966 and then only for a week.  My dad's first new car a 1966 Dodge Coronet, white

4 door.  Had a slant 6 cylinder engine. 

Got groceries yesterday.  Then I was looking into wiring up a different companies rotor to a Hygain

controller, guy that sold it to me said he did so I'm hopeful.  It's for smaller antennas like my 2 meter

beam.  Ordered a soft air gun that shoots plastic BBs for our grandsons birthday and some kind of

fruit slicer. from a registry, for our niece's  wedding shower, both this coming weekend.  Guess the

birthday party will be late, have to travel north for the shower.  Wife doesn't really want to go because

her parents are to old to be comfortable around the pup twins.  They are a handful but I'm glad they

have a small part of the family they were born into for their lives.  Us human beings usually get to stay

with all our family.  I catch any frogs that have gotten into our pool shortly after daylight and transport

them before the pups have a chance to go ballistic over them.  smile  They travel here during the darkness.

It's gone up to 75 degrees instead of dropping couple degrees towards daybreak, 78 here in the house.

Will turn AC on in few minutes. 

You all enjoy the day, supposed to get a cold front coming through today or tomorrow.  I have to walk the

pups before traffic, if there is some I can hear them long before they get here in the early morning silence.

Pups are learning but have a ways to go.



From: JavaNY


GM all. Yes, Ernie 81 at this hour. Should get some rain in the afternoon and cool off a bit.