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Cocoa60

From: Cocoa60

12/23/21

Good morning Kitty.  Snowing here and some on the ground, think getting more tonight but

melting before Christmas day in the rain.  People will have to see this as their white Christmas.

My wife bought a few more things yesterday. 

I'm working on an old antenna and took a newer one down out of that 70 foot pine tree.  They

are small antennas because they are vhf, around 147 Megahertz.  I think I'm done reworking

joints and connections on the older antenna.  I'm thinking of stacking them on top of the huge

beam, that's mounted on 2 inch pipe.

Glad I'm done working on the Baja, the antennas are a hobby and I stop to warm up and have a

coffee.  I was lucky to get all those warm days.  Hope Brian is happy with what he got done on the

stone wall.

Today our daughter and family comes over to bake Christmas cookies and decorate them.  We've done

that far back as I can remember.

Have a nice day.

Ernie

48 inches of snow we got last December.

Kittyarnold

From: Kittyarnold

12/23/21

Thinking of you all....Happy almost Christmas

Cocoa60

From: Cocoa60

12/24/21

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.

Ernie

Kittyarnold

From: Kittyarnold

12/24/21

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

Cocoa60

From: Cocoa60

12/25/21

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.

Ernie

Ham radio station I have an operator problem with.

Kittyarnold

From: Kittyarnold

12/25/21

         

           MERRY

CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF 

OUR FRIENDS

Cocoa60

From: Cocoa60

12/26/21

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.

Ernie

Kittyarnold

From: Kittyarnold

12/26/21

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 .

Cocoa60

From: Cocoa60

12/27/21

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.

Ernie

Kittyarnold

From: Kittyarnold

12/27/21

clear and sunny here all day.....

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