it's been kinda kickass around lately

* 1+1=3 = Successfully in progress

* At work, we're going gangbusters. It's really a blessing to work somewhere where I know there's a job waiting for me in the morning every day. I wish I could hire all of you. ๐Ÿ™‚ (well, maybe not ALL of you, heh)

* My APRS IGate is running strong. I just got a bunch of copper pipe to make a jpole for the dedicated igate hardware so I can return my expensive ham radio to normal use rather than a really, really nice 2 meter radio. ๐Ÿ™‚

* My car sucks but still works just fine. My TM-D700A is working great with the new power supply for the GPS that Dan M sent me last year and I finally hacked in the last month.

* I finally got the tiles i tore off the ceiling in the basement the day we moved in cleaned up. That was harder work than it looked, and required a respirator due to all the dust. It only took 2.5 years. Go me! Yay!

* I finally got the Tripplite RMA back. Thanks to Becky for finally shipping the goddamn thing out for me, after 6 months of me procrastinating. Thanks also to Tripplite for being pretty chill about the fact I RMAed a product, and took 6 months to ship the damn thing.

* It's been a great run recently. I'm hoping desperately it continues.

Summer's coming up guys – we should have a cookout or some shit. Am I right?

5 thoughts on “it's been kinda kickass around lately”

  1. Definitely a cookout. Also, I'm planning on a mass trip to Island Lake in the spring after turkey season and before the weather gets hot. I have plenty of high-power rifles to sight in.

  2. hey, is APRS just normal packet or do ya need a special TNC to receive it? Lookin' at cheap options for mobil receive and display station for volunteer SAR.

    1. You can use a KISS TNC (1200 baud AFSK) and a program on a computer, or you can use a specialty device like the Kenwood TM-D700A which has two VFOs, a special APRS mode, and an integrated TNC. It can then output positions of other units over NMEA as waypoints, or you can scroll through them on the display.

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