Monthly Archives: December 2010

Happy New Year

I think the penguin knows it’s Straight Key Night. Wishing you all a healthy, happy, and prosperous new year. Continue reading

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Sensitivity Training

I caught a little flak about my post a while back “Phone Op Linked To Killing Spree”. For a while google searches of the killer were even bringing traffic to my web page. Of course I’m a big fan of riding the continuous wave, indeed my page is cal… Continue reading

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Vanity Install

Remember the vanity I was working on a few posts back? I had to wait for delivery of the top, and then I finally got around to installing it. Scribing and grinding the cultured marble top to fit the vagaries of the walls was a very dusty job. All … Continue reading

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Take a Trip and Never Leave the Farm

It’s a chilly morning here, a dusting of snow and about 15 Fahrenheit. I ducked into the shop to grab some tools for today’s work, and my little radio station called to me. I heard XE1ELA calling CQ on 20 meters, and had a little ragchew with Artu… Continue reading

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Phone Op Linked to Killing Spree

KC9AWD I was shocked to learn from a friend on two meters this morning, that the creep gunned down in a foiled Orland Park robbery attempt was also a ham. After being granted a general class license in 2004 Gary Amaya, KC9AWD, bragged in a forum a… Continue reading

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TEARDOWN!

This is a bit of an experiment to see how making and uploading a video to my posterous works. Over several years Dorothy wrote many letters and made scores of phone calls fighting to get this burned and abandoned house in the neighborhood torn dow… Continue reading

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Hurry Home

My brother’s little girl Samantha is in Afghanistan. Please keep your head low and hurry home Sammy. Love uncle Tom Continue reading

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Vanity Build

I’ve been busy in the shop. Dorothy wants a vanity in the bathroom, so instead of blogging, I’ve got to keep moving. A dial indicator on the table saw fence lets a guy work within a thousandth of an inch. Dados cut in the plywood carcase key every… Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary

The world would be a better place if everyone was able to find their true love. I remember one day Dorothy and I were both working intently at our hobbies. As I sat at the kitchen table soldering together a QRP rig, Dorothy looked up from her work… Continue reading

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Champion Ragchewer

If you’re a ham in the Chicago area, there is a good chance you’ve worked my friend Mitch, WV9MJS. Despite physical challenges (blindness, and loss of a leg), Mitch maintains a powerful radio presence from his home in Des Plaines Illinois, showing… Continue reading

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