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    Recording Weather Forecasts for Later Review

    Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

    This past week I finally installed my SSB (Single Sideband) radio, an ICOM IC-M802. I'm still playing around with the antenna grounding and various other aspects of the system to maximize reception and transmission. While checking out its performance this morning, I tuned in Chris Parker's weather report for the Bahamas ( I wasn't really [...]

    A funny thing happened on the way to my life

    Thursday, May 20th, 2010

    With only two weeks remaining before the April 30, 2010 expiration of the federal tax credit for new home buyers, I decided it was time to get off my duff and get my house on the market. In the downturned market, I really wasn't anticipating much response, despite the tax credit. Much to my [...]

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