I have the best tools!  However – my Pictures, not so the best!

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I get so frustrated sometimes! and  it is easy to blame the tools –  But I know the reason why

cropped-cropped-banner-background-1.jpg I just need to stop watching digital-rev tv  and Just take more pictures! Many, Many, Many. More!

Wagon hitch for a friend. Pardon my welds. used multiple passes, I was at the welders limit ( yup, I know, excuses – excuses).


Finely got to use the 1 inch  HSS drill bit I found at a garage sale 20 years ago      ( 50 cents). See!  Never throw things away, Ever…. You will need them, sometime..!


A garden hoe to last forever. quarter inch hardened and tempered steel….      This will never where out,  never.

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That is not my maker mark, it was on the steel already. 20160710_173654 hoe1

River Bend Wireless and Mechanical Society

http://rbwms.net  and    http://rbwms.net/wiki

I am a plank owner and president. Great small club.  We put together our first club field day this year, held it at the river bend nature center

( http://www.rbnc.org/ ) worked out nice. Don’t ya love the sign-age!  all due to this guy. Jim Braaten – ( http://outsideconnections.com/ ), donated the sign and other graphics.



9 P.M. Saturday night. starting at that side ( ———–>) is KR0k, next in is KD0YRF( inside his trailer are several other hams, just can’t remember them all), Yep,  pansies one  and all, My God – do ya see them there mansions on wheels????  Pathetic. Now last, but much Tougher, is me and mine ( Dam! i look so poor next to them critters, lol).  Those are my three youngest sons. Russel ( working on his lic.), Raven( got his license at like 12 or 13, something like that, and Mason ( 9 years old, my youngest).  The antenna is my 6 meter loop at 30 feet. I only ran one station and was skunked. I knew running a 6 meter station was iffy, but what the hell. Tried anyways.



My blazer, 2001 4.3 liter 4×4 runs great. Pulling a slightly bigger then 4×7 trailer. Everything fits, From the 3000 watt gennie, inverter, charger, cords and assorted paraphernalia  of gas generated electricity to the tents and camping and living gear to the  ham gear! not to mention all the tools shovels, sledges, etc to set up. plus support for the kids and my  Ipads, androids and phones, network and computers.. No rain fly on the tent cuz it was still 90 degrees and 90 percent humidity.  and if ya look at the table close ya can see my Icom 746 and such. I also had a vhf rig to monitor the local repeater( 146.790, the good ol’79. cover several counties), also a TYT DMR  hand held and a scanner.IMGP0605


4 A.M.   As you can see the tables are empty. I packed it all into the trailer at  about 11:30 that night, cuz I knew it was going to be a wet morn, I was right. The fog didn’t burn off till 8 or so in the morning on Sunday. IMGP0646


and last but not least, I know you can’t see  it,  but just out there, over there, ya there, no, No, NO! There! Zombies!!!!.


Nostalgia Attack. Wow, it’s like I am a kid again.  Album done in 63, mom bought it for me at the grocery  store in  67 or 68 maybe 69, played it on my phonograph in the basement bedroom in Blaine, before we moved to the farm.. she also picked up The Prince and the Pauper and  Hans Brinker. I might buy them to.  Nice! Oh and ignore the laptop for the best effect.


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