My grandson Josh's Cub Scout rocket launch got canceled due to HEAVY rain but today it was sunny and cool with a stiff north wind. The Cubs had all built their kit rockets and were ready for them to be loaded and shot. I was shown how to ready the rockets for the kids and 4 of us were kept busy prepping rockets with wadding, motors and ignighters. It was a blast watching the rockets go. Some of the Scouts had rocket experience and were launching some really large rockets and a couple were tracked down nearly a half mile south. The afternoon was a lot of fun and it brings back great memories made with my sons in the Scouting programs... I think in a few years I will go buy that feather weight pack and sleeping bag that I could not afford when my kids were little, my pack and sleeping bag was about the size of a haybale and about as heavy.
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I have re-wound L9 for my TUT and will solder it in. I was re-reading the directions and think I will find Q1 bad and suffering the SHOD [squealing howel of death] as per the instructions. I hope that is the problem but anyway the L9 looks better than my first try.
I started messing about putting together a Ten Tec 1056 Receiver for 40 meters. I read on the NS-40 group that several guys were using them with their NS 40s. I got it working tonight and started boxing it up. I will spend a session tomorrow with my frequency generator and try to get it aligned. Although tonight I could hear SW brodcast signals very well. A better picture will come along after I get it boxed, labeled and the knobs on. de Paul N0NBD
I was sitting at my desk sweating yesterday and the temps were 70 degrees. This morning there is blowing snow and 4 inches on the ground. I thought the wx man would be wrong and I would be fishing on my drift boat at Buffalo. I thought the water would be cold on the legs but it would be great to fish the brushpiles in the deep cove. Ah well this is Kansas and I probably can go do this fishing next weekend so today I will mess with my TUT 80 to see if I can get it going and work some 30 or 40 meters on my PFR3. de Paul N0NBD
Les and I loaded up and went to Buffalo this morning. Les's motor we worked on yesterday started on the second pull and off we went. The day was grey and damp with winds picking up from the north. We fished the outlet pipe area and the feeder ring area. I was using my new Hummingbird watch type depth finder that Les bought me for my birthday. It worked great! The little transducer can be tied to a pole and casted out. It was neet to look at the bottom as the line was reeled in. We were going to move to the deep cove to hunt for the brush piles. The motor started conking out and got worse. Being windy and cold and a motor acting up, It seemed like a good time to pull the plug and head for home. I think a new motor is in the future.
Les and I were at the north end of Buffalo lake this morning. We threw everything in the vest at them and no fish were having any. We called it a morning early and came home. Later in the day we re-wound the pull starter on the 15HP Evinrude. Now for some fresh gas and a trial run with the motor hanging in a trash can full of water. It is time to fish the DEEP brushpiles at Buffalo. Maybe next weekend.
The mailman brought my order from Dan's yesterday. I was able to continue the build after I soldered some caps in wrong. All the tests have came out right and there is a pretty blue light on the board. Now for some fishing. will be leaving in a few minutes. de Paul N0NBD