Ham Radio

Amateur Radio or Ham Radio is allocated many bands or sets of frequencies that have been in use for many decades. Since almost day one of my ham radio journey, I have preferred the VHF/UHF bands which use FM, or Frequency Modulation, for its ease of understanding who you are communicating with, and the lack of the annoying interference. This link to the ARRL website will help you understand this better.

Since my home is in a Home Owners Association, I can’t use outdoor antennas, hence the magnet-mount mobile antenna usually used on a car or truck is what I use at this time. There is one other option I may try in the future.

Should You Get The Vaccine?

The text below is not my work but it does make some good points. Frankly, I believe that if you refuse the vaccine, then you by default become or remain a part of this dangerous issue. Your thoughts?

1.- Can I stop wearing the mask?
Government: No

2.- Can they reopen restaurants, pubs, bars, etc, and everyone works normally?
Government: No

3.- Will I be resistant to covid?
Government Response – Maybe, but we don’t know exactly, it probably won’t stop you from getting it

4.- At least I won’t be contagious to others anymore?
Government Response – No, it doesn’t stop transmission.

5.- If I am vaccinated, can I stop social distancing?
Government: No

6.- If I am vaccinated, can I stop disinfecting my hands?
Government: No

7.- If I vaccinate myself and my grandparents, can we hug each other?
Government: No

8.- Will cinemas, theatres, and stadiums operate as per normal thanks to vaccines?
Government: No

9.- What is the benefit of the vaccine?
Government Response – Hoping the virus won’t kill you.

10.- Are you sure it won’t kill me?
Government: No

11.- If statistically the virus won’t kill me anyway (99.7% survival rate) … Why would I get vaccinated?”
Government Response – To protect others.

12.- So if I get vaccinated, I can protect 100% of people I come in contact with?
Government: No

13. – Can you guarantee that I won’t experience adverse effects from taking the vaccine or die from the vaccine itself?
Government Response – No

14. – Since you’re encouraging every American to get vaccinated then when people experience severe adverse reactions, long-term effects (still unknown) or die from the vaccine will they or their families be compensated?
Government response: NO – the government and vaccine manufactures have 100% zero liability in experimental stages.

15. -How long does the vaccine last?
Government response- we aren’t sure.

So, get vaccinated!! Oh… wait a minute!

Busted, With No Shame

As I headed home yesterday I went through an alley that I use frequently to avoid the traffic in the parking area out front. About twice per month, I see people ‘dumpster diving’ in these bins. It’s sad and I really do feel bad about this. It could also be an economic indication as well as a result of job loss due to the damned Covid virus.

As I passed this person standing on some plastic trays, she looked at me, I looked at her. Her gaze seemed to me like ‘what the hell are you staring at?’ kind of look. She had two partners who were also raiding the bins. Do they have no shame? Do they simply not give a rat’s ass what other people will think about them? Again, it’s so sad.

Shortly after this, a store employee appeared from the building, walked over to them, and began a conversation with these people I noticed as I was slowly driving away. Obviously, this isn’t healthy for the people and is perhaps illegal too as it should be. I felt as though I should offer them some cash which I rarely carry, for a decent meal.

The Friendly Goose

This lone Canadian Goose was very friendly. At one point, the goose was so close that it had to be around three feet from my feet, and looking up at me as if to say hello, do you have something to eat? Those wonderful Canadians, always so friendly! I remember these geese as a child in Michigan, stay away when they have goslings.

Sunshine And Water

I snapped these three photos on the way to the bank and grocer this morning, yet another beautiful sunshiny day in Las Vegas. I hope you’ve got plenty of sunshine where you are. 😎 There be boogers on my lens again…