Enjoying a nice day of HF radio

With all of the political posts on social networking sites, I can only take so much of it. With life so busy these days it is hard to get time to relax.  This afternoon I am just taking the opportunity to sit in front of the ham radio enjoying some high frequency (HF) communications.  People often ask what the appeal is with ham radio with the prevalence of the Internet.  The Internet is really cool but there is just something exciting with talking to someone thousands of miles away when there is nothing connecting the two of you but an antenna.  Knowing that a signal is leaving my antenna, refracting off of the Ionospheric layer around the earth down to another antenna thousands of miles away is just pretty cool to me.

It is a rare opportunity to be able to get on the radio these days with the busy life that we all seem to have.  As you may have noticed, this blog has been cleaned up a bit, removing all of the old 1000+ posts.  I thought about deleting the blog completely but since I already have several years paid up in advance, I figure that I’ll go ahead and keep it.  Thanks for checking in.

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I have deleted all of the old posts and plan to start clean. It was time to remove the old and start clean.  In recent days I’ve been burned out on politics to a point where I’ve even set up my Facebook account to hide political posts, even if I agree with them. I just don’t have the stomach to speak on these issues in my current state of mind.  I’ve had a blog or some sort of online web site on since 1997.  Next year will be 20 years that I’ve been on the web but I have changed my desires over the years. I once heard someone say that when they got older, the things that mattered to them changed.  I have to agree with that philosophy.  Since I’ve turned 50 this year, I really feel that I need to worry about those things that I can change and not focus on things I cannot change. While I still have views, I just don’t feel like arguing about it.  I do un-apologetically believe that Jesus is the son of God and died for our sins. I do believe that we are saved by grace through faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus (Ephesians 2:8 KJV).

I have deleted more than 1,100 posts and even more comments.  I am glad to start fresh without having to be concerned about previous posts.