This has been a strange month if you ask me, at least in my head. I’ve really not felt like posting on here. I’ve not been too busy but just haven’t felt like posting. This month, both my wife and I joined the American Radio Relay League (ARRL). We thought it was time to represent the ham radio community since it had done so much for us. I’ve been off the air for quite some time because my radio, Kenwood TS-2000, had quit working many months ago. It would transmit but no audio would go through. A few weeks ago I decided to send it back for repair. It has not returned yet but I have received an email from them estimating the cost for repair and a request to know if I wanted to go ahead and repair it. I told them to go ahead and fix it.
I have also decided that I am going to get another ham radio tower. It may take some months to save up for it but I really miss having a tower. I’ve not had one for four years, almost five. I’ve been trying to get active in ham radio again after being off the air for several years. Part of what got me motivated was knowing that my brother is studying to get his license. I will be so excited when he gets his license. That will be four people in the family that are licensed. The annual ham radio convention named Ham Holiday was this weekend in Oklahoma City. I did not make this year because we had other things going on.
The lawn has been a lot of work this summer and getting some rain has really been a blessing. Yesterday, July 26th was the first 100 degree day for the year. It has been nice not being as hot as it has been in recent years. I really hope the moisture and cooler weather continue for many months to come. There is not much more going on that is newsworthy but I wanted to go ahead and post something before August moved in.