Propagation was not too great this morning. I did work a station in India when I first got out to the shack. What may be messing me up on propagation is the change in the Sun for the same time as the year changes. Propagation don’t care about the time of day but just where the Sun is located. Usually,though, you can always talk on our 40 meter frequency if you wait around until the right day time of day. 80 meters goes out pretty early so you have to do your talking early in the morning. We really have a good time on the 3645 frequency and usually talk about all kinds of subjects and reminisce about old times. We that get on there have a lot of things in common that we can talk about.
Good morning to everyone and the radio sounded good this morning. Pretty good propagation and not much noise on the frequency. The fat lady is not singing this morning on the rattlesnake frequency. The cqww cw contest going hot and heavy. That is a good one to get involved with since I consider myself an old cw man. Noise is pretty much minimal. I’m pretty well and God’s in his heaven and all is right with the world!
Well not getting to do much hamming this morning. Thunderstorm right now so I turn the radio off. Is good though because we need the rain. Been a drought for quite a while. Learning is kind of slacked off so I will turn the you radio back on. The Rattlesnake net on 7.278 mhz going well. Not a good morning for hamming any way you slice it. I’m still trying to figure out this phone and how to thanks post things from it this is not too
This Space is coffee springs underground stream comes out of the ground. Where is where my community gets its name. And , no coffee does not come out at the ground. The Springs is name for General Coffee who was the first white man to visit near back way back in the I think the late 1700s
It It’s a miracle water that comes out of the ground and people swim in it sometimes They tell you not to go in there but I think some people are sometimes break the law. new one it is very refreshing and weather like this !
As one gets older they can see certain things that they didn’t know about one of our in their youth. I guess this is part of what is know as wisdom. Sometimes is a bit your dating to us older folks but we also went through the same situations. An example of this is one day a while back a new song came out out according to one of my younger relatives. I listened to it and doggoned if there was the one that was out when I was a teenager. this is not new but just to recycle situation. I think young people get into problems and situations that they would not likely into because they did not have the wisdom of older people who have been in the same ones before. I guess it’s like a never ending cycle with each generation growing up and stepping in to take the place of the older ones that cycle out. It’s an interesting phenomena and it also goes to illustrate that we should listen to our elders. Because they’ve been through the same situations and have the knowledge of what will happen given a certain condition.that brings up another thing that should be talked about and that is the fact that people in this country do not have respect for elders. If they do they sure can save themselves a lot of trouble and heartache. I guess I maybe just beating the drum because I am in the situation of being an elder now.
Anyway that’s my soapbox for the day.
I am still working on my income tax return for the year 2012 and the problem this year seems to be difficulty of getting the information for the return. Our druggist quit this year and turned the records over to someone else and they seemingly lost my records. I always promise myself that I will keep better records for the coming year but I know that I won’t. When its over and mailed I will be so tired of income tax that I will not look at it for another year if the Lord spares me to live that long. But I always marvel at the Government’s stupidity. Listen to any add on the radio or TV and pick out the most banal, and sure enough it will be something sponsored by the Government. They go overboard, exaggerate and always a condescending manner. When I was in the Army I first noticed and then I noticed it in the propaganda of communist countries and now I easily spot it in our government’s propaganda. But I said that to say that the instructions for income tax form completion are a travesty. They help you too much and that makes the instructions exceedingly complicated. For instance, if I were writing instructions to go to Enterprise I would only say the essential information about where the turns are and the road names or numbers. But if I wrote it like IRS instructions I would say go to get car keys, open the drawer, unless car keys are not in the drawer, then find the information of where they are and go to that place. If it is another drawer open it…..etc. ad nauseum. They do not give a person credit for any common sense. Well, I think we ought to have someone with a modicum of common sense writing the regulations or better still a complete overhaul of the income tax system. I don’t mean like the last feeble effort called simplification that ended up increasing the average wage earner’s tax. Wow! The Government can increase our taxes and call it a simplification and we buy it. Maybe we are so obtuse that we buy such bull feces as that. I guess I should be thankful that I have lived long enough to see such crap come around again and again until it was enough time to recognize it and even predict sometimes what is coming next.