Monthly Archives: September 2011

Red Mountain Pass, Last Dollar, Uncompahgre Plateau Fall Color Update

Wednesday and Thursday of this week, I was up in the Ironton Park area, about 7 miles south of Ouray, where the color was at its peak and quite spectacular. Also, some great photos continuing south up to Red Mountain … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting whether phone problems are yours or belong to your telco

This is a post written in response to a question from a friend about whether the hum on her line was her problem or the phone company’s problem. I’m providing lots of pictures for a step-by-step way of testing. Please … Continue reading

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Ham Radio: How Much Does It Cost to Get On HF?

UPDATE! UPDATE! UPDATE! See this video for more updated information. In an earlier post I discuss costs associated with becoming a Technician Class ham radio operator and getting the proper equipment to get on the air. This post describes the … Continue reading

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Wildflowers in San Miguel Canyon near Norwood, Colorado

Gateway, CO, was my destination on Saturday, September 3rd, 2011. My Labor Day weekend street bike ride took me west from Ridgway, along the San Miguel Canyon, up to Norwood, to Naturita, and thence to Gateway. A rest stop in … Continue reading

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Loretta’s Flowers

Our subdivision’s covenants forbid landscaping—everything’s supposed to be a natural. But we both love flowers, so every year Loretta plants two large tubs and some flowerpots with petunias, alyssum, and lots of other things. By the beginning of September, they’re … Continue reading

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Wouxun KG-UV3D on APRS – Works Great!

I tested out my Wouxun KG-UV3D on APRS on Thursday, Sept 1st. The equipment went into my Blazer with a mag-mount antenna. As you can see from the following GPS track, the equipment performed well. This post describes my system, … Continue reading

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Gary’s Honda 90 Rides Again!

Gary and I were at it again today, this time at Clear Lake in San Juan County.

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