Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Update for Summer 2006

Wow, where did the first half of the year go ?
Well, helping get the missus-to-be ready for the wedding was easily a full-time job.
So besides slowly adding to the collection of junk in the shack with the help of eBay, not a lot has gone on radio-wise. I have to admit that watching an active blog like makes it hard for me to write my own !

Yes, the wedding was great. Then we were off on a driving tour and cruise hitting
* Seattle
* Victoria
* Vancouver
and then
* Juneau
* Glacier Bay
* Skagway
* Victoria.

Despite all the data crunching and planning, OSU didn't balloons again as far as I knew. But Gerry Paschal has been really helpful with the Broken Arrow Monday Night Net. 146.910 (-) NO tone. Monday 8p CT.

All the computer gear is still around. Just waiting for a reason to get hooked up and used again.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

I'm Back !!

Where did time go:

It seems like it's almost been a year and what do I have to show:
1) working in a different dept. at work than I used to.
2) I'm engaged.
3) Santa (and work) was good to me and I have a heap of new toys to experiment with this year including:
4) Posting furiously on the ASTRO (Okla. St. U. high altitude ballooning) forums. for more info.

a) a Heath ET-3400 microprocessor board (6800-based)
b) a BasicStamp board
c) an Intel play microscope with a USB port
d) a charcoal smoker....

so, a cool clock ? a flight computer for the balloon missions ? a torture chamber for electronic parts ? a computer-driven smoker ? stay tuned...