Thursday, November 13, 2008

Getting Ready For Christmas!

In my opinion, it's never to early to get the Christmas decorations out. Along with Thanksgiving, it's my absolute favorite time of the year.

The picture above is one of many Christmas trees we have up in the house each year. This tree is located in my office. We actually have a storage room in the house just for Christmas trees!

And while taking them down is a bit of a bummer, it's worth it. One year we put off taking them down until Valentines Day!

73 and Merry Christmas!


Saturday, November 1, 2008

Fall in Texas---Great For Putting Up Antennas!!!

I love fall. Unlike areas further north, Texas' fall comes after November 1. In the last 10 days, we've seen beautiful fall colors in North Texas. We've had daytime highs in the 60s and low 70s....just outstanding weather. At night, you can smell the scent of neighbors burning leaves. Cooler days are perfect for antenna projects. Here at KE5GGY, we've put up 2 diapole antennas this fall. My friend and fellow-Ham Bill Dyer (KE5BTZ) orchestrated both of my new antennas---an 80 meter Van Gordon which is fantastic! Just today, we finished up an Alpha-Delta 10-160 diapole. I have yet to put this on the air, but I'm hearing 160 on it pretty well.

Today was a beautiful fall day...and you can kind of feel the winds of November getting ready to take over. Usually early December is the real transition from fall to early winter.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Huckabee For President

For a number of reasons, I'm supporting Mike Huckabee for President. In addition to his rock-solid values, I find his perspective on 'big government' and shutting down the IRS most refreshing. Given the current momentum (and delegate count), it's a long-shot for Mike right now. Still, he's done an incredible job and has beaten huge odds to get as far as he has. Regardless of his success this year, look for Mike Huckabee to be a key leader in the GOP for years to come.