With "life" happening around me (and a boatload of overtime) I've not had much time for radio stuff lately. When I had the short-notice trip home, I stripped all the valuables out of the truck, including the radio gear.
It hasn't gone back in yet.
On the plus side, I've got the 120-12V power supply in hand and it works beautifully, and I've just ordered a small Rigrunner power block to make this stuff easier to connect and disconnect.
I've installed EchoLink on my laptop; still sorting out the networking stuff necessary to use that at home.
I also sent in an application for a vanity callsign.
Overtime should be drying up shortly, so I hope I'll get in on some nets and rag chews soon.
I would dearly like to put a Real Antenna on the duplex. I don't think the landlord would be a real fan of me drilling new holes in the roof... but while walking the mutt, I was noticing the mount for the Dish that's up there.
It looks like the dish is friction-clamped on to the roof mount, which looks like a 1-1/2"-ish piece of gray pipe.
I need to pop up there when I have a day off and see if I can take the dish down, maybe put up a 8' piece of fiberglass extension, and then a 2m J-pole on top of that.
Only issue I see ... if said antenna came down, it stands a more-than-even chance of landing on Important Wires. Hrm.
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