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Please vote for what matters to you.

This is the
only way for our country to survive.
WE can vote.           DO IT !

Thanks  /;^)


Teach your children well

So, Christmas 2013 has come and gone; but Shelby managed to learn a few things that may help her into the future.

1. Selecting and cutting a Christmas tree for her room.


Eastern Red Cedar for Christmas

2. Eating jellied cranberries, a whole slice at a time.


Cranberry is a great Christmas color.

3.How to change tires on her Saturn.


For when you are miles from anywhere, alone.

Next up – 2014 . . .

Ham Radio Day 2013

A little bit earlier this year (Mar.16), and the weather should be great .!.


HR Day at GigaParts in Huntsville AL

This is a fun event, and a great opportunity for folks to learn more about this hobby. Doesn’t matter if you are newly-licensed, un-licensed, or an Old-Timer like me . . . something for everyone. Vendors, product demos, show&tell – I really appreciate GigaParts for hosting such an event. I plan to be there again to demonstrate my Subaru-deployable EmComm station. Last year I had HF and VHF radio, with simple quick antenna setups. This year I’m hoping to demo a portable VHF Winlink2000 email gateway. I’ll offer assistance and tips on how to configure your RMS-Express clients to use this service.
Sounds like a party .!. (here are a couple of pics from last year…)


Subaru Field Station WB5RMG @ GigaParts 2012


Subaru Field Station WB5RMG w/ HF & VHF & APRS & PSK31 /;^)


Publish This Book

I don’t frequently make such an endorsement on my blog.
This is a unique situation tho, and I felt a call to action . . .
There is a limited time to respond, or this won’t happen. This is a once-in-a -lifetime opportunity to be a part of such a unique project. Only here, only now.

My friend Earl Carter is preparing to publish a book, but this is more than a book of pictures. Earl has an ability to capture so much more than just light. He knows the people in his photographs, and they invite him into their soul through their eyes. This remarkable presence is more than photography; you learn so much about these people by looking at these pictures, as if you were there…..


Samples of Earl Carter’s Photography

These photos are copyright by Earl Carter,
Earl has been a photojournalist for the last 45 years, working at the Miami Herald, the Huntsville (AL) Times, and the Kingsport (TN) Times-News. This will become a valued collector’s piece, but not unless the funding is secured through this unique channel. I’ll let Earl explain it via his KickStarter website.

Please feel free to re-post, like, re-tweet – somehow tell all your friends; get the word out now. We only have until Sept. 8th, 2012 to gather enough pledges to get this published. This is a simple process, and a clever way to make this happen. With enough support this will become a reality.

You can get a preview of “The Appalachian Album“, and look back over some of the material that Earl has been collecting.
You don’t even need to  tell him that I sent you, just go do it.

Thanks  /;^)