My subscription to Life expired, but I still have a subscription to Mad.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

Spring 2011 of TAPR PSR is now available


Spring 2011 of TAPR PSR is now available here.

Table of Contents of the Spring 2011, #115 issue of TAPR PSR:

  • President’s Corner
  • TAPR Digital Forum
  • Research Opportunity Related to Packet Switched Communication Networks
  • openHPSDR Update
  • Present at the Creation
  • Write Here!
  • 100W Class-A Amplifier for Penelope
  • 2011 TAPR ARRL DCC
  • A Little TAPR History
  • The Fine Print
  • Our Membership App

By the way, the TAPR editorial staff is now accepting contributions for the next issue of TAPR PSR (August 15, 2011 is the deadline for submissions). Send your submissions to wa1lou at

Friday, May 13, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

My Sad Bat Story

Oliver, our "Number One Cat" escaped just before dark yesterday.

He returned about 30 minutes later with a trophy. In the past, he has brought home dead birds, moles, voles, chipmunks, and mice. Last night, he brought home a bat and deposited it in his trophy case, also known as our front porch.

My job is to bury the dead. Actually, I just dump the dead in the storm drain so that our dogs don't find and perhaps eat the carcasses.

I got a small shovel to scoop up the remains. As I began to scoop up the bat, it chirped at me and fluttered its wings. The poor thing was still alive, but one wing was damaged (a big hole) and its body was cut up badly and seeping blood. In that condition, it was evident it would never fly again and would probably die sooner or later, so I decided to put it out of its misery.

I used a sharp chisel to do the job. I hated doing it.