The Giant Shack Build


So its begun, finally. I know I thought I would get to this much sooner, but got bust with other stuff and building my radio room got put on the back burner. Anyway, over the last couple of days we have done a few trips to the hardware to get most of the stuff needed to get the back sunroom build in.

After working out there is not really a square wall in the whole room, I got to laying down the ply subfloor, there will be oak flooring going over the top of this. Tomorrows job will be to start building the end wall which is behind me where I am standing in the picture. Once I have that up, things should go pretty quick.


Before And After

First thing was to spray the grass and weeds to kill them off.

Next was start clearing out what I could and then in with more poison to kill what remained.

Some more clearing out.

And this is where I am at. Need to buy a chainsaw now to take the smaller trunks down to ground level and to drop a few of the trees that we do not really want. But, its now open and not a hiding spot for snakes and other things that will kill you.


Brown Death


Never had time to grab a real camera, these were quick snapes on my phone so you may have to scan in to see things better. But looks to me like an eastern brown snake roaming around my place. Just what i need LOL



Not On The Air

Not On The Air is a new awards program designed to facilitate contacts between hams who are no longer active in the hobby, because we know that being heard is important and so lets earn awards while we tell others what is wrong with the hobby.

To qualify for this award, you need to have a qso with at least 10 inactive hams online on social media. Valid QSO’s may use any of the following modes: ARRL hate, FT8 hate, newbies hate or someone touched me on the frequency and Baofengs, using on the following bands, QRZ, Eham, Facebook, Reddit, Twitter and Email.

The rules of NOTA are simple, you may not use any ham radio gear to make the qso, full size keyboards count for regular contacts and smart phone predictive text counts as qrp contacts.

Send your completed logs to the awards manager

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