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Feeling feeble minded!

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by W4KJG, Aug 9, 2018.

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  1. W4KJG

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    I took down my main ham station at our farm in WV late last October and packed it away at our new home in town. I have a pretty similar setup at our "snowbird home" on a beach in southern NC which I used from about last November to about early May this year.

    I finally pulled out the computer, SDR, my old reliable Ten Tec equipment, and a bunch of other things like antenna tuners/tools, etc., here at our house in town. I got a temporary antenna up last week.

    After updating all the software on the computer, finding all my audio/IF/RF/digital and control cables I was finally getting signals on the computer screen and in my headphones late last night.

    I don't have a lot of spare time for ham-related fun this time of year. On my lunch break today I brought up SDR Console and WSJT to find lots of signals on 40 and 20 meters -- but none of the FT8 signals would decode. Everything looked and sounded perfect.

    I had to go back out on the tractor after a quick lunch at my computer, and then I had to take my bride to an appointment. We got back about an hour ago, and nothing had decoded while I was out.

    Brain Cramp time!

    I forgot to synchronize the computer clock!

    At a mere 71 years old I shouldn't be this numb brained!;)

    My old regenerative receivers and CW transmitters never required this much to make a contact!:D

    Old Ken
    W4KJG
     
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  2. W4ZD

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    Well, I feel ancient at 69, and I surely could use a realignment. Couple of fuses need replacing, too. :D
     
  3. KY5U

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    You growing Terbackkie?
     
  4. KL7FZ

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    Yeah. Well I think............ulp! What were we talking about?
     
  5. G8ADD

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    You can get an attack of brain fade at any age!
     
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  6. W3WN

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    What about a brain cloud?
     
  7. K3UJ

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    I seem to get earworms every day. This morning it was "Friend of the Devil"
     
  8. W0VRA

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    Ha! I keep forgetting to reset to the CQ msg when I change bands, so I'm calling somebody who's not there.
     
  9. NM7L

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    "Cannot Brain Today … I Haz The Dumb!"
     
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  10. W4NNF

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    Two words (or one word and a number): Dimension 4.

    I did the same thing you did--doh!--a time or two in the beginning. But then I heard about Dimension 4, which is free, and I've never had to worry about time updates again. the PC clock is always right on the money.
     

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