Tuesday, February 26, 2008

I had to have it


Jogging and running are not hobbies.
Stamp collecting and model airplane building are hobbies.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Thursday, February 21, 2008

The best computer is one that mom or dad is using.

I think he wanted to buy a computer with that credit card.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

USI Wireless Minneapolis

I'm monkeying around with the Minneapolis Wi-fi network. I got a 1Meg/upload/download connection for $19.95 a month. Plus I'm renting their modem for $5/month.

Not necessary, but it does help a lot. More power output and a MUCH better receiver. I can see wireless nets I've never seen before.

So far, so good. I get the full meg, but they do throttle you. I'll have to drive around and try it just on the laptop or the phone.

You can log in with your modem at home and with one other pc/device as a roamer.
I have both cable and USI wifi on the lan here at home. Just pick which gateway you want to use to get out to the world.

The modem has a "firewall"built in and does NAT...so it's an all in one box almost. Only has one ethernet port though.

The USl wifi doesn't seem to interfere with my home wifi net. Though I had to move my home wifi to ch. 9.

The USI stuff is on ch. 1. Right now i'm wifi on my net to the lan and back out the USI wifi. They say to keep the modem 20 feet from your access point. Mine's only about 10 feet.

Picture of the modem is attached. It's bigger than I thought it would be. About the size of a can of sweet potatoes.

Anyway, if this works out well, I could see it replacing cable internet. They offer a 3 Meg service for $29.99 (with 1 Meg upstream).

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Friday, February 15, 2008

In st cloud

Austin really like this pool at the hotel. It was only a foot deep and very warm.

This was at the Holiday Inn Express in St. Cloud.

We went to St. Cloud just to get out of town for a day and to attend the St. Cloud hamfest.

Hamfest was very good and had more attendance than I really expected. Glad the guys up there had a good showing. I found some #222 bulbs for my soldering guns. It was the big buy of the day! Also got to see an actual ham license from 1925...worth the price of admission by itself.

On 94 on the way to St. Cloud for the hamfest

Austin had a donut at Krispy Kreme

I really need to learn how to get the pictures right on my new phone. Never know whic way to rotate them.


A little meeting today

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Doug on the guitar

Check out this MP3 of Doug playing guitar. He made it for me for my birthday.

I love it!
I need more of it.


Thursday, February 07, 2008


Doug's callsign appeared in the database last Saturday morning. I thought I put it on the log, but I forgot!

So KDØCUO is the newest Palmquist ham!

Doug and I have had some QSO's on a couple of repeaters since then.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008