Fresh off my triumphs from yesterday morning, my family and I headed off to Everett for the first-ever OrcaCon gaming convention. We had a good time, the kids more than Steph and I. I even got out to meet up with my friend and pick up the box of Yaesu FT-857D plus various accessories that I was buying. My plan today was to maybe make a few runs to Radio Shack, Home Depot, etc. and pick up a few parts so I could create a temporary mount for the HF antenna (I already have a home-made VHF/UHF j-pole antenna, which will be covered in a separate blog post) and get the radio on the air.
Apparently, HF antennas are a bit harder because PHYSICS and MATH say so. WELL FUCK PHYSICS ANYWAY, YOU ARE NOT THE BOSS OF ME.
My credit card IS the boss of me. I have to spend more money and do more research to fix this. SO NO RADIO FOR ME YET.
Grumpy Devin is grumpy.