Review: Love our DuroMax XP12000EH Generator, built hard cover & oil change

DuroMax Beast Portable Generator

Our electricity goes out often, at least once every 2 to 3 months.  All the outages are to be expected, given our location, but Duke Energy has been impressive with response.  We’re typically without electric for only a day or… Continue Reading

Winter Storm Diego, Hendersonville Towing and a few Snowmen

We made all the preparations.  We stocked up the car.  We have studded snow tires. But all that doesn’t help when we slide backwards into a ditch. We called for a tow around 10:00 HRS, and it was suggested it could… Continue Reading

My long history with amateur radio… my ham radio biography.

My amateur radio history started around the age of 10, back in the mid-1980’s.  Before the internet, and before cell phones where widely available. My father was incessantly listening to morse code practice cassette tapes in the car… after dinner…… Continue Reading

How to plot FCC ‘Ham’ Radio Licensee Data on interactive Google Map

Ham radio?  What’s that… does it come with cheese? Ham radio is a nickname for Amateur Radio.  Okay… many say it’s a dying hobby, but it still has it’s place and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon.  Blue hair and… Continue Reading