The 2011 Trip
Part 92 – Thank You Robert

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Another nice sunny morning. There is nothing like crawling out of bed to these nice sunny mornings. One can feel the heat from the sun on the bedroom blind. The temperature was 46.9F with partly cloudy skies at 7:45AM.

Robert told me we had 207 unique visitors to this site during the month of February. This is 18 up from the month of January. If this is your first visit welcome aboard, but I have no idea what one would find of interest in this section. The history I can understand. I enjoy reading that at times. There is so much history I no longer remember most of it and find it rather interesting. Of course there are sections where I remember the trouble I had in locating it and putting it together. Anyway, welcome aboard. We are glad to have you and if you do not agree with anything be sure to let me know and why you disagree. I just may learn something. And a very, very big thank you to Robert for making this possible.

A lot of the history in the History of the Halifax Amateur Radio Club would apply to most any amateur radio club. I thoroughly enjoyed the three years it took me to put that together.

It was a very beautiful morning. Joan was at the sewing room all morning putting the binding on Josie's quilt. The temperature at 9:10AM was up to 56.2F under partly cloudy skies. There were six alto cumulus streaks that we saw out the trailer window. That must have been the partly cloudy although they looked a lot like aircraft contrails.

I was out talking to Ron this morning who was cleaning the windshield on his Cummins diesel pusher motorhome for a run to Tucson tomorrow. Rick came out getting his spikes on for another ball game. They are in a tournament and are winning so far. He and Pat play sports continually.

Ron had the Cummins fired up while he and Jan programmed the tire pressure meters. It sounded and looked a lot like getting a ship ready to sail. These tire gauges have paid for themselves a couple of times from warning them of a tire in trouble. We probably should have them on our truck and trailer. We had so many flats with the last trailer we feel like old pros spotting trailer flats when they occur.

The only way to make a trip from here is to take everything with you. We should do the same except it would be hard to talk Joan into going and this damn light post on this site makes it very hard to back in. I have already ruined a mud flap on it. It is just as well that we do it when we leave. I should be in better shape by then to take all this back to Nova Scotia.

The temperature at 10:09AM was 60.5F under partly cloudy skies. We see two thin streaks of alto cumulus out the trailer window. The high flying aircraft were leaving very long contrails.

There was nothing heard on 14023 kilohertz this morning until I heard N7EF and NG9D enjoying a chat at 11:20AM. I could hear both fairly good so the band must have been good. At 12:50PM I heard VE3AZA but he was so weak I did not try and make contact with him. At 4PM we heard a different one. W7QC came up and asked if the frequency was busy. It sounded like the one who is always saying yes, except this time he said no. He had to do it a couple of times before W7QC was convinced and then called CQ. I had to run to the barbeque and missed who he had a chat with. At 6:10PM we took a double take. VE3PD was on and I had to concentrate to make sure it was not Joe, VE6PD. After that we heard nothing until we shut it down for the day.

We listen to Tucson on 94.9 megahertz FM when we have the broadcast receiver on. Joan likes the music they play. We seldom listen to much of anything to be truthful about it. We have been known to drive out west and back without turning the radio on in the truck. We now believe we should have had Tom, VE1TA hook up the satellite TV before we left home. We wanted a satellite installation that we could e-mail home on these excursions, when we had the trailer built. On completion I sent the numbers on the satellite antenna to the manufacturer and asked them how to connect the computer, to learn the antenna was strictly for broadcast reception. We have never connected it because we would use it so little. When camping one does not want to sit in the trailer. There are times we wish we had TV here. One can get nothing on the regular antenna. Apparently it has all gone digital. We do enjoy these old movies we watch each evening so it is not a complete loss.

The temperature at noon was 68.9F with scattered clouds. The scattered clouds were a combination of alto cumulus and cirrus.

At 2PM it was 75.3F and mostly cloudy. I had to come in out of the sun for awhile. That sun was hot! It was 76.7F with scattered clouds when we came in from sitting out in the sun. Ron brought over a couple of different beers and he and I had a great time chatting. Jan soon came over and the four of us enjoyed the afternoon. The sun was blocked by cloud cover for a short while during the afternoon.

We had the barbeque out for the first time. This is the little one with the Coleman canisters. Mitch has the big one we use at Evangeline Beach. I believe Ron put this one together before we left.

At 7PM the temperature was 65.4F under mostly cloudy skies. The sunset was beautiful but we did not dig the camera out of the bag. It was not as beautiful as the one Joan took several pictures of. One would have nothing but sunset photos if we took some of everyone that was beautiful.

The temperature was 55.6F under clear skies when the movie and the day ended.

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