Thursday, December 1, 2016

Knox Guns

The local NPR station is doing a series of stories about guns called "Five Guns."

I missed the final Diversity Dialogue of semester that focused on campus carry.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Hurry Up Future!

I signed on with Comcast for a couple of years to save some money, but when that agreement is up, I'm sure I will be cutting the cord... DirectTV and Sling streaming options.

The article mentions a cloud DVR service that's got me excited, too. Having all my videos in the cloud and being dependent on the network would bother me - except that's basically what my X1 is today.

Monday, November 28, 2016

BARN Radio Giveaway

Like and comment to be eligible to win a UV-82HP, BF-F8HP, GMRS-V1 or UV-5X3 courtesy of the BAOFENG AMATEUR RADIO NETWORK (B.A.R.N.) Facebook group and the

Baofeng Tech UV-2501+220 Tri-band Mobile: $99 Deal

If you missed the deal on the tri-band mobile, you've got one more chance, today only... $99.

BTECH MINI UV-2501+220 (Gen. 3) 25 Watt Tri-band Base, Mobile Radio: 136-174mhz (VHF), 210-230mhz (1.25M), 400-520mhz (UHF) Amateur (Ham) - normally $129, now $99.

Baofeng Tech: Cyber Monday Sale

Baofeng Tech has another couple of deals for Cyber Monday:

BTECH UV-5X3 5 Watt Tri-Band Radio: 130-179.99mhz (VHF), 220-225.99mhz (1.25M), 400-520.99mhz (UHF) Amateur (Ham) normally $60, now $45.

That's a pretty sweet deal on a tri-band HT!

BTECH GMRS-V1 GMRS Two-Way Radio, GMRS Repeater Capable, with Dual Band Scanning Receiver 136-174.99mhz (VHF) 400-520.99mhz (UHF) normally $55, now $40.

Amazon Echo Dot Sale

So tempted to pick up an Amazon Echo Dot at the sale price of $39.99.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Strava and Hams

I've mentioned many times before that I use the Garmin devices for my activity tracker and running. Not all of my friends are Garmin users, so I can't see their runs. That's where Strava comes in:
Strava | Run and Cycling Tracking on the Social Network for AthletesDesigned by athletes, for athletes, Strava's mobile app and website connect millions of runners and cyclists through the sports they love.
So no matter what device they use, we can use Strava to keep up with one another. Strava also allows you to create segments, so you can compete asynchronously with your friends. If you have the fasted time, you get "King of the Mountain" bragging rights. It will also let you compete with yourself on these segments and let you know how a recent run stacked up with your previous attempts.

That's a long way for me to get around to... hams using Strava.