Showing posts with label Knoxville. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Knoxville. Show all posts

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Knoxville HamFest

My daughter and I took a quick trip to the Knoxville HamFest. It was her first one. We went late, so I missed what I heard was a good bone yard. I'll post a couple of pictures and more later, but I will say I was a little surprised to see a Leixen VV-898.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Judgmental Maps - Knoxville

Wow. An amazingly judgmental map of my home town, Knoxville. I'm tagging this with "Ham Radio" since they reference the hobby on the map.

You have to know the town, but some of the labels are hysterical.

Burgers and ducks.
Used books.
Gold ball on a stick.

Thursday, March 27, 2014


I'll be running 26.2 miles on Sunday with about 7,000 runners who are doing the Knoxville Marathon, Half, or 5k. My personal goals are:

3:50 - Gold
4:00 - Silver
4:07 - Bronze

Even my "bronze" time puts me at a minute per mile faster than my first marathon. That's a lot faster, but to put this in perspective, I would need to finish in 3:15 to qualify for the Boston Marathon.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

Double Boston for Charity

I was patting myself on the back for the improvement in my running. Anything I have done pales in comparison to this... A Knoxville runner is going to do a Double Boston Marathon. He's going to begin at the finish and run to the start. Then he will complete the marathon with everyone else going from start to finish. That's 52.4 miles. And he's doing it to raise money for some people that were injured in the bombing last year. The couple has connections to Knoxville. Wow.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Monday, December 30, 2013

Knoxville Brew aka K Brew

My chef friend had been talking about a new coffee place: Knoxville Brew. They serve up a mighty fine cup of Joe. I had a simple drip (the El Ishco from El Salvador). It was quite smooth and had a fantastic flavor. K Brew isn't exactly close to my house, so that's good for my wallet.

Saturday, October 26, 2013


For local guys... it looks like they moved forward with the name change to go with the ownership change from a while back.

Coal Creek Armory is now Tactical Advantage Corp.

On a side note, I went to the range and shot my M&P9 (along my other pistols) a couple of weeks back. So it only took me about 10 months to get to the range after purchasing it. I shot it okay, but I was still better with my CZ 75 SP-01.

TAC Facebook page.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Most Patriotic City: Knoxville

In addition to being the Most Bible-Minded City, Well Read, and Most Romantic, we are the Most Patriotic!

Vol_Football Knoxville is the Most Patriotic City in our #USA! Check out this @USATODAY story:…, Jul 03 11:58:39 from Twitter for iPhone
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Wednesday, February 6, 2013


So we like to read books (#11 in the US) including the Bible (#1 in the US), but we are also the most romantic (#1 in the US).

It is a shame our football team is so bad.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Coal Creek Armory

CCA has updated their website. (I guess tis the season for web designers to get to work.) It is much flashier, but I'm not sure it is an improvement. Of course, look at my site. I am not in a position to cast stones.

I saw on the FAQ that the Outpost is no longer open to the general public:
"The Coal Creek Armory Outpost is a training facility used for private courses and not open to the general public, as of October 2012."
So maybe we didn't need two gun shops/ranges within spitting distance of each other.

After navigating several links, I found this post about the new owners. The changes are probably a result of this new ownership. Makes sense to me.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

No More Ribbit

Tim, WB4GBI, posted a note about his 900 MHz repeater on his blog. but what caught my eye was this note:
"And on a final note, while at the repeater site, after taking care of a couple of matters for the " Frog," (that's the nickname of the radio station whose tower we share), I was also able to complete some work on the 146.94 repeater which removed the FM broadcast audio from the repeater audio. Now I know some will be disappointed that they can no longer hear the faint country music on 146.94, They can tune to 107.7 and hear it for real."
It is the end of an era.