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JoeLyddon
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2020-02-15 9:34 pm  
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@pugwash @JoeLyddon When I was in high school my friends and I used to go out to the park at night and gather nightcrawlers to sell for our weekend spending money. That was big business! ? 

Red Wigglers, The Cadillac of worms wasn't it?

I am not an expert on worms, BUT the Red Wigglers are the most popular for home / commercial growing...  They can be very happy in a bin / tub that is only 6"-7" high...  They can eat 1/2 of their body wt. in one day...  They can double their population every 90 days...

I am getting two tubs ready for some (2,500) that will be shipped to me on 3-2-20...  I will get each tub ready for their new home...  It should be very interesting and rewarding...  I look forward to placing small amounts of worm casings around other vegetable plants in garden.  I am collecting food for them now...  freezing... crushing egg shells, etc. as well as cutting up cardboard & shredding newspaper.

 

Have Fun,
Joe Lyddon

www.woodworkstuff.net


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tekn0m@g3
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2020-02-16 10:35 pm  

Hi I am Rod Rilea.  Studying for my ham license this past summer rekindled my interest in electronics from high school some 40+ years ago.  I received my General Class Ham license about 6 months ago call sign is KD9NOU. I am looking to delve into electronics as deeply as I can both for making and furthering my my understanding of amateur radio.


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JoeLyddon
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2020-02-16 11:59 pm  

@tekn0mg3

Hi Rod!

Welcome aboard!

Congrats on getting your General Ham license!   I did that in mid 1960's...  WB6UFX  hi hi   I am NOT very active anymore... am a Life member of ARRL giving away my QST's to a needy person...  Glad they're doing some good.

I thought how interesting it would be to Send / Receive CW...  but, I don't do that anymore...  hi

I wonder if one could interface with Packet Radio...  is it still around?  It has been a long time...  hi

What are you thinking about doing that is Ham related?

You will have fun here...

Enjoy!

 

Have Fun,
Joe Lyddon

www.woodworkstuff.net


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tekn0m@g3
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2020-02-17 12:37 am  

Hi Joe,

Thanks.  I first became interested in ham radio in high school but that did not go anywhere because I was not able to find anyone who could help me get learn or point me in the right directions.

I am interested in building some QRP kits, and test equipment such as an SWR meter, frequency analyzer and an antenna analyzer.  I am also considering playing around with dc power supplies for emergency and off grid usage.  I am wanting to eventually learn cw as well so I think it would be fun to build a practice oscillator.  My oldest daughter picked up her technicians license the same time I picked up my General license. 

Packet radio is still around, but I think some of he newer digital modes are getting more use.  I have also started looking into APRS and echolink.

Antennas intrigue me as well and due to financial constraints I am interested in building both portable and semi permanent (mounted to the house) antennas.

I am always interested in feedback about any of these areas especially since I am so new to the ham radio hobby.

As far as electronics in general goes, I am interested in relearning how circuits work, how to read a schematic and break it into its logical parts, developing a deeper understand of the different electrical laws and how to calculate values for components in a circuit.  I am also interested in learning to prototype and create pcbs for permanent projects.  


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dkilzer
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2020-02-18 7:31 am  

@tekn0mg3

Welcome Rod!

Sounds like you have some fun projects lined up. 

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dkilzer
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2020-02-18 7:39 am  
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Posted by: @dkilzer

@pugwash @JoeLyddon When I was in high school my friends and I used to go out to the park at night and gather nightcrawlers to sell for our weekend spending money. That was big business! ? 

Red Wigglers, The Cadillac of worms wasn't it?

I am not an expert on worms, BUT the Red Wigglers are the most popular for home / commercial growing...  They can be very happy in a bin / tub that is only 6"-7" high...  They can eat 1/2 of their body wt. in one day...  They can double their population every 90 days...

I am getting two tubs ready for some (2,500) that will be shipped to me on 3-2-20...  I will get each tub ready for their new home...  It should be very interesting and rewarding...  I look forward to placing small amounts of worm casings around other vegetable plants in garden.  I am collecting food for them now...  freezing... crushing egg shells, etc. as well as cutting up cardboard & shredding newspaper.

 

Sounds like you have the plan Joe! I bet it wont be long till you are an expert from the sound of it. You know way more than I do.

The Cadillac of worms was a reference to an old TV show called WKRP in Cincinnati. One of their advertisers was Red Wigglers and they used to play that jingle. I never realized it was a real company ? 


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truckmen
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2020-02-18 2:14 pm  

@traup56

Hello fellow ham from N5WPG!

Hey, I've just joined and am too, interested in model rocketry. I am beginning work on my launch pad to simulate pad 39a. I am researching the flame trench and mine will closely resemble and work like the real McCoy. 🙂

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2020-02-18 2:26 pm  

@vesa

Hello Vesa!

My wife and I visited Tenerife back in 2015 and were enthralled by the beauty of the island. We also had a chance to see a performance at the Auditorio de Tenerife Adan MArtin. It is a shame we haven't had a chance to come again but some day perhaps we will. 

 

Ralph


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JoeLyddon
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2020-02-18 7:58 pm  
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@traup56

Hello fellow ham from N5WPG!

Hey, I've just joined and am too, interested in model rocketry. I am beginning work on my launch pad to simulate pad 39a. I am researching the flame trench and mine will closely resemble and work like the real McCoy. 🙂

Welcome aboard, Ralph!

WOW, we have another Rocketman aboard!   Up UP & away!  🙂

You will learn here and enjoy it...

Be careful with those rockets!

73 de wb6ufx  hii hi  K

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Joe Lyddon

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JoeLyddon
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2020-02-18 8:11 pm  
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@pugwash @JoeLyddon When I was in high school my friends and I used to go out to the park at night and gather nightcrawlers to sell for our weekend spending money. That was big business! ? 

Red Wigglers, The Cadillac of worms wasn't it?

I am not an expert on worms, BUT the Red Wigglers are the most popular for home / commercial growing...  They can be very happy in a bin / tub that is only 6"-7" high...  They can eat 1/2 of their body wt. in one day...  They can double their population every 90 days...

I am getting two tubs ready for some (2,500) that will be shipped to me on 3-2-20...  I will get each tub ready for their new home...  It should be very interesting and rewarding...  I look forward to placing small amounts of worm casings around other vegetable plants in garden.  I am collecting food for them now...  freezing... crushing egg shells, etc. as well as cutting up cardboard & shredding newspaper.

 

Sounds like you have the plan Joe! I bet it wont be long till you are an expert from the sound of it. You know way more than I do.

The Cadillac of worms was a reference to an old TV show called WKRP in Cincinnati. One of their advertisers was Red Wigglers and they used to play that jingle. I never realized it was a real company ? 

I remember that show BUT, not about the Red Wigglers!

I have been watching and studying a lot of youTube videos on the subject!  Thank God for youtube to be able to get educated on ANYTHING!

I've gotten several Leads on how to get worm FOOD from various places...

Bakeries for buckets...  Coffee shops for coffee grounds...  Juice Bars for pulp...  I got a nice bucket of egg shells from a local popular coffee shop!   

I tried to get lobster & crab shells from a popular restaurant & they said NO because they couldn't lawfully do it; bunch of crap; they told me that I could have the shells from our Dinner!  Like I should spend $50 for dinner just to get the shells!  Really!  What an insult!  I don't think I will go there anymore!  I can get good Crab / Lobster, etc. elsewhere!  🙂

Have Fun,
Joe Lyddon

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VE1DX
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2020-02-18 8:42 pm  

@tekn0mg3

Welcome, Rod!  Congrats on the General.  Also a Ham here, but not active on the air anymore.  I decided to learn electronics after too much wasted time on HF chasing DX.  You've come to the right place if you want expert advice.  Perhaps the new digital modes of communication will inspire you.  There are many professional computer/electronics gurus here with a wealth of knowledge regardless of what you work on.  Enjoy!

73, Paul VE1DX


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dkilzer
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2020-02-19 1:23 am  

@JoeLyddon if you have a feed store nearby they should have chicken feed with oyster shell in it. Might even sell the straight stuff in bags. 

 


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JoeLyddon
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2020-02-19 1:27 am  

@dkilzer

Thank you...  I will check that out...  We used to have one nearby...

 

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Joe Lyddon

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dkilzer
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2020-02-19 1:30 am  

@truckmen

Hello and welcome Ralph, 

I used to love rockets and I still have a big box full of gear. It's been a long while since I fired one off though. Would love to see your launch system sometime, sounds really cool!

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Jbell
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2020-02-22 5:56 pm  

My name is Jerry and I am retired.  My entire career was in IT (from programmer to CIO) and my hobbies have all been on the technical side of things.  Besides the obvious programming interests, I was into RC cars, boats and airplanes and also into Ham radio (amateur radio Extra Class).  Side interests into graphics, photography, stained glass and music/audio/video.  Being retired has allowed me to go back to work/play with projects that I dream up.  My current project is building two separate robotic Monkeys to be used with the BINGO sessions that I am part of.  First I automated the BINGO cage for the caller does not have to manually mix and keep the chute filled.  Then I decided the cage crank needed a Monkey to "turn it".  It grew from there into movements, audio and wireless remote control to execute routines.  The latest is the addition of a 2nd Monkey to dance  with in interact with the 1st one.  The DroneBot series has made all this possible.  All the projects so far are using Arduino boards.  This forum should be another source of learning and sharing.


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