Friday, January 20, 2017

My take on the protesters

My Dad gave me some advice when I was very young. I have followed it carefully.

"Jack you have to be smart enough to know when to give up".

Protesters you should follow my Dad's advice also. No matter just how you voted  "or" did you even vote, Donald Trump will be the president for the next four years no matter how much you protest.
Give it up......... Jack

Thursday, January 19, 2017

what is Bluetooth?

2.4 to 2.485 GHz
When I was a kid (i'm 71 now) I dreamed of being able to hear what was on above the FM broadcast band. 2,400 Mhz. was unheard of, let alone having a receiver to tune into it. Now we have Bluetooth transmitters and receivers, many the small size of only a few inches. I have a Bluetooth speaker the size of my fist that works with the Amazon Echo Dot,  also a Bluetooth transmitter the size of a postage stamp that I plug into my Ham Radio, TV, Stereo,  or computer. This with a pair of Bluetooth headphones I can walk about the house.
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Friday, January 06, 2017

Have you seen any bears?

The last sighting of a black bear that entered Indiana from Kentucky in July was Nov. 20 in Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge north of Madison. We believe the bear found a place to hibernate at Big Oaks.
(Jefferson Proving Grown near Madison, In.)

Bears hibernate around 5 months with the possibility of emerging during winter thaws to search for food. Report bear sightings to the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife at (812) 334-1137 or 

Friday, December 23, 2016

I need a home

I need a home, please click my photo

Ripley County Humane Society

Thursday, December 22, 2016

USAF Band WWII Holiday Flashback

A special holiday musical presentation from Union Station in Washington, DC celebrating the service and sacrifices of our nation's World War II veterans and commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of the war.

See it on YouTube

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Monday, December 19, 2016

Amazon Echo Dot

Say it, and the Dot will light up and listen to your question or command. "Alexa" is Amazon's cloud-connected, voice-activated virtual assistant. She's Siri in a speaker. You wake her up by saying her name, or by saying one of your two other wake word options, "Amazon" or "Echo.

I love toys and this is one of my favorites
Its on sale GET IT .... Jack

Saturday, December 17, 2016

propagation sucks

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I've been a amateur radio operator going on nearly fifty years and have never seen/heard such poor propagation. So much fading (QSB) as now. Several times today I have had Europe call me, but then fade out to nothing. The rule of thumb is to use the highest band that is open but this is not working. 28, 21, 24, 10 megahertz are almost useless with the QSB. 14 megahertz provided some Europe and South American contacts but 7 and 5 had very weak signals, but may pick up with darkness falling. We are at the bottom of the sun's solar cycle I hope I live 5 or 6 years to see the upward turn. ..... Jack WB9OTX

Friday, December 16, 2016

Just returned home 12/16/2016

Just returned home from the Surgeon that did the back operation on me.
He gave me the all clear - I have no restrictions now.
I do have a very slight pain in my left leg while walking but it will
go away in time he tells me. I have lost about four months of my
life with this, but I am now ready to return to full life again. I am
so happy it has turned out so well. Thank you to all for the many
cards and emails wishing me well. ..... Jack

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas,we love you all…..
Jack & Betty Demaree  
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Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Pearl Harbor Day December 7th

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, also referred to as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day or Pearl Harbor Day, is observed annually in the United States on December 7, to remember and honor the 2,403 citizens of the United States who were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7, 1941.

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