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And Hi Barry, it is nice to hear from
We’ll it’s been about 24 hours since
my initial goofy post.
First of all, from a radio perspective,
it has been fun. Most of my equipment
is 20 or 30 years old, so it all got to
come out into Dog Radio Studio 2. More
about that later.
The lights went off for a second about
15 minutes ago, so I guess we could lose
Most of the people who are really having
trouble are on the coast of CT. Here in
Hartford, there is a LOT of rain. With the
ground saturated, any tree could fall over
anywhere around here, and that’s the concern.
I have a lot of big trees
n my yard.
This storm is still a category 1. I do feel
sorry for people on Long Island, and the coasts
of the rest of New York, and New Jersey, too.
And everybody on the east coast that was affected
by this storm.
We have about 8 hours to go. So far no problems.
I did look up some history about hurricanes. Lots
of people in New England and nearby areas know about
the hurricane of 1938. It was real bad, with more
than 500 deaths. A Long Island movie theater, projectionist
and all, was picked up and blown 2 miles down the
raging flood, and nobody in the theater survived.
The scanning receivers I have here are a 22 year old
Radio Shack PRO-2005, a real work horse. I also have
a good Radio Shack PRO-60 handheld, about 18 years old.
My Icom IC-R2 scanning receiver is kept in the car.
I have a wonderful Radio Shack PR0-30 handheld from
1985, which still runs. It is as big as a brick, and
has 16 channels. I also have 2 truly vintage units.
I have a Regency R 4010 handheld. It looks to be
one of the first synthesized handheld scanners ever,
with 10 channels. It works great, and tunes VHF HI,
LO and the UHF band. But the real prize here is a
Lafayette PF-300 analog monitor receiver. It works
very well. It’s built like a tank and has 3 SO-239
sockets on the back. One for 30 – 50 MHz, one for
144 – 174, and one for 450 – 470. It has 2 lit
slide rule dials, with blue lights on the band switch.
It isn’t too sensitive, but I think it was meant to
be a base station monitor, because of the jacks on
the back for external antennas. It’s probably from
the late 60s or early 70s.
I have have ham radio handie talkies that cover 2 meters,
220 and 440 MHz.
I’d better get off. The scanner is reporting lines
starting to come down, along with some transformer fires.
I don’t want to loose the computer in the middle of a post.
By the way, all the ants in the kitchen went to Pennsylvania.
Bruce, Dog Radio Studio 2