Category Archives: radio

Afterburn Radio is back!

IMAG0020After a bit of a hiatus, Afterburn Radio is back on the air and streaming online! It’s very much still a work in progress, but the basic format remains the same: Excellent music from multiple genres punctuated with intelligent talk, timeless comedy, and captivating drama.  Give it a listen right here, hop on over to afterburnradio.com, or search for “Afterburn Radio” on your favorite radio app (TuneIn, Nobex, etc.).

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Minority By Choice

Minority By Choice

When we hear the word “minority” we usually think of race, sexuality, or physical attributes. But many of us belong to self-chosen minorities. I’m a naturist, a full-time RV-er, and a ham radio operator. Any one of those is a minority group in itself.  When you think of how many (few?) other people simultaneously belong to all three of those groups, that’s even more of a minority. Funny how we still manage to find each other, though. I can think of at least half-a-dozen other nude rv-living hams without even trying hard. What minorities have you chosen to belong to? How do you feel about being a minority? How do you feel when you find others like yourself? Call in and join the conversation.

Friday, May 1, 2009 at 10:00am Arizona & Pacific time. Listen at www.blogtalkradio.com/homelessonwheels or you can join in the conversation (or just listen) by dialing 646-478-4783.

Hamfest!

OK, so that was over a month ago, and I’m finally getting around to writing about it.  So sue me. 

 Seriously though, I had a good time there, at the Hamfest in Williams, AZ.  For those of you who don’t know, a hamfest is a gathering and swapmeet of amateur radio operators.  It was fun spending a few days surrounded by electronic stuff and fellow radio nerds.  I sold some stuff I no longer needed, and, of course, wound up buying some stuff too. In the end, I left with more cash than when I arrived, and different, more useful (to me, anyway) stuff.  What more could I ask for?  Well, I suppose it would have been nice if I’d won one of the door prizes, like a nice shiny new HF transceiver, but I can’t complain. 

 Well, it was fun except for the fact that the drive up was marred by having a tire blow out on me.  Right front.  But I managed to maintain control and bring it gracefully to a stop.  It was no fun changing a tire in the 110 degree heat, but I managed and got back on the road.

 Would you believe I lost yet another tire on the return trip?  Yep.  Right rear, so not a control issue since the rears are duallies, but still, no fun.  This time just at dusk.  not as hot, but not fun in the dark either.  Again, got back on the road and the rest of my return trip to Tonopah was uneventful.  Time to replace the 12-year-old tires, don’t you think?