Straight key

Got in the mood to play with the camera a bit and the most interesting subject around was the J38 straight key.

I should really spend some time to clean it up some.

A good way to get volunteered

A good way to get volunteered to do something is to mention that something needs attention or doing. The radio club I’m a member of (CARS) is no exception.

At the last meeting, I mentioned that searching the ARRL website for clubs didn’t bring up CARS, or any of the CARS VE test sessions, to which the club president replied (paraphrasing here) “So does that mean you want to look into it?”

Sure, what the heck. I figure it will be a good chance to find out al little more about the club and get my feet wet with helping out with the club.

In preparation for archiving this blog to start fresh, I started up a new blog over at where I think I’ll post most of my electronics and amateur radio adventures.

It’s a vanilla MovableType 5.2 set up right now. Nothing fancy, but functional. The archives here at Imablog will stay and I’ll probably start over with a new MT5.2 install and database. Still mulling something Drupal-y though. Haven’t quite decided yet.

I’ll probably cross-post material at the AB4UG blog here also so that nobody feels left out.

New radio-ish blog

Since I’ve been thinking about restarting my other blog, I thought I’d start up a separate one for my radio/electronics adventures. was available so I picked it up a little while ago and was trying to decide what to do with it. I’ll probably end up posting/cross-posting the radio/electronics stuff in both places anyway. Here it will be a little more consolidated. Thought about bringing over the previous entries from my main blog, but it turned out to be too much work so I’ll just start fresh here.

Let’s see what kind of fun I can have while avoiding electrocuting or burning myself.