Was up at 04:30AM and had coffee with my pretty bride, then she was off to the truck company and then the restaurant. Rigg’s and I grabbed a nap after she left.
My brother Bill came over this morning and installed a program that displays the dispatcher screens of the railroads I visit. ( UP, NS & BNSF) . It will really come in handy when I am train shooting as I kind bring up the screen for the subdivision I am at. Then see where the trains are and when they will pass my location. You do have to have a wi-fi connection. but there are fast food restaurants close to the tracks in a lot of the spots I go to.
Then he gave me a portable two way radio with VHF-UHF Ham band and all the goodies that come with it, like a charger to set it in and an extra battery. He had programmed all my police and railroad channels in it and a couple of ham frequencies. I will have to buy a cord, and the software that comes with it to be able to program it from my laptop. I am sure that my buddy ROD who is an accomplished Ham operator will be able to give advice, who knows this could lead to another hobby. Bill sells these radios and he got an extra with his last order as a gift for me.
We are having another sunny nice day here at the ranch but it is still a cool 36 degrees with a high of 41 predicted, it should be better over the next couple of days with a high of 57 tomorrow and 67 on Friday. I will be waiting for Friday to go out and look the fiver over.
That’s about it for today, hope everyone is having a good day. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna…..