My wife recently purchased a device called a ‘Cricut’ in which she can make various projects including, vinyl decals, stickers, iron ons, etc… I wanted something to let others know I was listening simplex so she made this up for me today!
I recently received my new call hat in the mail, mostly to be used at HAM related events, exam sessions, hamfests, etc…
I learned to solve the Rubiks cube earlier this year and find it quite fun once you learn how it is done. Once you get it down you can then practice on getting faster. The standard Rubiks cube is referred to as a 3×3, ie 3 rows of 3 or 9 pieces per side. My personal best on the 3×3 is 0:54 seconds.
Since first learning I have also solved the 2×2, 4×4, 5×5, 6×6, and 7×7 versions of the cube , once you learn the basics of the standard 3×3 Rubiks cube the others are very similar with just a few minor variations.
I like to learn new things and challenge myself, I remember playing with these darn things when I was a kid and this year I saw someone on the news fumbling around with it and I said, “I am going to learn it this year”.
Now my wife, my eldest 15yr, and youngest 10yr sons are solving the cube and we sometimes race to finish first as a family. She won’t like me saying this, but the only person in the family that can’t solve the cube is my daughter who is in college, I keep telling her that when she comes home we are going to leave the cube outside the door and no entry will be granted until it is solved.
If you have ever thought about wanting to be able to solved it, I can’t say enough what a feeling of joy and accomplishment it is when do! It is actually very easy once you understand what is going on and if you have an average memory.
About me, also on QRZ…
I received my first ticket (Tech) in 1994 while serving in the US Air Force out of Beale AFB in California. I was in the 9th communications squadron working on older dummy terminals and mainframe computers at the time. Myself and a friend always had an interest in LMR on the base and had thought about HAM radio while in high school, so we bought our books from Radio Shack I believe and about a month later we took our exams and passed.
Over the next few years we were somewhat active, but with deployments and other responsibilities, and honestly just not making it a priority we were really no longer on the air that frequently. I got married in 1997 and a month later was deployed to Saudi Arabia for 99 days.
I separated from the Air Force in 2000 and moved to Maryland to work for a software company in Annapolis. After getting my bearings, adjusting to civilian life, getting my computer certifications, etc…. I soon looked back to my radio and quickly realized that my original radio had lost my interest and I needed to get a new one to get me going again. I was back on the air with a handheld Yaesu model xxx for a while…..
Fast forward to 2008, 2 children later and another one “in the oven”, a buyout from AT&T of my original company and we move to Maine where my wife is from originally (China, Maine).
I have only recently 2018 been getting back into the Hobby and have since upgraded my Tech class to General and then a week later to Extra. I look forward to speaking with and perhaps meeting some of you on the radio or at events.
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