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    From Daryl Stout@432:1/101 to VK3JED on Fri Apr 17 09:03:00 2020
    Tony,

    Well, our Isolation Net went ahead on Friday and Monday, despite both
    being public holidays here. :)

    If I'm up early enough, I'll check into that other net. I got up
    earlier than usual today, because I figured I'd have a bunch of back
    mail waiting.

    tornado and a divorce have the same thing in common...either way,
    you're going to lose the trailer. <G>

    Haha yeah, a matter of perspective there. :)

    That it is. At one time, Arkansas was ranked #1 for killer tornadoes.
    Not the statistic you want to have.

    The DRE (Digital Radio Enthusiasts...there's another meaning to that that males know all to well <G>) morning net, which normally ran
    just Monday through Friday, added "The Virus Net" on Saturday. It's a place to let off steam, be sarcastic, etc.

    Cool. :D

    With friends like us, you don't need any enemies. <G>

    With COVID-19, I've got masks and gloves...I guess all I need now is some Kentucky (KY) Jelly. <EG>

    While that's the safest way, still a case of TMI. :D

    Reminds me of the cartoon where the old man is sitting in the clinic
    exam room. The doctor finally shows up, and his index finger is
    EXTREMELY SWOLLEN. He apologizes to the patient "I'm sorry I'm late for
    your testicular exam and prostate check. I slammed my finger in the car
    door this morning". I think I want to reschedule my appointment. :P

    complete as long as my arm. :) Ham radio has become fun again!

    You must have some long arms. <g,d,r>

    You don't learn. Running's not going to do you any good. :P

    I just like to watch you <SLAP!> and <SPRINT AWAY>. <G>

    I'm the scribe for a packet net via telnet on Monday...we had a dozen checkins there this past Monday...I think that set a record for the
    net.

    Cool. I still haven't got packet up. I don't think I have all the pieces. V>Will have to have a closer look at what I've got. Just have to connect the T V>to the radio, and got limited access to parts now. :/

    Well, with no RF gear at the QTH, at least being Packet Via Telnet
    still gives me a presence on packet.

    Well, I have since found the OpenSpot, and you were right, the issue was V>working out where that place was. :D But it's now up and running permanently V>in the shack on DMR. :)

    There has been quite a bit of trouble with DMR lately. One of the
    Branmeister servers is going QRT, and on the QuadNet Array (with D-Star,
    DMR, WIRES, and Fusion), at times, they can't connect to the server.

    I'm using real radios. :P My IRLP/Echolink node, which is a duplex repeater V>has now been converted into a glorified wireless mic. The duplex capability V>useful, and the remote base is my main analog radio. I've extended the V>capabilities of the remote base, adding a "digital mode port", which can pass V>audio to the radio, while bypassing the VoIP stuff. The digital mode PC is a V>the other end of the house, and I'm using USB over IP to brisge that gap. :)

    Unfortunately, I don't have a choice in the matter. I have to work
    with what I have, or I'm off the air. And, good luck finding a
    replacement net control.

    So, I looked on Amazon last night, and found a Logitech USB headset mic...it should be here by next Tuesday. Too bad Radio Shack is not around...I used to have one of those small desk mics that ran on AA batteries.

    Cool. :)

    One of my BBS users asked "So you bought 2 of them, so you could have stereo??" <BG>

    Daryl
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  • From Vk3jed@432:1/101 to Daryl Stout on Sat Apr 18 16:25:00 2020
    On 04-17-20 09:03, Daryl Stout wrote to VK3JED <=-

    @VIA: TBOLT
    Tony,

    Well, our Isolation Net went ahead on Friday and Monday, despite both
    being public holidays here. :)

    If I'm up early enough, I'll check into that other net. I got up
    earlier than usual today, because I figured I'd have a bunch of back
    mail waiting.

    Which other net? Or are you a night owl? ;) 10AM here is evening in the USA. :)

    That it is. At one time, Arkansas was ranked #1 for killer tornadoes. Not the statistic you want to have.

    Like Victoria is ranked as the most fire prone area in the world. ;)

    The DRE (Digital Radio Enthusiasts...there's another meaning to that that males know all to well <G>) morning net, which normally ran
    just Monday through Friday, added "The Virus Net" on Saturday. It's a place to let off steam, be sarcastic, etc.

    Cool. :D

    With friends like us, you don't need any enemies. <G>

    Indeed.

    With COVID-19, I've got masks and gloves...I guess all I need now is some Kentucky (KY) Jelly. <EG>

    While that's the safest way, still a case of TMI. :D

    Reminds me of the cartoon where the old man is sitting in the clinic exam room. The doctor finally shows up, and his index finger is
    EXTREMELY SWOLLEN. He apologizes to the patient "I'm sorry I'm late for your testicular exam and prostate check. I slammed my finger in the car door this morning". I think I want to reschedule my appointment. :P

    Oh dear. :D

    You don't learn. Running's not going to do you any good. :P

    I just like to watch you <SLAP!> and <SPRINT AWAY>. <G>

    Into flagellation? :P

    Well, with no RF gear at the QTH, at least being Packet Via Telnet
    still gives me a presence on packet.

    I like my RF, even if it's just hotspots, though I have more than that. :)

    There has been quite a bit of trouble with DMR lately. One of the Branmeister servers is going QRT, and on the QuadNet Array (with
    D-Star, DMR, WIRES, and Fusion), at times, they can't connect to the server.

    Not the Australian one, that seems to be running well ATM. :)

    Unfortunately, I don't have a choice in the matter. I have to work
    with what I have, or I'm off the air. And, good luck finding a
    replacement net control.

    Hmm, why not? It's amazing what you can do with a radio, dummy load and an EchoIRLP node. :)

    One of my BBS users asked "So you bought 2 of them, so you could have stereo??" <BG>

    Oh dear. :D


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  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/101 to VK3JED on Sun Apr 19 11:08:00 2020
    Tony,

    Which other net? Or are you a night owl? ;) 10AM here is evening in the USA V>:)

    The Digital Radio Enthusiasts (DRE) group does a net at 9am Central
    Time, Monday through Friday, on Reflector 29A. With COVID-19, their
    restaurant where they go for Saturday breakfast, is closed...so they
    added a Saturday version, called The Virus Net.

    Like Victoria is ranked as the most fire prone area in the world. ;)

    Not something to be proud of. Moore, Oklahoma is ground zero for
    tornadoes in the United States.

    With friends like us, you don't need any enemies. <G>

    Indeed.

    But, as Roger Rabbit noted "If you don't have a sense of humor, you're
    better off dead".

    With COVID-19, I've got masks and gloves...I guess all I need now i some Kentucky (KY) Jelly. <EG>

    While that's the safest way, still a case of TMI. :D

    But, just don't put it on sandwiches. :P

    Reminds me of the cartoon where the old man is sitting in the clinic exam room. The doctor finally shows up, and his index finger is EXTREMELY SWOLLEN. He apologizes to the patient "I'm sorry I'm late for your testicular exam and prostate check. I slammed my finger in the car door this morning". I think I want to reschedule my appointment. :P

    Oh dear. :D

    Never mind getting the point. :P

    You don't learn. Running's not going to do you any good. :P

    I just like to watch you <SLAP!> and <SPRINT AWAY>. <G>

    Into flagellation? :P

    Depends what type it is. <BG> I think I've got wallet blindness. Every
    time I look in there, I don't see any money.

    I like my RF, even if it's just hotspots, though I have more than that. :)

    With hernia surgery coming up and other bills, I can't really afford a
    rig right now. Plus, what D-Star and DMR repeaters are in the central
    Arkansas (Little Rock) area, are NOT connected to the gateway.

    Not the Australian one, that seems to be running well ATM. :)

    Something's working?? Amazing!! <G>

    Hmm, why not? It's amazing what you can do with a radio, dummy load and an V>EchoIRLP node. :)

    I do all the ham radio stuff on my Lenovo Laptop, but with a Wi-Fi
    connection to the internet (no direct cable connect), I can't do
    Echolink off of it. Plus, I've run out of outlets on the UPS unit.

    One of my BBS users asked "So you bought 2 of them, so you could have stereo??" <BG>

    Oh dear. :D

    Better than having mono...although I do love my hobbies. :)

    Daryl

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  • From Vk3jed@432:1/101 to Daryl Stout on Mon Apr 20 20:09:00 2020
    On 04-19-20 11:08, Daryl Stout wrote to VK3JED <=-

    @VIA: TBOLT
    Tony,

    Which other net? Or are you a night owl? ;) 10AM here is evening in the
    SA
    :)

    The Digital Radio Enthusiasts (DRE) group does a net at 9am Central Time, Monday through Friday, on Reflector 29A. With COVID-19, their restaurant where they go for Saturday breakfast, is closed...so they
    added a Saturday version, called The Virus Net.

    A local club here has done similar with their monthly coffee morning, replacing it with a "coffee net" at the same time.

    Like Victoria is ranked as the most fire prone area in the world. ;)

    Not something to be proud of. Moore, Oklahoma is ground zero for tornadoes in the United States.

    It's something that just is.

    But, as Roger Rabbit noted "If you don't have a sense of humor,
    you're better off dead".

    That's true too.

    Depends what type it is. <BG> I think I've got wallet blindness.
    Every time I look in there, I don't see any money.

    I like my RF, even if it's just hotspots, though I have more than that. :)

    With hernia surgery coming up and other bills, I can't really afford
    a rig right now. Plus, what D-Star and DMR repeaters are in the central Arkansas (Little Rock) area, are NOT connected to the gateway.

    Yeah we have a proper healthcare system here, the surgery wouldn't be an issue here, at least financially. :)

    Not the Australian one, that seems to be running well ATM. :)

    Something's working?? Amazing!! <G>

    LOL we do things properly here. ;)

    Hmm, why not? It's amazing what you can do with a radio, dummy load and an
    EchoIRLP node. :)

    I do all the ham radio stuff on my Lenovo Laptop, but with a Wi-Fi connection to the internet (no direct cable connect), I can't do
    Echolink off of it. Plus, I've run out of outlets on the UPS unit.

    Not the same. :D


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  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/101 to VK3JED on Tue Apr 21 00:51:00 2020
    Tony,

    A local club here has done similar with their monthly coffee morning, replaci V>it with a "coffee net" at the same time.

    Arkansas' Governor is supposed to announce a partial lifting of
    restrictions from COVID-19 on May 4. Rumors are rampant on what they
    might be...but I'm not optimistic.

    Not something to be proud of. Moore, Oklahoma is ground zero for tornadoes in the United States.

    It's something that just is.

    Yep.

    But, as Roger Rabbit noted "If you don't have a sense of humor,
    you're better off dead".

    That's true too.

    Now, I'd love to have a woman like Jessica...she's not bad...she's
    just drawn that way. <G>

    I like my RF, even if it's just hotspots, though I have more than that. :)

    Hotspot -- when I've sat in the computer chair too long.

    Yeah we have a proper healthcare system here, the surgery wouldn't be an issu V>here, at least financially. :)

    Outpatient is less expensive. But, until the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, I can't even worry about it.

    Something's working?? Amazing!! <G>

    LOL we do things properly here. ;)

    From down under, you do things right side up. <G>

    I do all the ham radio stuff on my Lenovo Laptop, but with a Wi-Fi connection to the internet (no direct cable connect), I can't do Echolink off of it. Plus, I've run out of outlets on the UPS unit.

    Not the same. :D

    Well, at least I'm on the air. It never fails to amaze me that at
    clubs, they want to do all this stuff (nets, hamfests, etc.), but when
    you ask for workers, net controls, etc., it's dead silence.

    Daryl

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  • From Vk3jed@432:1/101 to Daryl Stout on Wed Apr 22 18:11:00 2020
    On 04-21-20 00:51, Daryl Stout wrote to VK3JED <=-

    @VIA: TBOLT
    Tony,

    A local club here has done similar with their monthly coffee morning,
    eplaci
    it with a "coffee net" at the same time.

    Arkansas' Governor is supposed to announce a partial lifting of restrictions from COVID-19 on May 4. Rumors are rampant on what they
    might be...but I'm not optimistic.

    Sounds too soon. What's your number of infections and daily rate of new cases?
    For comparison, here in Victoria, the number of infections is currently slightly under 1350 (of which at least 1200 have recovered), and daily new infctions detected are typically one or two. And we're still a few weeks of a review for any changes.

    I like my RF, even if it's just hotspots, though I have more than that.
    )

    Hotspot -- when I've sat in the computer chair too long.

    Yeah we have a proper healthcare system here, the surgery wouldn't be an
    ssu
    here, at least financially. :)

    Outpatient is less expensive. But, until the COVID-19 restrictions
    are lifted, I can't even worry about it.

    Elective surgery is about to restart here, because there's plenty of spare resources here, with COVID-19 well managed.
    Not the same. :D

    Well, at least I'm on the air. It never fails to amaze me that at
    clubs, they want to do all this stuff (nets, hamfests, etc.), but when
    you ask for workers, net controls, etc., it's dead silence.

    I think that's the same anywhere. :/


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  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/101 to VK3JED on Thu Apr 23 11:01:00 2020
    Tony,

    Sounds too soon. What's your number of infections and daily rate of new case
    For comparison, here in Victoria, the number of infections is currently
    slightly under 1350 (of which at least 1200 have recovered), and daily new V>infctions detected are typically one or two. And we're still a few weeks of V>review for any changes.

    The largest infections right now are in one of the prisons. Outside of
    there, the number of cases has declined quite a bit.

    Yeah we have a proper healthcare system here, the surgery wouldn't be an V>issue here, at least financially. :)

    Right now, I'm not doing too bad...considering even though I have over
    40 medical conditions, I'm in relatively good health.

    Elective surgery is about to restart here, because there's plenty of spare V>resources here, with COVID-19 well managed.

    Some centers are doing things outpatient at their on site facilities,
    freeing up hospital beds. But, they've furloughed so many workers, as
    Arkansas hasn't had a large number of patients hospitalized at the same
    time for COVID-19...IIRC, the largest number was 85, but I don't know
    what it is offhand.

    clubs, they want to do all this stuff (nets, hamfests, etc.), but when you ask for workers, net controls, etc., it's dead silence.

    I think that's the same anywhere. :/

    Or they think stuff (hamfests, banners, decorations, signs,
    publications, etc.) happen by themselves.

    Daryl

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  • From Vk3jed@432:1/101 to Daryl Stout on Fri Apr 24 18:06:00 2020
    On 04-23-20 11:01, Daryl Stout wrote to VK3JED <=-

    The largest infections right now are in one of the prisons. Outside
    of there, the number of cases has declined quite a bit.

    Here, they've fallen to a handful of cases, and some clusters are being more thoroughly investigated.

    Right now, I'm not doing too bad...considering even though I have
    over 40 medical conditions, I'm in relatively good health.

    That's a few. At least you would be able to take part in the "ailment nets" that seem to pop up (often on 2m repeaters or 80m). Sports injuries don't seem to have quite the same impact there. ;)

    Some centers are doing things outpatient at their on site facilities, freeing up hospital beds. But, they've furloughed so many workers, as Arkansas hasn't had a large number of patients hospitalized at the same time for COVID-19...IIRC, the largest number was 85, but I don't know
    what it is offhand.

    I can't remember what our peak was.

    I think that's the same anywhere. :/

    Or they think stuff (hamfests, banners, decorations, signs, publications, etc.) happen by themselves.

    Apparently so. :/


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  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/101 to Vk3jed on Sun May 31 20:00:00 2020
    Tony,

    That's a few. At least you would be able to take part in the "ailment nets" that seem to pop up (often on 2m repeaters or 80m). Sports
    injuries don't seem to have quite the same impact there. ;)

    They are having fun with the "virus nets"...even some dancing girls
    called "The Virusettes". <G>

    I can't remember what our peak was.

    Arkansas had a second peak last week...likely because more folks are
    being tested. I get tested on June 1, in preparation for hernia surgery
    on June 4.

    Daryl

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  • From Vk3jed@432:1/101 to Daryl Stout on Mon Jun 8 11:58:00 2020
    On 05-31-20 20:00, Daryl Stout wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    @VIA: TBOLT
    Tony,

    That's a few. At least you would be able to take part in the "ailment nets" that seem to pop up (often on 2m repeaters or 80m). Sports
    injuries don't seem to have quite the same impact there. ;)

    They are having fun with the "virus nets"...even some dancing girls called "The Virusettes". <G>

    We don't have any of those, but we do have the isolation net, which is a good way to keep in touch every day. :)

    I can't remember what our peak was.

    Arkansas had a second peak last week...likely because more folks are being tested. I get tested on June 1, in preparation for hernia surgery
    on June 4.

    We're down to very low numbers, but the BLM protests may affect that over the next few weeks. :/


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  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/101 to Vk3jed on Mon Jun 8 09:31:00 2020
    Tony,


    We don't have any of those, but we do have the isolation net, which is
    a good way to keep in touch every day. :)

    I've been off the air because of surgery last week, and am finishing up
    work before Cristobal gets here today.

    We're down to very low numbers, but the BLM protests may affect that
    over the next few weeks. :/

    Never mind the summer holidays (at least in this part of the world).

    Daryl

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  • From Vk3jed@432:1/101 to Daryl Stout on Tue Jun 9 19:37:00 2020
    On 06-08-20 09:31, Daryl Stout wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    @VIA: TBOLT
    Tony,


    We don't have any of those, but we do have the isolation net, which is
    a good way to keep in touch every day. :)

    I've been off the air because of surgery last week, and am finishing
    up work before Cristobal gets here today.

    I've done some major work on my remote base/EchoIRLP node. It's performing much better, and I've added extra SDR input frequencies and the ability to have remote radios to the system. I'm getting up to a couple of miles on 6m, and that's with a makeshift antenna that's way too short, no groundplane and sitting right next to the PCs! :) I'll have to hook it up to a proper 6m antenna and test. :)

    We're down to very low numbers, but the BLM protests may affect that
    over the next few weeks. :/

    Never mind the summer holidays (at least in this part of the world).

    They're 6 months away for me. :)


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  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/101 to Vk3jed on Wed Jun 10 10:31:00 2020
    Tony,

    I've done some major work on my remote base/EchoIRLP node. It's performing much better, and I've added extra SDR input frequencies and
    the ability to have remote radios to the system. I'm getting up to a couple of miles on 6m, and that's with a makeshift antenna that's way
    too short, no groundplane and sitting right next to the PCs! :) I'll
    have to hook it up to a proper 6m antenna and test. :)

    I've wondered if there's a USB adapter for an Ethernet cable connection.
    The Lenovo Windows 10 64-bit laptop, only has 2 USB ports, an HDMI port for
    a monitor, and connects to the internet via Wi-Fi. Echolink doesn't like
    that, unless you're possibly using a proxy server. So, for now, I had to
    put Echolink on the same computer as the BBS...but all the rest of the ham radio stuff is on the Lenovo laptop.

    We're down to very low numbers, but the BLM protests may affect that
    over the next few weeks. :/

    We're told to practice social distancing due to COVID19, but you saw
    none of that with the protests.

    Never mind the summer holidays (at least in this part of the world).

    They're 6 months away for me. :)

    Plus, where you are, it's already tomorrow...compared to me. <G>

    Daryl, WX4QZ

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  • From Vk3jed@432:1/101 to Daryl Stout on Thu Jun 11 21:04:00 2020
    On 06-10-20 10:31, Daryl Stout wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    I've wondered if there's a USB adapter for an Ethernet cable

    They've been around for 20 years, should be able to buy one at your local computer store. BUT...

    connection. The Lenovo Windows 10 64-bit laptop, only has 2 USB ports,
    an HDMI port for a monitor, and connects to the internet via Wi-Fi. Echolink doesn't like that, unless you're possibly using a proxy
    server. So, for now, I had to put Echolink on the same computer as the BBS...but all the rest of the ham radio stuff is on the Lenovo laptop.

    Sounds like you have a port forwarding issue, possibly "double NAT" if you have a wifi router and a DSL modem. connected together. This is one of my pet peeves in IT, they make consumer devices so that its easiest to connect them together in the worst way possible, and 99% of the population don't have the knowledge and skills to avoid that (or even know that it's happening). :/

    We're down to very low numbers, but the BLM protests may affect that
    over the next few weeks. :/

    We're told to practice social distancing due to COVID19, but you saw none of that with the protests.

    While not perfect, they at least made an attempt to wear masks and the organisers provided masks and hand sanitiser.

    Never mind the summer holidays (at least in this part of the world).

    They're 6 months away for me. :)

    Plus, where you are, it's already tomorrow...compared to me. <G>

    *sprints away* :P


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  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/101 to Vk3jed on Thu Jun 11 09:54:00 2020
    Tony,

    I've wondered if there's a USB adapter for an Ethernet cable

    They've been around for 20 years, should be able to buy one at your
    local computer store. BUT...

    Well, I can't drive for at least another week, so it has to wait.

    Sounds like you have a port forwarding issue, possibly "double NAT" if
    you have a wifi router and a DSL modem. connected together. This is
    one of my pet peeves in IT, they make consumer devices so that its
    easiest to connect them together in the worst way possible, and 99% of
    the population don't have the knowledge and skills to avoid that (or
    even know that it's happening). :/

    I tried the port forwarding deal with the location on the laptop, and Echolink couldn't link up.

    While not perfect, they at least made an attempt to wear masks and the organisers provided masks and hand sanitiser.

    I'll require masks when I restart ham radio license exams in the fall...and will provide gloves to the VE's. I do have hand sanitizer, so I can bring some of that.

    Plus, where you are, it's already tomorrow...compared to me. <G>

    *sprints away* :P

    You sure get a lot of exercise, don't you?? <g,d,r>

    Daryl

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  • From Vk3jed@432:1/101 to Daryl Stout on Fri Jun 12 19:05:00 2020
    On 06-11-20 09:54, Daryl Stout wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    @VIA: TBOLT
    Tony,

    I've wondered if there's a USB adapter for an Ethernet cable

    They've been around for 20 years, should be able to buy one at your
    local computer store. BUT...

    Well, I can't drive for at least another week, so it has to wait.

    No phone/online ordering available?

    Sounds like you have a port forwarding issue, possibly "double NAT" if
    you have a wifi router and a DSL modem. connected together. This is
    one of my pet peeves in IT, they make consumer devices so that its
    easiest to connect them together in the worst way possible, and 99% of
    the population don't have the knowledge and skills to avoid that (or
    even know that it's happening). :/

    I tried the port forwarding deal with the location on the laptop, and Echolink couldn't link up.

    If you have a double NAT problem, it won't work (without special configuration - effectively double port forwarding). You seemed to ignore/miss the double NAT part of my response as a potential cause of failure. But to be sure, I need to know your network layout.

    I'll require masks when I restart ham radio license exams in the fall...and will provide gloves to the VE's. I do have hand sanitizer,
    so I can bring some of that.

    Sensible precautions.

    Plus, where you are, it's already tomorrow...compared to me. <G>

    *sprints away* :P

    You sure get a lot of exercise, don't you?? <g,d,r>

    Haha, no point running, remember? :D


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  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/101 to Vk3jed on Fri Jun 12 11:19:00 2020
    Tony,


    No phone/online ordering available?

    I couldn't pick it up locally. Folks are stealing stuff out of mailboxes
    and off of front porches.

    Sounds like you have a port forwarding issue, possibly "double NAT" if
    you have a wifi router and a DSL modem. connected together. This is
    one of my pet peeves in IT, they make consumer devices so that its
    easiest to connect them together in the worst way possible, and 99% of
    the population don't have the knowledge and skills to avoid that (or
    even know that it's happening). :/

    Well a special cable I found on Amazon should take care of the problem.

    I'll require masks when I restart ham radio license exams in the fall...and will provide gloves to the VE's. I do have hand sanitizer,
    so I can bring some of that.

    Sensible precautions.

    I quipped "with the mask and gloves, all I need is some of that Kentucky
    (KY) Jelly" <G>.

    You sure get a lot of exercise, don't you?? <g,d,r>

    Haha, no point running, remember? :D

    Yep.

    Daryl

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  • From Vk3jed@432:1/101 to Daryl Stout on Sat Jun 13 17:15:00 2020
    On 06-12-20 11:19, Daryl Stout wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    No phone/online ordering available?

    I couldn't pick it up locally. Folks are stealing stuff out of
    mailboxes and off of front porches.

    Hmm, sounds like you live in a rotten neighbourhood! :(

    Well a special cable I found on Amazon should take care of the
    problem.

    OK, cool. :)


    I quipped "with the mask and gloves, all I need is some of that
    Kentucky (KY) Jelly" <G>.

    You sure get a lot of exercise, don't you?? <g,d,r>

    Haha, no point running, remember? :D

    I'm not, err, touching that one. ;)


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  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/101 to Vk3jed on Sat Jun 13 11:15:00 2020
    Tony,

    I couldn't pick it up locally. Folks are stealing stuff out of
    mailboxes and off of front porches.

    Hmm, sounds like you live in a rotten neighbourhood! :(

    Not many areas are "quiet and safe" anymore.

    Well a special cable I found on Amazon should take care of the
    problem.

    OK, cool. :)

    It's supposed to be in next Wednesday at the Post Office Box, where
    I have stuff shipped when I order from Amazon...and I'm supposed to
    see the female hernia surgeon for a followup...plus get bloodwork
    prior to the next Low-T treatment.

    I think that next time, instead of getting them in the butt cheek,
    I'll have them done in the abdomen above the groin. For several weeks
    after that last one, it was like someone was stabbing me in the hip,
    as I got in and out of the car. My butt cheek was so bruised, that
    it looked like some woman had spanked the dickens out of me (I might
    have enjoyed it more...remember, dirty old Sysops need love, too <G>).

    For males, though...not taking care of low testosterone can lead to,
    or aggravate cardiovascular and diabetes issues...like we needed
    something else to worry about.

    As for the hernia surgery, the pain has been far less than expected,
    with only needing Ibuprofen and Tylenol, to take care of it. But, I have
    to wear a girdle/binder, except for when I'm sleeping...or fighting the
    cat for a space in the litterbox <G>. I'll probably have to wear it for
    support for the rest of my life.

    I quipped "with the mask and gloves, all I need is some of that
    Kentucky (KY) Jelly" <G>.

    You sure get a lot of exercise, don't you?? <g,d,r>

    Haha, no point running, remember? :D

    I'm not, err, touching that one. ;)

    Let's put it this way...as uncomfortable as the dual COVID19 nasal swabs were, I'd rather get a prostate check with the doctors finger being swollen.

    Or like the cartoon where a guy is sitting on the exam table, with a
    C-Clamp around his waist and hips, holding his butt cheeks together. The
    doctor notes "Patient is rather reluctant to have his prostate checked".
    When I showed to my urologist (who has since retired), I thought he'd
    pee his pants, or die laughing. <BG>

    Daryl

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  • From Vk3jed@432:1/101 to Daryl Stout on Sun Jun 14 20:46:00 2020
    On 06-13-20 11:15, Daryl Stout wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    Hmm, sounds like you live in a rotten neighbourhood! :(

    Not many areas are "quiet and safe" anymore.

    Plenty around here. :)

    Well a special cable I found on Amazon should take care of the
    problem.

    OK, cool. :)

    It's supposed to be in next Wednesday at the Post Office Box, where
    I have stuff shipped when I order from Amazon...and I'm supposed to
    see the female hernia surgeon for a followup...plus get bloodwork
    prior to the next Low-T treatment.

    Busy. :)

    I think that next time, instead of getting them in the butt cheek,
    I'll have them done in the abdomen above the groin. For several weeks after that last one, it was like someone was stabbing me in the hip,
    as I got in and out of the car. My butt cheek was so bruised, that
    it looked like some woman had spanked the dickens out of me (I might
    have enjoyed it more...remember, dirty old Sysops need love, too <G>).

    Ouch. I'be read about more "natural" ways to increase T - create conditions that makes the body produce more. And from what I've read, it's surprising how many men have low T levels.

    For males, though...not taking care of low testosterone can lead to,
    or aggravate cardiovascular and diabetes issues...like we needed
    something else to worry about.

    Yeah, you don't need those. I've never had my levels tested, but I highly doubt they're low.

    I'm not, err, touching that one. ;)

    Let's put it this way...as uncomfortable as the dual COVID19 nasal
    swabs were, I'd rather get a prostate check with the doctors finger
    being swollen.

    Well, I don't know what you get up to, so.... :D

    Or like the cartoon where a guy is sitting on the exam table, with a C-Clamp around his waist and hips, holding his butt cheeks together.
    The doctor notes "Patient is rather reluctant to have his prostate checked". When I showed to my urologist (who has since retired), I
    thought he'd pee his pants, or die laughing. <BG>

    Hahaha good one. :D


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  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/101 to Vk3jed on Sun Jun 14 10:06:00 2020
    Tony,


    Hmm, sounds like you live in a rotten neighbourhood! :(

    Not many areas are "quiet and safe" anymore.

    Plenty around here. :)

    Well, that's not enough of an enticement to move. <G>

    It's supposed to be in next Wednesday at the Post Office Box, where
    I have stuff shipped when I order from Amazon...and I'm supposed to
    see the female hernia surgeon for a followup...plus get bloodwork
    prior to the next Low-T treatment.

    Busy. :)

    Wednesday is the "good day" for errands...as I don't have to run or
    check into a ham radio net that night...except for a laid back roundtable
    net on Echolink on the third Wednesday.

    Ouch. I'be read about more "natural" ways to increase T - create conditions that makes the body produce more. And from what I've read, it's surprising how many men have low T levels.

    And, probably like diabetes, many don't even know they have it.

    Yeah, you don't need those. I've never had my levels tested, but I
    highly doubt they're low.

    Well, I got suspicious, as I was having many of the symptoms. But, the insurance company doesn't pay for it, unless you've had 2 consecutive
    blood work levels that show it as "low".

    I'm not, err, touching that one. ;)

    Where's your sense of adventure?? <bseg>

    Well, I don't know what you get up to, so.... :D

    From what I understand, if the finger "does it right" with the prostate check, it can cause a man to ejaculate. The problem is after that, the
    man gets very sleepy.

    Or like the cartoon where a guy is sitting on the exam table, with a C-Clamp around his waist and hips, holding his butt cheeks together.
    The doctor notes "Patient is rather reluctant to have his prostate checked". When I showed to my urologist (who has since retired), I
    thought he'd pee his pants, or die laughing. <BG>

    Hahaha good one. :D

    There's so little to laugh at nowadays.

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    Daryl

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  • From Vk3jed@432:1/101 to Daryl Stout on Mon Jun 15 11:09:00 2020
    On 06-14-20 10:06, Daryl Stout wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    @VIA: TBOLT
    Tony,


    Hmm, sounds like you live in a rotten neighbourhood! :(

    Not many areas are "quiet and safe" anymore.

    Plenty around here. :)

    Well, that's not enough of an enticement to move. <G>

    Haha. :P

    Wednesday is the "good day" for errands...as I don't have to run or check into a ham radio net that night...except for a laid back
    roundtable net on Echolink on the third Wednesday.

    Wednesday is one of my errands days too. :)

    Ouch. I'be read about more "natural" ways to increase T - create conditions that makes the body produce more. And from what I've read, it's surprising how many men have low T levels.

    And, probably like diabetes, many don't even know they have it.

    Quite true. Well, I know for sure that I don't have diabetes, I get tested regularly as part of my annual checkup. :)

    Yeah, you don't need those. I've never had my levels tested, but I
    highly doubt they're low.

    Well, I got suspicious, as I was having many of the symptoms. But,
    the insurance company doesn't pay for it, unless you've had 2
    consecutive blood work levels that show it as "low".

    Here, I'd just claim on Medicare and get at least 85% back. These days, the doctor's office processes the claim and it's refunded within 24 hours. And in some cases, "bulk billing" is available, where there's no up front payment. Mostly for people on benefits these days, but I have occasionally been bulk billed by the doctor, which is really nice.

    I'm not, err, touching that one. ;)

    Where's your sense of adventure?? <bseg>

    Haha this could go south quicker than a homesick penguin. ;P

    Well, I don't know what you get up to, so.... :D

    From what I understand, if the finger "does it right" with the
    prostate check, it can cause a man to ejaculate. The problem is after that, the man gets very sleepy.

    That's certainly possible.



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  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/101 to Vk3jed on Mon Jun 15 09:39:00 2020
    Tony,

    Well, that's not enough of an enticement to move. <G>

    Haha. :P

    Better talk to your chamber of commerce and visitors bureau. <G>

    Wednesday is one of my errands days too. :)

    Well, I won't be going to Wal-mart for awhile. BLM protestors shut down
    most all of the Wal-Mart stores in Little Rock.

    And, probably like diabetes, many don't even know they have it.

    Quite true. Well, I know for sure that I don't have diabetes, I get tested regularly as part of my annual checkup. :)

    I get a full blood work every 6 months. I'm pre-type 2 diabetic...and
    that'd obviously be a big game changer if I got it.

    Here, I'd just claim on Medicare and get at least 85% back. These
    days, the doctor's office processes the claim and it's refunded within
    24 hours. And in some cases, "bulk billing" is available, where
    there's no up front payment. Mostly for people on benefits these days,
    but I have occasionally been bulk billed by the doctor, which is really nice.

    Thankfully, I can set up financial assistance, if needed. A few years ago, all of it got written off.

    I'm not, err, touching that one. ;)

    Where's your sense of adventure?? <bseg>

    Haha this could go south quicker than a homesick penguin. ;P

    LOL.

    From what I understand, if the finger "does it right" with the
    prostate check, it can cause a man to ejaculate. The problem is after that, the man gets very sleepy.

    That's certainly possible.

    I heard a preacher at a marriage retreat for couples, and the 2 questions
    I remember were as follows:

    Q: Why do women have multiple orgasms, and men can only have one before they pass out??

    A: I guess God likes you better. <G> Eve was deceived in the Garden Of Eden, but Adam gave in without a fight.

    Q: What's the difference between a woman with PMS and an angry doberman??

    A: Lipstick. <BG>

    Daryl

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  • From Vk3jed@432:1/101 to Daryl Stout on Tue Jun 16 20:42:00 2020
    On 06-15-20 09:39, Daryl Stout wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    Better talk to your chamber of commerce and visitors bureau. <G>

    Well, I'd certainly rather be here, it's a

    Wednesday is one of my errands days too. :)

    Well, I won't be going to Wal-mart for awhile. BLM protestors shut
    down most all of the Wal-Mart stores in Little Rock.

    Totally different here. The BLM protesters in the cities were very peaceful and only occupied the streets for a few hours. They stuck to their message, did their best at distancing (with sanitiser and face masks as well), and it remained very peaceful.

    And, probably like diabetes, many don't even know they have it.

    Quite true. Well, I know for sure that I don't have diabetes, I get tested regularly as part of my annual checkup. :)

    I get a full blood work every 6 months. I'm pre-type 2 diabetic...and that'd obviously be a big game changer if I got it.

    Yeah I have no sign at all of diabetes.


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  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/101 to Vk3jed on Tue Jun 16 10:08:00 2020
    Tony,

    Better talk to your chamber of commerce and visitors bureau. <G>

    Well, I'd certainly rather be here, it's a

    Lost your train of thought, I see. <g,d,r>

    Totally different here. The BLM protesters in the cities were very peaceful and only occupied the streets for a few hours. They stuck to their message, did their best at distancing (with sanitiser and face
    masks as well), and it remained very peaceful.

    Here, too many folks riot, no matter what. Even if the individual is
    clearly caught breaking the law, the rioters feel he should be let off
    with no punishment. These are the ones who feel that "rules are made to
    be broken".

    Yeah I have no sign at all of diabetes.

    For whatever reason, I thought diabetes and diptheria were related. At
    least I knew what diarrhea was. :P

    Daryl

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  • From Vk3jed@432:1/101 to Daryl Stout on Wed Jun 17 15:21:00 2020
    On 06-16-20 10:08, Daryl Stout wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    Here, too many folks riot, no matter what. Even if the individual is clearly caught breaking the law, the rioters feel he should be let off with no punishment. These are the ones who feel that "rules are made to
    be broken".

    I suspect there's stronger social pressure not to riot here.

    Yeah I have no sign at all of diabetes.

    For whatever reason, I thought diabetes and diptheria were related.
    At least I knew what diarrhea was. :P

    It doesn't take you long to talk crap. :P


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  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/101 to Vk3jed on Wed Jun 17 18:24:00 2020
    Tony,

    For whatever reason, I thought diabetes and diptheria were related.
    At least I knew what diarrhea was. :P

    It doesn't take you long to talk crap. :P

    That's because one night when my wife was still alive, I told her
    that "my head was so far up my butt, that I could see my throat".

    Without missing a beat, grinning wryly, she said "That's why your
    eyes are brown". <ZING!> <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Phoobar@432:1/145 to Daryl Stout on Mon Jun 8 12:04:34 2020
    Arkansas had a second peak last week...likely because more folks are being tested. I get tested on June 1, in preparation for hernia surgery
    on June 4.

    Hope you came out okay.

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  • From Vk3jed@432:1/101 to Daryl Stout on Fri Jun 19 12:20:00 2020
    On 06-17-20 18:24, Daryl Stout wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    That's because one night when my wife was still alive, I told her
    that "my head was so far up my butt, that I could see my throat".

    Without missing a beat, grinning wryly, she said "That's why your
    eyes are brown". <ZING!> <G>

    That penguin is homesick again, it's headed south. :P


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  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/101 to Phoobar on Thu Jun 18 22:43:00 2020
    Hope you came out okay.

    The surgery went rather well, thank you very much.

    They did slice me in 4 places (it was laparoscopic), and I've
    been wearing a binder/girdle for support. The pain has been
    relatively minor, with only needing Ibuprofen and Tylenol to
    take care of it.

    I saw the surgeon yesterday for a follow-up, and she was
    very pleased with my recovery.

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/101 to Vk3jed on Fri Jun 19 10:51:00 2020
    Tony,


    Without missing a beat, grinning wryly, she said "That's why your
    eyes are brown". <ZING!> <G>

    That penguin is homesick again, it's headed south. :P

    Down under, it's almost winter...while we start summer here.

    Daryl

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  • From Vk3jed@432:1/101 to Daryl Stout on Sat Jun 20 16:47:00 2020
    On 06-19-20 10:51, Daryl Stout wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    @VIA: TBOLT
    Tony,


    Without missing a beat, grinning wryly, she said "That's why your
    eyes are brown". <ZING!> <G>

    That penguin is homesick again, it's headed south. :P

    Down under, it's almost winter...while we start summer here.

    It's been winter for 3 weeks, get with the program! :D


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  • From Phoobar@432:1/145 to Daryl Stout on Fri Jun 26 23:34:38 2020
    The surgery went rather well, thank you very much.
    They did slice me in 4 places (it was laparoscopic), and I've
    been wearing a binder/girdle for support. The pain has been
    relatively minor, with only needing Ibuprofen and Tylenol to
    take care of it.

    Very good!

    I saw the surgeon yesterday for a follow-up, and she was
    very pleased with my recovery.

    Hopefully...going to see mine late in September for my 6-month checkup.

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