Sunday, October 14, 2018

Reaching Down Under via Echolink

The repeater I connected to via Echolink.On my break got to playing around with Echolink, connected to a repeater in the Blue Mountains, VK2RBM, and made contact with Carl Harford down under. Carl was a very interesting guy, he was a psychiatric nurse and a truck driver. I'd like to go out drinking sometime with Carl and fellow Beer Baron Mack, who was also a psychiatric nurse. I was a CNA at the long term psych unit at Northview in Waukesha.  The three of us would have some good stories.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Kyocera Torque - Fatal Error

Last Thursday my Kyocera Torque began a firmware update which rebooted to the following message "Error 8713: Fatal Error. Service required. Please contact your service provider"

 Did you know that the Bluemound Sprint corporate location in Brookfield is no longer a service center? That's messed up. Sprint has turned over most of it's service in Wisconsin to an agent. So I had to drive to the Universal Wireless location in Waukesha.

Universal Wireless was unable to reflash my phone, so it's bricked, and they ordered a new one for me. I just got a call that it's in and I can pick it up. I'll stop tomorrow morning to get it.

 I see on the Sprint forums, that I'm not the only one who had this happen to them.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Submerging my Kyocera Torque

 I really love my Kyocera Torque. Not only is it rugged and waterproof, it has a long battery life and it is easy to talk on for a smart phone.  I have dropped it, and as you can see I've also submerged it and it still keeps on working. 

Saturday, March 31, 2012

AES Superfest 2012

Bob Heil and Cheryl Lasek from HamNation! 
Went straight to the AES Superfest after working third shift last night at MillerCoors.

Didn't win anything but still had a good time. Met Bob Heil and Cheryl from HamNation on TwitTV.

I also got a new hat with my call sign on it.