Author: wt8p

Gnocchi Mushroom

This is a nice, easy meal for when I’m craving mushrooms and don’t have a lot of time to make something complicated. Recipe is from the Mixed Mushroom Gnocchi from Sheela Prakash. Ingredients: 1 package shelf-stable potato gnocchi 2 medium shallots, chopped 1 1/4 pounds mushrooms*, chopped or sliced 4T olive oil Kosher salt and pepper to taste Preheat oven […]

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Configuring N1MM+ CW for the Elecraft K4

With my KX3, using N1MM+ to manage CW sending was accomplished via an indirect set of KX3 macros and keyboard sequences. Thus, we had this awfulness: Bob (N6TV) presented at the Spokane DX Association and mentioned this on slides 52, 62, and 63 of his presentation. There is a lot of good information in his presentation, and you should view […]

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Tarryall / Pike’s Peak

The second half of my geocation was in Colorado. With some potentially dicey weather en route (midwest Thunderstorms), my plan was to drive from Mt Sunflower all the way to Tarryall (GC18), the oldest cache in Colorado, then pick up caches (as weather permitted) on the way back to my motel. This part of Western Kansas/Eastern Colorado feels endless with […]

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Arikaree / Mingo

I took the early flight from Seattle to Denver, not checking a bag to hasten my departure from the airport in hopes of grabbing Mingo (GC30) — the oldest active geocache — and Arikaree (GC31), nearly as old. I soon ended up on a very lonely road, headed east to Nebraska. The first stop was the triple-point intersection of Kansas, […]

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Somewhere Over the Drainbow

The City of Sammamish had been pushing the Adopt-A-Drain program, whereby one volunteers to keep storm drains clear of debris. In a stroke of genius, they allowed folks to name their adopted drains. I adopted more than necessary because… silly names. With an upcoming weather forecast of a lot of rain: Today was a good opportunity to inspect and clean […]

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Marathon Support

When the immunization rate in western WA got high enough, the state began opening up a little, leading our first requests to support public events in nearly 18 months. Since June, I’ve worked at (basic first aid, ham radio work) four marathons: three Light at the End of the Tunnel and the Jack and Jill’s Downhill Marathon / half-marathon. These […]

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