I've been letting weather PTSD get me down. Trying to pull away from the computer and do more physical stuff.
Got tools and seeds ready for a little gardening, but weather halted that activity.
Instead, I'm paying attention to this regen receiver,
seeing if I can bring in more interesting signals and less QRN. Made a simple longwire antenna, through the window and tied to a lilac. That helped with the signal.
Okay, how about a ground to cut the QRN? Need to solder a banana plug onto a wire so I can use the AC mains ground. Got out the soldering iron...
and now I feel better!
No need for serious circuitry. Just the physical act of connecting wires and plugs together. Presto! Makeforce appears and shields you from the blues.
Labels: Make or break, Patient things