A Letter for All Fibro

*From the Archives of Just Us Owls*

From Sue a letter written for all of us Fibro-Warriors!

Fibromyalgia? Because you asked…

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The Freewheeler’s Net

The other evening I was spinning the dial on 80M looking to make some contacts. I came across a friendly chat going on…the frequency 3.916MHz.  I threw out my call sign as a first-time check-in for the Freewheelers net that was going on, Ethan was the net control that evening; I was welcomed with warmth, open ears and arms.

I applied for membership, just waiting on my membership certificate! Besides my old club up in Maine, and the great folks at MARC these operators were so friendly and welcoming they made me feel at home. Last night I took part (at the tail end of) The Saturday Night Free For All. I was welcomed by Pete (KE5GGY) and a few other fine folks; I had a great time rag chewing with the group until it was bedtime.

Taken from the 3.916 website:
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The 14th Annual Santa Net

For the 14th consecutive year, The 3916 Nets will be presenting The Santa Net on 3.916 MHz. Good girls and boys can talk to Santa Claus, via amateur radio, nightly at 7:15 PM (Central) starting Friday, November 29, 2019. The Santa Net will run nightly at 7:15 PM Central through Christmas Eve, December 24, 2019.
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Planned Improvements

My Ham Shack is in my home office. Here is what my Shack looks like currently.

My current base rig I have is the Yaesu FT-991A, it operates on VHF/UHF as well as the HF frequencies, the desk mic is the MD-100.  My equipment sits on a simple wooden desk that has four drawers for storage.

I’m looking for recommendations on desks that will accommodate current equipment and any new equipment that will be added. In the next few months I will be adding an Icom ID-5100A Deluxe, a second power supply, Heil Pro Headset and foot switch. Come 2021 I will be adding an Icom IC-9700 and moving the Yaesu FT-991A to my Emergency Comm Equipment.

Any suggestions or ideas will be welcome.

Veteran’s Day 2019

Veterans-Day

Ephesians 6:11 (CSB): Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the schemes of the devil.

To all my brothers and sisters,

I wish a Happy Veteran’s Day to each of you that served and are currently serving the country.  Welcome home to those just coming back from a tour of duty.

Who Will Take The Son?

Who Will Take the Son?
Rt. Rev. Edward L. Tatro, Jr., D.Div.

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Let us read in 1 John 3:16 (CSB): This is how we have come to know love: He laid down his life for us. We should also lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.

My Brothers and Sisters I would like to tell you a little story; a story about a man and his father. Some of you may have read this already since it is going around on the internet, but it is worth hearing again.
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1 Corinthians 14:18

This past week’s Ham’s for the Lamb yielded another request on expounding on scripture.  This time it is 1 Corinthians 14:18 (KJV) “I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all.” Speaking in tongues is a hot button topic in the Christian faith.  Some ascribe to that it was only the Church Father’s that had the gifts; while others say it is still present today.  I know not which is right.  I only know what Scripture says as well as the history of St. Paul. 

St. Paul was an educated man and was a man of many languages (we know not the number of languages he actively spoke though).   
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St. Paul had a Scribe?


Every Sunday evening I am a part of  a Christian Net (round table) on our local repeater; it is called Ham’s for the Lamb (if you’re in the Montgomery Alabama area it happens at 19:00 Central Time on 146.84 with a tone of 123 Hz).

Last week I was asked about Romans 16:22.  Lets get into the scripture.  Let us read Romans 16:21 and 22 so we have some context.
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My Time At Portia-Game Review

I want to tell you about a game I just started playing recently…what you didn’t know that your bishop enjoys video games…well you learn something new every day! 😉

It is called My Time at Portia by Team17, and I play it on the Nintendo Switch. My Switch Friend Code.  Just a reminder to folks who are here for the first time, all links open in a new window/tab depending on what browser you are using.

This game is similar in nature to Stardew Valley which is why I wanted to try it.  I think it is much better than Stardew Valley, the gameplay/storyline is a bit better, the graphics are fantastic. If you enjoyed Stardew Valley then you will definitely enjoy this game!

I highly recommend it even though Team17 is still working the bugs out it.  Yes the game has some bugs and glitches but it is a new release (at least for the Switch), and they are working on patches and updates for it, but I still enjoy it even with them.

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Seventh Sunday of Easter One Body

The Seventh Sunday of Easter – One Body
Celebrant: Rt. Rev. Dr. Edward L. Tatro, Jr.

Processional Hymn: In Christ There is No East or West

Celebrant: Alleluia. Christ is risen.
The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia.

The Celebrant says: Almighty God, unto whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily magnify thy holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then the following may be said: Hear what our Lord Jesus Christ saith:
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.
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Yaesu FT-991A Review

I’ve had my FT-991A for over a year now and it’s about time I take a few minutes to pen a review of this rig.

The FT-991A is on the right and it is tuned to a frequency on the 80M band.

You see the beginnings of my humble shack above.   Now on to the review.
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CQ CQ Field Day!

The Montgomery Amateur Radio Club cordially invites you to the annual Field Day Operations.  What is Field Day? “Field Day is ham radio’s open house. Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio’s science, skill, and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio.” If you are in the Montgomery Alabama area please stop by and learn about what us Hams do!
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Woman Why Do You Weep?

The Great Easter Mass
Celebrant: Rt. Rev. Edward L. Tatro, Jr.

Easter Fanfare

Processional Hymn: Jesus Christ is Risen Today!

Celebrant: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Christ the Lord is Risen!
All: The Lord is Risen indeed! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
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