Food for Thought

Some interesting food facts follow. Read these in a weekly free newspaper.

Vinegar has the power to melt pearls.

Eating Banana's can help fight Depression.

In the state of Kentucky, it is illegal to hold a ice cream cone in your back pocket.

In South Africa, it is common to roast up termites and ants and eat them as Popcorn.

Fruit snacks typically contain a "special ingredient" known as wax. It is similar to wax that is used to polish a car.

There are approximately 350 different pasta shapes used around the world. Italians often insist the shape you use can affect the taste.

The first food ever microwaved was Popcorn. The second was an egg which exploded in the face of the inventor of the microwave.

Processed cheese was invented in Switzerland over 100 years ago. James L. Kraft of America was the first to make it commercially available by the slice just after World War II. Typically slices contain less than 51% real cheese.

A Glimmer of Hope

I may have found a Part 15 AM transmitter that will work in my present location. Since it does not have to mount up in the air and then be tuned to work correctly but instead, has a separate antenna leading to the transmitter via a coax cable to the box on the ground inside the property, I may have a chance at getting a usable signal out here. Will buy a unit in the Summer and test it to see if there is any chance I can overcome all the obstacles and technical issues that exist here at the property or nearby. It won't be a perfect solution since the area I need to cover is too big for a single transmitter to reach, especially with the problems at this spot. But we'll see what happens during testing later in the year.

Latest Part 15 AM Radio News

I had a chance to update the Low Power AM Radio Network website.

Happy Ground Hog Day

Another six weeks of winter according to Phil. Good news for those of us that enjoy winter and the upcoming Olympic games!

Quick January Update

Cold and Flu season is upon us. Hopefully most of the people reading this are at least avoiding the Flu. I get colds all the time. I have one right now. Between that and being busy with things around the home and of course work finally picking up, I don't have time to update the Blog that much right now. Spending what little spare time I have doing things around the house and then trying to get some sleep. Hopefully by Spring I will have more time to write.

I would like to mention the passing of "Mr. College Football" or Keith Jackson on January 12. While he handled a number of different sports during his career from 1952 to 2006, he is best known for his work in the booth for the NCAA and college football. Saturday was not Saturday in the Fall unless you saw Keith Jackson behind the mic on ABC doing a college football broadcast with Dave Diles doing the Prudential Scoreboard at the half. And his trademark phrase "Whoa Nellie" will always be remembered by those that watched his broadcasts. Another broadcasting legend has gone to the great Hall of Fame in the sky!