08:55 – It was 68.1F (20C) when I took Colin out around 0715 this morning, mostly cloudy. Barbara is cleaning house this morning. This afternoon we’ll be working on science kit stuff.
I spent some time yesterday preparing for the ham radio exams I’m taking this coming week. I did the Technician class sample exams 30 or 40 times. I scored 33/35 once, 34/35 a few times, and 35/35 on all the others. Passing is 26/35, so I’d estimate I have a >99% chance of passing the Tech exam, which is all I really care about. I’ll run through the General Class sample exams several more times over the next couple of days. Right now, I’m averaging 31/35 or so on them, which I estimate gives me a >80% of passing that one without further study. If I pass, I pass. If not, I’m not going to worry about it. As long as I can work 2M and 70 cm, I’m happy. I have no real interest in DX, and no interest at all in building a ham shack or pursuing ham radio as a hobby. Been there, done that.