Welcome to the pages of the Airwaves Radio Club in past it was the radio section. update 08JUN15

Still in rehab. Knee had problems and I am still under going serous therapy because of the delays.
Will never do this again.  Have not had a good nights sleep yet from Nov 17 on.  Now I have to sleep with a splint at night. 
Been two months of misery with more to come. Only reason I can think of is I should of retired doing the work I did. 
The way I was walking keeps hammering on the knee joint.
Asked for the new knee joint too many year after the abuse.
Back for the second time to repair what ever went wrong in the Total Knee Replacement. Therapy was unable to get the range of motion of the knee. (9 weeks) Doctor said I need to go back under the knife to find out what is causing the pain and lack of range. 
Doctor went back in to open the knee back up.  He removed the scar tissue and replaced the plate between. This is my second chance to get it right. Still working on the range which has been better than the first time.  This has been a long idle time for me. Was okay in the beginning but has taken too much time out of my life.  Hope to be back for pancakes coming up soon.  Want to thank all for the prayers of healing.
I am not up and running but do get up and walk now. Electric simulation seem to help. Been taking rehab therapy since November 2014 after total knee replacement. Back in for second operation March 16. Back to therapy again to run out on May 20th.  Trying to get back to the grind. Carl gave me the F-86A  canopy motor and gear box. Soon as I find a place to work on it. Need to get back to the radio building.

Thanking Ken Ramsay for the pictures and all those making MAPS Air Museum a great place to volunteer at.

Working on getting the ground level to install the fence so the generator can be installed.
Working with a stiff leg till some day it starts to work right.
Grass is coming in slowly. Guess the fence is on hold. 
Need a welder to do the work.

 This was the caged in area in the cold dirty restoration building.
Had to move out of there.
Was given this building. Cleaned it out and remodeled the inside for the radio club.

Took on the job wiring the GZ-22 Blimp Control Car.

Built up the CW Morse Code display for the Boy Scout and Aviation Class.

Built Big Brother and wired the video cameras

Install the wiring and alarm system in the hangar and restoration building.                                                                                                   Built the B-26 radio display.
02JAN13                                                                                                                                                                            21NOV07
                                                                                                           Installed fans in the hangar.


Made up the Fox Hole Radio dispaly for the Boy Scouts.                                                                                     Wired up the computer phone lines and equipment.

Field Day is a once a year emergency set up for Ham Radio Operators around the world. Using back up power of all kinds. Runs 24 hours trying to make as many contacts as one can make. This was the third try at the event. Weather twice did them in. This time it was set up to show MAPS member how it worked but there was no interest.

Working around the building. Plan was to make a picnic area. Also the use parts of the lift to make a generator box for the north side of the building. But plans just did not come about.

 Installed four speaker in the library ceiling for the audio system.

New job mowing the grass,
Taking a break from MAPS, back in the ground again.

While trying to redo the GZ-22 cabin lighting I messed up my bad knee. Wanted new fixtures so LED light strips could be installed to take the load off the power supplies.
Spent two week in the bedroom instead. Still waiting on the fixtures Dan gave the project to Connor. 
Sorry to say I found out the fixtures were in the scrap and Larry got rid of it.

Dennis Gugliotta bought MAPS two horn speakers to be mounted on the corner of the
 dog house each side outside so that the visitor outside can hear what is being said on the PA system inside.

It was once a dream to make and leave displays for the kids to learn from and help them to spark an interest in electronic is flaming out.
Times change and people change.
Dreams need to be done before time washes them away.

Working at home on my own projects. This is my QRP suit case portable station. All mode / All bands. 

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