Yep, seems like one last cold spell for us.
Going down to 34 degrees tonight and very windy.
All those people that planted their plants during the recent warm up will be covering them tonight I am sure.
They say we have the perfect conditions for a hard frost tonight.
Sure would be nice if the weather would make up its mind.
As I told you yesterday I installed a new TV antenna. One that I am pleased with.
This antenna like others on Rvs has a built in amplifier that requires 12 volts to be fed to it from the RV. This voltage gets to the amplifier through the coax that runs to it from inside.
So I decided to check the voltage on the coax to the antenna.
Why did I do this -- I am now asking myself. The antenna was working just fine.
When I put my volt meter on the coax I got a reading of 10 volts instead of 12 volts.
Now if I hadn’t put the meter on it I would have never known and apparently the antenna was doing just fine.
You see this is how I make work for myself.
Now I have to find out WHY I don’t have 12 Volts.
I swing the antenna around so that I can get to the connector from the ground instead of having to take everything up on the roof.
This is going to be a quick job -- Right?
I cutoff the coax connecter and take a look and sure enough there is some corrosion inside so I replace it -- I meter it again and now I am getting 11.3 Volts.
So now I know the other connector needs to be replaced too.
Well I am not getting up on the roof today to fix this...I have had enough connector replacing for one day.
Actually just so I have plenty to do -- I am going to replace the entire coax now since I am going to be up there anyway.
I know some will say -- it is a good thing I found this. I know...I know...
But if I keep coming up with stuff to do I will never get that “other” list done.
That is all that I got done today -- well other then running to the local Lowe’s to pick up a few small items for the motorhome. Items that will of course mean more work -- again.
By the way -- I told you that I had listed our boat for sale in Craigslist the other day.
Well yesterday I received two emails from people that are interested in buying our boat.
I will get back to them to see what they have in mind and will let you know what happens.
I know it is a short post today -- I guess I need more stuff to happen -- good stuff of course.
That is it for now...
Ken and Nanette