Archive for December, 2010

Lexington Police on

December 26, 2010

I hope all readers are having a joyous holiday season!

I have intended for some time to contribute some audio streams to Lindsay Blanton’s excellent RadioReference web site. I got a feed for the Lexington police up and running yesterday. The URL is:

Upheaval in the Ohio State football program as five starters were suspended for the first five games of next season for violating NCAA rules. So, now there will be considerable speculation as to whether or not some or all of those players will turn pro, and how long Jim Tressel will stay with the program.

The Blue Jackets designated Mathieu Garon as #1 goaltender, and split two home games last week. They visit Chicago tonight.




A couple of first-half buzzer beaters

December 19, 2010

Jared Sullinger had 30 points for the Buckeyes yesterday, including a 30-footer as time expired in the first half to give Ohio State a 42-21 halftime lead over South Carolina. The Bucks ended up winning 79-57. An even longer shot went in in Rupp Arena. Brandon Knight swished it from mid-court as Kentucky took a 44-24 halftime lead over Mississippi Valley State. Final score was 85-60.

The Blue Jackets had a miserable week. They collected two points in three games in western Canada with a couple of overtime losses. Last night Columbus got a lot of shots on net but only one goal in a 2-1 loss to visiting Dallas.

The Kentucky women beat Alabama A&M, and the Ohio State ladies beat South Carolina-Upstate. As I type this, the Buckeyes are getting ready to play Connecticut in New York City. The Huskies have won something like 87 in-a-row.

We had an ice storm here Thursday but no significant damage. It is just today getting warm enough to melt a lot of it off.

Southern Lights

December 13, 2010

Bonnie and I visited Southern Lights at the Kentucky Horse Park Friday night. We go every year, and I strongly recommend anyone near central Kentucky do the same! Nice Christmas lights, great model railroads by the Bluegrass Railroad Club and other fun stuff.

The Blue Jackets ended a long losing streak last week with a 3-2 shootout win over Dallas, ending a long win streak for the Stars. After a loss in St. Louis, Columbus came home and beat the Rangers on Saturday. Earlier in the season, the Jackets seemed better on the road than at home. That pattern didn’t hold up last week.

The Kentucky men’s team posted wins over Notre Dame and Indiana. The Hoosiers kept it close for most of the game, and are coming back to life under Tom Crean. The Ohio State men had wins over IUPUI and Western Carolina. IUPUI led the game in the second half, but the Bucks prevailed in the end.

The women weren’t so fortunate. Kentucky visited Louisville and got blown out for their first loss of the season. Since the Cats beat the Cards last year by about 40 points, perhaps they overlooked them. Kentucky rebounded with wins over Tennessee Tech and Chattanooga.

The OSU women had a nice win over #11 Oklahoma, but then visited Syracuse and lost for the first time this season.

We’ve had more snow and cold weather here.


A shoutout to the Kermadec Island DXpedition team

December 5, 2010

I think today is the last full day of the ZL8X operation on Kermadec Island. It’s been an excellent DXpedition by a team of mostly German hams. I worked them on 12m CW a couple weeks ago. Heard them on 17m today but could not work them.

The Blue Jackets continue their downward spiral, having lost 3 more games since my last post. It is now 5 losses in a row.

Tuesday the Ohio State men traveled to Tallahassee to take on Florida State in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. The Bucks won 58-44. OSU is now 5-5 all time in the Challenge, and the Big Ten won the Challenge for the second year in a row. In the women’s version the Bucks had no trouble with Virginia, winning 74-46.

After a lopsided win over Boston, the Kentucky men traveled to Chapel Hill yesterday and lost by 2.

We got about 2.5 inches of snow so far this weekend. This will be followed by cold weather, as tomorrow’s high will only be about 20 degrees.