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Posted: 2/22/2021 7:10:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/22/2021 7:14:28 PM EDT by planemaker]
Well, since most of us survived the Great Texas Deep Freeze, I figured we could try another Arf get together. I was thinking maybe this Saturday at high noon. That seemed to work out pretty well last time.

As for the venue, I think @Neshomamench had planned to have a shoot at his place but that fell thru. So, we're back to a food place with outdoor seating. Brewster's on Holly Road was pretty good and it's literally 200yds away from the Sharpshooter range. There's also Salty Oak BBQ over on Alameda that has a decent amount of outdoor seating. (Alameda is one of the worst roads to drive on though.) There's also the On the Border on SPID that has outdoor seating.

I'm open to suggestion on venue. I figured we could do a group AAR on our escapades (or lack thereof) from last week. I can bring some interesting things in that regard. I can also bring radios and/or laptop to program other folks' Baofengs.
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Link Posted: 2/22/2021 7:16:00 PM EDT
Man, I really wish I could put more than 5 @ callouts in a post. That gets really old really fast.
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 7:18:46 PM EDT
Tell me about it.  I'd like to go, depending on the final date you settle on.  This weekend's out but I'm clear after that
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 7:23:22 PM EDT
Sorry fellas. Can't do this coming weekend. Prior commitment.
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 8:00:55 PM EDT
50/50 whether or not i'm free this saturday and i won't know til probably friday
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 8:16:21 PM EDT
Tag for interest.
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 8:52:49 PM EDT
When and where, I'm free most of the day on Saturday.

Link Posted: 2/22/2021 9:42:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/22/2021 10:04:07 PM EDT by TargetTime]
I spoke to the operator of Frank’s Spaghetti House at 2724 Leopard after our last meet up. We could be indoors in our own area away from the sound of traffic and out of the elements. There’s a chance for rain this weekend but they can set up tables on an uncovered patio if that’s desired.

They are open for lunch on Saturdays. They serve beer, wine, Italian food, sandwiches and pizza.

If Frank’s is voted down, you’re not going to hurt my feelings. Just a suggestion.
Full disclosure, my daughters work there. I get nothing for our attendance.

I also have two new radios and would like them programmed.

Link Posted: 2/22/2021 9:54:15 PM EDT
has a firm date been set?
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:40:19 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TargetTime:
I spoke to the operator of Frank’s Spaghetti House at 2724 Leopard after our last meet up. We could be indoors in our own area away from the sound of traffic and out of the elements. There’s a chance for rain this weekend but they can set up tables on an uncovered patio if that’s desired.

They are open for lunch on Saturdays. They serve beer, wine, Italian food, sandwiches and pizza.

If Frank’s is voted down, you’re not going to hurt my feelings. Just a suggestion.
Full disclosure, my daughters work there. I get nothing for our attendance.

I also have two new radios and would like them programmed.

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I'd be OK with it. Indoors is probably better. Any objections?
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:41:25 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By hrt4me:
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We're trying to shoot for this Saturday, Feb 27th at noon.
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:56:44 PM EDT
Unfortunately I need to get some stuff done this weekend. But thanks for the invite again.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 12:17:44 AM EDT
I should be free Saturday
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 12:44:22 AM EDT
Salty Oak is amazing and I like Franks.

Link Posted: 2/23/2021 9:04:56 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By neshomamench:
Salty Oak is amazing and I like Franks.

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True, but I don't think your Viper could handle Alameda and certainly not the ridiculous pit they have running along their curb. I have a Jeep and it's not a pleasant experience just to get in their parking lot to park. But, their BBQ is quite good, especially the smoked turkey. Their brisket was excellent over the weekend, much better than the last couple of times I had it.

Franks sounds like it could be good.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 1:16:04 PM EDT
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True, but I don't think your Viper could handle Alameda and certainly not the ridiculous pit they have running along their curb. I have a Jeep and it's not a pleasant experience just to get in their parking lot to park. But, their BBQ is quite good, especially the smoked turkey. Their brisket was excellent over the weekend, much better than the last couple of times I had it.

Franks sounds like it could be good.
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I have plenty of other choices to drive. :)

But either one of those places work for me.  And indeed the roads suck around here.
Link Posted: 2/24/2021 9:41:01 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By TargetTime:
I spoke to the operator of Frank’s Spaghetti House at 2724 Leopard after our last meet up. We could be indoors in our own area away from the sound of traffic and out of the elements. There’s a chance for rain this weekend but they can set up tables on an uncovered patio if that’s desired.

They are open for lunch on Saturdays. They serve beer, wine, Italian food, sandwiches and pizza.

If Frank’s is voted down, you’re not going to hurt my feelings. Just a suggestion.
Full disclosure, my daughters work there. I get nothing for our attendance.

I also have two new radios and would like them programmed.

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Sounds like we have a plan. Frank's at high noon this Saturday. I'll be there!
Link Posted: 2/24/2021 10:02:49 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By planemaker:


Sounds like we have a plan. Frank's at high noon this Saturday. I'll be there!
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Originally Posted By planemaker:
Originally Posted By TargetTime:
I spoke to the operator of Frank’s Spaghetti House at 2724 Leopard after our last meet up. We could be indoors in our own area away from the sound of traffic and out of the elements. There’s a chance for rain this weekend but they can set up tables on an uncovered patio if that’s desired.

They are open for lunch on Saturdays. They serve beer, wine, Italian food, sandwiches and pizza.

If Frank’s is voted down, you’re not going to hurt my feelings. Just a suggestion.
Full disclosure, my daughters work there. I get nothing for our attendance.

I also have two new radios and would like them programmed.



Sounds like we have a plan. Frank's at high noon this Saturday. I'll be there!


Looks like we will be upstairs. Can I get a headcount to pass on to Frank’s.

Just reply “going” or something like that.
Link Posted: 2/24/2021 11:42:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/24/2021 11:49:29 AM EDT by Commando223]
Thanks for invite I really hope to make to one of these get togethers won't be able to this weekend though.

I just looked up Frank's Spaghetti House the pictures of the food look amazing! Very good reviews on that place too I really need to go one of these days.

Link Posted: 2/24/2021 12:52:21 PM EDT
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Looks like we will be upstairs. Can I get a headcount to pass on to Frank’s.

Just reply “going” or something like that.
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Going
Link Posted: 2/24/2021 2:28:09 PM EDT
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I'd be OK with it. Indoors is probably better. Any objections?
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works for me.


Link Posted: 2/24/2021 8:07:03 PM EDT
Looking kind of hopeful for Saturday.  
Link Posted: 2/25/2021 8:20:46 PM EDT
Looks like we’re up to 6 so far.
Link Posted: 2/26/2021 12:38:29 AM EDT
Thats a no for me dawg. I'll be hanging around Boca Chica.
Link Posted: 2/26/2021 4:51:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/26/2021 4:55:58 AM EDT by mousehunter]
fwiw, I probably will not bring my Baofeng - but I would like a list of the frequencies so I can program them into a different radio(s).  Hell, I have a programing cable for my Baofeng, so even a copy of the file could be helpful.

Eventually I probably need to get comfortable enough with my radios to have files saved so I can dump the local files into them while I am traveling.  The Baofeng is currently programed with another group and I don't have the file to easily flip back and forth (they programed close to 100 radios that time - it was a nightmare, the files worked about 3 out of 4 times, the rest were done manually).  Baofengs are cheep enough, my strategy right now is to have different radios depending on where I am. It's lazy, but it works at the moment.

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I am trying to keep track of Boca Chica - but with any luck they will launch before Saturday.  Damn, just checked.  Apparently the flight windows for Thursday and Friday were cancelled.  So far road closures are not scheduled for the weekend...  Well that could change, but maybe next week for the launch?
Link Posted: 2/26/2021 7:18:35 AM EDT
I would love to watch a launch. Are you saying you expect one next week?
Link Posted: 2/26/2021 9:00:10 AM EDT
Thanks for the invite.

Not sure if I can make it down to Corpus Christi tomorrow.
Still working on some PVC pipe issues here.
Link Posted: 2/26/2021 9:14:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/26/2021 2:52:51 PM EDT by bigsapper]
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Originally Posted By TinLeg:
I would love to watch a launch. Are you saying you expect one next week?
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There are flight restrictions for space operations posted for Friday-Monday Mon/Tue/Wed.

Link Posted: 2/26/2021 9:14:33 AM EDT
wife has a late birthday lunch thing with co-workers at 1 so i'll be watching cartoons with the kids
Link Posted: 2/26/2021 11:55:31 AM EDT
dang, teaching classes this weekend

otherwise....
Link Posted: 2/27/2021 1:51:34 PM EDT
I’m here.
Link Posted: 2/27/2021 4:21:40 PM EDT
Y’all missed out, we watched monsters inc. and went for blizzards...

Link Posted: 2/27/2021 4:39:30 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TexRdnec:
Y’all missed out, we watched monsters inc. and went for blizzards...

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We had cheesecake and tiramisu for dessert but blizzards sound good too.
Link Posted: 2/27/2021 7:01:01 PM EDT
I live in Arizona now.
Link Posted: 2/27/2021 7:05:57 PM EDT
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I live in Arizona now.
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Well, it's not THAT far of a drive.
Link Posted: 2/27/2021 7:06:39 PM EDT
There was much fun had by all. Thanks to all who attended!
Link Posted: 2/28/2021 12:25:14 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By bigsapper:
Thats a no for me dawg. I'll be hanging around Boca Chica.
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@bigsapper

Was wanting to bring the wife down to watch a test flight, any idea on when they are looking to go?  On Reddit they say Wednesday is looking the best.

I am n Corpus @ 2.5 hours away so as long as we have a couple hours heads up can make it.

thanks

Link Posted: 2/28/2021 7:08:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/28/2021 7:09:48 PM EDT by bigsapper]
There are flight plans for Mon/Tue/Wed.

SpaceX doesn't publish a schedule so its all guessing.

ETA: If you can leave at a moments notice, you can probably get here in time. Biggest risk is that you get here and they don't launch.

Link Posted: 3/8/2021 4:14:52 AM EDT
I haven’t been on here in months and just logged on to see I missed this. Maybe next time.
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