For fun and profit, no less.
Just completed Round 2 of the Big eBay Bash where I get rid of stuff that I'll never use, have lost interest in, bought for future canceled projects, obsolete but functional items, or items I have double/triples of.
As much as I loved my little KPC-3+ packet radio TNC, I simply don't need THREE packet radio TNC's.
The fold-up circularly polarized UHF satellite antennas were cool in L.A. where people knew what they were, but out here?
So I have a lot of obscure, arcane, and scarce equipment that's been selling really well on eBay, and bringing prices that made me blush a couple of times. About a third of the stuff I've listed so far has sparked bidding wars, and bringing ridiculous prices.
Today's shipping run was for some small items like adapter cables for specific radios, a small, portable 3Watt VHF SSB rig, an old Hallicrafters speaker, and a rusty Heathkit shortwave "parts radio" that I'd forgot I had.
Last month's selling spree bought a snowblower, some Toyota parts, and a nice dinner for my wife and myself.
This month's blast (so far) bought my snow tires and some Christmas presents.
And I have a "temporary" work bench set up along one wall, and just set up my anti-static mat, desoldering station, and new soldering station. I have an identical Weller temperature controlled station, but I can't find it. It's probably in the same box as my MIA AEA PK-900 packet radio modem with DSP. If it turns up it'll be the garage soldering iron.
So lots going on, everybody doing fine, just haven't felt like writing about it.