Friday, July 29, 2022

Lots of Scanner Radio Traffic Today

 Some kind of accident down by Greeley on US34 requiring two Lifeline flights, numerous cars with expired plates, two of them involved in the same accident, and several SAR teams out looking for lost people.

The award goes to a young woman pulled over for a traffic violation, and she had EIGHT Failure-To-Appear warrants out on her, all with $500~$1000 bonds, over the past year. Most were in different jurisdictions, and all said she was to be extradited.

Wonder who gets first pick?

She was in custody (again), her car was impounded and towed, and a special call was made for an officer to "recover" her license plates which were, you guessed it, expired.

If times are tight, and they are, I can see people letting their vehicle registration slide to pay the rent and feed the kids. Too bad it's going to cost them an additional expense to get things cleared up. Most of the cars were older "small sedan"types, and none of them were on expensive vehicles.

And work proceeds apace on the Pioneer cassette deck. The entire tape transport mechanism has been disassembled, cleaned, lubed, adjusted, and all worn parts replaced. Took considerably longer than I expected, but this is the first one I've taken "down to the frame" to rebuild, and it was a very good learning experience. I had to get a set of spring scales to make some of the adjustments, but fortunately I had all the teeny-tiny metric sockets, wrenches, and hex driver bits from the R/C car stuff. I'll need the spring scales when I go through my TEAC reel-to-reel deck, so they were "needed".

 I'm doing some cosmetic/cleaning work on it now, and I'll get it reassembled and move on the electronic side of things this weekend.


  1. Congratulations, drjim. You all be safe and God bless.

  2. A lot of folks can afford new tabs but their cars won't pass emissions. They don't have the several hundred dollars needed for repairs even if they can find a shop with an opening.

    1. I know that happens, but it didn't occur to me as these cars were 5~6 years old, so they don't get smogged.

  3. Klaus Schwab's pet activist organization, the WEF has now OPENLY called for the end of private vehicle ownership. The
    left has been working behind the scenes for a long time toward
    that goal. Making it so costly that the average person must choose between eating/paying rent and keeping their vehicle legal is just ONE of the tools they are using to end our ability to travel except by public transit....which THEY CONTROL.

  4. You think playing with the spring scales is fun on an audio tape deck, try working on a Sony Betamax pro video recorder. Much more picky than the audio deck.

    But it keeps you out of the bars at least.

    1. I DID work on those when I was working at DirecTV. We had dozens of the big Sony recorders we used for Pay-Per-View programming. Yep...real PITA!

  5. The irony is that they tend to forgo the 'most obvious' thing they can be stopped for... sigh


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