Upgrade Triband Antenna


Add more height with little cost. 

Ed Fong’s TBJ-1  (ham) triband base antenna (144-148 MHz, 222-225MHz, 440-450 MHz) Maximum power 75 watt
.  Using things I already had. Mahalo to WH6GL for the fair deal on the antenna.  Painted all parts so it looks nice. 

Old wooden umbrella pole that has a steel pipe in the center. Sanded down to slip inside galvanized pipe. 

My 20 meter 23 contacts

Date Time Call Band Freq Mode Grid Country Operator Name Comments
1 2020-05-12 08:20 LA3VJA 20m 14.268 SSB JP64cl Norway Per Hovik
2 2020-05-12 08:17 LB7NH 20m 14.268 SSB JO49TT Norway Tom Roger Lurdalen
3 2020-05-12 08:12 OH1BNL 20m 14.268 SSB KP11DV Finland Jaakko Heinonen 1.5k 
4 2020-05-12 08:11 GW6LHF 20m 14.268 SSB IO72qc Wales Danny Owen
5 2020-05-12 08:08 DH8BAC 20m 14.268 SSB JO33tf Germany Christian Chris Tuitjer
6 2020-05-12 08:02 RU3EG 20m 14.268 SSB KO82aw Russia Sergey V. Churikov 1k 
7 2020-05-12 08:01 M0IQD 20m 14.268 SSB JO01jh England Tony Mcloud
8 2020-05-12 07:57 SA0ARJ 20m 14.268 SSB JO99am Sweden Stig Adolfsson
9 2020-05-12 07:54 SQ5AM 20m 14.268 SSB KO02lg Poland Adrian Matusik
10 2020-05-12 07:49 OE7AJH 20m 14.268 SSB JN66jt Austria Andy HOLZER
11 2020-05-12 07:44 HB9RDE 20m 14.268 SSB JN37li Switzerland Rolf Oppler
12 2020-05-12 07:43 SM4CTT 20m 14.268 SSB JO69rh Sweden GOESTA LARSSON
13 2020-05-12 07:38 G0UWK 20m 14.268 SSB IO83vc England Ian Goodier 4 deq c. 
14 2020-05-12 07:36 RA9V 20m 14.268 SSB NO34bj Russia Alex Urban
15 2020-05-12 07:33 ON4GI 20m 14.268 SSB JO20fx Belgium Gilbert Ickmans
16 2020-05-12 07:31 SP5INQ 20m 14.268 SSB KO01tr Poland ZENON KUCIAK
17 2020-05-12 07:26 SN25EBM 20m 14.268 SSB KO02pd Poland Maciej  25 years! 
18 2020-05-12 07:24 I7WL 20m 14.268 SSB Italy GIUSEPPE DONATO
19 2020-05-12 07:19 SM7EHU 20m 14.268 SSB JO77jh Sweden PER-ANDERS "Pelle" ANDERSSON
20 2020-05-12 07:15 JG1UMO 20m 14.268 SSB QM05cp Japan TATEKI TED KURISAKI
21 2020-05-12 07:06 IZ3ZTZ 20m 14.268 SSB JN65ek Italy Mariano Don 1985 came Maui 
22 2020-05-12 06:51 OZ6CM 20m 14.268 SSB JO55UP Denmark Mr. Carsten Malm toast 
23 2020-05-12 03:56 KJ7LPO 40m 7.188 SSB DN28IJ United State

2am- Sending emails with Ham Radio vara hf

Using my High frequency Radio Icom ic-7300 & old Laptop to send & receive emails. Antenna is a G5RV JR. Set in a inverted L.  

Good practice in case the internet goes down in a disaster in Hawaii.  Vara HF was the mode I was using. 

13 stations connected. 40 meters works good at this time of night. 


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Two islands and two wild pork dishes.

Two islands and two dishes. Alexander Miller is my younger brother. We both caught wild pigs. 


My dish was smoked meat with blueberry jam, sweet onions, garlic, green onions and garlic chives with a rice ball. Plate up and photo by Lisa Menor Miller and smoking done my a buddy Scully! 


Alex’s dish was classic cooked with modern technology! Pork with the fat left on sprinkled with Pa'akai (Hawaiian word for salt), wrapped kalo lau then in ti leaf and tied with twine, steamed in a instapot using steam function twice for about 2 hours.

Wild Boar dinner at home.


Shoulder of Wild pig slow cooked for 8 hours with a Tequila and lime rub, followed by a little bit of beef bouillon, onions, carrots, potatoes, and a bouquet garni of basil, parsley and rosemary. We mashed potatoes with cream, butter, and salt & pepper. Lisa reduced the stock, adding red wine and thickened to make a wonderful gravy!  There was no wild flavor. 
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Mahalo,

Michael Miller / Director of Operations / Partner
Tiki's Grill & Bar -  2570 Kalakaua Ave.
(808)923-8454 michaelm@tikisgrill.com
www.tikisgrill.com

Eating Weeds- Purslane

Today in the back yard I spotted a weed growing. 

I was taught by my grandparents that Purslane is plant you could eat. 

Chef Ronnie has used it in dishes for wine dinners at Tiki’s Grill & Bar. 
Have you tried it? 

Here is a great read from:

For comprehensive information (e.g. nutrition, medicinal values, recipes, history, harvesting tips, etc.) Purslane PDF magazine.

 IMPORTANT: a similar plant named "hairy-stemmed spurge" is poisonous. Click here for more information.

Purslane is a succulent annual trailing plant that grows in many countries because it thrives in poor soil. It can be eaten as a cooked vegetable and is great to use in salads, soups, stews or any dish you wish to sprinkle it over. Purslane is antibacterial, antiscorbutic, depurative, diuretic and febrifuge. The leaves are a very rich source of omega-3 fatty acids which prevents heart attacks and strengthens the immune system.

Distinguishing Features

This nutritious weed has a distinctive thick, reddish stem and succulent, green leaves.

Purslane Identification
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Flowers

Purslane has yellow flowers that occur singly or in small terminal clusters. When fully open, each flower is about .5 cm(¼") across, consisting of five petals, two green sepals, numerous yellow stamens, and several pistils that appear together in the centre of the flower. These flowers open up for a few hours during bright sunny mornings. Purslane flowers bloom from mid-summer through the early fall and lasts about 1 to 2 months. Each flower is replaced by a seed capsule that splits open around the middle to release the numerous small, black seeds.

Vetiver Grass - trimming back yard.


Chrysopogon zizanioides, commonly known as vetiver, is a perennial bunchgrass of the family Poaceae, native to India. Vetiver is most closely related to Sorghum but shares many morphological characteristics with other fragrant grasses, such as lemongrass, citronella, and palmarosa. Wikipedia
Scientific name: Chrysopogon zizanioides
Family: Poaceae
Kingdom: Plantae
Higher classification: Chrysopogon
Order: Poales
Rank: Species


REUBEN SPRING ROLL from Local Beef and Skrewball peanut butter Whiskey and Guinness Beer Float TV Feature

REUBEN SPRING ROLL from Local Beef and Skrewball peanut butter Whiskey and Guinness Beer Float TV Feature.

Here is the Video on Hawaii News Now (KGMB/KHNL) Chef did a live demo of the featured the dish with Grace Lee.

https://www.skrewballwhiskey.com

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About Tiki’s Grill & Bar

Founded in 2002, Tiki’s Grill & Bar is a casual, family-friendly restaurant featuring a retro South Pacific décor and Pacific Rim menu with flavors of the islands using fresh, local produce. Live local music offered nightly. It is located at 2570 Kalakaua Avenue with a view overlooking Waikiki Beach. The restaurant has received numerous awards and recognition over the years, including Honolulu magazine’s Hale `Aina Awards, Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence, Open Table’s Diner’s Choice Awards, and The Knot’s Best of Weddings. For more information, visit www.tikisgrill.com or call 808-923-8454.

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