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New Zealand Pacific couple of night

Found at: zaibatsu.circumlunar.space:70/~visiblink/phlog/20220808

So, to continue on with the shortwave story, I did actually find Radio 
New Zealand Pacific a couple of nights ago and then again the next 
morning. In the evening it was on the 19m band and in the morning it was 
the 49m band. Apparently, the signal is relayed at several points around 
the Pacific, so it may not have come to me direct from NZ.

Also, I notice that there's a story on Radio New Zealand's shortwave 

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A few days ago, I decided that it was time to trim our cedar hedge. I 
trees, which were about 18 inches tall when planted. I think the tallest 

The aim was to keep the hedge about 12 feet tall, and I thought a lot 
about how to get up there to do it safely. One idea was to create a 
tripod scaffold. The yard isn't level, so a tripod seemed to make the 
most sense. Then I remembered the orchard ladders at my grandmother's 
nspiration is here: https://www.instructables.com/Orchard-Ladder/

A pic of the ladder I built is posted in my phlog directory[1].

The key to using the ladder on unlevel ground is to put a level across 
one of the rungs. Then you can move and rotate the ladder until you find 
a level spot. After that, the support leg can be put out to any distance 
and you're still level and secure. It made the hedge-trimming job so 
easy.

bottom four rungs, the instructables tutorial explains that its purpose 
s to add rigidity and strength to those rungs. The stabilizer piece
those rungs are quite wide. Mine is fastened to the rungs with carriage 
bolts. At the top of the ladder, the leg pivots on a half-inch bolt. I'm 

[1] gopher://zaibatsu.circumlunar.space:70/1/~visiblink/phlog



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