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Forum: General Issues 02-10-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,944
Posted By IslandRadio
This market pattern has been repeated for YEARS. ...

This market pattern has been repeated for YEARS.

Every time the economy starts to do really well, the market gets spooked by the possibility of rising interest rates. I have seen this over and...
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,191
Posted By IslandRadio
That wasn't a real good project for anyone. The...

That wasn't a real good project for anyone. The pipeline was ultimately designed to provide for the exporting of gas, and not local consumption - at least the pipeline that was originally going to...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 08-17-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,067
Posted By IslandRadio
Get hold of Dale Smith. I don't have a phone...

Get hold of Dale Smith. I don't have a phone number right off (I'll see if I can find it), but I do have an email newday@metrocast.net

He and his wife have been running a window cleaning business...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,127
Posted By IslandRadio
Real estate market seems good right now

As some folks here may know, I put our cottage on Rattlesnake Island up for sale in mid July.

I got 4 good offers the first week, and finally accepted one of them from some well qualified buyers. ...
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,461
Posted By IslandRadio
I just put one on the market (mine - FSBO). ...

I just put one on the market (mine - FSBO). Rattlesnake Island facing west (sunsets!), 2 docks (one protected in a cove). Very gentle slope on the peninsula.

Need money for retirement, and we...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 05-07-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 55,860
Posted By IslandRadio
Question Hmm.. so what actually happened with the repair /...

Hmm.. so what actually happened with the repair / replacement? I don't think we saw a final outcome. Hopefully all worked out for the better :)

Regards, Steve
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 24,849
Posted By IslandRadio
I use a WeBoost in the car. Made by Wilson. The...

I use a WeBoost in the car. Made by Wilson. The one in the car works quite well.

There is a "home" version as well. It is a real call phone repeater.

You will need an outside antenna, but...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 04-19-2017, 10:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 55,860
Posted By IslandRadio
Unhappy That's too bad - really - no fun at all.

That's too bad. A wrecked dock is absolutely no fun at all.

I notice you have a lot of big trees in the background. This suggests that you could do a tip-it-up-and-out-of-the-water dock (and...
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 40,648
Posted By IslandRadio
2.5 to 10 megabits is fantastic for DSL ! That's...

2.5 to 10 megabits is fantastic for DSL ! That's not too bad actually.
Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 13,435
Posted By IslandRadio
Topology and antennas are the key

It's all about the topology and antennas. If your property is somewhat high or better yet on a hill _and_ have a reasonable clear shot in the direction of the transmitting facility, you have a good...
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 155,092
Posted By IslandRadio
It looks pretty frozen over from the South/West...

It looks pretty frozen over from the South/West side of Rattlesnake looking out towards Diamond island and Gilford.

This comes from: http://www.rattlesnakeisland.net/cam.htm
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 32,021
Posted By IslandRadio
The biggest problem with direct TV or something...

The biggest problem with direct TV or something like that is you don't get Internet.

One can live without TV, but live without Internet access ? :rolleye2::rolleye2:

That's asking too much!
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2016, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,360
Posted By IslandRadio
Thanks for all the good comments :) Selling...

Thanks for all the good comments :)

Selling on the island (while not cast in stone) is motivated by several things.

I'm trying to move closer to retirement and I don't have a pension. So,...
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2016, 10:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,360
Posted By IslandRadio
Thanks R.G. - Yes, hope to be back in the spring...

Thanks R.G. - Yes, hope to be back in the spring !!

But, may consider selling the house on the Island next summer. I have a different job, where I am on call, and the 2 hour drive from the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,360
Posted By IslandRadio
All closed up !!

Well, we closed up this weekend (on Rattlesnake). It looks as if a lot of other folks closed up (at least on Rattlesnake) - or are in the process of closing up - this weekend, too.

Sad to see the...
Forum: Boating 09-06-2016, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,702
Posted By IslandRadio
West Alton Marina is (or just was, and probably...

West Alton Marina is (or just was, and probably still is) open for gas.

Don't remember the price.
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 22,222
Posted By IslandRadio
I had to move my existing 100 amp service...

I had to move my existing 100 amp service entrance on Rattlesnake Island to make way for a new structure. It turns out that I moved the service entrance from the existing cottage to the new...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2016, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,837
Posted By IslandRadio
Hmmm.. nothing in the area shows up on the USGS...

Hmmm.. nothing in the area shows up on the USGS earthquake map.
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,861
Posted By IslandRadio
It came back at around 3:13 this afternoon :)

It came back at around 3:13 this afternoon :)
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 101,837
Posted By IslandRadio
It sure is askew!! The dock was very old, and...

It sure is askew!! The dock was very old, and broke in half sometime this fall - maybe a month or so after closing up. It was getting real weak.

So, I have to fix it. May just graft a couple of...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2016, 11:25 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 101,837
Posted By IslandRadio
Thumbs up Another cam to check out for Ice Out

Here's another one from Rattlesnake Island. This cam looks west from the "peninsula" of Rattlesnake Island towards Gilford and Diamond Island.

http://www.rattlesnakeisland.net/cam.htm
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2016, 10:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,055
Posted By IslandRadio
Seconded! Get a pass (or two) and park at...

Seconded! Get a pass (or two) and park at Glendale. There is also a place to put your boat trailer.

We stayed on Welch many times before finally buying a place on Rattlesnake. That's where we...
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,653
Posted By IslandRadio
I had to mention something about the electronic...

I had to mention something about the electronic time displays. The power goes out SO often where I live that pretty much every important clock in the house is now a battery operated "Atomic"...
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2016, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,653
Posted By IslandRadio
No outage on Rattlesnake Island. The equipment...

No outage on Rattlesnake Island. The equipment there shows an "uptime" of 65 days.... practically a record :D

Rattlesnake is fed from West Alton.

Regards, Steve
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 01-02-2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,520
Posted By IslandRadio
The docks could be pulled up a LOT higher. I...

The docks could be pulled up a LOT higher. I usually go up to a 45 degree angle relative to the tangent line of the earth. This gets the legs way out of the water, and also reduces (considerably)...
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