Not that 53 is that old. But again, I embarrassed myself and I prefer to blame it on the onset of old age rather that my own silliness and stupidity.
I went to the Ham Radio Deluxe website the other day and was looking at the various versions of Ham Radio Deluxe 5.0. I had version 2837 installed. Looking quite hastily, I saw February 24th and downloaded the software thinking it was version 2949.
It was actually version 2494 and the date was February 24th - but the year was 2010.
Then to make matters worse, I went on the Yahoo Groups HRD message board and asked why I lost the ability to configure the names of the Custom Fields. Hello!!!! Perhaps it's because you're using a software version that's over a year old? Talk about feeling mortified. I feel like I should send my A-1 Operators Club certificate back to the League!
There are days when perhaps it's better to not get out of bed.
On the bright side, I did manage to work Drew K9CW as K6JSS/9 in Illinois tonight. Drew was 589 into NJ and I got a 579 back on the G5RV. That's the best RST I've gotten using the G5 in quite a while. Pretty good for a guy who can't seem to walk and chew gum at the same time (that would be me).
As far as the replacement antenna goes, I located my window line and wire for the legs, as well as the 4:1 balun while I was looking for the Vibroplex weights. All I need is the Ladder-Grabber and some free time on an upcoming weekend (and some nice weather wouldn't hurt, either).
72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least.