Happy Father’s Day!

I had been wrestling with what I thought to be an antenna or feedline problem for the last few days before finally getting to the root cause, the balun. It was literally the last thing I checked because it seemed the most unlikely culprit. Installed in the attic, it never gets wet. I suppose it does put up with heat in the summer and cold in the winter and it has some age on it, still I never imagined it failing.

Just goes to show that it’s always something…

Catching up with a Genius

I often say there’s nothing good on TV and usually I’m right, but we watched our first episode of GENIUS last night and were transfixed. Since we jumped in late in the season we’re now going back in time to catch up on the entirety of this riveting series.

This spring, National Geographic presents GENIUS, the network’s first-ever scripted series, based on the Walter Isaacson book Einstein: His Life and Universe and executive produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, with Howard also directing the first episode.

Over 10 episodes, the series takes Einstein’s story beyond the halls of academia to explore his struggles to be a good husband and father, and a man of principle during a period of global unrest. His daringly creative mind often landed him in trouble with his loved ones and peers, but also helped him to usher in groundbreaking discoveries that reshaped modern science.