Transient

A week or so ago, I was dumping some things off at the municipal recycling center and came across this 1979 Sansui receiver. It looked to be in decent shape, but I was unsure whether it worked. I decided to take it home and find out – along with a Sony TC-630D reel-to-reel recorder (no power cord for that, though).

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What a good decision that was! The receiver worked nearly perfectly,
though there was some dropout in stereo mode on either side. After
applying some Deoxit, the issue seems to have lessened, however, an
occasional blasting of the volume seems to bring it back in full force. I
have a hunch that it was left unused for a while and just needs to be
broken in a little.

Sitting all the time, as I do, is terrible for your body; thus, I decided an active hobby or two would be beneficial. I chose archery and golf.

Archery

After research, I determined the following:

  • Archery is expensive.
  • It is vital to learn correct form.
  • You must know your draw length and buy a bow accordingly.
  • Do not start with a higher draw weight than you can handle. 30#-35# is generally considered a safe starting draw weight.
  • If choosing a recurve (traditional) bow, as I did, a take-down style bow allows you to upgrade the limbs for a higher draw weight.

I purchased almost everything at lancasterarchery.com. I chose the Samick Journey 64″ take-down bow. I chose which local archery shop I want to use — it’s smaller and further from my home, but it’s less focused on hunting and the staff more readily recognized my presence.

Golf

I purchased a starter set of clubs from a guy on Craigslist. Said guy knows my grandfather; that isn’t strange at all. Since I have a couple friends who play golf, I hope that this will make for a good group sport.

It’ll be interesting to see how these turn out, but I’m looking forward to the challenge and adding some active hobbies to my life.