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  • Christmas 2017 countdown has begun. Most people reveal their displays the day after Thanksgiving. Will you be ready???
  • Why do we love Christmas? It's all about the traditions. In this chaotic world we can miss the "good old days." Christmas reminds us of that time.
  • The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine. A few years later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on that day.
  • Santa Claus's sleigh is led by eight reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder (variously spelled Donder and Donner), and Blixem (variously spelled Blixen and Blitzen), with Rudolph being a 20th-century inclusion.
  • Outdoor Christmas lights on homes evolved from decorating the traditional Christmas tree and house with candles during the Christmas season. Lighting the tree with small candles dates back to the 17th century and originated in Germany before spreading to Eastern Europe.
  • That big, jolly man in the red suit with a white beard didn’t always look that way. Prior to 1931, Santa was depicted as everything from a tall gaunt man to a spooky-looking elf. He has donned a bishop's robe and a Norse huntsman's animal skin. When Civil War cartoonist Thomas Nast drew Santa Claus for Harper's Weekly in 1862, Santa was a small elflike figure who supported the Union. Nast continued to draw Santa for 30 years, changing the color of his coat from tan to the red he’s known for today.

Christmas on the Farm

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Christmas on the Farm last won the day on September 1

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About Christmas on the Farm

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  • Birthday 08/12/1961

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    A Christmas Story
  • Location
    Kingsburg, California
  • Biography
    Farmer and Engineer
  • Interests
    Aviation, Year round Christmas planning.
  • Occupation
    Aviation business and Farmer
  • About my display
    Use light o rama and have 272 channels.
  1. You are welcome. BTW I did purchase my first FM100 preassembled. Never had any trouble.
  2. After going through a few previously used transmitters I now use 2 Ramsey FM100B transmitters for my display (one back up) for almost 8 years now. I researched it and then put it to the test. The in car sound is great! Broad banded audio stable carrier frequency. Also, staying within FCC regs. the transmit footprint propagates excellent clean audio over the entire frontage of our display. We are in the country and the transmitter is along way off the street and the FM100B makes up for it. I also like the “sort of” mixer. It allows 2 sources to be mixed for output. Two concerns; #1, I wish it had native RDS. I really would like to add RDS to my display transmission someday. You can do it by home brewing into the IF circuit. For reasons to be covered in concern 2 I don’t want to hack up the PWB. #2, As of 1 Jan.’16 Ramey Hobby Kits has discontinued manufacturing transmitter kits. http://www.arrl.org/news/ramsey-kits-calls-it-quits What is out there are the remaining kits in the supply chain. I hate to see the support go for such fine radios. Hope this helps. Brad
  3. September motivation...ughh!

    It's always been this hot in the valley.
  4. September motivation...ughh!

    I'm so far behind. As every year, I can't get Christmas motivated when it's 107deg outside.
  5. New Neighbor, Seen the Display and Wants it to Stop

    Heres to interesting people.
  6. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry but I've been avoiding this thread for years.
  7. New Neighbor, Seen the Display and Wants it to Stop

    Talked to the guy again today seem much more interested in my display so I asked wha the meant in our last conversation. He stated that he and his wife moved out to the country for quiet and the had just discussed the cars before I showed up. I relaid to him what the traffic load looks like nightly and the distance from house to house. I don't think we have a problem anymore.
  8. My new additions for Halloween 2017

    Nice!
  9. Moving! Any tips?

    We also live in the country with about 800' of road frontage at the display about 450' off the road is the only problem.
  10. Moving! Any tips?

    Good move! HOAs are terrible. The board members love telling people how to live their lives.
  11. Moving! Any tips?

    I have been able to avoid HOAs all my life. Look at a house once and when we found out it was in an HOA we walked out of the sales office. Perhaps receptacles in the garage is best. I like having the CFIs in the garage for trouble shooting reasons. See photo. At one time there was many more receptacles in here but they where mover out were needed.
  12. Moving! Any tips?

    Are there restrictions on adding receptacles or Christmas decorations?
  13. How to secure donation box

    One issue on donation boxes. Once you have a donation box the always scheming people will think that now there is lots of money at your house.
  14. Moving! Any tips?

    When I moved I thought no one was going to ever see all my work. We moved out to the family ranch. Thanksgiving night no one came by but then slowly more and more people came and it was the biggest year to date. Work on power requirements as soon as your in the house.
  15. New Neighbor, Seen the Display and Wants it to Stop

    I'm not worried about it. Just thought it was selfish to worry about slightly increased traffic (in the country) when you like the show. Our home ranch is 150 acres and he is a 3rd of a mile down the road.
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