I thought you were being humorous until I looked it up Milt. Quite a tail. I have seen scissors tailed flycatchers in TX, but never one of these.
I have everyone's wants and will kept the group posted on when we are leaving. Much depends on the situation with Covid. The xyl and I have had our first Moderna vax and will get the second shot in mid Feb, so we plan on leaving a week after that. We do take all necessary precautions to keep safe.
During the home stay I have purchased two new pieces of test equipment. One is one of the Nanovna's and the tiny spectrum analyzer. I have been very impressed with both of the units and what they can do. The Nanovna makes testing antennas really easy and I found it matches my MFJ analyzer pretty closely. I have used the spectrum analyze to monitor my signal when transmitting. When I worked in industry these devices cost in the $10k or above range and now they are under $100.
Jerry hope you get your antennas fixed. I have had problems with squirrels eating coaxes a couple of times and also eating the gas line to the generator in the RV. That was much more expensive to have fixed than replacing the coaxes.
Dick - KC3EF