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Contest / 2009 Field Day pictures
« on: June 29, 2009, 10:45:58 AM »
I had fun this year, it was the first Field Day for the local club in years, had a small setup one operating station but we had a blast.

Silent Keys, Ham to Ham reference, Friends / A dear friend Howard W8NEE SK
« on: September 16, 2008, 09:13:29 PM »
Howard was one of the few people here locally pushing me to keep working on upgrading, and he was the lead of the VE team that administered my exam a few weeks ago.

Last Sunday he went to the Adrian Michigan hamfest, in the morning, and died Sunday afternoon. He was discovered unconcious in his car in the parking lot of Wendy\'s and pronounced dead at the hospital. He worked in electronics for years, and was a heck of a nice guy to talk to and learn from.

Open Chat / What\'s Your Occupation?
« on: September 10, 2008, 07:54:26 PM »
Quote from: WV6Z;16688
bi-axial orientation

I always knew something wasn\'t right about you......


Antennas and Towers / Cheap POS longwire
« on: September 06, 2008, 08:43:11 PM »
Having only a 10m antenna up, I decided to do some experimenting for antennas for HF. I didn\'t have any parts to make a typical dipole. What I did have was an old POS 50 ft extention cord with the ends cut off. I stripped the orange jacket off, seperated the 3 conductors, spliced two of them together giving me 100 ft of wire. One end is connected to my tuner which is capable of tuning a random length wire, from there it goes out the window of my second floor shackm and slopes down to the back yard.

At the moment it is only in a temp setup until I have time to work out something better. But I can\'t complain about it\'s performance.

Ham Radio Chit Chat / QSL cards
« on: August 27, 2008, 04:31:36 PM »
Well I finally made the final choice, and designed my QSL Card.

Just in time too as I made my first 20m contacts today after upgrading my license. a IOTA station and a special event station.

So here is my new card

Open Chat / Other Hobbies
« on: August 26, 2008, 04:51:46 PM »
Music (listening and performing)
collecting old movies on DVD
collecting old TV series on DVD
drinking coffee and visiting friends

Open Chat / What\'s Your Occupation?
« on: August 26, 2008, 08:10:09 AM »
Retired firefighter, now working in Emergency Management. I have also been a semi professional musician since 1980.

Contest / Ohio QSO Party
« on: August 23, 2008, 07:54:19 PM »
Anyone going to participate in the Ohio Qso Party this weekend?

Ohio QSO Party

Open Chat / Callsigns
« on: August 17, 2008, 04:28:37 PM »
I\'ll keep my callsign, heck it took me long enough to remember this one and that was before my stroke which causes me to have memory issues.

Besides it sounds kinda cool calling CQ

CQ CQ CQ CQ CQ CQ this is KC8TCQ calling CQ and Standing by :arf2:

Alert Forum / new phone scam going around
« on: August 15, 2008, 05:43:11 PM »
I\'ve recieved phone calls twice now from someone with a foreign accent claiming to be with the "US Federal Grant Dept" telling me I have been awarded a grant, and they walt all of my personal information.

#1 there is no department named the "US Federal Grant Department"
#2 to be awarded a grant, first you have to apply for it.
#3 with grant awards from the US Government (FEMA/DHS/EMPG/AFG/CEDAP/Pell/etc.), the recipient is notified by mail not by phone.

I work with federal grants on a daily basis, and they all deal with my work, if they would call me, they would call my office number, and then that wwould only be to clarify something on my grant application.

Please be aware of this scam.

Open Chat / How many buddys
« on: August 15, 2008, 11:19:03 AM »
shoot.. I have hard enough of a time keeping track of myself with only one nick :arf2:

New member welcome / Welcome m3jzt
« on: August 11, 2008, 06:25:28 PM »
Welcome aboard Wayne... I see you know Tom already, so I\'ll forgo the usual warnings :arf2:

New member welcome / Welcome ae5eh
« on: August 11, 2008, 01:27:38 PM »
Quote from: Administrator;16548
A little???????????

:arf2: Just kidding.

Well.... I was feeling generous and was still a little hungover :cheers:

Repeaters / Repeater Usage
« on: August 11, 2008, 09:22:05 AM »
I forgot to mention that when I travel, I\'ll look up the local repeater info and program them into my HT and/or mobile rig. It is kinda fun to talk to new hams in other areas, met some really great people in Raleigh NC over the radio last week.

New member welcome / Welcome ae5eh
« on: August 11, 2008, 09:19:32 AM »
Welcome Terry, seems like a very friendly group of people here, just watch out for that Tom fellow, he can be a little strange now and then :arf2:

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