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W7XXX checking in. Just diagnosed today with OSA. Nice site!

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05-13-2014 11:14 PM
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Nice did not see this thread before KD8xxx checking in.

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Thanks for checking in, darkcat & sawtooth--

I moved from Indiana to Illinois a few months ago and still haven't gotten around to setting up any antennas here in Dixon, IL. Someday I'll get to that, I hope!

Would like to get my 2 meter base up and running so I can ragchew with the locals here and my 80 & 20 meter dipoles at least for HF.

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I have been licenced for 29 years (VK4***)
Have a IC718 with a LDG AT100 Pro feeding a G5RV
A Mutek 6 meter transverter and a FT290R into a 30w linear no antenna yet
Recently moved for a tree change from outback mining town to a quiet area with plenty of room to grow antennas

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AK4** checking in Smile
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Welcome Adrian & Jim...

Hams are getting older these days. Not many of us still alive and kickin'... oldman definitely not a lot who still do CW... my code key is in a box in the garage... fine piece of equipment - been in that same box for several years unfortunately.

Here's a story fer 'ya:


Quote:Back when the telegraph was the fastest method of long-distance communication, a young man applied for a job as a Morse Code operator. Answering an ad in the newspaper, he went to the office address that was listed. When he arrived, he entered a large, busy office filled with noise and clatter, including the sound of the telegraph in the background. A sign on the receptionist's counter instructed job applicants to fill out a form and wait until they were summoned to enter the inner office.

The young man filled out his form and sat down with the seven other applicants in the waiting area. After a few minutes, the young man stood up, crossed the room to the door of the inner office, and walked right in. Naturally the other applicants perked up, wondering what was going on. They muttered among themselves that they hadn't heard any summons yet.

They assumed that the young man who went into the office made a mistake and would be disqualified. Within a few minutes, however, the employer escorted the young man out of the office and said to the other applicants, "Gentlemen, thank you very much for coming, but the job has just been filled." The other applicants began grumbling to each other, and one spoke up saying, "Wait a minute, I don't understand. He was the last to come in, and we never even got a chance to be interviewed. Yet he got the job. That's not fair!"

The employer said, "I'm sorry, but the last several minutes while you've been sitting here, the telegraph has been ticking out the following message in Morse Code: 'If you understand this message, then come right in. The job is yours." None of you heard it or understood it. This young man did. The job is his.

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Not yet licensed but picked up a portable Baofeng unit to learn with. Nice radio for what it is and I like it for emergency needs like storms and such because it also brings in regular FM broadcast stations and the weather bands as well. Working my way through the West book and taking on-line practice tests. Want to skip right over to General if I can pass everything.
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As long as you're there taking tests, might as well try for General. No penalty for failing the first time. Even 3 or 4 hours of additional study might be enough to take you over the edge to a passing score, especially if you've had exposure to ham radio in the past.

I've heard some good and bad concerning the Baofeng radios. Great for listening, but I've heard stories about them burning out if you transmit too long. But for the price, they're great.

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While I don't have a HAM license, I do have a GMRS license - call sign is WQRL8**. It became a necessity when we started riding longer distances and had a tendency to get separated. Whistle
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Greetings, 73, to all of our fellow radio amateurs. My wife and I have been radio hams for a very long time. I was, at one time, the youngest radio amateur in Canada (the benefits of being a transplanted Yank). Not very active at the moment although we intend to change that soon.

We are pleased to report that our #1 son, A CIC officer with the Royal Canadian Air Cadets after having graduated from that program as a Flight Sargeant and the #1 Drum Major in the province of Ontario has bumped into an Officer of rank who has just started taking his amateur radio licensing course - and #1 son decided NOW was a good time to take the exam. He is presently in 3rd. year Engineering with his hands full we fully expect that he will pass his exam and join our ranks in short order. Yay!

So, the ham gear is being dusted off and the beam fixed up (TH7 at 75 feet). Am sure he will enjoy his odd weekend at home in future!

Glad to be back on Apnea Board as well and look forward to more participation in future - we have been dealing with aging parents and health issues which are coming along, thank you.

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