Good morning Mr. and Mrs. America and all ships at sea!

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  1. OldBriar

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    Good morning fine folks.
    Sitting here in my radio room enjoying a hot cup of coffee and listening to my Ham Radio.

    Life is good! Hope everyone has a great day and a safe 4th of July weekend.

    Dan
     
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  2. WrightwoodJohn

    WrightwoodJohn Wrightwood expatriate

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    Thanks Dan, & back atcha.
    I've got one more wake-up call then I'm off for 4 days.
    Enjoy your 4th!
    :bing:
     
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  3. Moose

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    Dan, right back at ya my friend. Hope you and all of the PSF family have a wonderful, safe holiday celebrating out Nation's independence.
     
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    Thanks Dan. Have a great 4th of July Holiday. I know I will.
     
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  5. psquared

    psquared DGErwin, my horse would like a word with you...

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    +1 One more drag out then 4 days to smoke cure myself. Have a great 4th everyone.
     
  6. jpberg

    jpberg Moderator Moderator

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    None of you slackers are going to work on the 5th?
     
  7. OldBriar

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    Great! Hope the day goes fast and you enjoy a long weekend my friend!

    Enjoy, and yes fly that flag proudly my friend!

    You as well!

    Big time slacker here, I'm semi-retired, or is that semi-retarded? Anyway have a Happy 4th!
     
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  8. psquared

    psquared DGErwin, my horse would like a word with you...

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    That's what vacation is for.
     
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    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    No slacking here. I'll
    be slinging boxes at
    3 am.
     
  10. SteveH

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    Oh yes - Thursday's the day our American chums celebrate us Brits graciously allowing them their independence. Happy Independence day in advance!
     
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  11. mecompco

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    Thanks, Dan! I really should get my raddido fired up, it's been a long time.

    73s!
    Michael
     
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  12. OldBriar

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    Yeah it went something like that. :laff:
    Cheers mate and maybe we'll share a smoke and a pint someday! :toast:
     
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  13. OldBriar

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    Fire up that radio and we'll have a good old fashioned rag chew!
     
  14. mecompco

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    I don't think we could to it on 2 meters! 6 meters? All I've got right now is the little Yaesu tri-bander HT with portable antenna. Might be getting a Yaesu mobile multi-band up to 40 meters with self-tuning antenna that might do the trick, but that's still in the works.
     
  15. OldBriar

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    Yeah might be difficult on 2 or 6, hope you get that Yaesu!
    What is your license class, I'm an Extra (not bragging, just saying) ;)
     
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    General for now. I suppose I should work on my Extra book this summer. I had started but sort of lost interest after my ham friend (who gave me the HT) passed away last summer. It's actually his mobile I might be acquiring soon since his widow is selling the Jeep it is currently installed in. He had just got the W1ME call sign he so coveted. I just haven't had much inclination to get on the air since his untimely passing (motorcycle accident). Sorry to be a downer!
     
  17. OldBriar

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    No problem, talking helps.
    Well if you get the inkling to get back into Ham Radio let me know. Been doing it for 21 years and love it.

    73!
     
  18. mecompco

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    Oh, yes, I still have the interest. I got my Tech Plus 20-odd years ago. Upgraded to General a few years ago with my friend's prodding. We did the Maine field-days and ham fests and all that. I've never done any long distance work, mostly just working 2 meters. Maine has lots of history--we had planned to visit the site of the old 9 mile long Beverage antenna in Belfast that RCA had put up and were going to put up a long wire at his camp in Houlton.
     
  19. OldBriar

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    That would have been awesome!
    You guys in New England have a lot more U\VHF activity than here in SW Ohio, here it's mostly mindless chatter on repeaters. 2M repeaters are the Hookahs of Ham Radio around here. :rofl:
     
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    Ha ha, well, I guess it's not quite so bad here. 2 meters isn't quite like CB yet. I still remember when you needed a call sign for CB. Ours was KANK0616 (the useless stuff stored in my brain! Of course I can't remember stuff I need to any more). Dad always had Viking CB equipment. Wish I still had the 4 crystal tube set of his I used to play with when I was a kid.
     
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