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Greg F. 16 Jun 01 - 06:30 PM
John J at home 16 Jun 01 - 06:32 PM
Banjer 16 Jun 01 - 07:18 PM
MarkS 16 Jun 01 - 07:34 PM
katlaughing 16 Jun 01 - 07:48 PM
Mark Cohen 16 Jun 01 - 08:55 PM
Cap't Bob 16 Jun 01 - 11:45 PM
Banjer 17 Jun 01 - 06:17 AM
Whistleworks 17 Jun 01 - 09:48 AM
GUEST,Allan S. 17 Jun 01 - 10:29 AM
John J at home 17 Jun 01 - 01:14 PM
Just another Dave 17 Jun 01 - 02:51 PM
John J at home 17 Jun 01 - 03:17 PM
Kernow John 17 Jun 01 - 03:25 PM
GUEST,Winters Wages 17 Jun 01 - 07:08 PM
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Subject: Amateur Radio Ops?
From: Greg F.
Date: 16 Jun 01 - 06:30 PM

Just curious if any 'Catters are Amateur Radio operators? Short-Wave radio is considered by some to be 'old fashioned' in light of new technologies. "Ham" radio might be considered a sort of "traditional" occupation...

Best, Greg


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Subject: RE: BS: Amateur Radio Ops?
From: John J at home
Date: 16 Jun 01 - 06:32 PM

G4WQD calling, CW QRP on 40m & 80m, fone on 160m, 2m & 70cm. QTH Manchester 73


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Subject: RE: BS: Amateur Radio Ops?
From: Banjer
Date: 16 Jun 01 - 07:18 PM

de KC4EJR, QTH St Petersburg FL Still operating on novice ticket.(10m) May upgrade soon. Station currently out of comission. Old Yaesu FT101e went down and if I have money to spend will look at newer non-tube radios. Would like to find either a Kenwood or ICOM reasonable and (most importantly right now) affordable!


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Subject: RE: BS: Amateur Radio Ops?
From: MarkS
Date: 16 Jun 01 - 07:34 PM

de WA2WOV QTH Pennsylvania. Work mostly the low bands and enjoy DXing. Been QRT on VHF for some time but plan to get back into it soon.

73

Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: Amateur Radio Ops?
From: katlaughing
Date: 16 Jun 01 - 07:48 PM

Rog started out young, working for Wayne Green at 73 Magazine, when he was in high school. He doesn't have a rig right now, but his call sign is WB7CBH.


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Subject: RE: BS: Amateur Radio Ops?
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 16 Jun 01 - 08:55 PM

I was WA3HST (Hawaiian Surfing Team--I must have been prescient!), got my novice in 1967 and managed to pass the reactivated Advanced class test the next year--skipped right over General! In high school I was a member of the Germantown Radio Club in Philadelphia, "the largest all-licensed amateur radio club in the US." We were K3YFD and K3MTK, for the old-timers who may remember us from contests...K3MTK ran a kilowatt on just about every band, out of an old UHF TV station on Gaffney Hill outside of Philadelphia. Now that was DX heaven! I've occasionally thought about getting back into it, but other interests always seem to get in the way. It sure was lots of fun, though.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: Amateur Radio Ops?
From: Cap't Bob
Date: 16 Jun 01 - 11:45 PM

de W8MIO QTH Mio, Michigan ~ Spend most of my time (winter) on 40 and 80 meter cw. Fone on 80M . My original call was K8YUY (some where around l960). The computer has been taking a lot of time away from my hamming.

73 Cap't Bob W8MIO/MIO/MI ...-.-


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Subject: RE: BS: Amateur Radio Ops?
From: Banjer
Date: 17 Jun 01 - 06:17 AM

Cap't Bob, I know of what you speak...The computer has been taking a lot of time away from my hamming. My quest for keeping QSL's recorded and easily retrievable led me to a C64 Commodore computer, soon replaced by a C108 and that was soon put to pasture with a friends' castoff 286, brand unknown, homebuilt from various pieces. I have since upgraded to a PentiumII with 600mhz capability and in the meanwhile the rig has gone down and I spend so much time with the computer nowadays that even if I could afford to replace the old Yaesu I don't know if there would be enough hours in the day! 73's de KC4EJR


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Subject: RE: BS: Amateur Radio Ops?
From: Whistleworks
Date: 17 Jun 01 - 09:48 AM

QRZ de KC3TI. QTH is West Springfield, Mass. Not running any rig now but I get down to W1AW from time to time and work 10-15-20 on their really expensive gear.

Bob Pegritz


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Subject: RE: BS: Amateur Radio Ops?
From: GUEST,Allan S.
Date: 17 Jun 01 - 10:29 AM

KA1CFA QTH Connecticut. Did the whole bit DXCC. Now if I make 6 contacts per year I'm lucky.. Why bother, More fun on the Dell PC. I loved Ham Radio but I see it totally outmoded. Was a Boy Scout merrit badge counsler operated K2BSA at the national Jamboree and found that the boys really are not interested in doing the work to get a ticket. Got in to an argument at "the mother church" in Newington about Morse code. The only argument they had is that code always gets through. My answer was when has it been used last to get through. Somehow it should be revamped if we are to get new and the younger kids into Ham Radio. How about getting a Ham net going on this.. 73's Allan -.-. --.-


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Subject: RE: BS: Amateur Radio Ops?
From: John J at home
Date: 17 Jun 01 - 01:14 PM

I wonder what none initiated catters make of our comments :-).

73 de G4WQD ..


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Subject: RE: BS: Amateur Radio Ops?
From: Just another Dave
Date: 17 Jun 01 - 02:51 PM

de WB1AIE -- Not on the air right now. But I plan to have something going by the end of the summer. There are no modes that I dislike. In 25 years of hamming the CW contacts are among my most memorable. (Did ya ever notice that many CW operators are also musicians -- amateur and professional-- think there's a connection??)

Dave De Angelis


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Subject: RE: BS: Amateur Radio Ops?
From: John J at home
Date: 17 Jun 01 - 03:17 PM

Good point Dave, it had crossed my mind before but I've never put it into words. I play in a ceilidh band with another licensed op: John, G6LCS. I play melodeon and nearly always sound a CQ, QRZ or QRL with a single reed and wait to see if there is any audience reaction (or should that be TRF? Hi) Ten years of this silly exercise has produced absolutely no response. One day....

73 de John ..

PS You meet the nicest ops on a morse key!


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Subject: RE: BS: Amateur Radio Ops?
From: Kernow John
Date: 17 Jun 01 - 03:25 PM

I'm not into amateur radio but you can't live where I do and not be aware of it. My neighbour is the guy that runs the Marconi am radio station at Poldhu. The village I live in is where Marconi had his station and it was from here that he made the famous first broadcast. There are big celebrations here this year.
KJ


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Subject: RE: BS: Amateur Radio Ops?
From: GUEST,Winters Wages
Date: 17 Jun 01 - 07:08 PM

de K6KQC Advanced Class..Amateur Operator since 1956 age 16...Still love it and listen to CW (when I can find it) just to chill me out sometimes...Never thought I would become an Ol Timer...Wow...I have to give my call 4 times before they get it right K6Kisses Quite Cool **BG WW


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Subject: RE: BS: Amateur Radio Ops?
From: MarkS
Date: 17 Jun 01 - 09:26 PM

Forgot to mention I am also QCWA with several endorsements. I guess that explains my call, Waiting Old Vulture.
As for what non-hams on the 'Cat think of these postings, I would guess our lingo is a foreign language. Think of it as the ultimate revenge of the nerds!
hi hi
73
K
Mark


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