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 Post subject: CQ DX CQ DX
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:42 am 
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I hate to bore you people but I had good news today…

I just got my General Class ham ticket renewed in the mail today. I’ve had it since the 1970s but it expired a year or two ago. The Amateur Radio League got it renewed for me.
I still have all the stuff but have not hooked it up in the 25 years we moved to Burleson. I did put up our three section Ron 25 tower with 10 foot pole but didn’t install the 8 wire rotor. It only has a TV antenna on it. I’ve got a Kenwood TS-520, Heath kit 2000kw booster, Heath kit lambraic keyer & counter, half a dozen Yagi and 1 multi band vertical plus a dozen mobile antennas.
Doubt if I will get it hooked back up but glad I still have the ticket.
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The ‘66 Rambler I-6 Stick shift has a 13 foot off the ground centerload 60 meter and a Tri-band antenna on the rear for 10, 11 and 15 meters. Worked all States twice with 1186 QSL cards returned on CW while driving to and from work in Arlington. Amateurs along my route knew I was doing CW as I got close to them with my Kenwood TS-520 putting out 80 Watts. I was managing the Hobby Hub in Arlington before I-20 ran south of it.

73s to all… WB5ZCR.. Don S..

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:23 am 
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Very cool! I got my general with 13wpm Morse, but I never actually made a contact using it.


I did just renew my ticket, though - now good until 2024!

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I'm working on mine ... wish me luck ;)


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I'm studying for My Extra now. I have zero need of it, but why not?

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Wow… Extra class… Proves a high IQ…
It will take more than the good luck we can wish you!… but Good Luck!

When I started novice classes with the Arlington Radio Club I thought working with code was the most stupid part of the whole deal. But one ex-navy guy could copy code and type it at 80 words a minute while reading the news paper and another Army Vet that sent code while driving a truck in Vietnam encouraged me.
The Vietnam Vet was a great guy and taking novice lessons with me. The sad news was, he Died of Cancer, before he ever got on the air. In his honor I was determined to do CW-Mobile.. I screwed a key to the TS-520 and put it on the hump tilted up to the seat. I had to write (print) all the incoming on an ‘egg shell’ tablet on the seat with a special ball point and could do it at 13 wpm. After a few years I could copy 18wpm in my head.
My first CQ when I got set up was to WB5ZCQ, my dead friend and hoping he had a key strapped to his leg like he had done in Vietnam.
After getting the general ticket I stayed in the novice CW bands in the mobile.

The trouble with getting old is all your heroes are dead or dying.. .. Don S..

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