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Old 12-11-2007, 07:15 AM   #1
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Thought I would sign-up, and drop by here and say hello. I heard about this site from N7OQ on Outbackers.com
As you can see from my signature line, I have been licensed since 1969. I was a mere pup of 15 back then. My current HF set-up is a Yaesu FT-840 into a 75/40 trap inverted vee @ 45', with an MFJ 901B "el cheapo" tuner to clean it up on 20, 15, and 10. (WARC bands won't tune without a lot of loss - not worth the effort)
I have moved around through the years, and have been active from the following QTH's (in reverse chronological order):
Canton, GA (Current QTH)
Cape Girardeau, MO
Hollister, CA
Hurricane, WV
Roanoke, VA
Lewisburg, WV
Sullivan, ME
Waialua, HI
Finegayan, GU
Alderson, WV (Where I started out as a Novice)

Also, in my signature line, you can see I have an Outback 23RS.
Both our kids have moved out now, so the DW and I are empty-nest campers.
Our son is an OS in the Navy. He is on staff with Commander Carrier Strike Group 9 (USS Abraham Lincoln, CVN72), in Everett, WA. Our daughter is married to a Navy guy, and is currently in Yokosuka, Japan. He is an EN on the USS Cowpens (CG63).

So again, just dropped by to say hello...
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Old 12-11-2007, 07:33 AM   #2
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Welcome to ORR!

Tell your son and son in law Thank You for their service!
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Old 12-11-2007, 03:20 PM   #3
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Hello Bob, form one new guy to another. Haven't been here long, but seems to be a lot of knowledgeable folks on board. See you on the forums or on the air. 73, Terry.
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Old 12-11-2007, 06:34 PM   #4
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Hi Bob glad to see you could make it and welcome aboard.

Bob and I have talked via Outbackers.net for the last year and a half and he is the most active ham on the Outbackers forum. We have tried to make a QSO on the air but to many miles between us and no sun spots. We both have Outback 23RS trailers (They only sell this model to the smartest people). I know we have confused a lot of the non hams on the other forum but surprisingly there is a good number of Ham on the forum so hope more will come over here too.
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Old 12-11-2007, 06:51 PM   #5
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Glad to have you here! We need more old experienced geezers like me and you to pass on the joys of the "Radio Arts" to the next generation!

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Glad to have you here! We need more old experienced geezers like me and you to pass on the joys of the "Radio Arts" to the next generation!

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funny you should say "geezers"...............

He got his ticket in 1969





I was born in 1969
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funny you should say "geezers"...............

He got his ticket in 1969


I was born in 1969
I turned 13 in '69...Neil Armstrong walked on the moon on my birthday. I don't remember what I got as a gift, my parents tradition was one really nice thing, like a bike or a guitar. But all I remember was sitting in front of the TV watching human history change forever.

And YOU are a YOUNG-UN!!

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why Thank You
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Old 12-11-2007, 07:48 PM   #9
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Welcome aboard. Glad to have you.

Tell your son and son-in-law thank you for their service.

I have family in and near Cape Girardeau, MO. We'll be headed down that way some time over the holidays. When did you live there?
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I turned 13 in '69...Neil Armstrong walked on the moon on my birthday. I don't remember what I got as a gift, my parents tradition was one really nice thing, like a bike or a guitar. But all I remember was sitting in front of the TV watching human history change forever.

And YOU are a YOUNG-UN!!

That is interesting, because Neil Armstrong left for the moon on my birthday (7/16).
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