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Old 03-16-2012, 02:34 PM   #11
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Sell house and full time.? Seriously other than I liet the bank sell it for me, that's what I did.

Sorry to hear of your troubles, May you find an even better employer who seriously needs someone with your qualifications.
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:36 AM   #12
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As far as I'm concerned, the "BIG THREE" networks are greatly influenced by the current administration and can't be trusted to be UN-bisesed, so far "FOX" seems to be UN-touchable.
The unemployment stats may be down a bit but that could be because the numbers reported only show what is currently on unemployment and not the total of the current plus those whose unemployment has run out and are still looking for job's .


I'm in total agreement with you John. I'm really surprised that FNC has been allowed to continue. Don't you know they (The Admin) are so ready to "shut them up". If there is another 4 years, I look for big changes to take place. Most we will not be so happy about. I know there is a policey here of "no political and/or religious discussions". It's very difficult not to talk about when it effects everyone's life as it does and the lives of friends like Wade and Ken who have seen huge changes because of the loss of jobs.

John, you are so correct about the inaccuracy of the unemployment rate in our country. The ONLY thing they count, are those applying for unemployment compensation. My wife and I have been discussing this inaccuracy and the reason for it for three years. I just now see it start to be mentioned on the news media.

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It's OK Jim, sometimes you just have to vent.

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Thank you Wade... Hard not to get involved as I said. I really worry about our country, our kids and grandkids. What life is going to be like for them.




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I am a registered mechanical engineer, specialized in industrial refrigeration, heat transfer and thermodynamics. I have two interviews lined up for this coming week, both contract work.

We are ready to go full-time, except we are still living next door to the 87 year old Mother-in-law and taking care of her. The minute she is ready to head to a senior care center, our house goes on the market. We have too much tied up in the house to walk away and it is close to being paid off.

The contract work sounds good.

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Ken, I'm glad you have some prospects for employment. Makes me feel better.

I didn't know that you and the wife were planning to go full time Rv'ing. Good deal. Glad to hear it.

I still wonder what happened to the ham that used to be on here when I first joined. Seems like he was a W7, out in Arizona or New Mexico. They had just closed on their house and had the RV packed for full timing. We've not seen him since. Don't let that happen to you!

No seriously, I wonder what happened to him. I can look back and find him, he made a lot of posts on the forum.

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Old 03-18-2012, 10:12 AM   #17
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The guy I was speaking of was W7WV, from Prescott, AZ. His name was also Ken. Andy and I have discussed him a few times. He just disappeared from the forum one day. The last time he was on was March of 2010. He was on another RV Forum that I used to also frequent. He stopped checking in there as well. Anyone remember W7WV ? I see his QRZ.COM page was last edited sometimes in 2011, I forget the date. He just seemed to be a nice guy and good member. He and the wife had just closed on selling their home and were looking forward to hitting the road full time. Anyone know what happened to him ?

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Jim, have not seen or heard of W7WV.

I have built a nice stack to put the radio, tuner, power supply and Signal Link USB into one location. I now have the Comet CHA250 clone from JTV rigged on the trailer. I still need to run the coax to convenient location in a bay. I also plan to carry my Carolina Windom 80 short with me for the times I can get some wire up.

I'll post a photo of the radio in the current shack as well as the portable shack.

With all of the mixed reviews on the Comet, I was pleasantly surprised to work stations on several bands a couple of weeks back when I had it up for the first time.

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Ken,

Please keep us advised on your situation.
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Well, (and that is a deep subject) I accepted a contract position with Dow Chemical for about 3% less than i was making. It is through Kelly Services and they have full benefits, matching 401K and paid time off. I start to work on April 2nd.

They have an extensive screening and background check that will take a week to complete.

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