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Old 06-12-2014, 03:43 PM   #1
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Oh, sorry. That's my broadcasting career creeping in again. Hello! Happy to join and looking forward to getting back into HR. Been inactive for almost 15 years! I'm N4MU...EX: WV2/WA2YAB, WB4NAK, and AB7OK my favorite from WY! I'm a flight instructor (part-time CFII) and presently transmitter supervisor for WIS-TV in South Carolina, traveled the world for CNN (satellite engineer - some time ago) and currently looking forward to full-timing in our Cedar Creek 5er...and doing some workamping in the near future!
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Old 06-12-2014, 05:37 PM   #2
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From all of which I infer that you're near retirement. Welcome, Bill. I think you'll find it lots of fun. Retirement, that is, and full-timing, and ham radio, and Open Roads Radio. I enjoy them all anyhow.
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Old 06-12-2014, 05:46 PM   #3
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Welcome aboard, Bill.

Pretty good bunch here. Jump in and join the fun!
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You must make sure there is ample space in the camper for the ham gear before you hit the road. Antenna plans in order? Let's not skimp here!
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Welcome to ORR and back to ham radio! The DW and I enjoy our park model and add-a-room up at a RV resort in NH. Pictures, comments and questions are encouraged. The folks here are a great group, so sit back and enjoy!

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Old 06-13-2014, 06:03 PM   #6
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The DW and I ...
Still trying to figure out what DW stands for. Lessee ...

Darling Wife
Designated Woman
Danged Witch
Delicate Washerwoman
Disconsolate Widow
Duchess of Windsor
Drunken Wastrel
Daft Wretch
Devoted Worker
Delectable Waif
Dainty Wench

So what does it stand for, anyhow?
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Well... You got it, depending on the wife.. "All of the above" applies at one time or another, But "Darling Wife" or "Dear Wife" are the ones that won't get you a crown, size 9, cast iron.

Antenna... I have seen many with Screwdrivers.. I use a long wire, originally 100' I cut about 17-18 feet off, Toss it over tree limbs

From KAT-1 Auto tuner on back of house,,, Up a fishing pole, (Telescoping, all but last section extended, last sections re-inforced) then over a nearby tree limb, then across the drive over another higher tree, lowest point about 15 feet highest as much as 30, on the end of the wire is around 50 feet of nylon cord which can be asily shortened as needed and on the end of that 2 pounds of concrete.

Take a surgerless drink mix tube (Crystle Light or Wylers, I like the round ones best but they are mostly oval now) Fill with concerte and witehr a loop of aircraft cable bent to encourage it to "Set in" or an eye bolt with nut. Let harden. Add a clip to the loop/eye, job done.. I use a chain mender link, the kind with a "Nut" portion

Hook it onto the loop at the end of the nylon, close the nut so it does not come off,
"Sling" it "David v/s Golaith" style over the tree limb,, I've hit 30 feet several times.
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Fill with concerte and witehr ...
Violin-Concerte, or Trompeten-Concerte? Personally I like the trumpets. Forgive me; obviously a typo for "concrete". But I confess I don't have a clue what "witehr" represents.
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In my QTH DW definitely means Dear or Darling Wife. That's why I have the ham gear that I have.
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