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Old 09-01-2009, 09:24 AM   #1
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The ARRL, in honor of Hiram Percy Maxim is. Well, Tomorrow as I type. (Starts at 0000Z) those who either hold ARRL office or who are life members will be adding /140 to their call sign,

There are certificates for those who work 25 or more (in 25 contact increments) /140 stations.

So, I'll be WA8YXM/140 tonight and tomorrow, Life Member, John. and folks you are all 599 here on the internet.

(Too bad this does not count)

http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2009/08/17/11025/
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Old 09-01-2009, 01:35 PM   #2
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Thanks for the info, I can sign /140 as Life member too; sounds like a fun way to make contacts.
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:01 AM   #3
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Well.. So far I've made one.

Folks.. I will likely be scanning 20 and/or 40 meter PFSK-31 long about 2pm this afternoon,, Or 3pm, depending on how long it takes me to finish my Internet run.. Same computer don't you know, different physical locations.

And the computer is far nicer than it was yesterday.. A box arrived, INside the box was two thick slices of foam rubber with a new mother board sandwiched between them.

Popped the new MB in yesterday afternoon, powered up and NOTHING, I mean not even a splash screen telling me I am powering up an IBM thinkpad.

Worked for about an hour trying to figure out the problem.. Got no where.. Took wife to dinner (Annerversery 31 years) and somewhere between here, there and back DONG, LIGHT... Checked a page in the service manual.. Twisted the screw I forgot to Twist. and... Well.. You are reading this, (So am I) so it must be working HI.

Re-Furb mother board, 75 bucks.. I can not pay a technician to fix the old one for that. SparePartsWarehouse (Add www and com if you need one) may have a PC in front of it.
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:33 PM   #4
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I hope to be on as N1ORK/140ve either 20m or 40m this week. Hope to contact some of the ORR members too.
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Andy... are u in CT now, or off on exotic travels?
I've been working into DE, PA, VA, & OH this past week on 40M

When & where(freq) is good time to find you?

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I should add the /140 stuff runs through the ninth of September
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