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Forum: CQ CQ CQ 12-26-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,392
Posted By KF5BET
Welcome aboard Dennis! Looking forward to...

Welcome aboard Dennis!

Looking forward to hearing all about your escapades!
Forum: CQ CQ CQ 12-26-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,568
Posted By KF5BET
Welcome aboard Mark and Mike (said hi to Phil in...

Welcome aboard Mark and Mike (said hi to Phil in another post- hi again though!).

Great site with lots of good folks here.

Galen
Forum: CQ CQ CQ 12-26-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,926
Posted By KF5BET
Welcome Aboard Phil: Spent a year in Salem...

Welcome Aboard Phil:

Spent a year in Salem and then moved to Hillsboro for several years. Great country!

My Uncle N2GL lives in Banks, OR just west of Portland out Hwy 26. He is usually on 75...
Forum: The Funnies 12-03-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,807
Posted By KF5BET
I got it!!! Of course I have also seen this...

I got it!!!

Of course I have also seen this problem before. Figured it out fairly quickly. It amazes me why sometimes I can get the answer so fast and then at other times no answer ever comes. My...
Forum: Good news! 11-11-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,027
Posted By KF5BET
Congrats to the couple. And you and your wife as...

Congrats to the couple. And you and your wife as well!
Forum: CQ CQ CQ 10-26-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,653
Posted By KF5BET
Nice setup there Bob! Welcome to our little...

Nice setup there Bob! Welcome to our little corner of the interwebs!
Forum: Rag Chew 10-13-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,564
Posted By KF5BET
Oh man that's a tough one. Once coming home...

Oh man that's a tough one.

Once coming home from Florida, it was late and we were west of New Orleans. The car in front of us ran over a truck tread and flipped it up and into our lane. Ran over...
Forum: DX, Island Hopping, Special Events, Contests 10-05-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,922
Posted By KF5BET
Tour Du Teche Boat Race

The girls and I spent yesterday afternoon on the banks of the Teche river here in south Louisiana volunteering communications support for the race.

https://www.tourduteche.com/

The Tour Du...
Forum: Forum Help | Announcements | Suggestion Box 10-05-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,836
Posted By KF5BET
My family entered into the camping community...

My family entered into the camping community almost by accident. A coworker of the wife had a used 5th wheel that they were selling. On a whim, we went over to their house and looked at it. Next...
Forum: RV Systems 09-06-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,181
Posted By KF5BET
Just changed the oil in my generator. Saw a...

Just changed the oil in my generator. Saw a disturbance in the gulf and thought "better look into this..." Oil in crankcase was not black, but like it was stated, oil is cheap.

As soon as I do not...
Forum: Not Good News 08-23-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,339
Posted By KF5BET
Sorry to hear of your engine troubles.... We...

Sorry to hear of your engine troubles....

We just went through similar (but not quite) troubles with our F250. The oil cooler split and started dumping coolant into the engine oil. Dealer wanted...
Forum: DX, Island Hopping, Special Events, Contests 08-08-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,999
Posted By KF5BET
Was probably my phone as it came over on the...

Was probably my phone as it came over on the Ark..... it was in the room... Didn't even think about it!
Forum: DX, Island Hopping, Special Events, Contests 08-06-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,999
Posted By KF5BET
Carl: One wife (not interested in Ham at all)...

Carl: One wife (not interested in Ham at all) and two girls (17 and 15).

They are doing well at operating, their voices can really create the pileups :worthy:

They both tell me they are going...
Forum: Forum Help | Announcements | Suggestion Box 08-06-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,677
Posted By KF5BET
Wanted to wait until we got home....Got the email...

Wanted to wait until we got home....Got the email and yep it works!
Forum: Antenna Solutions 08-06-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,231
Posted By KF5BET
My buddy took a length of para cord and used...

My buddy took a length of para cord and used marking tape of some kind at each desired length. When hauling up the tape measure, run it up until the marker just touches the ground and you're at the...
Forum: DX, Island Hopping, Special Events, Contests 08-06-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,999
Posted By KF5BET
The girls and I really enjoyed the event. Thanks...

The girls and I really enjoyed the event. Thanks Tom (and your crew) for the great work you and all the other stations did to put on the event! Oh, and welcome to ORR! Stick around and enjoy the...
Forum: Antenna Solutions 07-14-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,231
Posted By KF5BET
Exactly!

Exactly!
Forum: Antenna Solutions 07-13-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,231
Posted By KF5BET
Yep that's correct you hoist the tape measure...

Yep that's correct you hoist the tape measure body up and fix the end (0") at the ground. I used short pieces of cord to make a sling around the tape measure for hauling it up.
Forum: Antenna Solutions 07-12-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,231
Posted By KF5BET
Possible antenna solution while camping

My good friend Glen, KF5FNP, has an article in the August edition of QST magazine describing his portable antenna for his Go Kit. It is a Tape Measure Vertical (TMV). I can see this antenna as being...
Forum: DX, Island Hopping, Special Events, Contests 07-10-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,999
Posted By KF5BET
Yep.... Proud of them. They are kind of getting...

Yep.... Proud of them. They are kind of getting excited about radio! Did great during Field Day and now they are getting into special event stations.
Forum: Pop-ups, Travel Trailers, 5th wheels and Toy Haulers 07-10-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,426
Posted By KF5BET
WOW....:worthy: Very nice looking rig....I...

WOW....:worthy:

Very nice looking rig....I bet you could fit your radios in multiple places.

Congratulations on the new unit!

Have fun!
Forum: Good news! 07-07-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,534
Posted By KF5BET
Congratulations to the family!!!

Congratulations to the family!!!
Forum: DX, Island Hopping, Special Events, Contests 07-07-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,999
Posted By KF5BET
Well....girls got all 15 as well! Sent all of the...

Well....girls got all 15 as well! Sent all of the logs off today. Now the wait begins for the certificates and QSL's!
Forum: DX, Island Hopping, Special Events, Contests 07-06-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,999
Posted By KF5BET
13 Colonies Special Event

Well I got sucked into this event.

Had not planned on working this, but got one or two contacts and then it was "wonder if I can get them all" and then the game was on....

Wound up finishing...
Forum: 146.52 - All things ham radio 07-06-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,647
Posted By KF5BET
Coming late here....Our club W5DDL operated a 2a...

Coming late here....Our club W5DDL operated a 2a station.

We had a week of solid rain, so could not get the mobile operations vehicle or the antenna trailer out of storage (field behind members...
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