Iam 99% cw enjoy DXing and ragchews been on the air since I was 16 yrs old. My Elmers-WB8LJY, KN8WGX,W8ABQ,W8QFQ . DXers-K8DD,W8GCM,-CW Operators Through and Through, . My son
Max-WA8MAX is also an amateur opr. since age 8. I like to QRP/QRPp CW,nice when out camping in the forest/go to some interesting place and activate that-or just a Rag Chew-Experiment with QRPp power on 10/15/30/160Mtrs,its a challenge I- think all amateurs should have a
working knowledge of Morse,sad day when the FCC ended morse proficiency !.Our exams
have become so easy and dumbed that almost.. can pass,look at all the
purposeful INTERFERENCE by this influx.
This lessons the enjoyment of many creates chaos-Without Enforcement we become a
crowd out of control .I like to contact special event stations .I ride my Harley Davidson motorcycles as much as possible,been riding a HD since I was 17 yrs old, Ive ridden metrics and have owned Triumph and Moto Guzzi bikes.MY favorite is fishing for Brook Trout in the many good streams we have in Mich.,I fly fish.bird hunt ,deer hunt,and waterfowell,tie my own flies,study the sun and universe,Astronomy am a Rockhound,try to watercolour paint. I have a Rotweiller,Jack Russell Terrier and a cat ,they are Bruno,Rusty
and Rollex,Rollex came from the shelter-his tail was cut off /he is really a neat fellow,we like to adopt pets from shelters. all are a great joy.Take Care 73/DX/GL
I Collect REAL Paper QSLs
Paul CW IS A-1
I am looking for amateur radio license plates to finish off my WAS collection,
I need CT,NMX,AK,AR,MT,MD,RI,NJ,DE,NV,GA,UT,WVA,NC,VT,ME-ANY WILL BE
NICE -WELL NOT TRADE OR SELL,I CAN RE-EMBURSE SHIPPING,ALL AND ANY PLATE WILL BE
GREATLY APPRECIATED-THEY WILL BE DISPLAYED IN REC ROOM.I collect License plates
from other countries also,PLEASE send me your old plate.DO NOT TRASH IT.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
I have been a VEC since the very early yrs-since 1980 I think- a good program
for all involved-
Drake TR4C, Johnson Viking,
different keys ,paddles,bugs,sounders,MBV Nye Tuner x2,AL 80a,AL82, Mosley Pro
67-C3 yagi- US Towers HDX 555,160 Ivee,160 In L
3 Beverages-DL2K RFload,2 LW 3 Invees other bands 80,40,30, and Top Band
160 mtrs. and mis eqpt.
The best way to take control over a people and control them utterly is to take a little of their freedom at a time, to erode rights by a thousand tiny and almost imperceptible reductions. In this way the people will not see those rights and freedoms being removed until past the point at which these changes cannot be reversed.”
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed
You must have at time, thought into the past,
Where some things go out, while others last,
What comes to my mind is the Old Morse Code,
That has weathered the storms from any abode,
To talk with ones fingers, is surely an art,
Of any info you care to impart,
In most conditions the signals get thru,
While the same about phone is simply not true.
Those dits and dahs cut through the trash,
Of nearby noise or lightning's crash,
To the sensitive ears of the ham receiver,
Who records this data with ardent fever.
He knows he's doing something unique,
(in such poor conditions, that's quite a feat!)
To roger the message that came off the air,
These brass pounders sure do have that flair.
They say Morse ops are a dying breed,
But don't despair, there's always that need,
That when conditions get rough for the new automation,
Be rest assured, there'll be need for your station.
CW is dying? Believe it never,
This mode will be 'round forever and ever,
But one thing is sure, what we really need,
Is to relay our knowledge to the younger breed.
To carry the torch, long after we're gone,
To send Morse Code thru the air like a song,
When at last, Silent Keys pull that final lever,
We can rest in peace, it's CW FOREVER!
Jim Hatherley, WA1TBY, 7/4/85