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    CQ CQ --calling all amateur radio operators!!

    Hi...
    Every 5 years or so, I put out a CQ to see which forum members are licensed radio amateurs.

    I'LL START:

    N9EJR--EXTRA CLASS--ACTIVE ON HF AGAIN AFTER 25 OR SO YEARS OFF HF.
    JUST WORKED ARGENTINA FROM INDIANAPOLIS ON 20 CW TONIGHT!!

    Looking forward to checking out the new digital modes on my new-to-me but classic Kenwood TS-690S--will have to get outboard converters.
    I LOVE CW!!
    73 de N9EJR Jim
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    Yamaha 642-II Neo, Wedge 103A/Wick 4AL
    Yamaha 321, Yamaha 621 Baritone
    Conn 50H trombone
    Blue P-bone
    www.soundcloud.com/jweuph

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    W7TFO Dennis.

    AM only.

    73DG
    3 notes and the truth.

    1966 Besson 181 highly modified New Standard, early model Wick 4AL
    1918 Hawkes & Son euph 3&1 original
    1917 Conn C/D/Eb mellophone original
    1915 York Bb tenorhorn original, Bach 5GS

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    WB0SVV--General--inactive.
    Yamaha YEP 321 and Denis Wick 4AY

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    Dennis,
    Did I see your name & call mentioned in the Hammarlund forum on FB?
    I'm a Hammarlund collector.
    Jim N9EJR
    Yamaha 642-II Neo, Wedge 103A/Wick 4AL
    Yamaha 321, Yamaha 621 Baritone
    Conn 50H trombone
    Blue P-bone
    www.soundcloud.com/jweuph

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    Possibly...I've never posted anything on FB. My 'collection starts with the Comet Pro, and ends with the post-war SP-400 model. Also HQ-120 & 129.

    Altogether around 20 specimens, including the '36 SP-10. A Hi-Q is around here somewhere, too.

    I'm more into BC transmitter rescues now, a link to my most recent:

    https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?thr...-wagon.606791/

    I'm known for parts for these as well.

    73DG
    3 notes and the truth.

    1966 Besson 181 highly modified New Standard, early model Wick 4AL
    1918 Hawkes & Son euph 3&1 original
    1917 Conn C/D/Eb mellophone original
    1915 York Bb tenorhorn original, Bach 5GS

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    Just now seeing this thread.

    I'm WS4C. Licensed as WN8ODW in 1972, upgraded to Amateur Extra and this callsign in about 1983 or 84. Main interest is low-cost DXing with an old TenTec Paragon and low dipoles of various kinds. Currently have just a couple of garage-attic dipoles (20 and 15). This summer I put up a 30-foot mast for a 30m inverted vee in hopes of working the Baker Island expedition for my DXCC #300. Yes, I might work them on 15 or 20, but with the lower power limit on 30, I felt my chances for success were better there. Succeeded late in the night hours before leaving on vacation the next day, so it was pretty much a last-minute catch--and it was on 30. Back when I was younger and didn't QSL seriously, I worked 9N1MM (Father Moran in Nepal) and never got a confirmation. I've learned that those logs have since been destroyed and no confirmation is possible. So I must work another new one to get 300 confirmed. The Mayotte expedition that ended just today never put in a strong enough signal at my QTH that I could work them. Their statistics show that less than 8% of their QSOs were with North America, so I don't feel too badly. One of these days, another new one will come along and I'll get to 300 yet. I hope.

    Randy

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    Talk about reading something and not having a clue about what I just read. I am beginning to think I know little about amateur radio operators.

    Personally, I am going to shortly get back to KBSCK with a longer 96-BXP so that my 78HYU will fit and send the '86-'87 quarking doodle to YH589. That should work.
    John Morgan
    The U.S. Army Band (Pershing's Own) 1971-1976
    Adams E3 Custom Series Euphonium, Wessex EP-100 Dolce Euphonium, 1956 B&H Imperial Euphonium
    Adams TB1 Tenor Trombone, Yamaha YBL-822G Bass Trombone
    Wessex TE-360 Bombino Eb Tuba
    Rapid City New Horizons & Municipal Bands (Euphonium)
    Black Hills Symphony Orchestra (Bass Trombone), Powder River Symphony, Gillette, WY (Tenor Trombone)
    Black Hills Brass Quintet (Tuba)

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    John, that would qualify you for a ham license nowadays. Almost.

    73DG
    3 notes and the truth.

    1966 Besson 181 highly modified New Standard, early model Wick 4AL
    1918 Hawkes & Son euph 3&1 original
    1917 Conn C/D/Eb mellophone original
    1915 York Bb tenorhorn original, Bach 5GS

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    Now, John, you know how euphonium talk sounds to outsiders!

    Randy

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