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Thread: CQ CQ --calling all amateur radio operators!!

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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
    Last edited by Snorlax; 04-08-2018 at 04:27 PM.
    Jim Williams N9EJR (love 10 meter CW)
    Shires Q41, Yamaha 321
    Yamaha 621 Baritone
    Wick 4AL or Alliance E3A
    Conn 50H trombone, Blue P-bone
    www.soundcloud.com/jweuph

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    W7TFO Dennis.

    AM only.

    73DG
    1966 Besson 181 highly modified New Standard
    1918 Hawkes & Son euph 3&1 original
    1915 York Bb tenorhorn original
    2019 Wessex Tornister

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    WB0SVV--General--inactive.
    Yamaha YEP 321 and Schilke 51D

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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
    Jim Williams N9EJR (love 10 meter CW)
    Shires Q41, Yamaha 321
    Yamaha 621 Baritone
    Wick 4AL or Alliance E3A
    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
    1966 Besson 181 highly modified New Standard
    1918 Hawkes & Son euph 3&1 original
    1915 York Bb tenorhorn original
    2019 Wessex Tornister

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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
    Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band, Ocala, FL (Euphonium)

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

    73DG
    1966 Besson 181 highly modified New Standard
    1918 Hawkes & Son euph 3&1 original
    1915 York Bb tenorhorn original
    2019 Wessex Tornister

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

    Randy

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    Hi, wow, this thread has been idle for a few years. I guess I will add my info and move it back up. I am KD0GHB. I am a general license, been an amateur operator since about 2008. I am the president of our area club, the Ellis County Ham Operators or E.C.H.O. We have about 15 regular active members in our club and we have a repeater on an older commercial 190 Ft tower on top of a great hill, gives us pretty good coverage out here on the western Kansas plains. Personally , I have a 40 ft free standing aluminum tower with a tank of a 5/8 wave Cb antenna ( yes, I dabble in that band too) , it also supports a homemade copper j-pole for my 2 meter and a homemade wire dipole for HF. For my radios in the shack, I use a yaesu FT-2800 2 meter and a Kenwood TS 480AT to do HF work. To tune the dipole, I have an MFJ 986 tuner that gets me a 1.5 -1 on the bands I work.

    Have to say it’s been a fun hobby, have learned a lot but have much more to go.

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