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  1. S&W357

    A shout out to a few people

    Aw shucks…..thanks Bill
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    11 meter is very quiet?

    I’ve heard “Hardwire” out there before. I also have no idea where he is.
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    10 meter is very quiet?

    Same here guys 10 is basically dead in central NC unless I stoop so low as to do FT8.
  4. S&W357

    I Miss....

    preventable
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    I Miss....

    I miss deceased friend and forum member Leo Roy Jr aka “357 Magnum” from Rhode Island. He died one year ago today.
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    I Miss....

    Split exhaust manifolds on old six cylinder Chevys. Spun aluminum wheel covers on red painted rims. Ford flathead V8’s with dual exhaust and glass pack mufflers. Not wearing glasses all the time. Sears “Roebuck” brand blue jeans with the wide tapered belt loop in the back. My Avanti PDL...
  7. S&W357

    Amp recommendations/ box builders

    In
  8. S&W357

    New First 2 Meter Radio

    A radio friend gave me a Yaesu FTM-3100 and helped me put up a Diamond X50A antenna. Few weeks later I replaced the skinny coax with RG213. Works good enough for me.
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    10 meter is very quiet?

    And Chris is right. The band was hopping like a lowrider !
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    10 meter is very quiet?

    We had T-storms here today which seems to have become the norm. I did have some radio time and managed to log in on QRZ.com a young Ham Operator from PA. His name is Lucas but likes to be called Luke. He is 10 yo. He was on a Icom-718, 100 watts, 200’ dipole fed with ladder-line. Very...
  11. S&W357

    Its time to get out of radio

    I remember those “close to 70 days” a decade ago. Now it’s closer to 80 than I’d like for it to be but I’ll take it!
  12. S&W357

    Drugs.

    Good decision making. I’ve got a nephew the same way. In his early forties now. Graduated from college with four year degree and shortly afterwards started going bad. He lived with a girl that was also addicted. She is in and out of jail these days and did a few years in prison. They...
  13. S&W357

    11 meter is very quiet?

    Talking to Farmer Brown and his pals in Arkansas again today.
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    11 meter is very quiet?

    Awesome day thus far in NC for Stateside Skip. So many QSO's into so many states on 27.375 LSB. Very long QSO with forum member & friend "FarmerBrown" and "Muzzleloader" in Arkansas. Farmer Brown was blasting his way into NC...like talking on the telephone but better!
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    Just ordered a Delta M2 desk mic.......

    AE575….thanks for the update! I always like a story with a good ending!
  16. S&W357

    10 meter is very quiet?

    Hard to hold a good station back 455monte ! You are getting it done !
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    10 meter is very quiet?

    FAIR evening on 10 meters. Several QSO's into New Jersey then Conn., Mississippi. Ended up talking to guy on USS Hoga...tugboat on Arkansas River W5STR
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    11 meter is very quiet?

    Good day on 11 meters. Talked to lots of Stateside stations in mid West and South to North on East Coast on 27.365 & 27.375.
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    10 meter is very quiet?

    Impressive contact and QSO ! Congrats!
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    11 meter is very quiet?

    Doing great!