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Author Topic: Get On The Air !!  (Read 439 times)
VE3DPC
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« on: January 09, 2004, 02:38:46 PM »

OK..I'm in but I'm abit slow 'cause I'm a new ham.
But i'll look for you tonight from Canada.
Was that GMT or local?
On 17 meters.
CU
73
David
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N7DM
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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2003, 07:13:49 PM »

Today 17 meters was a true desert...a waste-land of empty space. Unless, of course, you dug around, found your taped together For-Emeregenies-Only  MICROPHONE...and joined  'Pete and Clyde' on SSB, comparing aches and pains.

We really need some activity, Guys... Granted, the Work-Week does thin out the ranks...but I *know* there are OT's out there that could come by and say  'HI' .

Between 1900 and 2000 I get on with my programed keyer sending automatic CQ  DE N7DM  QSK [repeated]... until somebody breaks it. That sometimes happens in five minutes, occassinally in 10 and sometimes...never.

Reminds me of an Analogy :  Don't Talk About CW...TALK  CW !

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K5CEY
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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2003, 02:42:47 AM »

N7DM,
   I'll agree with you. I'm as guilty as the next fool.

I've always done a lot of listening. That's the way I was brought up.

But often, all it takes to stir up activity is to fire up the rig and pull the trigger.
                John  K5CEY
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N7DM
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2003, 11:26:26 AM »

OH!  I know exactly what you mean !  The guy that called "CQ" was considered some like of a New-Comer that didn't have the picture.  Well, as with everything in this delightful addiction, "The times...they are a-changin'..."   With the  darkening of the Cycle I fear it will soon be necessary for the CW OP to slide into the crowded and noisy region of 40 meters. 40 is a good band, but man, can it get crowded..I guess that is the wagons circling...

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