Here's the group for today:
Thanks fellas, best 73 de Andy, WB0SNF
Hi Folks. Ah, it's springtime. Antenna weather. Blowing down that is. If it's not blowing 40 MPH by noon this year I think something is wrong. Fortunately the old two element beam is holding up okay this year as is the wire antenns. The vertical, which is made out of the wierdest aluminum tubing I have ever seen, is slowly sinking, developing a bulge in the middle that gets a little bulgier every week. I think it wants to be a J-Pole.
Here's the fine bunch of hams for today:
KI4PA, Pete, fron Union City SC, Smoked me with his quad.
WA2PZI, Larry from NJ, played his 401-301 and vertical combo.
W0JOY, Allen, old buddy from down the road played his mint Swan 500.
WA5PQX, What a nice SR 160.
KC5RR, Gary, from Rio Rancho, used one of his Drakes, a TR3.
W0CPQ, Phil, ex Collins employee plays SR 160. TSK TSK
W0TNP, Don, from Harlingen TX used his 301-401.
KL7HQK, Bill, used HW 101
WA2PZI, Larry from NJ, also used 301-401 combo.
KA5ELD, Ken, from Lubbock TX, had 75A2 for sale.
W6LRG, Don, the official lazy retired guy checked in.
K6QY, Gerald is still fighting 600L. So am I.
W8PU, Gary used nice 215X.
N8XIW, Bill played that fine old Galaxy again.
KJ8L, Steve, Ohio, is working on CE 10B.
W9OW, John, Ill, used his HW 101.
N4OSJ, Greg came by at the end with his 500C and lazy H antenna.
Thank you one all for checking in today and incredible as it may seem I am all caught up with these damn net reports. I hope somebody reads them once in a while. I might get inspired and think of something humorous. Best 73, have good week, Andy, WB0SNF
Thanks to WA9KXQ and W8DBF for helping with the net Sunday. It was a little rough getting started, but the band opened up later in the afternoon. The following stations checked in:
Sonny checked in with one of the strongest signals heard, and helped with net control duties.
Ron treated us with a great signal from his early single band Swan 120.
Jack visited the net operating a Kenwood 820.
Bob checked in from his mobile.
Bill operated his SR400A Cyclone, putting out a great signal.
Chris fired up his Swan 270.
Bill checked in but poor band conditions made for rough copy.
Greg warmed up his Drake C-Line and gave us an update from his QTH.
Joe joined the group, transmitting from a Kenwood 930.
Bill put his Galaxy on the air, sounding great as always.
Tony joined with the second SR400A of the afternoon.
Brad treated the net to the sounds of a Hy-Gain 3750.
Roger's SR150 sounded great as always.
Gary, the voice of Rio Rancho, had a nice TR-3 on the air.
W0SOA:br>Jay checked in on a good sounding Tempo 20-20.
John fired up his HW-101.
Mike visited the net with his HT32B and SX100.
Mack joined the net late in the afternoon.
Don checked in last, and carried on with the HeathKit net.
Don, TX checked in with his 500C, one of his hoard of good old gear.
Mack, TX also, stopped by with his HT 32 and SX 101. Told me what he had for dinner again and made me hungry. Again.
Al, NC. Also played his HT 32 and SX 101. Al has a new SX 115.
Allen, was using a 200V and 75A1. Fine signal from a dipole.
Larry from NJ. used his 700 Swan and D 104.
Manson was also using his Swan 700. Good to hear you after a hiatus.
Frank, From Ft. Lauderdale, used his Drake twins and L4B. Also a new tribander. Nice signal Frank.
Dave, from VA. played a TR 7 and a 300 foot dipole. Lots of wire in the air.
George, from Hartford KY., showed off his SB 401. He also has a FT 101B.
Don, or Uncle Heathkit, used his new Swan 240 that he seems to be very impressed with.
That about sums it up for the day. I used a HT 37, NC 300 and Heathkit Warrior with 2 element beam. Thanks all, de WB0SNF, Andy