• FidoGazette Vol 13 no 37 Page: 2

    From Janis Kracht@1:261/38 to All on Thursday, September 12, 2019 00:04:44
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    As some of you already know, Roger Nelson, 1:3828/7, died on the
    9th of September, 2019.

    Ward has let me know that he will be writing an article for
    Fidonews this weekend that will discuss much more about Roger
    than I could ever do, and that is a good thing.

    But... I remember when I was running for Z1C (ages ago it seems
    <g>) how Roger helped me out at the time. Roger was there
    encouraging me... There were moments when I felt like I was
    like some scared kid or, and you know, a woman trying to break
    into a "man's world", and he just made it all seem so easy and
    comfortable.

    I guess that's his Louisiana spirit that I'll miss :(








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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to JANIS KRACHT on Thursday, September 12, 2019 12:44:00
    Janis,


    As some of you already know, Roger Nelson, 1:3828/7, died on the
    9th of September, 2019.

    I wasn't aware that Bill McGarrity had passed away recently as well.
    I've been so busy with stuff after my Mom's death and funeral on August
    9, that I've missed quite a bit of stuff.

    Daryl


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  • From Mike Powell@1:2320/105 to DARYL STOUT on Friday, September 13, 2019 19:06:00
    I wasn't aware that Bill McGarrity had passed away recently as well.
    I've been so busy with stuff after my Mom's death and funeral on August
    9, that I've missed quite a bit of stuff.

    I just thought he never brought his board back up after the storm last
    year. I did not realize he had also passed.

    Mike

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  • From Rob Swindell@1:103/705 to Mike Powell on Friday, September 13, 2019 23:26:35
    Re: FidoGazette Vol 13 no 37
    By: Mike Powell to DARYL STOUT on Fri Sep 13 2019 07:06 pm

    I wasn't aware that Bill McGarrity had passed away recently as well. I've been so busy with stuff after my Mom's death and funeral on August
    9, that I've missed quite a bit of stuff.

    I just thought he never brought his board back up after the storm last
    year. I did not realize he had also passed.

    Any one have his obit? When/how? He was a long-time Sync-op. :-(

    digital man

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  • From Paul Hayton@3:770/100 to Mike Powell on Saturday, September 14, 2019 23:23:49
    On 13 Sep 2019 at 07:06p, Mike Powell pondered and said...

    I wasn't aware that Bill McGarrity had passed away recently as well. I've been so busy with stuff after my Mom's death and funeral on August 9, that I've missed quite a bit of stuff.

    I just thought he never brought his board back up after the storm last year. I did not realize he had also passed.

    same here... wow, news to me also.

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  • From Dan Clough@1:123/115 to Rob Swindell on Saturday, September 14, 2019 08:51:00
    Rob Swindell wrote to Mike Powell <=-

    I wasn't aware that Bill McGarrity had passed away recently as well. I've been so busy with stuff after my Mom's death and funeral on August
    9, that I've missed quite a bit of stuff.

    I just thought he never brought his board back up after the storm last
    year. I did not realize he had also passed.

    Any one have his obit? When/how? He was a long-time Sync-op. :-(

    I think this is him:

    https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/william-mcgarity-obituary?pid=177520683



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  • From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to Mike Powell on Saturday, September 14, 2019 10:50:24
    Mike Powell wrote to DARYL STOUT <=-

    I just thought he never brought his board back up after the storm last year. I did not realize he had also passed.

    Same here. Damn.

    Later,
    Sean
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  • From Dan Richter@1:317/3 to Daryl Stout on Saturday, September 14, 2019 12:47:08
    On 12 Sep 2019, Daryl Stout said the following...

    I wasn't aware that Bill McGarrity had passed away recently as well.

    I didn't hear about Bill passing... Damn...


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  • From Dan Richter@1:317/3 to Mike Powell on Saturday, September 14, 2019 12:48:26
    On 13 Sep 2019, Mike Powell said the following...

    I wasn't aware that Bill McGarrity had passed away recently as well.

    I just thought he never brought his board back up after the storm last year. I did not realize he had also passed.

    That's what I was thinking as well...


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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to Daryl Stout on Saturday, September 14, 2019 13:50:38
    On 2019 Sep 12 12:44:00, you wrote to JANIS KRACHT:

    As some of you already know, Roger Nelson, 1:3828/7, died on the 9th
    of September, 2019.

    I wasn't aware that Bill McGarrity had passed away recently as well.

    WHAT!?!?!?!

    IIRC, the last i remember hearing was he was trying to get his system back online after construction caused a massive electrical problem and blew a lot of
    his stuff up in the resulting surge...

    are you sure about this?? can you provide a link??

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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to Dan Clough on Saturday, September 14, 2019 15:25:46
    On 2019 Sep 14 08:51:00, you wrote to Rob Swindell:

    Any one have his obit? When/how? He was a long-time Sync-op. :-(

    I think this is him:


    https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/william-mcgarity-obituary?pid=177520
    683

    that's a differene one... he died in 2016... still looking for valid information on our bill...

    )\/(ark

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  • From Dan Clough@1:123/115 to mark lewis on Saturday, September 14, 2019 15:29:00
    mark lewis wrote to Dan Clough <=-

    Any one have his obit? When/how? He was a long-time Sync-op. :-(

    I think this is him:

    https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/william-mcgarity-obituary?pid=177520683

    that's a differene one... he died in 2016... still looking for
    valid information on our bill...

    Hmmmm.... what are the odds of two William/Bill McGarrity's in
    Tom's River, NJ... You're right though, maybe this was his Dad?
    Also there's only one "R" in this last name.



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  • From Rob Swindell@1:103/705 to Dan Clough on Saturday, September 14, 2019 15:11:44
    Re: Re: FidoGazette Vol 13 no 37
    By: Dan Clough to Rob Swindell on Sat Sep 14 2019 08:51 am

    Rob Swindell wrote to Mike Powell <=-

    I wasn't aware that Bill McGarrity had passed away recently as well. I've been so busy with stuff after my Mom's death and funeral on August 9, that I've missed quite a bit of stuff.

    I just thought he never brought his board back up after the storm last year. I did not realize he had also passed.

    Any one have his obit? When/how? He was a long-time Sync-op. :-(

    I think this is him:

    https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/william-mcgarity-obituary?pid=1775206 83

    That man's information does not seem to correlate with the Bill Mcgarrity I know of. The spelling of the name is even different:

    $ finger tequilam@vert.synchro.net
    User: TEQUILAM #203 In real life: Bill Mcgarrity
    From: Hopatcong, Nj Handle: Tequilam
    Birth: 10/22/53 (Age: 65 years) Gender: M
    Shell: default Editor:
    Last login Thu Sep 20 2018 07:11 am PDT
    via FTP from c-73-10-246-199.hsd1.nj.comcas [73.10.246.199]
    No plan.


    digital man

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  • From Dan Clough@1:123/115 to Rob Swindell on Saturday, September 14, 2019 18:36:00
    Rob Swindell wrote to Dan Clough <=-

    I wasn't aware that Bill McGarrity had passed away recently as well. I've been so busy with stuff after my Mom's death and funeral on August 9, that I've missed quite a bit of stuff.

    I just thought he never brought his board back up after the storm last year. I did not realize he had also passed.

    Any one have his obit? When/how? He was a long-time Sync-op. :-(

    I think this is him:

    https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/william-mcgarity-obituary?pid=177520683

    That man's information does not seem to correlate with the Bill
    Mcgarrity I know of. The spelling of the name is even different:

    $ finger tequilam@vert.synchro.net
    User: TEQUILAM #203 In real life: Bill Mcgarrity
    From: Hopatcong, Nj Handle: Tequilam
    Birth: 10/22/53 (Age: 65 years) Gender: M

    Yep, I just saw the name and the fact that he was from Toms River,
    NJ (same city as shown for him in the Fido nodelist). Kinda hard
    to think there were two Bill McGar(r)ity's in Toms River, NJ
    though. Perhaps it was his father that passed away... I think
    others are delving further into this mystery.



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  • From Janis Kracht@1:261/38 to Dan Clough on Saturday, September 14, 2019 23:26:14
    Hi Dan,

    I wasn't aware that Bill McGarrity had passed away recently as well. >> > > I've been so busy with stuff after my Mom's death and funeral on August >> > > 9, that I've missed quite a bit of stuff.

    I just thought he never brought his board back up after the storm last
    year. I did not realize he had also passed.

    Any one have his obit? When/how? He was a long-time Sync-op. :-(

    I think this is him:
    https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/william-mcgarity-obituary?pid=177520683

    That man's information does not seem to correlate with the Bill
    Mcgarrity I know of. The spelling of the name is even different:

    He was older, so I think that is right.

    $ finger tequilam@vert.synchro.net
    User: TEQUILAM #203 In real life: Bill Mcgarrity
    From: Hopatcong, Nj Handle: Tequilam
    Birth: 10/22/53 (Age: 65 years) Gender: M

    Yep, I just saw the name and the fact that he was from Toms River,
    NJ (same city as shown for him in the Fido nodelist). Kinda hard
    to think there were two Bill McGar(r)ity's in Toms River, NJ

    Yes.

    though. Perhaps it was his father that passed away... I think
    others are delving further into this mystery.

    No, that was our Bill...

    I was trying to find the email from Bill's family that he had indeed passed away, but it has been too long... that message is gone and thunderbird has been
    updated many times since then :(

    Bill passed away and his family contacted me about this... It was really sad, I
    remember that much. :(

    Take care,
    Janis

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to MIKE POWELL on Saturday, September 14, 2019 16:41:00
    Mike,

    I wasn't aware that Bill McGarrity had passed away recently as well. MP>> I've been so busy with stuff after my Mom's death and funeral on August MP>> 9, that I've missed quite a bit of stuff.

    I just thought he never brought his board back up after the storm last MP>year. I did not realize he had also passed.

    I couldn't remember the name of his BBS (Tequila Mockingbirg BBS), but
    I had lunch with a local BBS Sysop (he picked up the tab as
    thanks)...and he told me the name of the BBS. I knew Bill had ran
    SportNet, but not sure what other networks he headed up offhand.

    I gave him an old laptop that quit working on me. So, he formatted the
    hard drive, and is going to put another OS on it. He got the laptop
    (which I had gotten used at a ham radio festival (hamfest) several years
    ago. It had Windows Vista Basic on it. He got the laptop, power supply,
    and I threw in a Microsoft USB 2.4 Ghz wireless mouse, a mouse pad, and
    an external DVD USB drive. I'm going to get him a US Robotics 56K v.92
    Extrenal Fax Modem to him another day. I don't have a dial-up line, and
    VoIP lines (i.e. MagicJack) don't work well with modems, but the analog
    phone lines are all but gone now...as are the dial-up BBS's.

    I bought a new Lenovo Laptop with Windows 10 64-bit on it, and can put
    some stuff on it that won't work on my Windows 10 32-bit systems.

    Daryl


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  • From Rob Swindell@1:103/705 to Janis Kracht on Sunday, September 15, 2019 02:59:08
    Re: Re: FidoGazette Vol 13 no 37
    By: Janis Kracht to Dan Clough on Sat Sep 14 2019 11:26 pm

    Hi Dan,

    I wasn't aware that Bill McGarrity had passed away recently as well. >> > > I've been so busy with stuff after my Mom's death and funeral on August >> > > 9, that I've missed quite a bit of stuff.

    I just thought he never brought his board back up after the storm last >> > year. I did not realize he had also passed.

    Any one have his obit? When/how? He was a long-time Sync-op. :-(

    I think this is him:
    https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/william-mcgarity-obituary?pid=177 520683

    That man's information does not seem to correlate with the Bill
    Mcgarrity I know of. The spelling of the name is even different:

    He was older, so I think that is right.

    $ finger tequilam@vert.synchro.net
    User: TEQUILAM #203 In real life: Bill Mcgarrity
    From: Hopatcong, Nj Handle: Tequilam
    Birth: 10/22/53 (Age: 65 years) Gender: M

    Yep, I just saw the name and the fact that he was from Toms River,
    NJ (same city as shown for him in the Fido nodelist). Kinda hard
    to think there were two Bill McGar(r)ity's in Toms River, NJ

    Yes.

    though. Perhaps it was his father that passed away... I think
    others are delving further into this mystery.

    No, that was our Bill...

    I was trying to find the email from Bill's family that he had indeed passed away, but it has been too long... that message is gone and thunderbird has been updated many times since then :(

    Bill passed away and his family contacted me about this... It was really sad, I remember that much. :(

    Perhaps you're confusing Bill McGarrity with another FidoNet node/sysop? The Bill McGarrity that *I* know of (1:266/404) is still alive and (relatively) well. I just chatted with him via Facebook:

    "I'm still here... diabetes caught up to me and I had a major electrical screwup by the power company that ate my server. I replaced the server but just
    lost interest for now. As soon as I get my legs back working again I may put everything up... who knows lol!! Hope you're doing well." - Bill McGarrity Sept-15-2019


    digital man

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  • From Rob Swindell@1:103/705 to Daryl Stout on Sunday, September 15, 2019 02:59:50
    Re: FidoGazette Vol 13 no 37
    By: Daryl Stout to MIKE POWELL on Sat Sep 14 2019 04:41 pm

    Mike,

    I wasn't aware that Bill McGarrity had passed away recently as well. MP>> I've been so busy with stuff after my Mom's death and funeral on August MP>> 9, that I've missed quite a bit of stuff.

    I just thought he never brought his board back up after the storm last MP>year. I did not realize he had also passed.

    I couldn't remember the name of his BBS (Tequila Mockingbirg BBS), but
    I had lunch with a local BBS Sysop (he picked up the tab as
    thanks)...and he told me the name of the BBS. I knew Bill had ran
    SportNet, but not sure what other networks he headed up offhand.

    *That* Bill McGarrity is still alive and kicking.

    digital man

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  • From Dan Clough@1:123/115 to Rob Swindell on Sunday, September 15, 2019 09:09:00
    Rob Swindell wrote to Janis Kracht <=-

    Bill passed away and his family contacted me about this... It was really sad, I remember that much. :(

    Perhaps you're confusing Bill McGarrity with another FidoNet
    node/sysop? The Bill McGarrity that *I* know of (1:266/404) is
    still alive and (relatively) well. I just chatted with him via
    Facebook:

    "I'm still here... diabetes caught up to me and I had a major
    electrical screwup by the power company that ate my server. I
    replaced the server but just lost interest for now. As soon as I
    get my legs back working again I may put everything up... who
    knows lol!! Hope you're doing well." - Bill McGarrity
    Sept-15-2019

    Well that's good news, thanks for finding that out and sharing.

    Hope he gets back into it, I miss the Fido NHL echo that he
    provided the feed for.


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  • From Janis Kracht@1:261/38 to Rob Swindell on Sunday, September 15, 2019 11:03:50
    Hi Rob,

    Perhaps you're confusing Bill McGarrity with another FidoNet node/sysop? The Bill McGarrity that *I* know of (1:266/404) is still alive and (relatively) well. I just chatted with him via Facebook:

    "I'm still here... diabetes caught up to me and I had a major electrical
    screwup by the power company that ate my server. I replaced the server but jus
    lost interest for now. As soon as I get my legs back working again I may put everything up... who knows lol!! Hope you're doing well." - Bill McGarrity Sept-15-2019

    Hey, that is so neat, obviously I DID get Bill confused with someone else!! Thank you for correcting me!

    Take care,
    Janis

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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to Janis Kracht on Sunday, September 15, 2019 11:36:08
    On 2019 Sep 15 11:03:50, you wrote to Rob Swindell:

    Perhaps you're confusing Bill McGarrity with another FidoNet node/sysop?
    The Bill McGarrity that *I* know of (1:266/404) is still alive and
    (relatively) well. I just chatted with him via Facebook:

    "I'm still here... diabetes caught up to me and I had a major electrical
    screwup by the power company that ate my server. I replaced the server but
    jus lost interest for now. As soon as I get my legs back working again I
    may put everything up... who knows lol!! Hope you're doing well." - Bill
    McGarrity Sept-15-2019

    Hey, that is so neat, obviously I DID get Bill confused with someone
    else!!
    Thank you for correcting me!

    you're not the only one... apparently daryl did, too...

    )\/(ark

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to MARK LEWIS on Sunday, September 15, 2019 12:56:00
    Mark,

    IIRC, the last i remember hearing was he was trying to get his system back ML>online after construction caused a massive electrical problem and blew a lot ML>his stuff up in the resulting surge...

    are you sure about this?? can you provide a link??

    One of my Visiting Sysops asked me if I had heard anything, and I told
    him to ask Janis Kracht...that if anyone would know, she would. Well,
    that Sysop emailed me, and according to Janis "Bill passed away some
    time ago". So, if the details are wrong, then it's Janis who is at
    fault. I'll netmail her, and ask for confirmation. The Visiting Sysop
    was wanting to know, as he was getting mail, etc. from Bill's system,
    and hadn't heard from him in a long time...let alone seen him in the
    echoes.

    As a note, I saw a post of confirmation from Janis in this echo on
    that.

    Daryl


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  • From Dan Clough@1:123/115 to Daryl Stout on Monday, September 16, 2019 07:30:00
    Daryl Stout wrote to MARK LEWIS <=-

    IIRC, the last i remember hearing was he was trying to get his system back
    online after construction caused a massive electrical problem and blew a lot
    his stuff up in the resulting surge...

    are you sure about this?? can you provide a link??

    One of my Visiting Sysops asked me if I had heard anything, and
    I told him to ask Janis Kracht...that if anyone would know, she
    would. Well, that Sysop emailed me, and according to Janis "Bill
    passed away some time ago". So, if the details are wrong, then
    it's Janis who is at fault. I'll netmail her, and ask for
    confirmation. The Visiting Sysop was wanting to know, as he was
    getting mail, etc. from Bill's system, and hadn't heard from him
    in a long time...let alone seen him in the echoes.

    As a note, I saw a post of confirmation from Janis in this echo
    on that.

    There have since been messages (in FidoNews, I think) that make it
    clear that Bill McGarrity is still with us. The reports of his
    passing are erroneous.



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  • From Janis Kracht@1:261/38 to Daryl Stout on Monday, September 16, 2019 13:33:44
    Hi Daryl,

    As a note, I saw a post of confirmation from Janis in this echo on
    that.

    Daryl, as I said later in the echo, I was -wrong-, Bill is not dead. As Rob Swindell posted in here after my erroneous post, Bill is fine. Rob Swindell contacted Bill on Facebook.

    Take care,
    Janis

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to MARK LEWIS on Monday, September 16, 2019 10:20:00
    Mark,

    you're not the only one... apparently daryl did, too...

    Well, it was from an email from Janis to one of my Visiting Sysops.
    Outside of that email, I had no clue.

    Daryl


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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to JANIS KRACHT on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 15:51:00
    Hi Daryl,

    Hi, Janis...

    Daryl, as I said later in the echo, I was -wrong-, Bill is not dead. As Rob JK>Swindell posted in here after my erroneous post, Bill is fine. Rob Swindell JK>contacted Bill on Facebook.

    I've been away from the echoes a few days, due to a migraine sinus headache...likely from all the tension and stress in the time after my
    Mom's death on August 9th.

    I'm sure there's more than one Daryl Stout in existence, but in ham
    radio, there's only one WX4QZ in existence (me).

    I'm glad you're not like Arthur Fonzarelli (Fonzie) on "Happy Days",
    who could NOT say he was "wrong"....it came out as "I was rrrrrr". <G>

    On another note, is the new Echolist processor deal up yet?? I had
    done it via email, but would prefer to do it via netmail.

    Daryl


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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to DAN CLOUGH on Thursday, September 19, 2019 08:55:00
    Dan,

    They each have their own echo, perhaps you'd like to add them to
    your mail feed and stay up to date better with each of them?

    I've cut back on my BBS and other hobby involvement. I've physically, mentally, and emotionally spent, after being my Mom's caregiver for 2+
    years, getting her into a nursing home, setting up a Miller Trust (the
    average cost for a nursing home in Arkansas is $5500 a month, and you
    can't have more than $2000 in assets), then dealing with her death and
    funeral.

    ... Unregistered taglines subject to confiscation!

    OK, this is my response.

    Daryl


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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to SEAN DENNIS on Thursday, September 19, 2019 08:56:00
    Sean,

    It may not make complete sense to you but we hams consider our callsign a th SD>of pride and we normally identify each other by our callsigns rather than ou SD>names. Daryl will frequently address me as "COL"; that is common amongst ha

    And, as hams, our first name is our first name, and our surname is our callsign. We have no clue (in most cases) what the hams' surname is.
    However, if the ham with us is our spouse or girlfriend (obviously
    speaking from the male person here), we had BETTER know the surname.
    Plus, we wear name badges at hamfests, so we can make like we've known
    everyone for years. Yet, we don't know most from Adam and Eve. <BG>

    (who's a ham in more ways than one)

    I was, too...involved in theatre arts in high school and college, long
    before I got into amateur radio. But, I used those talents one year at
    the ARRL Delta Division Convention, in playing 2 of the characters in
    the initiation ceremony for The Royal Order Of the Wouff Hong. I got a
    standing ovation for my efforts.

    Ironically, the head of the Radio/TV/Film Department at the time, and
    one of the other individuals, are both licensed hams, and are husband
    and wife (or as hams term them, OM (for old man, generic for the men),
    and XYL (or as hams term them, Ex-Young Lady (more appopriately, wife).
    For the non-hams, YL, can stand for young lady or girlfriend.

    Just like any other hobby, ham radio has its own lingo. I have a door
    on the BBS, with a bunch of these ham radio terms.

    Daryl, WX4QZ


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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to DAN CLOUGH on Thursday, September 19, 2019 08:57:00
    Dan,

    Excellent! I didn't intend my above comment to Daryl as anything
    bad, just didn't really see the relevance of him putting it like
    that... I fully grasp the pride you have in the callsign and
    understand it completely. Something I have thought about getting
    into for years (decades?) but just never have. Maybe when I
    retire... Thanks and 73!

    Actually, one thing you no longer have to worry about is learning the
    Morse Code. The FCC *DROPPED* that requirement in February, 2007. You
    can still learn and use it (we also refer to it as CW for "Continuous
    Wave"), but you don't have to prove that you know it.

    The funniest example of this (a true story) was where 4 guys were
    sitting around a restaurant table in Annapolis, Maryland...telling each
    other dirty jokes in CW, and laughing about it. (As an aside, in ham
    radio, the term "hi hi" is known as "the telegrapher's laugh", for the
    Morse Code equivalent of hi -- .... .. -- or dit dit dit dit dit dit.

    Anyway, this drop dead, gorgeous, curvaceous female, walked up to
    them, and sternly admonished them. "You boys need to watch your
    language. I teach CW at the Naval Academy across the street!!", and
    walked out -- they were as red as tomatoes!! <BG>

    All you need to get on the air is the Technician Class license, and if
    you study 2 hours a day for 2 weeks, you can learn enough to pass the exam...which covers rules, regulations, frequencies, propagation, RF
    safety, and basic electronic theory. The General Class license offers
    more privileges, and much of the Technician Class exam stuff is on the
    General exam, but in more detail. The Amateur Extra exam is the "booger
    bear", but it can be done.

    While I'm an Amateur Extra Class licensee (I had to obtain that, to
    become a Volunteer Examiner (VE) Team Liaison (leader) (the hams
    themselves give the exams now)...but, when I'm on the air, I operate in
    the Technician Class bands, because I enjoy them.

    I used HamTestOnline (www.hamradiolicenseexam.com). A 6 month
    subscription gets you all you need to pass the exam. You learn the
    questions, but ALSO the CONCEPTS -- so, you're learning something, and
    NOT just memorizing answers. You study in the privacy of your own home,
    at your own pace. You can do it on dial-up, DSL, or broadband...all you
    need is a computer and a web browser.

    When you get to 80% studying, start taking practice tests. When you
    start scoring 85% or better consistently, you are READY to take the
    exam, which unlike years ago, in some areas, is available once a month.

    But, after adequate study and practice tests, if you still fail on
    exam day, send them proof of the failure, and they will cancel your subscription, and refund your money. So, you get your ham radio license,
    or your money back...you can't lose!! Normally, when you buy a book or
    study guide, it's yours...no refunds.

    Studying 2 hours a day for 2 weeks (you'll burn out if you do more
    than that), I went from Technician to General in 14 days, and General to Amateur Extra 13 days later. It was the best money I ever spent in ham
    radio. Prices vary depending on which exam(s) you go for.

    The exams themselves are taken from sets of Question Pools, in the
    public domain. So, unless a question has been withdrawn, there's a
    chance that it'll appear on the exam. The pools have to have at least 10
    times the number of questions that are on the exams, in the respective
    pools. Over 400 questions each are in the Technician and General Pools,
    and over 700 questions in the Amateur Extra Class Pool. The Technician
    and General Exams have 35 questions each (you can miss 9, and still
    pass), with the Amateur Extra Exam having 50 questions (you can miss as
    many as 13, and still pass).

    Yet, there is NO DISGRACE IN FAILING. If it takes you a dozen tries or
    more to pass the exam, even if just barely, you have as much right to be
    on the air as someone who made a perfect score the first time. And, once
    you have your license and callsign, it's no one else's business how many
    times it took you to pass the exams, or what your scores were. As far as they're concerned, you aced it on the first try.

    Besides, the guy or girl who GRADUATES DEAD LAST in Medical School, is STILL....a DOCTOR. But, I may or may not want them doing a prostate
    check or a pelvic exam. <G>

    Daryl, WX4QZ


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  • From Dan Clough@1:123/115 to Daryl Stout on Saturday, September 21, 2019 15:34:00
    Daryl Stout wrote to DAN CLOUGH <=-

    Excellent! I didn't intend my above comment to Daryl as anything
    bad, just didn't really see the relevance of him putting it like
    that... I fully grasp the pride you have in the callsign and
    understand it completely. Something I have thought about getting
    into for years (decades?) but just never have. Maybe when I
    retire... Thanks and 73!

    <SNIP>

    All you need to get on the air is the Technician Class license,
    and if you study 2 hours a day for 2 weeks, you can learn enough
    to pass the exam...which covers rules, regulations, frequencies, propagation, RF safety, and basic electronic theory. The General
    Class license offers more privileges, and much of the Technician
    Class exam stuff is on the General exam, but in more detail. The
    Amateur Extra exam is the "booger bear", but it can be done.

    <SNIP>

    Thanks for that information, Daryl. I took a look at the website
    you mentioned and it looks very good. I've been an electronics
    technician for 40 years, including 28 years in military
    communications/radar. The Tech and General sample questions were
    simple to me and the Extra would not take much studying to pass.
    I'll likely take the plunge in the coming year or so. Thanks for
    getting me to look at that! Best regards.



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  • From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to Daryl Stout on Saturday, September 21, 2019 20:41:00
    Hello Daryl!

    ** 19.09.19 - 08:57, Daryl Stout wrote to DAN CLOUGH:

    But, after adequate study and practice tests, if you still fail on
    exam day, send them proof of the failure, and they will cancel your
    subscription, and refund your money. So, you get your ham radio license,
    or your money back...you can't lose!! Normally, when you buy a book or
    study guide, it's yours...no refunds.

    It is interesting to learn that "ham" was originally a perjorative term.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etymology_of_ham_radio

    And now just a couple of generations later, something originally an insult
    is just a regular word in the hobby.


    ../|ug

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