• Repeaters ?

    From Jimmy Anderson@1:116/17 to All on Tuesday, May 07, 2019 15:54:00
    Okay - where is a good place to go and get ACCURATE repeater data?

    I thought repeaterbook was up to date, but I know for sure of
    some things that have changed, and I found another site that
    had totally different data...

    At one time I was relying on repeaterbook when I would travel,
    but now I'm not sure I can trust it... And I feel like I'm
    probably scanning frequency after frequency with no traffic
    because there's nothing local, like I thought it was. <sigh>

    Any help? Is it just a word of mouth thing?

    Thanks in advance!!!



    KM4UXV



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  • From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to Jimmy Anderson on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 12:52:46
    Hello Jimmy,

    07 May 19 15:54 at you wrote to All:

    Any help? Is it just a word of mouth thing?

    Try:

    https://www.artscipub.com/

    http://www.rfinder.net/blog/ (pay to play)

    http://k5ehx.net/

    That came from a Google search using "ham radio repeater list".

    Later,
    Sean

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  • From Jimmy Anderson@1:116/17 to Sean Dennis on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 14:32:00
    Sean Dennis wrote to Jimmy Anderson <=-

    Any help? Is it just a word of mouth thing?

    Try:

    https://www.artscipub.com/

    http://www.rfinder.net/blog/ (pay to play)

    http://k5ehx.net/

    That came from a Google search using "ham radio repeater list".

    Thx - the first two I had found - not heard of the last one!





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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to JIMMY ANDERSON on Thursday, May 09, 2019 12:50:00
    Jimmy,

    Okay - where is a good place to go and get ACCURATE repeater data?

    There is the ARRL Repeater Directory (desktop or pocket size edition
    or smartphone app), but both cost a pretty penny.

    There is also an online repeater database, but I'm not sure how often
    it's updated...you can probably Google/Bing for such.

    With the nets that I do now, I don't worry about repeaters anymore.

    Daryl, WX4QZ

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  • From Jimmy Anderson@1:116/17 to Daryl Stout on Friday, May 10, 2019 10:09:00
    Daryl Stout wrote to Jimmy Anderson <=-

    Jimmy,

    Okay - where is a good place to go and get ACCURATE repeater data?

    There is the ARRL Repeater Directory (desktop or pocket size edition
    or smartphone app), but both cost a pretty penny.

    Had a local user say he swears by that book and buys it every year.
    I did some research and it's bascially the rfinder site printed out.
    I can buy the app for $12.99 and it comes with a one year subscription
    to the site, but it still suffers from having to be updated by
    SOMEBODY.

    I've also decided that people that already have repeater info don't
    NEED it so why would they take time to update an online database? I
    can get the local ones from local clubs, but I like to program in
    out of town repeaters for when I'm traveling...





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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to JIMMY ANDERSON on Friday, May 10, 2019 15:33:00
    Jimmy,

    Had a local user say he swears by that book and buys it every year.
    I did some research and it's bascially the rfinder site printed out.
    I can buy the app for $12.99 and it comes with a one year subscription
    to the site, but it still suffers from having to be updated by
    SOMEBODY.

    But, there are probably some who think "it updates by itself". That's
    like these individuals in [insert hobby here] that think [insert event
    here] happens by itself...setup before, operation during, and takedown afterwards. It's like people want the glory and the benefits...but NO
    ONE WANTS the gall and the work involved.

    Basically, in life and hobbies, there are too many "takers" and not
    enough "givers". In short, if you don't put much into a hobby or task,
    you shouldn't expect to get much out of it.

    I've also decided that people that already have repeater info don't
    NEED it so why would they take time to update an online database? I
    can get the local ones from local clubs, but I like to program in
    out of town repeaters for when I'm traveling...

    I won a Baofeng HT at the Shreveport Hamfest several years ago, but
    used it mainly to monitor the Amtrak frequencies, and NOAA Weather
    Radio. But, unless I can get some better financial situation soon, my
    travel outside of central Arkansas is over, forever...ham radio and
    otherwise.

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    Here's my reply... <G>

    Daryl
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  • From Jimmy Anderson@1:116/17 to Daryl Stout on Friday, May 10, 2019 20:10:00
    Daryl Stout wrote to Jimmy Anderson <=-

    But, there are probably some who think "it updates by itself". That's like these individuals in [insert hobby here] that think [insert event here] happens by itself...setup before, operation during, and takedown afterwards. It's like people want the glory and the benefits...but NO
    ONE WANTS the gall and the work involved.

    Exactly! Until you've been in on the planning of any kind of 'event,'
    you don't really know what goes on, and the amount of work and
    'manpower' it takes!

    Basically, in life and hobbies, there are too many "takers" and not enough "givers". In short, if you don't put much into a hobby or task,
    you shouldn't expect to get much out of it.

    Agreed!

    I won a Baofeng HT at the Shreveport Hamfest several years ago, but
    used it mainly to monitor the Amtrak frequencies, and NOAA Weather
    Radio. But, unless I can get some better financial situation soon, my travel outside of central Arkansas is over, forever...ham radio and otherwise.

    Hate to hear that. :-(





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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to JIMMY ANDERSON on Saturday, May 11, 2019 13:09:00
    Jimmy,

    But, there are probably some who think "it updates by itself". That's like these individuals in [insert hobby here] that think [insert event here] happens by itself...setup before, operation during, and takedown afterwards. It's like people want the glory and the benefits...but NO ONE WANTS the gall and the work involved.

    Exactly! Until you've been in on the planning of any kind of 'event,'
    you don't really know what goes on, and the amount of work and
    'manpower' it takes!

    I saw that with the Facebook page of some of the bigger
    hamfests...such as Hamcation in Orlando, HamCom in Plano, Hamvention in Xenia...and the Huntsville Hamfest. So many on the outside take for
    granted all that has to go on behind the scenes...then they complain
    about the high cost of admission, etc. Basically, they want something
    for nothing. Yet, Robert Heinlein was right...TANSTAFFL -- "There Ain't
    No Such Thing As A Free Lunch".

    When people have complained about the way I do nets or other jobs,
    when I ask if THEY want to do the work, they instantly backpedal.

    A fellow ham radio operator in northern Florida is president of the
    local club (I told him on the landline "you poor bastard!!", and we both
    busted out laughing!!).

    He said he nipped that in the bud real quick, when this club member
    brought up that "the club needs to start and do such and such activity".
    A fellow club member, next to the individual making the suggestion,
    texted the club president "DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!!". Well, the
    president said "Since you brought it up, I gather we can count on you to
    head it up, oversee it, and take the responsibility for keeping it
    going!!". The individual backpedaled in a hurry!! <G>

    Basically, in life and hobbies, there are too many "takers" and not enough "givers". In short, if you don't put much into a hobby or task, you shouldn't expect to get much out of it.

    Agreed!

    It's like what Jesus said about "Casting your bread upon the water"...although most will think it just results in soggy bread. <G>

    I won a Baofeng HT at the Shreveport Hamfest several years ago, but used it mainly to monitor the Amtrak frequencies, and NOAA Weather Radio. But, unless I can get some better financial situation soon, my travel outside of central Arkansas is over, forever...ham radio and otherwise.

    Hate to hear that. :-(

    I do, too...believe me. Yet, while I could strongly use a
    "compensation trip" for all the crap I've had to put up with in the last
    year with moving back home (losing 95% of my furniture in the move, as
    there was no room for it at my Mom's house -- and I still haven't
    unpacked the stuff in the garage), placing my Mom into a nursing home,
    and getting all that financial stuff done (my brother wanted nothing to
    do with it, but he wants his money)...there are several red flags to
    consider, as follows:

    1) Even with an ADT Alarm System, a neighborhood watch program, and
    constant police patrols...if an "alarm event" occurs, you can't just
    "drop what you're doing" to come home. And, it's nearly impossible to
    find someone you can trust to be there while you're away.

    2) Bedbugs at the hotels. These are a hellacious hassle, because you
    have to burn all your clothing, bedding, etc. -- as intense heat, aside
    from extremely strong insecticide, is the only thing that will kill
    them. And, they are all over the place...in some areas, very concentrated...especially in New York City and Washington, DC -- in the
    latter case, it's not just the politicians. :P

    3) Transportation logistics and cost. Going from the airport, train
    station, or bus depot, via taxi to the venue, will cost you big time.
    They really know how to gouge the tourists.

    4) Event costs. Costs at the event, as well as lodging, food, etc.

    5) Health issues. You never know when you'll have something like a
    kidney stone, migraine, IBS, cardiovascular, or other illness attack
    away from home.

    Now, I have "dreamed and planned" about tentative trips (one or the
    other, but both would be nice) before mid-2020. But, there's the
    possibility (and the way my luck runs, the likelihood, if not certainty)
    that NEITHER of these will be able to be done.

    A) The 2019 Duke City Hamfest In Albuquerque, New Mexico, in September.

    I could take Amtrak's Texas Eagle from Little Rock to Saint Louis. Then,
    after a layover in Saint Louis, I'd take the Missouri River Runner to
    Kansas City...then board The Southwest Chief to Albuquerque. Once in Albuquerque, I'd take the New Mexico Rail Runner to a shuttle stop
    served by the Isleta Pueblo Hotel and Casino, where the hamfest will be.
    So, ground transportation, per se, would not be an issue once there.
    Everything needed, including meals, is all at the hotel/casino/hamfst
    venue.

    On the way back, instead of detraining in Little Rock in the dead of
    night, I'd go to Dallas, have lunch there, then take the northbound
    Texas Eagle back that night.

    B) The 2020 National Square Dance Convnetion in Spokane, Washington, in
    June.

    The trip would start like the trip to Albuquerque, but continue on The Southwest Chief to Los Angeles. From there, I'd take The Coast Starlight
    to Portland, then The Empire Builder to Seattle. I'd square dance
    Thursday and Friday, then meet with area hams on Saturday, before
    heading back out. I'd take The Empire Builder to Chicago...then one of
    the Lincoln Service trains to Saint Louis to spend the night (I'd much
    rather spend the night in Saint Louis than Chicago). Then, the next day,
    take The Texas Eagle from Saint Louis to Dallas then from Dallas to
    Little Rock.

    Normally, the National Square Dance Convention is the last full
    weekend in June, and many times, the same as Field Day Weekend. But, due
    to the HOOPFEST event, the 2020 event is one week earlier. Amtrak will
    only let one book 11 months in advance of departure, and the sleeping
    car space sells out FAST!! So, even if I had the funding for the Spokane
    trip (I don't have it for anything at present), I couldn't book it until
    late July, 2019.

    On another note, a fellow ham on D-Rats told me a hilarious joke the
    other night.

    Q: How do you get an 80 year old woman to drop "The F-Bomb"??
    A: Have another 80 year old woman yell "BINGO!!" <BG>

    Both he and I were laughing for several minutes. <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to Jimmy Anderson on Saturday, May 11, 2019 14:18:18
    Hello Jimmy,

    10 May 19 10:09 at you wrote to Daryl Stout:

    I did some research and it's bascially the rfinder site printed out.

    The ARRL officially gave the responsibility for the repeater direcory to Rfinder so yep, you're right. :D

    Later,
    Sean

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to SEAN DENNIS on Sunday, May 12, 2019 09:36:00
    Sean,

    The ARRL officially gave the responsibility for the repeater direcory to SD>Rfinder so yep, you're right. :D

    From what I hear through the grapevine, ARRL is really hurting for
    funds and members right now. Most of its active members are my age or
    older. Folks don't have the money, aren't interested, or because they
    disagree with a lot of what ARRL is doing, aren't joining, or letting
    their memberships lapse. Other clubs and organizations memberships,
    especially for a "Life Membership" are far cheaper than what ARRL wants.

    I told them "$1100 a month on disability doesn't go far...so, you're
    wasting your time sending me mail and email asking for money for The
    Diamond Club, Spectrum Defense, etc.". I don't even order items from The
    ARRL Store, unless I'm going to do a forum at a hamfest (extremely rare nowadays), and will raffle off something, like The ARRL Operating
    Manual. At least you can get 25 of a certain item (like an information brochure) for free with an order.

    I still have the older frequency charts without the 2200 or 630 meter bands...because most folks will be going for their Technician License at
    a license exam session. The only real times I've seen folks interested
    in taking an exam is right before a certain element Question Pool and
    resulting exams, are to change...such as the General this July...the
    Extra in July, 2020...then they take a year off (2021)...then the
    Technician again in 2022.

    I also switched my sessions to "pre-registration required", with a
    deadline to register of 48 hours before the session. That way, the VE's
    don't go out there for nothing.

    Daryl, WX4QZ, UALR Ham Radio Club VE Team Liaison

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  • From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to Daryl Stout on Monday, May 13, 2019 15:09:48
    Hello Daryl,

    12 May 19 09:36 at you wrote to me:

    From what I hear through the grapevine, ARRL is really hurting for
    funds and members right now. Most of its active members are my age or older. Folks don't have the money, aren't interested, or because they disagree with a lot of what ARRL is doing, aren't joining, or letting their memberships lapse. Other clubs and organizations memberships, especially for a "Life Membership" are far cheaper than what ARRL
    wants.

    ARRL life membership is cheaper than QRZ.com's or The American Legion's lifetime memberships. I became a lifetime member of the NRA but I was able to do that for $600 which was half-off.

    People don't realize what a good resource the ARRL is or how much they fight for ham radio. There's a lot of "craphouse lawyers" in the ham scene and they think they know everything about ham radio when all they are doing is hurting the hobby and definitely not helping. It's this attitude that is scaring off new hams and new hams joining the ARRL in general.

    The ARRL is our voice in the ITU and that affects everyone.

    I don't mind dropping $50 a year on the ARRL. Considering I have my shack and its entire contents insured via the ARRL, it's a very good deal for me.

    73.
    Sean

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to JIMMY ANDERSON on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 10:08:00
    Jimmy,

    When people have complained about the way I do nets or other jobs, when I ask if THEY want to do the work, they instantly backpedal.

    Yep! The hobbies (non-HAM) that I'm involved in though, the people JA>usually know what kind of work goes on behind the scenes, so people
    are generally appreciative. :-)

    You don't find such that often nowadays. While I'm not doing VE
    Testing or Nets (my 2 niches in ham radio) for my ego (I've gotten where
    I'm on the air usually only for nets that I run, and otherwise, I skip
    them, due to other things outside of ham radio)...it is nice to be
    appreciated.

    Well, the president said "Since you brought it up, I gather we can count on you to head it up, oversee it, and take the responsibility for keeping it going!!". The individual backpedaled in a hurry!! <G>

    LOL - I love it!

    That is a sure fire way to nip that stuff in the bud. As noted,
    everyone wants the glory and the benefits...no one wants the gall or the
    work. Then when folks whine, complain, and b!+ch about the way you do
    the job, and you ask if they want to do it, they are guaranteed to
    backpedal.

    Q: How do you get an 80 year old woman to drop "The F-Bomb"??
    A: Have another 80 year old woman yell "BINGO!!" <BG>

    LOL - I will be sharing that one... :-)

    I thought of the classic "Wizard Of Id" comic strip, where it noted
    "It's 11pm. Do you know where your grandma is??"...and you see her going
    into the bingo hall.<G>

    A sad note...found out on the Arklatex D-Star Net last night from
    Rick, KA2BSM -- that David, KD4NOQ, from Memphis, became a Silent Key
    Monday night (not sure if you knew him or not). Rick will announce the
    funeral arrangements on the CERT Net Thursday night at 8:30pm Thursday
    on Reflector 58A. Rick was understandably emotional, as David was who
    got Rick into D-Star. I believe the funeral is set for Friday.

    It's pretty bad when the first thing you look at in QST is the "Silent
    Keys" listing. But, I like to look at it the way the late Red Skelton
    did. He checked the obituaries first, and if he didn't see his name
    there, then he made coffee. <G>

    It also reminds me of the pun where the guy who did the death notices
    for the local paper brought his son to work with him, as he was also
    getting into journalism (I had that both in high school and college 40
    years ago). He was helping his Dad with his job, so his title became
    "son of obituary editor". <BG>

    A ham had also sent Rick a "black" R2D2 picture, which is now the logo
    of the Memphis Digital Amateur Radio Club (MDARC), which Rick
    affectionately refers to as "The Darc Side Of Digital" (hi hi)...and
    R2D2 is when the D-Star signal gets garbled. After seeing a D-Star
    presentation at a local ham radio club back in 2012, I got into it,
    thanks to Rick. I got to meet him at Memphis Freefest several years
    ago...but the 3 hour drive between Little Rock and Bartlett is maddening
    along "The I-40 Speedway", especially with all the 18 wheelers (trucks).

    Several years ago, when a runaway barge on the Arkansas River, at
    Webbers Falls, Oklahoma, damaged the I-40 river crossing bridge,
    resulting in detours, reroutes, etc. -- repair crews worked around the
    clock, 24/7, for 2 weeks, to get the bridge rebuilt!! Two seasons on the road...Winter and Construction. In Arkansas, they note "Fines Double In
    Work Zones When Workers Are Present". A fellow BBS user, Nancy Backus,
    in Rochester, New York, says it's "Two Work Zone Violations In A Year
    Means Loss Of Drivers License". I wish it was that way everywhere.

    I've noted this before, but it's so true. Only in America...we rush to
    beat the traffic lights at intersections...the trains at the railroad crossings, and the boats at the draw bridges. Yet, we'll stand patiently
    for 3 hours on a golf course...you figure it out.

    ... Dijon vu: the feeling you've tasted that mustard before.

    I know that's right!! Pilfered for my collection. :)

    I think of the old Grey Poupon commercial, where the guy asks "Do you
    have any Grey Poupon?"...and is told "No, but you've got bird poop on
    your windshield"!! <G>.

    Yes, I'm in one of my nether moods today...Eric, KJ4JEU, asked me "are
    you off your meds again??" -- I replied "I refuse to comment, on the
    grounds that it may incriminate me". <G>

    Daryl, WX4QZ

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  • From Jimmy Anderson@1:116/17 to Daryl Stout on Thursday, May 16, 2019 19:49:00
    Daryl Stout wrote to Jimmy Anderson <=-

    When people have complained about the way I do nets or other jobs, when I ask if THEY want to do the work, they instantly backpedal.

    Yep! The hobbies (non-HAM) that I'm involved in though, the people
    usually know what kind of work goes on behind the scenes, so people
    are generally appreciative. :-)

    You don't find such that often nowadays. While I'm not doing VE
    Testing or Nets (my 2 niches in ham radio) for my ego (I've gotten
    where I'm on the air usually only for nets that I run, and otherwise, I skip them, due to other things outside of ham radio)...it is nice to be appreciated.

    Agreeed. :-) I run some x-wing tournaments from time to time and I strive
    to foster a FRIENDLY attitude and experience for EVERYONE and 99% of the
    people appreciate it. :-)

    One of these days I'll get to a tourney in Little Rock...

    A sad note...found out on the Arklatex D-Star Net last night from
    Rick, KA2BSM -- that David, KD4NOQ, from Memphis, became a Silent Key Monday night (not sure if you knew him or not).

    Not sure. I definately had never met him, but when my wife was in
    the hospital in 2017 I was alone on the road a lot, so I was hitting
    the repeaters down there and would check into a simplex net. Might
    have talked to him then...

    He was helping his Dad with his job, so his title became
    "son of obituary editor". <BG>

    LOL - another good one. :-)

    I've noted this before, but it's so true. Only in America...we rush
    to beat the traffic lights at intersections...the trains at the
    railroad crossings, and the boats at the draw bridges. Yet, we'll stand patiently for 3 hours on a golf course...you figure it out.

    Not me! LOL Went golfing ONCE with my brother years ago and my first
    thought after 9 holes was, 'we've been out here HOW long!?!?'





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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to JIMMY ANDERSON on Friday, May 17, 2019 04:52:00
    Jimmy,

    One of these days I'll get to a tourney in Little Rock...

    Drop me a line...maybe we can have an eyeball QSO.

    Not me! LOL Went golfing ONCE with my brother years ago and my first JA>thought after 9 holes was, 'we've been out here HOW long!?!?'

    Here's a couple more for you:

    1) Golfers are sexually active, as they engage in fore-play on the inter-course. :P

    2) These 2 male golfers are playing 18 holes, and they notice 2 women up
    ahead of them, who are playing SLOW. One says to the other "Let's ask if
    we can play through, or we'll never get past them".

    So, one goes up there, but comes right back...and says "I can't do
    that!! One's my wife, and the other's my girlfriend!".

    His buddy says "No problem. I'll take care of it".

    He comes back a few minutes later, and replies "Ain't it a small
    world??!!" <BG>.

    I took a nasty fall in the QTH the other night. I didn't break
    anything, but got a bruised right knee, carpet burn, and some minor
    swelling. It could've been worse...I could've been killed!!

    Daryl

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  • From Jimmy Anderson@1:116/17 to Daryl Stout on Friday, May 17, 2019 22:48:00
    Daryl Stout wrote to Jimmy Anderson <=-

    Jimmy,

    One of these days I'll get to a tourney in Little Rock...

    Drop me a line...maybe we can have an eyeball QSO.

    Absolutely!

    He comes back a few minutes later, and replies "Ain't it a small world??!!" <BG>.

    LOL - that's good!!!

    I took a nasty fall in the QTH the other night. I didn't break
    anything, but got a bruised right knee, carpet burn, and some minor swelling. It could've been worse...I could've been killed!!

    Ouch - yeah, at least you're still alive. :-)

    BTW - thx for mentioning the Low Testosterone thing... I read a little
    more about it and decided to see the doc. Was able to get in this
    morning and they drew blood. Should have results Tuesday.

    I know we never really hope something is wrong, but I'm kinda hoping
    that's the cause of some of my 'issues...' Cause then I can get on
    the road to being back to normal!




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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to JIMMY ANDERSON on Saturday, May 18, 2019 04:18:00
    Jimmy...

    One of these days I'll get to a tourney in Little Rock...

    Drop me a line...maybe we can have an eyeball QSO.

    Absolutely!

    Email me at wx4qz at arrl dot net -- that's the fastest way for me to
    get it. I usually check BBS email only once a day.

    He comes back a few minutes later, and replies "Ain't it a small world??!!" <BG>.

    LOL - that's good!!!

    I wonder what the ladies thought?? <G>

    Ouch - yeah, at least you're still alive. :-)

    I worry about the severe weather threat. We're under an ENHANCED RISK
    of severe weather here into Sunday, with an UPGRADE to MODERATE RISK
    possible. Significant tornadoes, very large hail, hurricane force winds,
    and flooding rain, are not out of the question. And, we could get a
    repeat performance on Tuesday into Wednesday.

    This mornings day 3 outlook shows a MODERATE RISK of severe weather
    across the Southern Plains, plus western Oklahoma and Texas on Monday.
    That may end up being upgraded to HIGH RISK.

    BTW - thx for mentioning the Low Testosterone thing... I read a little JA>more about it and decided to see the doc. Was able to get in this
    morning and they drew blood. Should have results Tuesday.

    It can lead to a whole host of other problems if not taken care of.

    I know we never really hope something is wrong, but I'm kinda hoping JA>that's the cause of some of my 'issues...' Cause then I can get on
    the road to being back to normal!

    Best to be proactive on ones health. And, once you hit 50, it's time
    to start thinking of a colonoscopy.

    ... Political Season: Does this mean we can shoot them?!?!

    If "Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire" were true, the resulting conflagration
    in Washington, DC would make The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 look like
    child's play.

    Daryl

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  • From Jimmy Anderson@1:116/17 to Daryl Stout on Saturday, May 18, 2019 08:26:00
    Daryl Stout wrote to Jimmy Anderson <=-

    Jimmy...

    One of these days I'll get to a tourney in Little Rock...

    Drop me a line...maybe we can have an eyeball QSO.

    Absolutely!

    Email me at wx4qz at arrl dot net -- that's the fastest way for me to get it. I usually check BBS email only once a day.

    Just added to my contacts...

    Ouch - yeah, at least you're still alive. :-)

    I worry about the severe weather threat. We're under an ENHANCED RISK
    of severe weather here into Sunday, with an UPGRADE to MODERATE RISK possible. Significant tornadoes, very large hail, hurricane force
    winds, and flooding rain, are not out of the question. And, we could
    get a repeat performance on Tuesday into Wednesday.

    Our local retired meterologist just posted this to Facebook a few
    minutes ago...

    https://www.jacksonwtwo.net/2019/05/severe-weather-outlook-late-this.html?spref =fb&fbclid=IwAR0-6yyFeNqlEuB3_vJWPAVfH50REA3XZn5tC4jinO517shhgcE8bkLMBAM

    BTW - thx for mentioning the Low Testosterone thing... I read a little
    more about it and decided to see the doc. Was able to get in this
    morning and they drew blood. Should have results Tuesday.

    It can lead to a whole host of other problems if not taken care of.

    Well I just took it as a thing of Jesus letting me know through you...

    I know we never really hope something is wrong, but I'm kinda hoping
    that's the cause of some of my 'issues...' Cause then I can get on
    the road to being back to normal!

    Best to be proactive on ones health. And, once you hit 50, it's time
    to start thinking of a colonoscopy.

    Yeah - I'm 52... Probably should do that too...




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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to JIMMY ANDERSON on Monday, May 20, 2019 11:32:00
    Jimmy,

    Just added to my contacts...

    I have the smartphone up 24/7, unless I'm at the doctors office...so,
    I can check email, even if everything else is offline due to
    thunderstorms.

    Our local retired meterologist just posted this to Facebook a few
    minutes ago...

    https://www.jacksonwtwo.net/2019/05/severe-weather-outlook-late-this.html?sp JA>=fb&fbclid=IwAR0-6yyFeNqlEuB3_vJWPAVfH50REA3XZn5tC4jinO517shhgcE8bkLMBAM

    SPC has a RARE "high risk" for west Texas and Oklahoma...and the WPC
    has a high risk of flooding for portions of Oklahoma.

    Well I just took it as a thing of Jesus letting me know through you...

    Thanks. I'm looking forward to the day when I'll have a new
    incorruptible body, that won't have to worry about all this crap. I'm
    still sore from that fall I took at the QTH last week, and the pressure
    changes with the weather don't help much.

    Yeah - I'm 52... Probably should do that too...

    The prep work is literally a PITA...but, if they don't find anything
    in the procedure, you may not need it for another 5 to 10 years.

    Too bad you can't use the gas generated for your vehicle...or I'd get
    a case of Bush's Baked Beans, ask Duke (or his replacement) for the
    secret formula, and tell OPEC what they could do with their gas prices.

    Daryl

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  • From Jimmy Anderson@1:116/17 to Daryl Stout on Monday, May 20, 2019 15:26:00
    Daryl Stout wrote to Jimmy Anderson <=-

    Jimmy,

    Just added to my contacts...

    I have the smartphone up 24/7, unless I'm at the doctors office...so,
    I can check email, even if everything else is offline due to thunderstorms.

    Understood.

    Well I just took it as a thing of Jesus letting me know through you...

    Thanks. I'm looking forward to the day when I'll have a new incorruptible body, that won't have to worry about all this crap. I'm still sore from that fall I took at the QTH last week, and the pressure changes with the weather don't help much.

    Yeah - my left knee was injured (like a sprain, but I didn't go to the
    doc) back at Christmas. Took some time to work it out, then over the last
    week I must have done something to it again.





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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to JIMMY ANDERSON on Monday, May 20, 2019 18:56:00
    Jimmy,

    Yeah - my left knee was injured (like a sprain, but I didn't go to the JA>doc) back at Christmas. Took some time to work it out, then over the last JA>week I must have done something to it again.

    You can be so careful, but sometimes, it's not enough.

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    That's like the politician saying "I'm going to tax your memory", and
    a person yells out "I figured it'd come to that sooner or later". :P

    Daryl

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  • From Jimmy Anderson@1:116/17 to Daryl Stout on Sunday, May 26, 2019 21:21:00
    Daryl Stout wrote to Jimmy Anderson <=-

    Jimmy,

    Yeah - my left knee was injured (like a sprain, but I didn't go to the
    doc) back at Christmas. Took some time to work it out, then over the last
    week I must have done something to it again.

    You can be so careful, but sometimes, it's not enough.

    Agreed! And it's much better now - just being careful with it...




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  • From Jimmy Anderson@1:116/17 to Daryl Stout on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 15:25:00
    Daryl Stout wrote to Jimmy Anderson <=-

    When people have complained about the way I do nets or other jobs,
    when I ask if THEY want to do the work, they instantly backpedal.

    Yep! The hobbies (non-HAM) that I'm involved in though, the people
    usually know what kind of work goes on behind the scenes, so people
    are generally appreciative. :-)

    He said he nipped that in the bud real quick, when this club member brought up that "the club needs to start and do such and such
    activity". A fellow club member, next to the individual making the suggestion, texted the club president "DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!!".
    Well, the president said "Since you brought it up, I gather we can
    count on you to head it up, oversee it, and take the responsibility for keeping it going!!". The individual backpedaled in a hurry!! <G>

    LOL - I love it!

    Q: How do you get an 80 year old woman to drop "The F-Bomb"??
    A: Have another 80 year old woman yell "BINGO!!" <BG>

    LOL - I will be sharing that one... :-)





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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to SEAN DENNIS on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 10:46:00
    Hello Daryl,

    Hi, Sean...

    ARRL life membership is cheaper than QRZ.com's or The American Legion's SD>lifetime memberships. I became a lifetime member of the NRA but I was able SD>do that for $600 which was half-off.

    It's now over $1000 for a Life Membership. I got mine shortly after my
    Dad died 12 years ago.

    The ARRL is our voice in the ITU and that affects everyone.

    This is true.

    I don't mind dropping $50 a year on the ARRL. Considering I have my shack a SD>its entire contents insured via the ARRL, it's a very good deal for me.

    Well, I don't have any RF gear, per se...and right now, I couldn't
    afford the insurance premiums on just the computer stuff. I even curtly
    told them that "you're wasting your time asking me for money for
    Spectrum Defense, The Diamond Club, W1AW, etc. -- $1100 a month on
    disability doesn't go very far". I don't even order stuff from The ARRL Store...it has to be a darn good reason for me to do so.

    Daryl, WX4QZ

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