40m report (was Re: [AMRadio] VJB Paul Reception Report)

Geoff/W5OMR ars.w5omr at gmail.com
Sun Mar 25 18:51:39 EST 2007

A.R.S. - W5AMI wrote:
> On 3/25/07, DOXEMF at aol.com <DOXEMF at aol.com> wrote:
>>  Think we are seeing signs of the global warming issue appear on H.F. 
>> propagation.
>>  Or maybe spring is finally coming.
> Somehow I don't think "Global Warming" has anything to do with this.
> HF propagation has done odd things for many years, and this is not
> that odd.  I'd prefer not to get the "global warming" issue mixed into
> AM radio or HF propagation since it does seem to be such a political
> issue at this time...;)

and we know how some people allegedly perceive political discussions in 
this list, don't we?  (said, with my tongue planted firmly in my cheek!) ;-)

Speaking of hAM Radio, I was on 40m/m today, with the same exact radio 
that Larry/WD5CFJ hooked Otis/K5SWK up with.  There's got to be an 
internal pot that needs adjusting in my rig... I was showing audio out, 
but no carrier.  Was talking with Louie/WA5BLQ up in Nail, AR (after he 
signed with Duie/K5KZQ in Austin, TX) and on BLQ's 75A-2, he had to go 
to the CW mode to copy me.  I think later he switched to his Drake R-2B

*shrug*  Oh, well... something else to do when I get home...  I picked 
up this rig on the road, on the way to New Orleans, got a 40m Ham Stick 
here -in- New Orleans, and got a 17m hamstick when I went to TenTec, in 
Sevierville, TN for my finacee's funeral at the beginning of this month.
Looking forward to being home this coming Friday/Saturday for a couple 
of weeks, and making the Belton, TX Hamfest.  I've been on the road 
since the 13th of Feb.  Missed Valentines Day, missed Mom's b'day, went 
back for 1 funeral in San Antonio, and the aforementioned funeral in 
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee... missed some work, because of both...  Been an 
interesting 6 weeks, to say the least!

The one thing I've found for myself to be constant through all the 
suffering, is this saying;

"Today, I was able to wake up, walk, talk and bitch about things I can't 
Today, I'm too Blessed to be Stressed."

    "Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez"

Ok, I'm done ;-)

73 = Best Regards,
-Geoff/W5OMR (/m5 New Orleans, LA)

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