Author Archives: K4ZA

Knee News, et cetera

Well, it’s been a week since the supposedly “simple” arthroscopic procedure on my right knee & I must say, I’m as confused as I’ve ever been. The pain level has slowly inched back up, & my knee (well, actually my … Continue reading

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JUST FYI…

Arrived home from work trip to far W TN last Saturday night, the 16th, late. Just grabbed a bite of supper and crashed. Woke up Sunday morning, and collapsed on the floor when I tried to get out of bed! … Continue reading

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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs…not Steve, but work, labor, earning a living…

A wrap up or narrative of some recent tower experiences… Far West TN, at WB4YDL’s, where the primary focus was to replace the non-working Prosistel 120-ft, no longer turning his big F-12 620. Turns out, an adapter plate I’d made, … Continue reading

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This was a week that was…

All right…while the weather was a worthwhile topic of convcrsation across much of the USA this week, it was doubly so for those of us doing tower work. Things go off to a hot, dirty, & sweaty start in N4IZ’s … Continue reading

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Surprise, surprise, surprise….as Gomer used to say

The old Dodge Dakota was just super reliable–going to 333,000 miles, when I finally decided it was time to let go. Joe, KI4TZ, bought it & it’s still going strong. The only things ever done were oil changes (ever 3000 … Continue reading

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Sad Day in Happy Valley…

Met up with W2GD in State College, PA, where we’d been previously, but were rained out, doing the takedown & dismantling of K3CR station. Two Yagis remained, both 20M OWA designs (48-ft booms), one around 150-ft & the top one … Continue reading

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Labor Intensive…

That describes the month so far. Joe managed to get back up to NC, coinciding with the VHF contest at AA4ZZ, so we’d planned a variety of client jobs. Wanted to finish the install at K2XN first. Hardest part was … Continue reading

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Shades of April…although it’s May~!

While it’s really May, April is supposed to be the cruelest month (according to T. S. Eliot), & we suffered through three days of increasingly bad rain up in Ohio, certainly dampening the enthusiasms of the many hams at Dayton … Continue reading

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Pretty Happy in Happy Valley

This week found me & climbing partner W2GD in PA, where the work was to dismantle & take down the K3CR station, at Penn State University. Trustee WA3FET used the site extensively over the years for antenna experimentation, & he … Continue reading

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A Simple Plea….let’s see if it has any effect~!

It’s not uncommon for me to receive an email query like this: “My name is Bob & I need a 40-ft tower installed in my backyard. What would this cost?” Naturally, one has to respond to this sort of thing. … Continue reading

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