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I say this with some embarassment…

But it has been too long since I posted any blog entry, & I apologize for that. It’s not for lack or work or activity, rather an excess of same. Herewith, a brief recap, starting way back in July… When … Continue reading

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Local work

Dr. Sam Hawes called with a small problem: his rotator was no longer work. But in going out to look at his tower (50-ft of 25G), he discovered that the tower base was rusted away. A classic case of a … Continue reading

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Bakersville NC visit…

Once again, we found ourselves up in the NC mountains. Where it was a ridiculously cold 31 degrees, with 15MPH winds on the first day, & about 5-10MPH on the second day. Somewhat unpleasant, to say the least.  Now what … Continue reading

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Just when you think you’ve seen everything…

After 50 years of “fooling around” with towers and tower work, including these past 20 years of so-called “professional” labor, I believed I’d seen everything when it came to guys doing things, well, “the wrong way” or some convoluted, contrived … Continue reading

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Hey Kids….

…to borrow from the old Howdy Doody Show… It’s time to try & resurrect the idea of ham radio tower work posts! The weather has been the deciding factor of late–this winter & spring have simply been awful in terms … Continue reading

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Another year ends….

Okay….it’s the end of something, 2017 mostly, & I apologize for not keeping current on the blog, & to all the starving Pygmies there in New Guinea, et cetera.. The knee surgery went well, & I was basically back at … Continue reading

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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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