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On The Road….to KP4!

At last year’s Dayton Hamvention, a contingent of KP4s made a plea that I attend the ARRL’s  Southeastern Division Convention, which was also going to be the Puerto Rican National Convention, & give a talk about tower work. Flattery got … Continue reading

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Holiday wishes…

I was surprised today to receive two holiday “greetings” emails from blog readers. Both mentioned my Mother’s passing earlier this year, both asked about my XYL, both offered simple best wishes for the Xmas.  Each was the kind of thing … Continue reading

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Iowa SSV tower guy…?

A while back, a guy in Iowa asked if I could/would list or broker or otherwise help him sell a Rohn SSV tower. Which I’ve posted on the CDXA webpage. But last Friday, had a serious screw up of some … Continue reading

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Thankful…

In spite of my recent run of weird luck (I’m trying to be optimistic, & refrain from using the word “bad” here…), I’m fairly thankful for recent happenings. This past weekend found me in Maryland again, sitting in a 20M … Continue reading

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And I Thought It Was Merely Election Day~!

Getting a new shed built out in Gaston County next week & needed to clear away the old lean-to & brush where it’ll be sited. So….to expedite things, I thought I’d rake up all the fallen leaves & burn them … Continue reading

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All Hallow’s Eve…

So it was, with some trepidation, I headed to W3LPL for the SSB portion of CQWW. Doing 20M once again, but with limited resources–meaning we’d be up against K3LR et al with mostly me in the chair, as opposed to … Continue reading

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What a week it was, it was….

The past week found me up in Maryland, where three client jobs were scheduled: 1)  W3LL, who MonstIR needed to go back up, once a new prop pitch rotator was installed in his ANW tower (100 foot). 2) W3IUU, who … Continue reading

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Stumbles…

W4RDX called, wanting his Tennadyne T-10 LP repaired, along with a new rotator installation (replacing his third T2X with an HDR-300!).  An “easy enough” gig, one would think, right? Nice tower, 80-ft of 45G, but simply no room in which … Continue reading

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Update, thanks, & just general info…

 Trip to Ohio to get my Mother’s house ready to go on the market proved interesting, to say the least. While I was painting the front porch, a young guy stopped by to say he’d heard the house might be … Continue reading

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Westward, HO~!

So, the call came in from W9PA, over by Indianapolis, needing to replace his old Create rotator. No problem, right? Well, not so fast, climber boy! Turns out, Dave has a somewhat unique or one-of-a-kind tower, a design from the … Continue reading

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