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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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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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