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Travels with K4ZA

While I’ve been dealing with the “shortness of breath” issue (numerous doctor visits, hospital trips, et cetera, all to no avail), I’ve still tried to keep working. Often with smaller¬† projects or ones which did not or do not require … Continue reading

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Recent travels…

Having switched from working on a first-come, first-served basis (due to not having a helper–ground crew or second climber–with me), to a more geo-centric basis, I recently traveled to mid-MO for three clients: WX8C in New Florence, AI0O in Ashland, … Continue reading

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the return…

Yes, it’s been a while since there have been any blog posts.¬† Mostly, I suppose, because I’ve been either too distracted, too busy, too lazy, or too whatever appropriate adjective you can come up with on your own to describe … Continue reading

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Happy New Year, indeed~!~

Enough email traffic came in to push me over the cliff of total shame & embarrassment regarding my failure to adequately keep up with this blog. For which I apologize, not only to those starving pygmies down in New Guinea, … Continue reading

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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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