On 3/12/2012 9:16 AM, Georgek5kg@aol.com wrote:
> This guy thinks that the Northern Lights in North Dakota are going to
> improve his long-distance communications! Just wait till he finds out
> what the Northern Lights really do.
> Novertheless, his purchase of a home in Edgeley, ND for $10k on eBay
> is pretty cool.
> Yes, we do need to prod him into contesting!
> 73, George, K5KG
> ex. KL7IDH who knows what Northern Lights are like.
> George Wagner, K5KG
> Sarasota, FL
> 941-400-1960 cell
> In a message dated 3/12/2012 9:18:29 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
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> On 3/11/2012 7:28 PM, Radio K0HB wrote:
> > For Sweepstakes
> > *73, de Hans, K0HB*
> > *"Just a boy and his radio"*
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> Stiles is right...it *is* a nice place to raise a family and even
> for contesting. Yeah,the winters can be brutal but I regret having
> from there in the mid-1980's, after 8 years in Bismarck. It was fun
> running into the Governor of the state window shopping
> aren't many places where that happens!
> Our son (K7DAE) is now a permanent resident of Canada, in
> Winnipeg, so
> we may have to move back to be closer to his home. :>)
> Jack, W6NF
> ex W0RIB and KC0W (the first one), Bismarck
> Silver Springs, NV
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What's *really* interesting is when you are working an intense AU on
2-meters and 220MHz and the signals go away completely. That happened to
me one night...I went outside and the auroral curtain was *south* of my
Bismarck location. Went back in and worked a bunch of VE's off the backside.
Of course, these things rarely happen when you want them...during a VHF
Silver Springs, NV
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