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Re: [TenTec] Extra...Extra...

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Extra...Extra...
From: Art Trampler <atrampler@att.net>
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Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 07:32:49 -0800 (PST)
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Congratulations! I still recall the feeling of calling my late father, then 
WB2ZGE, and telling him I'd passed, and him leaving work to pick me up outside 
the train station on Market St. in Newark. That was 1979, when I went to 221 
Varick Street as a kid.
Fortunately my father and brother (N2JT) stepped up to the plate after that, 
and even got their vanity callsigns to prove it!

Congratulations again...and don't equate CW with being a "real ham." I am a CW 
Ops Mentor, and appreciate that people are finding CW today because they want 
to, not because they have to, but can assure you I have met some atrocious 
operators on 40 meter CW, where I also met some of the best, like W1ON, running 
his Triton II and later, Triton IV. (wove Ten-Tec in as did others).
Off-topic, there is a British definition of a gentleman as being one who "knows 
how to play the bagpipes, yet refrains from doing so." Not quite the same, but 
similar, are those who ALMOST know how to use a bug or straight key, yet 
refrain from doing so. Get on CW and you'll find plenty who think they are real 
hams because they are employing a bug or straight key, and hardly communicating 
at all.

--- On Wed, 2/15/12, Richards <jruing@ameritech.net> wrote:

From: Richards <jruing@ameritech.net>
Subject: [TenTec] Extra...Extra...
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 9:10 PM

Got my extra ticket last week... first try.   So I am feeling
pretty stud this week.   I figure you guys would understand.

Gonna fire up the Omni and get back on the air !

Happy trails.

--------------------------  Richards - K8JHR/AE   -----------------
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