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Re: [TowerTalk] re SteppIr's are BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] re SteppIr's are BEAUTIFUL!!!!
From: Dave Tipton <>
Date: Thu, 11 May 2006 09:45:59 -0700 (PDT)
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  I live in one of those older neighborhoods... Get this... I have a ham who 
lives down the street from me, whos 40 foot push up mast is literally in his 
front yard.  You know why no one notices or complains?
  Two reasons:
  1) The trees are surrounding it, and they are taller than the mast.
  2) In our neighborhood, everyone is either retired Doctor, Lawyer or College 
Professor.  (We're the anomoly)

  When I started putting stuff up when I moved in last december, my 90 year old 
neighbor (A retired doctor) came over and asked if I was a Ham Radio operator.  
He then proceeded to regail me with his World War II stories of when he was a 
radioman in the army.  For his stories, I gave him an old J-38 straight key.  
He loved it.
  To me... This is what the world should be like... 
  Unfortunately, I've lived in the other kinds of neighborhoods.  My last 
neighbor, had a pool and his teenage kids would scream out there til 3 in the 
morning.  He was usually the first to b1+ch when I did antenna work, and talk 
about what a nuisance it was.
"Rob Atkinson, K5UJ" <> wrote:

It's called being a self-centered moron. There's nothing to understand.

businesses, entertainment facilities, radio towers, etc. and then try to 
them go away.....>>>

Speaking of not understanding, I'll never understand the attraction these 
house farms...McMansion Hummervilles have for people. to me, all these 
houses that look like they were popped out of an injection mold look boring 
and otherworldly, like a futuristic neighborhood where everyone has chips 
planted in their heads to insure they all think alike. Give me an old 
neighborhood with trees, and houses all designed and built individually any 
day. There's something about being a ham that lends itself to 
nonconformity so old neighborhoods are a good fit.

rob / k5uj

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