No CW????????

n4si n4si at
Mon Dec 9 02:39:00 EST 1996

> From:          jon at (Jon)
> Reply-to:      jon at (Jon)
> To:            Sjolin at AOL.COM, aa7bg at, cq-contest at
> Subject:       Re: No CW????????
> Date:          Sun, 8 Dec 1996 12:54:12 -0700

> Another story about CW, my wife while we were first dating ....

I've seen some gentlemen telling some stories about CW so I thought
I would add one of my own.

This year I took a trip in May and I had my Yaesu FT757 installed in
the Explorer for some mobile operations. It turns out I get a lot of
hash from the car, so I did a lot of listening, and periodically I
would turn to CW and just key the sidetone to give my wife (WD9ENF)
some practice. 

At one time instead of sending the CW I reached over and grabbed her
hand and said," try copying this way," while I squeezed characters
on her hand. I told her that skill might come in handy some day
(she's a nurse; we've all heard the stories...).

About a month later we were at a wedding of our daughter's friend,
and as we sat down for dinner at the reception we were joined by a
couple the gentleman of which was wearing an ugly toupee. I reached
for my wife's hand and squeezed out,      ._.   .._    _ _. 

She said, "really? I think it's just a bad haircut."

I told her it might come in handy!

(please, no "what does this have to do with..." flames. It's just a 
break in the action)

73, Rod N4SI
    The DXer formerly known as N9AKE
         (c) 5 November, 1996

>From k5zd at (Randy Thompson)  Mon Dec  9 01:46:45 1996
From: k5zd at (Randy Thompson) (Randy Thompson)
Date: Sun, 8 Dec 1996 20:46:45 -0500
Subject: Long Contest Messages
Message-ID: <01BBE555.875FBD40 at>

Regarding my 'long' contest stories, I received similar messages to the =
following from several people:

"I think I know what Bill's (N3RR) problem is, and in fact is my problem =
as well.  You have set your mailer so that there is no word wrap.  You =
may not realize this because your mail reader automatically sees your =
own messages as normally word wrapped.  Both Bill and I use Netscape =
mail (I know, it stinks but being computer and digitally illiterate I do =
not want to try to configure a better mail reader - Netscape (ver 2.01) =
works 0.k. 99.5% of the time).  I am even reasonably sure that you can =
fix the word wrap problem in Netscape but neither I nor anyone I know =
can figure out how to do it and HELP as usual is worthless."

I am not a Netscape user, but I have heard of this problem before and =
know there is a solution.  Any of you Netscape experts that could give a =
procedure to fix this and put it to the reflector?  Then Trey could add =
it to the FAQ.

I write my e-mails using Microsoft Exchange.  It seems to handle every =
message I see on here, including those with attachments, effortlessly.  =
If you run Windows 95, have an independent ISP, I highly recommend that =
you check it out (it came free with Win95!).

73 - Randy, K5ZD

Randy Thompson                                                           =
                     Amateur Radio Call Sign: K5ZD
E-mail: k5zd at
11 Hollis Street,  Uxbridge, MA 01569
h (508) 278-2355  w (508) 337-6600

>From hhiller at (Harvey Hiller)  Mon Dec  9 02:47:15 1996
From: hhiller at (Harvey Hiller) (Harvey Hiller)
Date: Mon, 09 Dec 1996 02:47:15 +0000
Subject: 4130 CHROME MOLLY
Message-ID: < at>

I have used the EXTEND product quite extensively and recommend that you
lightly sand after it cures and apply your favorite paint.  The black color
of the dried product is the result of a chemical reaction that creates an
iron oxide polemer.  The product was originally intended for rusted auto
body metal to arrest the rusting process.  

Good luck with the project.

At 11:59 AM 12/6/96 -0500, you wrote:
>I found a great product at Home Depot called "EXTEND." It cost me abt 8
>bucks for 16 oz and will cover two (2) 24-foot masts with 3 or 4 coats
>each! It just seems to seal the metal to a hard shiny finish, and
>eliminates any existing rust in the process. Pretty amazing stuff. You
>could paint over it, but I just left my mast jet black, which is the color
>it turns after the application.  Check it out! Very cool. 
>73 de Jeff K2KV
>k2kv at
>> I am in the process of buying some 2" 1/4 wall chrome molly masts.
>> Since I have mortgaged the house to buy the stuff I am wanting to save
>> a few bucks and paint it instead of galvanizing it.
>> I guess I will just use cold galvanizing paint but from my past
experience the
>> cold galvanizing seems to come off very easily.
>                 <snip>
>>                   K9SD
Harv, KD6QK
hhiller at
kd6qk at

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