[TenTec] Year's end thoughts re Tentec gear, life, and ham radio
Mon, 30 Dec 2002 22:11:57 +0000
Greetings all and Happy New Year.
I have done enough buying and selling of Tentec (and other) gear on this reflector
recently that I felt I ought to say a few words of thanks to the gang. Thanks for putting up
with me. Thanks for posting your gear for sale here rather than on eBay. Thanks for
working out a deal and visa versa. Thanks for sharing your experiences and ideas
for improvements. The dust is almost settled and I should soon have two complete
Tentec stations with QSK amps for an attempt at making up a SO2R setup. Also a
complete spare Corsair I station. Even my QRP rig is a Tentec!
Tentec gear isn't perfect by any means, but at least the innards are accessible. And,
with the help of this reflector and TT service, it is probably the friendliest radio gear
Life has taught us all a few bitter lessons in the past few years. Our family in particular
greatly misses our father who passed away in February. Many of us will be facing these
issues even more as many of us from the 'Baby Boom' generation age and retire. I
suppose the take-home lesson here is to live fully, thankfully, and cheerfully while we
have our loved ones with us.
Let's try to be a bit more forgiving, a bit more understanding, a bit more patient this
year. Yes, and a bit more tolerant, too. Even I pick up a mike once in a while...
Let's likewise try to get on the air a bit more, push Amateur Radio, and use it for what it
can truly be-- a way to communicate with others, make new friends, renew friendships,
and learn from others. And not neglect those more important people in our lives.
73 and God bless..