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SEASONS BEST WISHES

Post by RGORJANCE » Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:50 am

I know, this is probably politically incorrect, but that's the way I roll.

May all you engineers have a "Silent Night" and "May Your Dreams Be Merry! And your stockings be filled to overflowing with 807's. (If you don't get that one, ask a ham).

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Post by Deep Thought » Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:58 am

May the only red lights you see be on Rudolph's nose. :mrgreen:
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Post by Shane » Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:35 pm

And may the ice remain in your glass and off your antennae! Merry Christmas, gentlemen!
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Post by Bill DeFelice » Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:18 pm

Deep Thought wrote:May the only red lights you see be on Rudolph's nose. :mrgreen:
And on your towers, should they be required.

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Post by kkiddkkidd » Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:06 pm

Shane wrote:And may the ice remain in your glass and off your antennae! Merry Christmas, gentlemen!
57d and rain in southern middle TN... Not a freezing temp or snowflake in sight.
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Post by w9wi » Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:14 pm

But, I'm afraid, enough rain in Nashville to send one engineer on the roof cleaning out gutters:(
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Post by kkiddkkidd » Sun Dec 25, 2016 9:38 am

w9wi wrote:But, I'm afraid, enough rain in Nashville to send one engineer on the roof cleaning out gutters:(
Ouch... We only had about .5in here over the period.
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Re: SEASONS BEST WISHES

Post by COMMENG » Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:13 am

Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year to all the engineers and technicians who keep the filaments lit and transistors cool! 8)

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Post by w9wi » Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:17 pm

kkiddkkidd wrote:
w9wi wrote:But, I'm afraid, enough rain in Nashville to send one engineer on the roof cleaning out gutters:(
Ouch... We only had about .5in here over the period.
That's about what we got up here in Cheatham County. I guess the work QTH was just unlucky:)

Probably shouldn't complain, everything stayed on the air, had time to spend the Sparkfun gift certificate I found in one of my Christmas cards, and was invited to a delicious turkey dinner this afternoon. Life could be a lot worse!
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Post by Shane » Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:30 am

COMMENG wrote:Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year to all the engineers and technicians who keep the filaments lit and transistors cool! 8)
Sounds like 180 degrees from our weekend. Had reason to light filaments (and plates) on AM today. OTOH, a translator site lost its A/C and transistors were not kept cool.

On the plus side, if there WERE any bedbugs in the translator shack (not likely) they're almost dead. I think we missed their croaking temperature by 6 degrees. :twisted:
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Re: SEASONS BEST WISHES AND THE SATURDAY MORNING CURSE

Post by RGORJANCE » Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:36 am

As luck would have it, I gets a 1255pm Sat. afternoon call from the Burk person saying no audio. Of course, I always get the same call becuz I don't have access to the audio stuff, only the RF.

Sooooo, I call another person who knows where the skeletons are buried, but after long effort, he says he can't get it going. Sooooo, I says we probably got snow on the dish. Since I am the closest, I gotta saddle up and drive 51 miles to the site. Got there and snow was the prob. no shovel, snow hard packed, about a foot deep and snow plow had pushed snow up to the gate.

After lots of sweating, kicking snow, I get gate open just far enough to get my fat butt into the dish. Now I use the only tool available----my crutch----to beat the crap outtta the big membrane covering the dish to get the snow to slide off.....and guess where it hits? Yup, all over my legs, feet, shoes and ego. Like they say---"you can't win, you can't lose, you can't quit".

Got audio back, now 51 mile trip back home to a large glass of an adult beverage and supper. (fittingly, it was "wine")

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Re: SEASONS BEST WISHES AND THE SATURDAY MORNING CURSE

Post by Shane » Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:46 pm

RGORJANCE wrote:...no shovel,...
There's yer trouble! You need one of these.
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(Thanks for reminding me it's time to put it in the car!) I've rescued cars with their drive wheels stuck on ice with this. It chops ice, doesn't care how packed the snow is, and if the snow is heavy, you won't give yourself a heart attack because it takes a smaller bite. Amazing little shovel. I've had it almost 20 years and it looks pretty much like it did the day I bought it, and I'm not particularly kind to shovels.
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Post by Deep Thought » Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:10 pm

Shane wrote:I've had it almost 20 years and it looks pretty much like it did the day I bought it, and I'm not particularly kind to shovels.
I've got one almost identical to that one I bought during my pizza delivery days in Champaign, IL. That was almost 40 years ago...still have it. :mrgreen:
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Post by RGORJANCE » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:08 am

Sounds like some well rounded experiences. :roll:

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PS my shovel is in the trunk of the other car. Duhhhh! Need to get that moved before the next snow.

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Re: SEASONS BEST WISHES

Post by KPJL FM » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:54 am

I was putting my shovel into the wife's car, and she asked me why, and I told her "That's so you can dig out my truck when I get it stuck."
The shovel's back in the truck.
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