[450] An "open" letter

William Knapp / WA1WK wa1wk at wa1wk.com
Sat Sep 24 19:47:04 UTC 2016

I hope you did well on your exam. The last time we talked on that  
cheap Chinese radio, you sounded great. The problem is, they are VERY  
subject to intermod, images and well, all kinds of interference. You  
were running 25 watts and I could hear you 59 (with some qsb) and you  
could barely hear me running 200 watts. I think once you get your  
station sorted out, we'll have a good path between BKLYN and here.  
Especially after the leave come off the trees.


Quoting David Garcia <wb2rxf at gmail.com>:

> I have no idea whats going on, for the last few months, I've hardly turned
> the radio on, in fact only mondays to check in to the nyc-arecs.org net
> which, I do volunteer work with its like ares. Anyway because of a medical
> issue, I've for the most part isolated myself. I'm on new medication which
> helps me just enough to be active & interested in amateur radio again one
> day at a time, after 2 1/2 years of trial and error. So that's my story. I
> was on the other day, but my dualband mobile radio being Chinese, has a
> piss poor front end. Soon enough I'll have my ideal station setup, its in
> the works. Probably 6 months off, but I'll make so. I hope things get
> resolved, whatever it is on 450. Now time for some coffee, its 6:34 am, in
> a few hours I'll be taking my nims exam - google it. Be safe ladies and
> gents.
> On Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 5:11 PM, William Knapp / WA1WK <wa1wk at wa1wk.com>
> wrote:
>> It seems that Bob and a few select others have stopped communicating with
>> the group on 450 - if there *is* even a group  left. I talk with Larry,
>> Woody, Charlie, Glenn Shawn and a couple of others. Even then, it's a
>> rarity to hear anyone on there.
>> If Bob, Dave or anyone else, for that matter was offended by something I
>> (or anyone else) said or did that perhaps caused them to vacate 450. I sure
>> would like to know about what the fuck happened. I've been talking with Bob
>> on the CB, Freeband and then Ham radio for close to 40 years. I consider
>> him a friend. He came to check up on me after I was in the hospital a
>> couple of years ago. Stuff like that matters. Actually it was pretty funny
>> and scared the shit out of me. The back door was unlocked, it had to have
>> been after midnight. Suddenly I see Bob looming near me in a dark bedroom.
>> It too a minute for my eyes to focus and realize it was him. Just that
>> gesture showed that he's a caring person. A person I really miss talking
>> with, even if it's about nothing in particular.
>> Any and all comments, positive or negative are welcomed.
>> Your Friend,
>> Bill
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>> WA1WK FN31kn
>> New Haven County, CT
>> ITU Zone 8, CQ Zone 5
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WA1WK FN31kn
New Haven County, CT
ITU Zone 8, CQ Zone 5

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