Friday, March 10, 2017

W9ILF Getting a New Radio

Got home from work last night and we had visitors, so I was unable to get on the air.  However, I have learned that my friend Ivin W9ILF is about to get a new radio.  New to him.  Ron WB1HGA has put him in possession of a Doug DeMaw W1FB special, the multi band OHR-400.  What's even more cool than that, this radio used to be mine!  I sold it to Ron maybe 5 or 6 years ago, immediately regretting it, as I regret selling any of my radios.  The OHR-400 will make a great addition to the collection of W9ILF and I can't wait to hear it on the air.  

The mail man brought me two new cards and I share them below. 

I worked Dave WB9EGZ during the Novice Rig Roundup last month.  He gave me a 559 and we had a nice QSO.  Thanks Dave!

Greg sent me this one from the great state of West Virginia.  Thank you Greg! 

I hope to get back on the air this evening and see if I can knock out a few more states over the weekend.  With any luck there will be a new antenna here next week.  I'll have my choice of the 40m half wave dipole in the attic or a Eagle One vertical in the back yard.  I have been using my attic antenna since 1998, and it's almost always good for a QSO but it'll be a lot of fun having the vertical to use as well.  The Terre Haute Indiana Hamfest is this weekend, but it's in Brazil Indiana at the Clay County Fairgrounds, I won't be able to attend but it's usually pretty good.   Also, Wayne AC9HP and the guys from the Indiana Elmer Network wrapped up the Tech to General class last night.  We still had two guys left to pass their upgrade...I have not heard the results yet but I'd like to thank everyone involved with putting the class on.  It was a great effort, and there was plenty of pizza.  How can can you go wrong? If you are a ham in Indiana and would be interested in becoming part of the IEN, drop Wayne AC9HP an email - his address is good on QRZ.COM  See ya on the air! 

73 de KB9BVN

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