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    Careful. With talk like that, Gerry will send in the pig.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K7SGJ View Post
    Careful. With talk like that, Gerry will send in the pig.
    Gerry has no control over my arrival or departure.
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    Of people you’ve missed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K6BSO View Post
    Gerry has no control over my arrival or departure.
    I'm just here for the hugz.
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    So there I was, totally naked. With only a rubber hose and a stuffed animal...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KD8TUT View Post
    I'm just here for the hugz.
    So is this one
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    Thank you Jesus for another day!!

    Funny how a double bypass at 54 opens your eyes to things previously ignored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WZ7U View Post
    So is this one
    I guess you got my goat.

    Schwiiiiiing!
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    So there I was, totally naked. With only a rubber hose and a stuffed animal...

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    Yeah, I got your goat.


    You want it back, right?
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    Yet another imperfect being created by THE perfect God - not the Huge White Asshole kind
    Thank you Jesus for another day!!

    Funny how a double bypass at 54 opens your eyes to things previously ignored.

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    In a previous life, I often visited the original HRO when it was in Burlingame, CA, in the former railroad station. It was part of my one Saturday a month rotation that would start with a ham flea market, then a couple surplus stores, including Halted's, HRO and the Heathkit store. I bought a couple of my first rigs there, and really enjoyed the fact that you could easily compare radios side by side there, on the air. We had another ham dealer much closer to us - Quement's in San Jose, and I bought too much stuff there, but HRO carried all the big names.

    Even back in those 'golden years' of ham radio, the guy behind the counter could be more than a little cranky, but I think I know why. Hams are often just plain cheap, and they'll try about anything to get something at a discount or for free. It's got to grate on you after a while, when the customers treat you like a thief because they think the prices are too high, when in fact, the margins just aren't there for the dealer to make any money. HRO is to be admired for managing to stay in business in the face of so much Internet competition.

    I was also sad to see AES go - I bought a few rigs from their Milwaukee store, too.

    We are fortunate to have a good radio store here in Minnesota - Radio City in Mounds View, and I do try to make a regular contribution to their profits to keep them here as long as possible.

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    I bought my first piece of real ham radio equipment—an assembled Heathkit SD-300 receiver—at the original HRO in Burlingame. I must have been around 14 years old. The guy was a bit grumpy but seemed to take a liking to my friend Bill and I for some reason.
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    Radio City in Mounds View


    Mounds View, you say?
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    I find it bizarre that the guy would try and sell you the idea that "nobody uses balanced line" and "everyone uses coax". Plenty of hams I know (and have known) use balanced feed. I for one never even considered using coax for my HF antennas. I used balanced tuner/line from day 1 to the present.
    I keep my 2 feet on the ground, and my head in the twilight zone.

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