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I am a 61 year old Christian anti-communist "Florida cracker" living in Lehigh Acres, Florida, a large community just east of Fort Myers on the southwest coast and bordering the Everglades . The weather here is truly miserable in Summer, and it's hard to keep antennas in the air. But the roads are clogged with those escaping the cold Winters from all over the world. This "migration of snow birds" is the mainstay of our local economy, which, like everywhere else, is suffering greatly lately. I live in a paid-for, tiny wood frame home with my XYL Carol and two minpins M.I.A. and Bambi. We are "happily-maintaining". I QSL100% snail mail, or eQSL. Although I do not 'Contest' , or really into DXing that much anymore, I'm always interested in making new friends and rag-chewing


That's me, above

The boy is me in 1963, Hialeah, Florida . The dog on my lap in my QSL card is Bambi, my oldest minpin. The 'youngun' on my lap helping me watch "Dora the Explorer" is grandaughter Chloe -- soon to graduate high school! They grow so fast, don't they?!



The XYL, Carol and Giavani (another of my 11 grandchildren). One of my three daughters, Tina, her twins, Faith and Grace AKA; "Thing1" and "Thing 2".



Bambi and M.I.A. on a camping trip . M.I.A. snubbing the camera.

Most mornings since I've been retired, I can be found in the shack with my cup of fresh ground Kona coffee, and my old Friend, Bambi, snoozing on the footrest beteen my feet,. My radio is tuned into 7.210MHz, listenening to Americans from Cuba, as they defend their American way of life, while suffering terriffic intentional interference and insult from Cuba and from communist sympathizers here in-country.. I don't speak a word of Spanish, but the group allows me to interject my comments, and often, will break into english for my benefit, and for others who may be sandbaging, or when it's "My Turn".  I know quite a few of these folks personally from meeting them at hamfests --- but I know them better for their staunch defense of the USA, and individual freedom, including the airwaves. Truly, a great bunch of guys!!! 


I'm no longer a young one -- but I'm still a "whippersnapper" (no, it's not me on the horse) lol




Some of myYouTube Stuff;

Please PM me if you happen to find one that doesn't link as it should., and I can and WILL re-post it. For some unknown reason, Youtube has lost some of my videos, and their links would then go nowhere fast. I have them backed up (they can't delete those, can they?)

I don't know why that happens, but hey -- I'm retired. I have all day to put them back.






This is the actual lift. It went up like nuthin! Well,almost. :)



This is what T.S. Debby left me with;

And all I wanted to do was straighten-out a bent element!
Go with your gut-feeling when inspecting your tower. If it doesn't look right,

The pic below is my IMAX 2000 after a 2010 lightning strike.


These two pics are of my tower after a severe summer storm in July of 2011.The antenna WAS a Comet beam.


God must really want me to switch hobbies.



Jan 2013 shack pic

Base; Radio room;

Rig1 is a Yaedog FT-857D 160~40Cm all-mode, Bencher paddle via MFJ-464 Keyer.

Rig2 is an FT-840 HRD-Controlled for 20m thru 10m; Ameritron AL811 amplifier.

Antennas;  Individual-band wire dipole variants at 30feet. a Cushcraft A13b2 "boomer" at 55feet, and an Imax2000 at 60feet.

Mobile; Icom IC706MKIIG w/ LDG RT100 tuner into a Comet 40m short whip on the bed rail, and a Comet dual-bander on the roof Yeah, My Ram1500 doubles as a "porcupine"


The tower failure after TS Debby, 2012.

Here is a cheap signal generator modded with some added bellz n whistles;


How to change the contrast of your LCD Display;


The Yaesu FT-857D was actually HARDER to read after the mod. I'm thinking about switching back on rthat one.



Well, that's about all the news as of 02/27/14. Please 'check-in' from time to time, as I'm planning new youtubes on future projects.

'Threes', Y'all. I hope to QSO soon. .See you around!!

Keep your friends smilling -- even the mean ones!

Page template was designed by my good friend, WI4E, Willy --

Content, of course, is my fault. :) All outside images were in public domain. All my additional images can be considered public domain also Just use discretion and tact if you use them





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