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CW FOREVER by Jim Hatherley, WA1TBY SK 12-19-2000
You must have at times thought into the past,
Hello- I was introduced to Amateur Radio by Kent Parret- down the street from me-W8QFQ - when I was a Cub Scout back in 1965-In 1972- I was a Lone Eagle Scout- Mr Duane Thayer was the area scout master a great fellow.- Norm Brooks W8SH gave me a Heathkit DX 100 and Hallicrafters SX110 receiver-and dow relay -Norm wired a ceramic FT 243 socket on top of the DX 100 - I was only allowed crystal control -I had 4 Rocks ( crystal's) that I got From Jan Crystals in Flordia -Had a lot of fun and learned alot with that Ole Anchor-I had a J38- I bought at a Detroit Mi Army /Navy store back in 1968 -WB8LJY-Mark gave me the Novice exam.-WN8SZH-John W1FB Doug--W8CMA Paul and Hank- K8DD were my CW Mentors -they helped me build a few tube rig-20/40/80 Verticals- I had lots of fun with those Mentors- Hank-K8DD was a DX hound and a very good cw operator-we had very long ragchew QSOs on CW about DX and Propagation- Hank got me into QRPp in 78- Ive held the 1st radiotelephone-with radar indorsement- the 2nd class radio telegraph with the GDMS -all expired now- USN Ret. 14 yrs.I grew up in Port Huron Michigan -I was a pilot boats mate for 4 summers on the St Clair River and Lake Huron -I met Jaques Cousteau -he was a wonderful man he knew about amateur radio-My 1st mate was Jerry Knox on the Sallie May-Charles Hisslip was River Captain..., WE moored a few time up against the Edmound Fitzgerald to pick up or bring the PILOT to the ship and deliver crew mail- I used to swim in the St Clair River everyday in all Season's and scuba dive in Lake Huron- I loved to walleye fish with my father at night in the river .... St Clair River... it was called "chaggin " for walleye - I painted houses and boats - Crist Craft boats for extra cash - worked with Wayne Golumbowski Land Mobile /AM/FM/TV repair service-moniterering- WSMA WPHM WDIV WHLS and others - I also worked at Radio Shack with Ron Hamilton manager,, -store# 6902-had a lot of fun .
I learned to I scuba dive at age 10 -13 from Dave Matevia -he was the Port Huron Police's Dive Team Trainer back in the 50-60-70's- passed all 4 classes with a 10 -he told me he was One of the Original Frogmen in WW2- Marc Chirchill was a dive Master -he had worked on a few deep dive cofferdams -deep well oil rigs back in the 70's- he was great fellow he mentored me in some deep gas dives in Lake Huron. I enjoy Judo studies- Boxing -all shooting sports and am a avid Fly-fishing Trout Angler-Tie my own flies-I water colour paint -enjoy cooking- love to garden and cut lots of firewood. I love all animals-I have a Rotweiller Bruno-who is a Big wonderful fellow he loves to play frisbie - 5/7 catches and a new frisbie is needed- also a Jack Russel Terrior -Rusty- He's a Real Charmer -and a Houdini -our cat is Rollexia -a great mouser - a lover of Olives ...crazy cat- My father taught me how to Respect- Handle and Shoot Firearms at Age 7 -Safety Above ALL-I was given a 410 shotgun at age 10 and a 22 lr single shot bolt action at 12 yrs -I would get ducks-geese- pheasants-squrrel's-rabbits and white-tailed deer for the dinner table .. I have not Hunted in many year's ..SAFETY Above all with Firearms- Keep Them Out of the Way and Locked Up-Ammo in a Different Area- I shot competition handgun for many yrs- I went 3 times to the Federal building in Detroit - General Exam -13 WPM -Advanced Exam had no code exam- then Extra Exam and 20 WPM cw receive and sending tests..... Those administrators acted if you were on the FBI's most wanted list... how they questioned you and looked you up and down- They really made you feel uneasy.I have mentored many Radio Amateur's-gave many novice exams- I enjoy greatly-I think All Amateur Radio Operator's Should Have a Working Knowledge of Morse Code- CW- It Was a Sad Day when the FCC Ended the CW Requirements- I operate 85% cw, I may be using a straight key,a bug,side swiper,paddle,vertical bug,key or a keyboard(not much) to send CW-
I was in an industrial accident in 1989 at a Paper Mill- It broke/fractured 3 vertibrates in my neck and 2 in my back,hit the side of my head -did some damage to my spinal cord... Iam very lucky to be alive talking and walking..it also caused some CHI's.. after all these yrs I still am in recovery.. after 7 surgeries ,but just keep on Truckin".I was in hospital/wheel chair for 5 yrs..But you got to Suck up the Pain and SXXX and survive.,I have been to 137 different doctors ..clinics...hospitals... Still breathing... getting around like a well oiled used dozer,,someone told me ..THE NARCOTIC PAIN MEDICATIONS... THEY ARE TROUBLE AND DEADLY... MORE PROBLEMS...HEARTBREAK. I TOOK them FOR YEARS..... ALL THEY DO IS CLOUD PAIN AND JUDGMENT-they are KILLER'S.
I AM a Life Member- of the ARRL O.O. and A-1 Operators Club - QSL Society-Active SKYWARN storm watcher/reporter-I like Real paper QSls-and enjoy getting them. I enjoy DXing /Rag Chewing . I enjoy riding my Harley Davidson motorcycles- been riding HD since 17- I started out riding a Ruttman mini bike then onto a Honda CB360 /Triumph 750/what a Blast.. ...then my fathers Panhead -Be carefull letting your children listen- it is terrible the language you will hear now at anytime-The FCC has Began New -Enforcement (Really ?)--Beware--- LIDS-Space Cadet's- EX CBer's- Disgrunted OLD Time Extra's - and all DQRMer,s.Your Time IS Comming....-Please Read and Understand an ARRL Operating Manuel -using a PC/ Code copy machine is never going to work to copy CW reliably-Use Your BRAIN. The Good Overwhelms the Bad in this Endeavor of Amateur Radio-we need to reach out and instruct-show how to operate-act-build- be ones "Mentor" take control by being an Example by leading theYoung/Old -How to Do it Correctly - I like to contact Special Event Stations-they have interesting QSLs- My Log Books are open from 1972 to present-I Enjoy Real Paper QSLs- I like the Stamps-Postmarks on Direct QSLs and the QSL cards .A QSL is the Final Acknowledgement of a Contact- My Logs Will be Open Untill My SK and My Amateur License Expires. I send many QSLs direct-If Sent direct at todays rate Ist Class-Mail QSL-Envelope-$2-7-USD-Global US Stamp $ 1.10 , Thats $4.50 +/- send 3/4 out every month-some 2/3 times over a few yrs-SOME Will NEVER QSL-My Return Rate is 83 % -THEIR are those that Never QSL .....
I do my Station Testing During these events,,,switching antennas,QRPing,fine tuning,testing filters,do some Hunt and Pounce operating ....... I like to give a Real RST report- I am in competition with my own stations abilities-nothing else- I Do Not Collect Awards. Only QSL Cards.
Paul E. Genaw-73/DX CW IS A-1
I DO NOT COLLECT CLUB #'s Here are some Club's- # I have for those that DO collect them .
SKCC-#118T / FH-#114 /10-10-#12581 / GACW-#893 / FP-#1267 / 30MTRDG-#2558 / EPC-#8221 / NAQCC-#1034 / MI QRP-#1696
GERITOL-# 1991 / DMC-# 2993 / R CW C Club-#69 / BOZO- # 900 ./WSC#0049/ /ESSEX CW CLUB #261
NO- TWITTER- NO -FACEBOOK-NO PAY PAL-
GET With It- WOUFF HOUNG/RETTY SNITCH
------NO PAIN----- NO GAIN-------- NO DX-----
I Often call CQ DX CQ DX on CW/RTTY/FH
I will not "Answer Anyone"" Other than DX" .....OUTSIDE THE NA Continent.
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AMERICA LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT
I am A PATRIOT... PROUD TO BE A NATURAL BORN AMERICAN
" I AM NOT A "YOOPER"
Born Below ...... Under.... The Big Mac Bridge....... and the Blue Water Bridge..I Live in Michigans Upper Peninsula a wonderful place.
I Live Here As Steward to Forest lands-Swamps- Fresh Water Lakes- Rivers- Streams-
Fauna-Flora and Biota .
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