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Just a quick wrap-up on the S Line

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by AE5DX, Nov 26, 2012.

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  1. AE5DX

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    After a month of continuous restoration, the S line is on the air. My antenna is now the weak link in the chain. Made 3 contacts in North America Saturday, farthest away 900 miles or so to Chicago, checked into the Collins Collector's Net yesterday and got a welcome from the president of the club. Good signal reports!

    So a month ago, from these, crusty ol' radios

    To a fully operational S Line in roughly a month.

    Mucho thanks to Glen, K9STH, and everyone who's helped me along the way.
    My YL hasn't seen me since Halloween! :D

    My shack/shop has gone through quite a transformation since March, when I first got my ticket. Now it's time to go for my Extra so I can stretch out the legs of this station!
    It isn't a nice, tidy and clean station like I see so often, it's a station, it's an electronics repair shop, and a lot of other things, but I've come a long way in 9 months :)
  2. AF6LJ

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    Good job and nice station.
  3. N3AWS

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    Nice job, Steve! Beautiful to look at and I'm sure it all sounds just as beautiful on the air.

    73, Jim N3AWS
  4. KB4QAA

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    Look at those guys shine! Great job.
  5. AE5DX

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    Thanks guys, and I've since gotten the call sign of the SK who had it so many years ago, K5RXT. The call has been re-issued, but it belonged to the father of a friend of mine. His dad passed in 1980, so this station is in honor of him as well.
  6. N6MEJ

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    Remarkable work. I've enjoyed watching.
  7. WA4BRL

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    I think many more have been watching without mentioning the fact. Thanks for sharing your journey!
  8. AE5DX

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    Well thanks fellas, it's been fun, a labor of love, so to speak. I'm really having a blast.

    Next up, is a Yaesu FT-101EE. It's in pieces, in two boxes. Hooboy :D
  9. WD5GWY

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    Very nice restoration! I have been one of the "lurkers" following your progress with this
    project and I must say you have done a great job.

    Oh, your shack/workbench looks just fine to me. Mine seems to stay "occupied" with quite a lot
    of essentials (to me) too!
  10. N9ZMO

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    Well done, great work on the restoration, Steve.
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