• BBS'ing and HAM Radio

    From Charles Stephenson@1:226/17 to All on Wed Nov 28 01:30:34 2018
    Ok, another question, what's the connection with BBS'ing and HAM radio? I HAVE seen, over the years, there were alot of HAM radio/BBS's in my area in the 90's. Curious what's the connection?

    Thanks
    Regards,
    KrUpTiOn
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  • From Mike Powell@1:2320/105 to CHARLES STEPHENSON on Wed Nov 28 18:39:00 2018
    Ok, another question, what's the connection with BBS'ing and HAM radio? I HAVE >seen, over the years, there were alot of HAM radio/BBS's in my area in the >90's. Curious what's the connection?

    I am not a HAM so I may not be the best person to answer this but, if you search on youtube, you will find some videos of HAMs logging into a HAM
    radio "BBS." Search for "Packet Radio Bulletin Board."

    I am sure there are other links as well, but that is the connection that
    comes to my mind.

    Mike

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  • From Charles Stephenson@1:226/17 to Mike Powell on Wed Nov 28 20:43:11 2018
    Re: BBS'ing and HAM Radio
    By: Mike Powell to CHARLES STEPHENSON on Wed Nov 28 2018 06:39 pm

    Ok, another question, what's the connection with BBS'ing and HAM radio?
    I HAVE seen, over the years, there were alot of HAM radio/BBS's in my
    area in the 90's. Curious what's the connection?

    I am not a HAM so I may not be the best person to answer this but, if you search on youtube, you will find some videos of HAMs logging into a HAM radio "BBS." Search for "Packet Radio Bulletin Board."

    I am sure there are other links as well, but that is the connection that comes to my mind.

    Think I'll do that, I'm looking for another hobby anyways.. hehe
    Regards,
    KrUpTiOn
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  • From Master@1:124/5015 to Charles Stephenson on Wed Nov 28 22:22:00 2018
    Ok, another question, what's the connection with BBS'ing and HAM
    radio? I HAVE seen, over the years, there were alot of HAM
    radio/BBS's in my area in the 90's. Curious what's the connection?

    Thanks
    Regards,
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    It was during the 90's that I started with both PCs, BBS's and became a licensed HAM radio operator. For me, PCs, BBS's and HAM radio were just
    fun things for a young teenager tech hobbyist who was stuck in the
    house after 10PM to do. I started on the CB radio bands and then took
    my Technician Exam in 1994.

    73 - KB2RTI

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to MIKE POWELL on Wed Nov 28 22:42:00 2018
    Mike,

    I am not a HAM so I may not be the best person to answer this but, if you MP>search on youtube, you will find some videos of HAMs logging into a HAM MP>radio "BBS." Search for "Packet Radio Bulletin Board."

    I am sure there are other links as well, but that is the connection that MP>comes to my mind.

    You are correct in that. Some Sysops like myself feature ham radio as
    one of the themes.

    At one time, I was able to have a "Amateur Radio Packet Door" on the
    BBS, but for some reason lately, the terminal node controller (TNC -- a
    modem for ham radio), thinks there is a connection in progress, when
    there's not. So I had to remove it from the BBS. But, when it worked,
    the ham radio Sysop could allow verified users who were also ham radio operators to access the packet network, courtesy of his TNC.

    Daryl

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  • From Holger Granholm@2:20/228 to Charles Stephenson on Thu Nov 29 11:07:00 2018
    In a message on 11-28-18 Charles Stephenson said to All:

    Hello Charles,

    Ok, another question, what's the connection with BBS'ing and HAM
    radio? I HAVE seen, over the years, there were alot of HAM
    radio/BBS's in my area in the 90's. Curious what's the connection?

    I'm running this HAM-BOX BBS as a true Bulletin Board System,
    distributing ARRL, Amsat, swedish and finnish (translated to swedish)
    bulletins to hams in Sweden and Finland as well as locally to all
    interested.

    I'm also keeping file repositories for, mostly free, log book programs, auxiliary programs for hams, and d:o file repositories for operating
    systems like DOS, OS/2, Windows and BBS programs. Amiga was also there
    in the beginning but it has died because of lacking activity.

    Regarding the Amiga:
    I have always been disappointed that it was classified as game only
    machine because the operating system was so advanced that it easily
    could have taken up the fight for a proper operating system like OS/2.

    Also the Amateur Radio Newsline that Ed mentioned is one echo that died
    because of lacking interest.

    Also there are of course discussion echoes like this one that are useful
    if you want to discuss various things but they are not the same thing as personally talk to other hams via SSB or CW (Morse) since that way you
    get the replies immeadetely.

    Locally we did also have a packet radio BBS operating at 1200 bps on 2m
    but because I found it too slow I made a 70cm (432 MHz) transceiver for
    9600 bps packet radio.

    When I had it going the local club decided to close down the packet radio system. Consequently I added a microphone and speaker amplifiers and had
    a 70cm transceiver.

    Transceiver is a combined transmitter/receiver in one unit.

    So much this time. Any further questions will be replied to another time


    Have a good night,

    Holger


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  • From Ed Vance@1:2320/105 to Holger Granholm on Mon Dec 3 22:57:00 2018
    11-29-18 11:07 Holger Granholm wrote to Charles Stephenson about Re: BBS'ing and HAM Radio
    Howdy! Holger,

    @MSGID: <5C01187B.1964.amtradio@capitolcityonline.net>
    In a message on 11-28-18 Charles Stephenson said to All:
    ---Snip---

    Locally we did also have a packet radio BBS operating at 1200 bps on 2m but because I found it too slow I made a 70cm (432 MHz) transceiver for 9600 bps packet radio.

    When I had it going the local club decided to close down the packet
    radio system. Consequently I added a microphone and speaker amplifiers
    and had a 70cm transceiver.

    Transceiver is a combined transmitter/receiver in one unit.

    So much this time. Any further questions will be replied to another
    time

    I've been thinking over and over about asking about the packet radio XCVR
    that You built.

    I was wondering if the circuit used IC's or XSISTORS only or did it have
    Vacuum Tubes in it?

    Is the Schematic for it on some Web Site?

    I ain't built any circuits for ages but I would like to see the Schematic
    for the Rig You built for packet radio, and later added Audio to it
    (for A.M. I suppose?).

    Thanks es 73 de Ed W9ODR . .


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  • From Ed Vance@1:2320/105 to Holger Granholm on Mon Dec 3 23:23:00 2018
    11-29-18 11:07 Holger Granholm wrote to Charles Stephenson about Re: BBS'ing and HAM Radio
    Howdy! Again Holger,

    @MSGID: <5C01187B.1964.amtradio@capitolcityonline.net>
    In a message on 11-28-18 Charles Stephenson said to All:
    - - - S n i p - - -
    Also the Amateur Radio Newsline that Ed mentioned is one echo that died because of lacking interest.

    I enjoyed reading The Amateur Radio Newsline Mark Lewis posted in the echo called LS_ARRL on this BBS, and also the ARRL Bulleting in that echo.

    I never wrote a comment to tell Mark I appreciated his posting the ARN Bulletins.

    I wrote a message in that echo one time and the Moderator back then let
    Me know I shouldn't write messages in that echo.

    Later someone else (Mark?) became Moderator of that echo but I chose not to write anything in THAT echo since there were other Ham Echos on this BBS
    that I could Post Messages in.

    I can still read ARN Bulletins that are posted by Daryl in the GT_HAMRadi
    echo carried on this BBS owned by Mike Powell.

    That Ham Radio echo is on the GT_Power Network, instead of the FIDO Network that this echo called AMT_Radio comes from.

    73 de Ed W9ODR . .



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  • From Holger Granholm@2:20/228 to Ed Vance on Tue Dec 4 10:52:00 2018
    In a message on 12-03-18 Ed Vance said to Holger Granholm:

    GE Ed,

    When I had it going the local club decided to close down the packet
    radio system. Consequently I added a microphone and speaker amplifiers
    and had a 70cm transceiver.

    I was wondering if the circuit used IC's or XSISTORS only or did it
    have Vacuum Tubes in it?

    It's completely solid state with, IIRC, one IC programmed for channels
    and frequencies and another IC plus transistors. On the additional board
    for mic/AF amplifier two more IC's.

    Is the Schematic for it on some Web Site?

    It certainly is but right off hand I don't recall if the source was the
    german CQ DL or UKW Berichte (english VHF Communications).

    I usually prefer the german version if the publisher is in Germany aince
    I get the contents faster than awaiting the translated english version.

    I ain't built any circuits for ages but I would like to see the
    Schematic for the Rig You built for packet radio, and later added
    Audio to it (for A.M. I suppose?).

    I certainly do have the magazine that contained the description if I
    only knew which one it was. I'll send you a note when/if I stumble on it


    GN . ... 73 _.. . Sam, OH0NC

    aka Holger .... --- .-.. --. . .-.


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  • From Ed Vance@1:2320/105 to Holger Granholm on Thu Dec 6 13:47:00 2018
    12-04-18 10:52 Holger Granholm wrote to Ed Vance about Re: BBS'ing and HAM
    adio
    Howdy! Holger,

    @MSGID: <5C07AFEB.1971.amtradio@capitolcityonline.net>
    In a message on 12-03-18 Ed Vance said to Holger Granholm:

    GE Ed,
    GA Sam,

    When I had it going the local club decided to close down the packet
    radio system. Consequently I added a microphone and speaker amplifiers
    and had a 70cm transceiver.

    I was wondering if the circuit used IC's or XSISTORS only or did it
    have Vacuum Tubes in it?

    It's completely solid state with, IIRC, one IC programmed for channels
    and frequencies and another IC plus transistors. On the additional
    board for mic/AF amplifier two more IC's.

    In my previous message I asked if the audio for Your RIG was AM,
    in thinking about it I remembered when I used 2 M Packet my RIG was set
    for FM. Duh. Sorry for the dumb question earlier.

    Is the Schematic for it on some Web Site?

    It certainly is but right off hand I don't recall if the source was the german CQ DL or UKW Berichte (english VHF Communications).

    O.K. Thanks.

    I usually prefer the german version if the publisher is in Germany
    aince I get the contents faster than awaiting the translated english version.

    That's good!, I'd figure the Part Numbers on the Schematic would be easy
    to understand since (I think) all electronic parts from manufacturers in European Countries would use the same Standard Markings.

    A long time ago I was listening on 2 Meters and heard someone talking about needing some Tubes/Valves for a product that didn't have U.S.A. Markings
    on the Tubes.

    I broke in and asked him to wait while I found my 1959 Allied Radio catalog, because I remembered seeing some Mullard Tubes in it had both Tube Numbers.

    The catalog had most of the tubes that He needed to get.

    I always try to be a good LID . .

    I ain't built any circuits for ages but I would like to see the
    Schematic for the Rig You built for packet radio, and later added
    Audio to it (for A.M. I suppose?).

    I certainly do have the magazine that contained the description if I
    only knew which one it was. I'll send you a note when/if I stumble on
    it

    Don't get in a hurry on my account, there's too many other things You need
    to do instead of thumbing through old magazines.

    Would the Magazines December issue include a Yearly Index?

    I can't read German but I'm going to add to my ROUNDTUIT list to Search
    on DuckDuckGo for the URL for the CQ DL and UKW Beriche magazines.

    GN . ... 73 _.. . Sam, OH0NC

    aka Holger .... --- .-.. --. . .-.

    Thanks for the CW.

    Last month in another BBS Network echo on this BBS I noticed some CW in
    the Signature of a message, so I wrote a message to let the fellow know
    that I saw the CW that said the Name of His BBS in His message.

    My next message to You has Daves Reply for You to see how He used CW in
    His Signature Line.

    .. Accuracy is our watchword -- we never make misteaks.

    DIT DAAAAAH DIT

    73 de Ed W9ODR . .


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  • From TOM WALKER@1:123/140 to ED VANCE on Thu Dec 6 19:22:16 2018
    Thanks for the Birthday Message ED over on Classic Computers.
    I did not reply there as I did not want to upset Sean having noted all
    his off topic warning POSTS :-) :-
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  • From Ed Vance@1:2320/105 to TOM WALKER on Fri Dec 7 10:21:00 2018
    12-06-18 19:22 TOM WALKER wrote to ED VANCE about Re: BBS'ing and HAM Radio Howdy! Tom,

    @MSGID: <5C09F0A1.1975.amtradio@capitolcityonline.net>
    Thanks for the Birthday Message ED over on Classic Computers.
    I did not reply there as I did not want to upset Sean having noted all
    his off topic warning POSTS :-) :-
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    I hadn't seen many messages from You lately, except in Classic Computers,
    and earlier in Memory Lane, and didn't know if You would see my HB message
    in this Amateur Radio echo so I posted the message where I last saw You had written in.

    If Sean boxes My ears for writing You there, it won't be the first time
    I've got SHOUTED at by a Moderator of an echo.

    Hope that You are doing well, and H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y again
    to You.

    73 de Ed W9ODR . .


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  • From Holger Granholm@2:20/228 to Ed Vance on Fri Dec 7 12:39:00 2018
    In a message on 12-06-18 Ed Vance said to Holger Granholm:

    GD Ed,

    In my previous message I asked if the audio for Your RIG was AM,
    in thinking about it I remembered when I used 2 M Packet my RIG was
    set for FM. Duh. Sorry for the dumb question earlier.

    The detector of course detects the signal and how you want to process it further is up to you.

    I usually prefer the german version if the publisher is in Germany

    That's good!, I'd figure the Part Numbers on the Schematic would be
    easy to understand since (I think) all electronic parts from
    manufacturers in European Countries would use the same Standard
    Markings.

    Yes.

    The catalog had most of the tubes that He needed to get.

    Most, I think, tube manufacturers do have lists of substitutes of other manufacturers types. The actual tube may be exactly the same but with
    another marking.

    I ain't built any circuits for ages but I would like to see the
    Schematic for the Rig You built for packet radio, and later added
    Audio to it (for A.M. I suppose?).

    AM isn't used in these woods. To use the rig as a 70cm transceiver the
    mode is of course FM.

    Would the Magazines December issue include a Yearly Index?

    Depending on the magazine, the index may be either in the december or
    january issue. The trick is of course to know which year.

    Search on DuckDuckGo for the URL for the CQ DL and UKW Beriche

    Try 'VHF communications' instead of UKW Berichte.

    Last month in another BBS Network echo on this BBS I noticed some CW
    in the Signature of a message, so I wrote a message to let the
    fellow know that I saw the CW that said the Name of His BBS in His
    message.

    All repeaters here sign their callsign with morse.


    CU AGN, Sam, OH0NC

    aka Holger


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  • From Ed Vance@1:2320/105 to Holger Granholm on Sat Dec 8 17:01:00 2018
    12-07-18 12:39 Holger Granholm wrote to Ed Vance about Re: BBS'ing and HAM
    adio
    Howdy! Holger,

    @MSGID: <5C0BA695.1979.amtradio@capitolcityonline.net>
    In a message on 12-06-18 Ed Vance said to Holger Granholm:

    GD Ed,

    GA

    In my previous message I asked if the audio for Your RIG was AM,
    in thinking about it I remembered when I used 2 M Packet my RIG was
    set for FM. Duh. Sorry for the dumb question earlier.

    The detector of course detects the signal and how you want to process
    it further is up to you.

    When I saw the word 'detector' I thought of the RX portion of the XCVR.
    Where I wrote AM or FM I was thinking about the TX section.

    Balanced Modulator or something like that.
    -snip-
    AM isn't used in these woods. To use the rig as a 70cm transceiver the mode is of course FM.

    Before the Kenwood TR-9130 went belly up, I used it on FM, SSB and CW.
    Can't remember if it had AM for a Mode or not.

    My other 2 M rig is a Regency HR-2.
    Once in a while I will turn it on but haven't heard anyone talking, so it probably needs some work on it.

    All of my Radio Gear is in the basement, if ever I hear someone on the
    Regency I will bring it up to this room so I can hear what is going on.

    I havr XTALs for .46 and .52 Simplex in it.

    Some years ago I heard some Repeaters in My area couldn't be accessed without sending a Tone to use them, so I may not be able to access a Repeater anymore if all of them got that modification.

    I've read that that 'feature' is used where two Repeaters are near each
    other to only accept the Tone that sites RX has installed in it, to cut
    down Interference.

    I got the Regency in the mid-1970's and remember one Club Repeater was
    using a Frequency in the 147 MC range but the repeater was set up like Repeaters using the 146 MC section of the Band - RX Low, TX Hi.

    I was listening to it one afternoon and heard Hams in another City 50 Miles away talking.
    A local Ham started talking to the caller and learned that the other Repeater was using the "Band Plan" for 147 MC of RX Hi, TX Low.

    The Club here put new XTALS in their Repeater so the two Repeaters didn't interfere with each other.

    When the Kenwood 2 M XCVR worked I remember one Frequency was called a
    "Wide Area" Repeater Frequency and I heard Stations in Ohio on that Freq.

    Would the Magazines December issue include a Yearly Index?

    Depending on the magazine, the index may be either in the december or january issue. The trick is of course to know which year.

    If You have Your magazines stacked in order grab the December and January issues for several years back and see if a Indes is provided.

    Popular Electronics (or was it called Electronics World) had a Index,
    the other magazine Radio-Electronics printed an note that they would send
    a Index if You asked for it each year. (there might had been a small cost?)

    Search on DuckDuckGo for the URL for the CQ DL and UKW Beriche

    Try 'VHF communications' instead of UKW Berichte.

    Thank You!, I haven't found My ROUNDTUIT to do that Search yet but will have
    a look-see...........

    Last month in another BBS Network echo on this BBS I noticed some CW
    in the Signature of a message, so I wrote a message to let the
    fellow know that I saw the CW that said the Name of His BBS in His message.

    All repeaters here sign their callsign with morse.

    I remember hearing the CW ID, I'm thinking I've heard one of them have
    a Voice ID, not sure.

    I wasn't writing about a Repeater ID, it was the Signature at the end
    of the messages a SysOp wrote in a BBS echo.

    CU AGN, Sam, OH0NC

    aka Holger


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    That's the problem with Me, I don't always phrase my question correctly.

    CU LTR 73 de Ed W9ODR . .


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  • From Holger Granholm@2:20/228 to Ed Vance on Sun Dec 9 09:42:00 2018
    In a message on 12-08-18 Ed Vance said to Holger Granholm:

    GE Ed,

    When I saw the word 'detector' I thought of the RX portion of the
    XCVR.

    Yes, of course, the detector belongs in the RX portion.

    Where I wrote AM or FM I was thinking about the TX section.
    Balanced Modulator or something like that.

    To create FM you vary the oscillator frequency either directly or by
    changing the phase (Phase modulation).

    Before the Kenwood TR-9130 went belly up, I used it on FM, SSB and
    CW. Can't remember if it had AM for a Mode or not.

    I think most HF transceivers incorporate AM but not the VHF/UHF sets.
    In my shack the Drake TR-7 does have an AM, as well as a RTTY position
    on the MODE switch but none of my VHF/UHF do.

    I have both Icom and Yaesu/Sommerkamp tcvrs for the VUHF bands.

    My other 2 M rig is a Regency HR-2.
    Once in a while I will turn it on but haven't heard anyone talking,

    I havr XTALs for .46 and .52 Simplex in it.

    Oh poor lad. XTAL control went out the door ages ago.

    There's very little traffic on the 2m and 70cm repeaters here.
    The reason is of course that OH0 is quite a small area and everyone has
    talked to everybody else and there's not very much to talk about then.

    In the summer the activity rises due to the tourists that visit the
    ¸land Islands.

    I've read that that 'feature' is used where two Repeaters are near
    each other to only accept the Tone that sites RX has installed in
    it, to cut down Interference.

    That's correct. Here we have repeaters that can be accesed either way.

    If You have Your magazines stacked in order grab the December and
    January issues for several years back and see if a Indes is provided.

    Yes I have the "UKW Berichte" and their yearly index is in the january
    issue. The CQ DL magazine I borrow from the club but IIRC the index is
    in the December issue.

    Thank You!, I haven't found My ROUNDTUIT to do that Search yet but
    will have a look-see...........

    Look for a 9600 bps 70cm (430 MHz) packet transceiver.

    All repeaters here sign their callsign with morse.

    I remember hearing the CW ID, I'm thinking I've heard one of them
    have a Voice ID, not sure.

    Yes, some do. One of our repeaters does have a VOICE ID too.


    CU AGN, Sam, OH0NC

    aka Holger


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  • From Jimmy Anderson@1:116/17 to Charles Stephenson on Tue Apr 16 12:21:00 2019

    I wasn't in HAM back then, but I suspect it has to do with the
    'hobby' aspect...



    Charles Stephenson wrote to All <=-

    Ok, another question, what's the connection with BBS'ing and HAM radio?
    I HAVE seen, over the years, there were alot of HAM radio/BBS's in my
    area in the 90's. Curious what's the connection?

    Thanks
    Regards,
    KrUpTiOn
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  • From Jimmy Anderson@1:116/17 to Master on Tue Apr 16 12:22:00 2019
    Master wrote to Charles Stephenson <=-

    the house after 10PM to do. I started on the CB radio bands and then
    took my Technician Exam in 1994.


    My dad was big into CB when it started, so naturally I was too. :-)

    I'm 52 now and didn't get into HAM until about 3 years ago...



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  • From KrUpTiOn@1:226/16 to Jimmy Anderson on Wed Apr 17 00:27:10 2019
    On Apr 17th 12:06 am Jimmy Anderson said...
    the house after 10PM to do. I started on the CB radio bands and
    then
    took my Technician Exam in 1994.


    My dad was big into CB when it started, so naturally I was too. :-)


    MY dad was big into CB'ing to back in the 70's and 80's. I was born in '71, I remember my Dad being so big into it, he had the BIG car Antenna, this under car dash mount (with his 8-track tape too, ofcourse!) Ahh... the memories!



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  • From Jimmy Anderson@1:116/17 to Kruption on Wed Apr 17 22:08:00 2019
    Kruption wrote to Jimmy Anderson <=-

    On Apr 17th 12:06 am Jimmy Anderson said...
    the house after 10PM to do. I started on the CB radio bands and
    then
    took my Technician Exam in 1994.


    My dad was big into CB when it started, so naturally I was too. :-)


    MY dad was big into CB'ing to back in the 70's and 80's. I was born in '71, I remember my Dad being so big into it, he had the BIG car
    Antenna, this under car dash mount (with his 8-track tape too,
    ofcourse!) Ahh... the memories!

    Yep! I remember having an 8 track to cassette converter :-)

    I was born in 67



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  • From Shane O'Neill@1:305/3 to KrUpTiOn on Sun Apr 28 21:21:29 2019
    MY dad was big into CB'ing to back in the 70's and 80's. I was born in '71, I remember my Dad being so big into it, he had the BIG car Antenna, this under car dash mount (with his 8-track tape too, ofcourse!) Ahh... the memories!

    So can relate to this!!! Born '72 here! ;) My dad had his last CB setup in
    his new F-150 in the mid 80's like you described your dads!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd5ZLJWQmss&feature=youtu.be

    A good laugh for ya! Might be something you remember!

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  • From KrUpTiOn@1:226/16 to Shane O'Neill on Tue Apr 30 21:55:02 2019
    On Apr 29th 9:00 am Shane O'Neill said...
    Ahh...
    the memories!

    So can relate to this!!! Born '72 here! ;) My dad had his last CB setup in his new F-150 in the mid 80's like you described your dads!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd5ZLJWQmss&feature=youtu.be

    A good laugh for ya! Might be something you remember!



    I'll have to check it out, thanks! All that stuff was high tech back then, transistor tubes and all! LOL!

    Just think, if they had the technology we hae now, back then, what we'd be doing now! I'm sure we'd have colonies on Mars right about now! hehe



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  • From Steve Wolf@1:275/89 to Shane O'Neill on Tue May 14 19:31:06 2019
    Re: Re: BBS'ing and HAM Radio
    By: Shane O'Neill to KrUpTiOn on Sun Apr 28 2019 09:21 pm

    MY dad was big into CB'ing to back in the 70's and 80's. I was born in '71, I remember my Dad being so big into it, he had the BIG car Antenna, this under car dash mount (with his 8-track tape too, ofcourse!) Ahh... the memories!

    So can relate to this!!! Born '72 here! ;) My dad had his last CB setup in his new F-150 in the mid 80's like you described your dads!

    I was big time into the CB back in 78-82. I got my "handle" HusTler and now use it in BBS land. I met a lot of ladies on that darn thing. I could tell you some great CB stories... Pull up a chair..



    Regards,
    Steve Wolf

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  • From Shane O'Neill@1:305/3 to Steve Wolf on Thu May 16 13:28:05 2019
    I was big time into the CB back in 78-82. I got my "handle" HusTler
    and now use it in BBS land. I met a lot of ladies on that darn thing. I could tell you some great CB stories... Pull up a chair..

    That is awesome on the handle carry over from CB to BBS!

    <Pulling up a chair and 6 pack> okay lets hear the real scoop!!! ;)

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  • From Jimmy Anderson@1:116/17 to Shane O'neill on Thu May 16 17:04:00 2019
    Shane O'neill wrote to Steve Wolf <=-

    I was big time into the CB back in 78-82. I got my "handle" HusTler
    and now use it in BBS land. I met a lot of ladies on that darn thing. I could tell you some great CB stories... Pull up a chair..

    That is awesome on the handle carry over from CB to BBS!

    <Pulling up a chair and 6 pack> okay lets hear the real scoop!!! ;)

    I have a pepsi here - start jawwing... :-)




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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to Charles Stephenson on Wed May 22 10:19:10 2019

    On 2019 Apr 20 18:18:56, you wrote to Jimmy Anderson:

    I like geting older, I used to dread in my 20's reaching my 50's! I'm 47, and I love it! Although I've found grey in 'unseen' areas I don't like!
    :\

    i used to have salt'n'pepper but now it is all white... even my beard has (finally) come in and is all white... my hair has been all white for ~5 years or so... maybe closer to 10... i'm closing in on 60 pretty quickly...

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  • From Charles Stephenson@1:226/17 to mark lewis on Thu May 23 22:31:16 2019
    Re: BBS'ing and HAM Radio
    By: mark lewis to Charles Stephenson on Wed May 22 2019 10:19 am

    i used to have salt'n'pepper but now it is all white... even my beard has (finally) come in and is all white... my hair has been all white for ~5 years or so... maybe closer to 10... i'm closing in on 60 pretty quickly...

    Hehe!!

    I used to dye my hair weird colors when I was younger, thinking about doing that with my beard in a few years! :D

    haha
    Regards,
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  • From Jimmy Anderson@1:116/17 to Charles Stephenson on Sun May 26 21:12:00 2019
    Charles Stephenson wrote to Jimmy Anderson <=-

    Re: Re: BBS'ing and HAM Radio
    By: Jimmy Anderson to Kruption on Wed Apr 17 2019 10:08 pm

    Yep! I remember having an 8 track to cassette converter :-)

    I was born in 67

    hehe! You KNOW you old when WE can say 'back in the day when..' *sigh*

    I like geting older, I used to dread in my 20's reaching my 50's! I'm
    47, and I love it! Although I've found grey in 'unseen' areas I don't like! :\ Regards,

    My first gray that I noticed was once I was shaving. I should point out
    that I wear a gotee...

    But anyway, I'm shaving then washing the 'left over' shaving cream from
    my face and some won't wash out. It was gray in my 'beard.' LOL




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  • From Charles Stephenson@1:226/16 to Jimmy Anderson on Mon May 27 21:42:05 2019

    On May 27th 12:02 am Jimmy Anderson said...

    My first gray that I noticed was once I was shaving. I should point out that I wear a gotee...

    But anyway, I'm shaving then washing the 'left over' shaving cream from my face and some won't wash out. It was gray in my 'beard.' LOL



    Hehe!!!

    I used to go to the barbershop every week, I had the same haircut for the last 5 or so years, faded, and thin on top. I remember, like it was yesterday! (I wish it was!) when I finally started going bald, I thought my barber messed up my hair! I went home, got in the shower, looked in the mirror, and I thought I cut my hair too then on the top of my head! I didn't wanna believe I was going bald! So I rushed back to the shop to complain!! hahaha

    We had a good (tearful!) laugh about it! I started to just cut it all off, so I
    DID save some money! ;)






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  • From Charles Stephenson@1:226/16 to mark lewis on Mon May 27 21:38:36 2019







    On May 24th 8:30 pm mark lewis said...

    i used to have salt'n'pepper but now it is all white... even my beard has (finally) come in and is all white... my hair has been all white for ~5 years or so... maybe closer to 10... i'm closing in on 60 pretty quickly...



    Hehe!

    I'm closing in on 50....quickly....

    The older you get the only thing that goes fast or faster IS time, it seems! :\

    I've actually thought about joining one of those hair clubs, I have my hairline, but have the balding spot in the middle of my head, so I just shave it all off! hehe




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  • From Tony Langdon@3:633/410 to Charles Stephenson on Wed May 29 19:37:00 2019
    On 05-27-19 21:38, Charles Stephenson wrote to mark lewis <=-

    Hehe!

    I'm closing in on 50....quickly....

    I passed that mark over a year ago. ;)

    The older you get the only thing that goes fast or faster IS time, it seems! :\

    I've actually thought about joining one of those hair clubs, I have my hairline, but have the balding spot in the middle of my head, so I just shave it all off! hehe

    I've still got a full head of hair (good genes), and it's still only got a little grey. ;)


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  • From Charles Stephenson@1:226/16 to Tony Langdon on Wed May 29 23:27:01 2019

    On May 29th 8:20 am Tony Langdon said...







    On May 29th 8:20 am Tony Langdon said...

    I'm closing in on 50....quickly....

    I passed that mark over a year ago. ;)


    Yeah I can see the finish line (to 50!)



    On May 29th 8:20 am Tony Langdon said...
    shave it all off! hehe

    I've still got a full head of hair (good genes), and it's still only got a little grey. ;)



    Lucky lucky... damn my parents! :D



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  • From Tony Langdon@3:633/410 to Charles Stephenson on Fri May 31 13:13:00 2019
    On 05-29-19 23:27, Charles Stephenson wrote to Tony Langdon <=-

    I'm closing in on 50....quickly....

    I passed that mark over a year ago. ;)


    Yeah I can see the finish line (to 50!)

    It's not a finish line, just another lap (of the sun) done. :D You don't want to hear a bell ringing at that point, because then you're on your last lap. :D


    On May 29th 8:20 am Tony Langdon said...
    shave it all off! hehe

    I've still got a full head of hair (good genes), and it's still only got
    a little grey. ;)



    Lucky lucky... damn my parents! :D

    Hahaha and the rest of me is holding up pretty well. That's both good luck (genes) and good management (lots of training). :)


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  • From Charles Stephenson@1:226/16 to Tony Langdon on Sun Jun 2 19:13:44 2019
    On May 31st 12:52 am Tony Langdon said...

    It's not a finish line, just another lap (of the sun) done. :D You don't want to hear a bell ringing at that point, because then you're on your last lap. :D

    Totally agree. I'll never admit I'm on my last lap! :D


    On May 31st 12:52 am Tony Langdon said...
    Lucky lucky... damn my parents! :D

    Hahaha and the rest of me is holding up pretty well. That's both good luck (genes) and good management (lots of training). :)


    Yeah, the 'training' part helps ALOT! I'm doing the gym thing to atleast keep the LOOK of youth!



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  • From Tony Langdon@3:633/410 to Charles Stephenson on Tue Jun 4 18:47:00 2019
    On 06-02-19 19:13, Charles Stephenson wrote to Tony Langdon <=-

    It's not a finish line, just another lap (of the sun) done. :D You don't want to hear a bell ringing at that point, because then you're on your last lap. :D

    Totally agree. I'll never admit I'm on my last lap! :D

    Haha, I think I have a lot more laps to complete. ;)

    On May 31st 12:52 am Tony Langdon said...
    Lucky lucky... damn my parents! :D

    Hahaha and the rest of me is holding up pretty well. That's both good luck (genes) and good management (lots of training). :)


    Yeah, the 'training' part helps ALOT! I'm doing the gym thing to
    atleast keep the LOOK of youth!

    Well, the last 7 days training:

    Wed - Gym (legs and upper body), then a lassage, followed by some light javelin throwing.
    Thu - Track session - Warmup, drills then 5 x 80m at 85% effort (which is enough to get me to around 30 km/h these days!)
    Fri - Gym (core) followed by yoga.
    Sat - 3.3km cross country relay leg.
    Sun - Track session - warmup, 6 x 200m with reducing rest, then gym (legs and core)
    Mon - 3km treadmill and gym (core)
    Tue - Today! - warmup, 5 x 300m at 1km pace (roughly).

    Welcome to my world. :D

    Unfortunately, that means I don't get to play radio as often as I used to. :) Need to reconnect with the local club.


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  • From Jimmy Anderson@1:116/17 to Charles Stephenson on Mon Jun 10 02:28:00 2019
    Charles Stephenson wrote to Jimmy Anderson <=-

    On May 27th 12:02 am Jimmy Anderson said...

    My first gray that I noticed was once I was shaving. I should point out that I wear a gotee...

    But anyway, I'm shaving then washing the 'left over' shaving cream from
    my face and some won't wash out. It was gray in my 'beard.' LOL



    Hehe!!!

    I used to go to the barbershop every week, I had the same haircut for
    the last 5 or so years, faded, and thin on top. I remember, like it was yesterday! (I wish it was!) when I finally started going bald, I
    thought my barber messed up my hair! I went home, got in the shower, looked in the mirror, and I thought I cut my hair too then on the top
    of my head! I didn't wanna believe I was going bald! So I rushed back
    to the shop to complain!! hahaha

    We had a good (tearful!) laugh about it! I started to just cut it all
    off, so I
    DID save some money! ;)

    LOL - well there's that advantage! :-)



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  • From Charles Stephenson@1:226/16 to Tony Langdon on Fri Jun 14 17:09:37 2019

    On Jun 4th 5:23 pm Tony Langdon said...

    Well, the last 7 days training:

    Wed - Gym (legs and upper body), then a lassage, followed by some light javelin throwing. Thu - Track session - Warmup, drills then 5 x 80m at 85% effort (which is enough to get me to around 30 km/h these days!) Fri - Gym (core) followed by yoga. Sat - 3.3km cross country relay leg. Sun - Track session - warmup, 6 x 200m with reducing rest, then gym (legs and core) Mon - 3km treadmill and gym (core) Tue - Today! - warmup, 5 x 300m at 1km pace (roughly).



    Geesh! Are you traning for the Decathalon! :D I wish I could do PART of that, I have back issues so when I go to the gym, I just lift and do cardio. You can
    be my personal trainer!! hehe



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  • From Tony Langdon@3:633/410 to Charles Stephenson on Sat Jun 15 12:14:00 2019
    On 06-14-19 17:09, Charles Stephenson wrote to Tony Langdon <=-


    Geesh! Are you traning for the Decathalon! :D I wish I could do PART
    of that, I have back issues so when I go to the gym, I just lift and do cardio. You can be my personal trainer!! hehe

    Hehe, my primary goal is speed. Currently, I can run the 100 metres in a little over 13 seconds (Remember, I'm 51 :) ), but I believe I can get that time down quite a lot. However, there is some truth in your question, I have been known to do a decathlon, and want to do another one next summer. The throwing will certainly help my points on some of my weaker events (I'm not a thrower at all, and 3/10 decathlon events are throws).

    This time of year, my focus is on general fitness - strength, power, endurance, flexibility, while doing enough speed work to maintail my basic skills, without being overtaxing. I also have to regularly work on acceleration repition, because that is the weak part of my race, despite having more power than average. So far, repetition is my friend there.

    You wouldn't be the first who's asked for my help, or that I've given help to with their fitness. :)



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  • From Charles Stephenson@1:226/16 to Tony Langdon on Wed Jun 19 16:20:04 2019
    On Jun 14th 11:00 pm Tony Langdon said...

    This time of year, my focus is on general fitness - strength, power, endurance, flexibility, while doing enough speed work to maintail my basic skills, without being overtaxing. I also have to regularly work on acceleration repition, because that is the weak part of my race, despite having more power than average. So far, repetition is my friend there.

    You wouldn't be the first who's asked for my help, or that I've given help to with their fitness. :)



    I dunno WHAT happened with that last message I sent, it got all kinda ways wacky!

    I've been making a conscience effort on my health. It was easier in my 20's! now almost hitting 50, if I want to live satisfying live I've had to make it more of my routine. I actually been losing weight over the last 2 months. I feel healthier!



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  • From Tony Langdon@3:633/410 to Charles Stephenson on Thu Jun 20 10:43:00 2019
    On 06-19-19 16:20, Charles Stephenson wrote to Tony Langdon <=-

    I dunno WHAT happened with that last message I sent, it got all kinda
    ways wacky!

    Hmm, OK. :D

    I've been making a conscience effort on my health. It was easier in my 20's! now almost hitting 50, if I want to live satisfying live I've had

    Oddly enough, I've been like a good fortified wine or whisky, and am improving with age. :)

    to make it more of my routine. I actually been losing weight over the last 2 months. I feel healthier!

    Yeah, definitely have to make it routine. Having a sport to pursue certainly helps me, as that adds training commitments and competition. Off down the coast for a cross country relay this coming Saturday. My leg is 5.7km (around 3.5 miles). :)

    Hmm, feel free to drop me a netmail to continue, or perhaps over in FSXnet. :)

    Creeping back on topic, I'd like to have another go at ARDF, now that I'm at my best long distance fitness ever. The DF and navigation parts are no issue for me, I'm a natural at both, it's the distance running aspect that was my weak link back in 2003. But I still managed 2 team gold (2m and 80m) and an individual bronze (in the open 80m event) at the 2003 Region 3 ARDF Championships.


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  • From Adam Hall@1:305/3 to Charles Stephenson on Thu Feb 25 03:22:40 2021
    I used Finasteride to pre-empt hair loss. Not sure if it worked, as I started it before any real hair loss. I won't stop using it though!

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