Re: Where's the beef (er, the foxes)?

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From: George, W5YR (w5yr@att.net)
Date: Sun Jul 27 2003 - 19:52:37 CDT


Well, as we say in Texas, Tim, it was a "character builder!"

Absolute vapor signals from Alan although Larry was loud enough to work
readily. Alan finally came up long enough for a Q and a pelt and then back
into the swamp.

I think that our NE-TX Tornados 20-meter team all got Clean Sweeps again so
we are happy, but it was a real struggle. Doc, W5TB, was in CO on vacation
and although he was loud here, we don't know what luck he had with the
Foxii.

You're right - it is becoming hard work, although I still enjoy trying!
<:}

So far most of us have missed only the two times that K5TR near Austin was a
Fox and only N5ZE on our team could work him groundwave.

Don't give up! Just four more to go!

73/72, George
Amateur Radio W5YR - the Yellow Rose of Texas
Fairview, TX 30 mi NE of Dallas in Collin county EM13QE
"In the 57th year and it just keeps getting better!"
<mailto:w5yr@att.net>

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tim Pettibone" <k5oi@cox.net>
To: "Low Power Amateur Radio Discussion" <qrp-l@Lehigh.EDU>
Sent: Sunday, July 27, 2003 5:35 PM
Subject: Where's the beef (er, the foxes)?

> I've just moved to a smaller, lower place, but how come I can't hear any
of
> the foxes or hounds? This isn't fun anymore. Too early, too difficult,
> and too frustrating. My worst year yet.
>
> Tim K5OI
> Stillwater, OK
>


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