At 11:10 AM 10/17/2008, Kirk Allen wrote:
After not really getting very serious about Ultralight listening untilAtta Boy Kirk.....We'll make a Master ULR DX'er outta you yet!!!!! Ain't
this just a Bag of Fun. All the Old Grumps who think we're just a bunch of
Nuts sure don't know what they're missing. I wish I woulda started DXing
with these things back in the 70's.....I'd have 1,000's logged by now!!
That Bryant Guy sure has done a lot of good things for the Listening Hobby
eh???? Aside from his own efforts...he has a way of making others "Get
Involved" for the betterment of the Hobby as well!!! I think he would be a
Good Motivational Speaker....John maybe you can travel around with Tony
What's his Nuts and do the circuit!!! AHHAHA.....
Hey Kirk........I really miss those days too....being a member of both NU
and Fine Tuning for many years......I think it's kinda funny to see all you
Ol' Boys showing up here on the ULR Pages!! (And me too! HAHHHHA). All
those years tuning the Shortwave Bands with Mega Dollar Communications
Receivers and Thousands of feet of wire....and here we all are now twirling
little plastic Radios around in our hands....trying to break the 15,000
kilometer mark for stations heard on an Ultralight!! I remember spending a
few COLD Nights up in Dave Clark's DX Barn in Newmarket, Ontario with Dave
and Cedric Marshall...hey there's a couple of Names that should bring back
memories!! HAHA.....I can't imagine trying to ULR DX up there in those days
though..I think my Fingers would be frozen off twirling the ULR's in the
Sub-Frozen climes of the DX Barn!! Man....we sure did hear a lot of Nice
stuff up there though..........
Unfortunately...I never was able to get to any of the NU/FT Ventions in Reynoldsburg.......sure wish I woulda now. It would be nice to put faces to
all those names!! Harold Sellers always tried to get me to go with him..but
the timing was never right for my Holidays and stuff. Not to mention my
wife worked shifts....and I had a young boy to look after back then. He's
now in his 6th year of Universty....so I guess I would be able to go
now.....but those days are long gone sadly!!
Hey.....I'd like to see that Photo too Kirk..so if you can...please shoot a
copy off to me as well....I'm sure I'll know a lot of those Boys!!
Thanks for the Nostalgia trip Kirk........and ain't it funny how everything
goes full circle???!!
Robert S. Ross VA3SW
Box 1003, Stn. B.
Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC
Enjoy Ultralight Radio DXing......It's like being a KID again!!
Defy Physics.....Play Table Tennis!! (Ping Pong with an Attitude)