Re: First time loop winder
John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
This recent exchange with, primarily, Gary DeBock in suburban Seattle-Tacoma and Roy Dyball in Australia helping an Ultralighter who was beginning his first ferrite rod-coil winding is a great example of what makes this group so special.... great positive attitudes and a very real willingness to help each other over our personal rough spots. Bravo, guys!!!toggle quoted message Show quoted text
Over 25 years ago, when I was getting back into radio after a 25 year hiatus, Gerry Dexter, who literally wrote the book on SWBC and MW QSLing told me "You know, John, it's not the great DX catches or the QSLs, but rather the many friends that I've made that really make the hobby great!" At the time, I was just back in and climbing up the ladder of SWBC countries QSLed and I said "Yeah, right, Gerry!!!"
Geez, old Gerry was absolutely right! I've made a passel of new friends here, that I value very much.... and renewed many old ones, too... on top of that, I've learned huge amounts about various aspects of Ultralighting and, really, radio in general and had a BARREL of fun.
I've got to get another cup of coffee and start on over 25 more DXing award certificates that have been checked and verified by Rob Ross this week.... but it sure is nice to stop for a few minutes to think about the bigger picture. It is very nice to have you all around. It makes my life much richer. Yours, too, I hope!
At 03:18 AM 1/22/2010 -0500, you wrote: