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CHANGES TO CLEAN SCOOP CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS

We have had horrible cooperation from the weather for the first 3 events and our on the air time has been limited so the club decided to change the qualification for the certificate. Now you only need to QSL 5 of 7 of the Special Events to get the clean scoop certificate !!

Good Luck and 73 from SEKARC

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

CAUTION - Aggressive Island Girls

I have to pass on this 20 meter PSK31 QSO that I had from a retired man in Florida. N2FBB/4 Bob sounded like a wonderful man with many many stories. The first story was of his first antenna in the apartment in Florida. He took 20 feet of thin wire, froze the end in an ice cube tray, and FLUSHED it down the toilet. Well to be accurate his wife did the flushing while he fed the wire down. The ice cube melted and the antenna was deployed! Now for all I know he just had an active imagination, but something tells me these were not imagined. But surely the statute of limitations has passed on some of these?


From there the stories went back in time to when he was living on the island of Anguilla, part of the British West Indies. His call while on the island was VP2EBR and he tells stories of using a septic tank as an antenna, and of being the official harbor monitor and relabeling Cuban bottled "liquid" for import into the United States, or to marrying the witch doctors daughter to taking over a haunted house. Now all of these were just little nuggets of the story but it sure leads the imagination down a path of exotic adventure. A life of fun that many of us would love to have lived.

He highly recommends the Ferryboat Inn, be sure and tell the owner Marjorie that "Bobcat" sent you! He gave firm warning about the island girls, as he said they could be very "aggressive". And I bet he has some stories down that path as well. Next time I see him on the air I might have to ask him about the island girls.

I changed the headline from "If Ocean Waves Could Talk" but I thought that Aggressive Island Girls might get more clicks.... ha! The QSO with Bob was fun and needless to say I created an alert on my software to let me know if he shows up again in the radio waves coming into my radio.

What if those OCEAN waves could talk! For now I can only imagine the stories that THOSE waves could tell.

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Below are some excerpts from our actual contact... ( BOLDED text are Bob's transmissions )


CQ CQ CQ CQ CQ CQ CQ CQ CQ CQ  
DE ..N2FBB/4  .........N2FBB/4 pls K

==== N2FBB/4 N2FBB/4 de KAØEGE KAØEGE pse kn

KAØEGE KAØEGE  DE N2FBB/4  N2FBB/4  

18:36:50> Main
N2FBB/4 N2FBB/4 de KAØEGE KAØEGE

---- Hi Robert, you can call me Jeff
Report : 599 599
Qth : Pittsburg KS USA  Pittsburg KS USA  loc EM27pj  EM27pj
SE Kansas - Crawford County
How copy? BTU N2FBB/4 de KAØEGE pse kn
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KAØEGE   Jeff DE N2FBB/ " Bob"
rr beautiful 59signal into jacksonville, fl  this is my winter location    
Winter  QTH is 
 Jacksonville, Fl 32221
 Duval County - grid  EM 9Ø bg [120.0° 885.8mi] 
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BTU   KAØEGE DE N2FBB/4 K

18:39:15> Main
N2FBB/4 N2FBB/4 de KAØEGE KAØEGE
We just got back from Sanibel Island FL, and ready to go back !
--- My Station Setup:
  Radio       : Yaesu FT-857D, 25 watts
  Antenna     : Homebrew INV VEE 1Ø-8Øm - Under the roof eaves!
  Accessories : Coffee !!
  Operator    : Born 1959, First licensed in 2Ø12
  Member of   : www.SEKARC.net

My QSL is OK via Paper Direct  (no SASE required )

BTU N2FBB/4 N2FBB/4 de KAØEGE KAØEGE kn
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KAØEGE   Jeff DE N2FBB/ " Bob"
rrr i got a year or two ahead of you.  I was  first licensed in '58 as k2zcm.  i am looking at a pix of me in 58  using old heath dx1ØØ and a warrior amp.   full go around butt forgot to use my Add k2zcm  call.  oh well  xyl and i are in this apartment 3rd floor .  we lived in anguilla island in the west indies for 2Ø years.  wonderful dx, rum and snapper fish there.    when recession hit  i retired from my pianos playing job at the cusinart resort and came to florida.   many restaraunts and walmarts here....hi hi.  this station is minimal because there are 3ØØ apartments around me.   have to bribe maintance men with top shelf bottle every christmas or they will report me to management.   my first antenna  here was 2Ø feel of wire flushed down the toilet.  but xyl was quite woried that managers tool box wouldsuffer from exposure  two floor below.  hi hi          BTU   KAØEGE DE N2FBB/4 K

18:48:34> Main
N2FBB/4 de KAØEGE
sounds like you are having a wonderful full life my friend ! Keep on rolling !!
your station is doing a fine job for sure ! Gotta keep the maint men happy for sure... they come in handy!
2Øft of wire flushed ??? uh my, what a GREAT idea !!
You are very clever... cant wait to tell our radio club about the flushed antenna !!
BTU Bob N2FBB/4 de KAØEGE  pse kn

KAØEGE   Jeff DE N2FBB/ " Bob"
rr i must confess 
I tied a knot in the end of the wire and froze in the ice cube try to help pull down the wire. then the ice cube could melt and no clog would occure.  xyl did the flush and i let down the wire
BTU   KAØEGE DE N2FBB/4 K

18:52:42> Main
N2FBB/4 de KAØEGE
oh so she was an accomplice.... hi hi !! That is a great story my friend...... do u send QSL cards ? I will have to send you one !
BTU Bob N2FBB/4 de KAØEGE  pse kn

N2FBB/4 de KAØEGE
I might have lost you..... thanks for the story and good luck !
God Bless you Bob and thanks for this fine QSO,
Bye Bye from the Wheat State, 73's to you !

N2FBB/4 de KAØEGE sk sk

I lost the signal for a moment, but he came back with a few more stories......

when  i was in anguilla  i used my septic tank for a ground wave
but the tank was cement and i was actually transmitting on my ground and using my loop as the counterpoise.    my signal sure was quiet.         
BTU   KAOEGE DE N2FBB/4 K
KAOEGE    DE N2FBB/ " Bob"
you can confirm the story by looking up my island call   VP2EBR
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 i was the official harbor monitor for the rum bardge that came in from cuba.  the bottles were reprinted so that run  151 rum could be imported into USA      BTU   KAOEGE DE N2FBB/4 K


The location is at blowing point.............. please don't listen to the stories.  you might hear that i married the medicine "doctors daugher" and when the father passed we took over his house.  the first night i head moaning from the closet.

for more proof look up on the internet for 
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blowing point "ferry boat resort"  marjorie is the owner and you go go there for a couple of weeks and have a blast.  i  wish you could see the action..  caution all the island girls are very aggressive. caution please         BTU   KAOEGE DE N2FBB/4 K












2 comments:

  1. "Ferry Boat Point" sounds like a very interesting place. Septic tank antenna, hummmmm, may have to give that a try.
    Jack .. WD0CFH

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  2. yes.... i hope to qso with him again !!!

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