• Huntsville Hamfest

    From Belly@VERT/BRAZINET to All on Thu Jul 7 13:57:07 2022
    Anyone else going to be at Huntsville,AL in August?

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  • From Belly@VERT/BRAZINET to All on Sat Aug 13 16:11:37 2022
    Is anyone going to the Huntsville Hamfest a week from today in Alabama?
    I have a table and will be purveying a random assortment of crap.

    o
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    BeLLy

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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to BELLY on Tue Jan 10 11:53:00 2023
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    Is anyone going to the Huntsville Hamfest a week from today in Alabama?
    I have a table and will be purveying a random assortment of crap.

    I went a few years ago, but didn't get there this last time...



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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to JIMMY ANDERSON on Tue Jan 17 11:17:00 2023
    Jimmy,

    I went a few years ago, but didn't get there this last time...

    I took the Greyhound Bus there from Little Rock, Arkansas nearly
    6 years ago, as it was cheaper than flying, and Amtrak doesn't
    serve the area.

    However, it was truly a sardine can on wheels...my legs were so
    cramped from the ride, that I nearly fell when getting up, then
    to make matters worse, my pants fell off my hips. Had it not been
    for Depends, it would've been "FULL MOON RISING" (never mind the
    song from CCR (Credence Clearwater Revival -- never mind Covenants
    Creeds And Restrictions (hi hi).

    I had to take the bus from North Little Rock, Arkansas to
    Nashville, Tennessee...with a brief stop in Memphis. In Nashville,
    I changed buses to go to Huntsville.

    I have some family in the Nashville area (and know a ham radio
    operator who checks into one of my nets from the area), and was
    able to see my aunt and uncle on the way back (I had a longer
    layover on the way back home). So, my aunt took me to a nearby
    White Castle, where I got the combo of "6 gut grenades <G>, a
    large french fry, and a large Coca-Cola". That filled me up!!

    Then, considering I still had a few hours before my bus back to
    Memphis and Little Rock, she took me to their home to visit with
    her and my uncle (both are in poor health now).

    On the way back to the bus station, there was an ambulance ahead
    of us, and the back doors were WIDE OPEN!! We kept thinking a
    gurney/stretcher with a patient on it, was going to roll out at
    any moment!! It beat all I had ever seen!!

    However, with congestive heart failure now, and financial issues
    (being on a fixed income, and fully disabled for almost 20 years),
    I don't go outside of Pulaski County (Little Rock) anymore...either
    for hamfests or otherwise. I gave up driving 7 months ago, and sold
    my car, due to dry corneas that would blur my vision without warning.
    Even with eye drops, it happens here at home at the computer, and
    even during ham radio nets. Then, for the nets, I have to muddle
    through to the end...then I just get away from the computer, put in
    eye drops, and go to bed.

    Daryl, WX4QZ

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  • From Jimmy Anderson@VERT/FINALZON to Daryl Stout on Thu Mar 9 17:36:00 2023
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    Jimmy,

    I went a few years ago, but didn't get there this last time...

    I took the Greyhound Bus there from Little Rock, Arkansas nearly
    6 years ago, as it was cheaper than flying, and Amtrak doesn't
    serve the area.

    I remember we talked back during that time - maybe the year after you
    went is when I went?


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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to Jimmy Anderson on Sat Mar 11 03:08:00 2023
    Jimmy,

    I remember we talked back during that time - maybe the year after you
    went is when I went?

    It's possible. I heard there was a great hamfest in Trussville, Alabama
    this past weekend (the Birminghamfest). With health, financial, plus the transportation issues, I rarely leave home now, and don't go outside the
    Little Rock area anymore.

    For the second time since I've been with Lyft, they tried to pair me
    with a high ground clearance pickup truck. The step to get in is as high
    as my groin, and I'd either rip my pants, fall to the ground, or twist something (nuts to that...pun intended (hi hi)) trying to get in. So, I
    wrote them a stern letter, asking them to NOT pair me with these high
    ground clearance vehicles.

    The arthritis is so bad throughout my body, especially in my left hip
    and left knee...as well as degenerative disc disease in my back and spine, that I'm in constant pain. I can not sit at the computer for long periods
    of time, whether for ham radio traffic nets (with having congestive heart failure, I operate "internet only"), or for the BBS. I had to reduce the
    "early checkin time for my nets" from an hour to 30 minutes, and I may
    need to soon cut that to 15, or eliminate it.

    My health comes before any ham radio operator's ego that may be crushed
    if a net shuts down.

    I've got insomnia (never mind the call of nature, but I take my Lasix
    at lunch), so that's why I'm up right now. Plus, hailstorms are forecast
    here Saturday afternoon and night, as we're now into our spring tornado
    season.

    Daryl, WX4QZ

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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Daryl Stout on Mon Mar 13 17:24:00 2023
    Re: Re: Huntsville Hamfest
    By: Daryl Stout to Jimmy Anderson on Sat Mar 11 2023 03:08 am

    Jimmy,

    I remember we talked back during that time - maybe the year after you went is when I went?

    It's possible. I heard there was a great hamfest in Trussville, Alabama this past weekend (the Birminghamfest). With health, financial, plus the transportation issues, I rarely leave home now, and don't go outside the Little Rock area anymore.

    For the second time since I've been with Lyft, they tried to pair me
    with a high ground clearance pickup truck. The step to get in is as high
    as my groin, and I'd either rip my pants, fall to the ground, or twist something (nuts to that...pun intended (hi hi)) trying to get in. So, I wrote them a stern letter, asking them to NOT pair me with these high
    ground clearance vehicles.

    The arthritis is so bad throughout my body, especially in my left hip
    and left knee...as well as degenerative disc disease in my back and spine, that I'm in constant pain. I can not sit at the computer for long periods
    of time, whether for ham radio traffic nets (with having congestive heart failure, I operate "internet only"), or for the BBS. I had to reduce the "early checkin time for my nets" from an hour to 30 minutes, and I may
    need to soon cut that to 15, or eliminate it.

    My health comes before any ham radio operator's ego that may be crushed
    if a net shuts down.

    I've got insomnia (never mind the call of nature, but I take my Lasix
    at lunch), so that's why I'm up right now. Plus, hailstorms are forecast here Saturday afternoon and night, as we're now into our spring tornado season.

    Daryl, WX4QZ

    ... I xeroxed my watch. Now, I have time to spare.

    Have you considered doing a sleep study regarding your insomnia? Sometimes
    the body wakes itself uyp if something isn't right. A bipap or cpap may be necessary to correct sleep patterns.

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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to Moondog on Fri Mar 17 01:24:00 2023
    Have you considered doing a sleep study regarding your insomnia?
    Sometimes the body wakes itself uyp if something isn't right. A bipap
    or cpap may be necessary to correct sleep patterns.

    I have severe sleep apnea. The problem is that the CPAP they gave me
    requires water...and the way we get lightning in central Arkansas during thunderstorms, if that's plugged in, and a close or direct strike occurs,
    I could be fatally electrocuted. I already have nervous system damage from
    2 indirect lightning strikes at 3 and 16 years of age.

    Plus, after I moved back home 5 years ago, in putting my Mom in a nursing home (she passed away in August, 2019), much of my stuff is still in storage crates in the garage. But, after having hernia surgery after moving back
    home, I can't lift anything heavy, or I might undo the surgery. So, I have
    no idea where it is.

    Daryl

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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Daryl Stout on Fri Mar 17 19:59:00 2023
    Re: Re: Huntsville Hamfest
    By: Daryl Stout to Moondog on Fri Mar 17 2023 01:24 am




    Have you considered doing a sleep study regarding your insomnia? Sometimes the body wakes itself uyp if something isn't right. A bipap or cpap may be necessary to correct sleep patterns.

    I have severe sleep apnea. The problem is that the CPAP they gave me requires water...and the way we get lightning in central Arkansas during thunderstorms, if that's plugged in, and a close or direct strike occurs,
    I could be fatally electrocuted. I already have nervous system damage from
    2 indirect lightning strikes at 3 and 16 years of age.

    Plus, after I moved back home 5 years ago, in putting my Mom in a nursing home (she passed away in August, 2019), much of my stuff is still in storage crates in the garage. But, after having hernia surgery after moving back home, I can't lift anything heavy, or I might undo the surgery. So, I have no idea where it is.

    Daryl

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    I never heard of someone taking lightning hit from a humidifier in a cpap.
    I won't rule it out. If you need a cpap and you live in a storm belt area (I do as well) I would consider a UPS /battery backup for the device to keep it running in a storm and act as a form of isolation from surges and spikes. Burning up a UPs is better than getting zapped or burning up a cpap machine.

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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to Moondog on Sat Mar 18 09:56:00 2023
    I never heard of someone taking lightning hit from a humidifier in a cpap. I won't rule it out. If you need a cpap and you live in a storm belt area (I do as well) I would consider a UPS /battery backup for the device to keep it running in a storm and act as a form of isolation
    from surges and spikes. Burning up a UPs is better than getting zapped
    or burning up a cpap machine.

    As crazy as Arkansas weather has been lately, nothing surprises me.

    I have a UPS device, but as noted, no amount of surge protection will
    stop damage from a lightning hit...which could cause a fire.

    And, having been struck twice by lightning (indirectly, but I still got
    the shock, and have nervous system damage as a result), I don't want the
    third time to be "the charm".

    Daryl

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  • From Jimmy Anderson@VERT/FINALZON to Daryl Stout on Fri Mar 24 19:59:00 2023
    Daryl Stout wrote to Jimmy Anderson <=-

    Jimmy,

    It's possible. I heard there was a great hamfest in Trussville,
    Alabama this past weekend (the Birminghamfest). With health, financial, plus the transportation issues, I rarely leave home now, and don't go outside the Little Rock area anymore.

    Yeah, I'm getting there... have started having problems with knees and one heel... If I were going to travel away for something right now it would be
    for gaming... Board Games, or RPG's...

    I do have on my short list, though, to visit the Ark Encounter and the
    Creation Museum in Kentucky!!!

    For the second time since I've been with Lyft, they tried to pair me with a high ground clearance pickup truck. The step to get in is as
    high as my groin, and I'd either rip my pants, fall to the ground, or twist something (nuts to that...pun intended (hi hi)) trying to get in. So, I wrote them a stern letter, asking them to NOT pair me with these high ground clearance vehicles.

    WOW!

    The arthritis is so bad throughout my body, especially in my left hip and left knee...as well as degenerative disc disease in my back and
    spine, that I'm in constant pain. I can not sit at the computer for
    long periods of time, whether for ham radio traffic nets (with having congestive heart failure, I operate "internet only"), or for the BBS. I had to reduce the "early checkin time for my nets" from an hour to 30 minutes, and I may need to soon cut that to 15, or eliminate it.

    My health comes before any ham radio operator's ego that may be
    crushed if a net shuts down.

    That is SO so correct!!!

    I've got insomnia (never mind the call of nature, but I take my Lasix
    at lunch), so that's why I'm up right now. Plus, hailstorms are
    forecast here Saturday afternoon and night, as we're now into our
    spring tornado season.

    I'm typing this Friday night - Tornado Warning between here and the river...




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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to Jimmy Anderson on Mon Mar 27 06:23:00 2023
    Jimmy,

    Yeah, I'm getting there... have started having problems with knees and
    one heel... If I were going to travel away for something right now it would be for gaming... Board Games, or RPG's...

    Getting old is not for sissies...and if you call me a sissy, I'll hit
    you with my purse (hi hi).

    I do have on my short list, though, to visit the Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum in Kentucky!!!

    I've seen videos on that...it looks impressive.

    WOW!

    They now have a driver shortage...so much so, I had to cancel the
    appointment to my cardiologist 2 weeks ago.

    That is SO so correct!!!

    If you don't have your health, you have nothing.

    I'm typing this Friday night - Tornado Warning between here and the river...

    Mississippi got slammed by an EF-4 tornado that devastated Rolling
    Fork and Amory. Much of Arkansas into the MidSouth is under an ENHANCED
    RISK for Friday of this week. March came in like a lion, and apparently,
    it'll go out the same way.

    Daryl, WX4QZ

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  • From KF5QEO@VERT/MAINLINE to Daryl Stout on Tue Mar 28 11:33:02 2023
    Re: Re: Huntsville Hamfest
    By: Daryl Stout to Jimmy Anderson on Mon Mar 27 2023 06:23 am

    Mississippi got slammed by an EF-4 tornado that devastated Rolling
    Fork and Amory. Much of Arkansas into the MidSouth is under an ENHANCED
    RISK for Friday of this week. March came in like a lion, and apparently, it'll go out the same way.
    You ain't Whistleing Dixie there! The Clarion Ledger has a picture of a demolished House and an 18-wheeler that was lifted up, and dropped down on top of the house! And, I think they said 24 dead!

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  • From Jimmy Anderson@VERT/FINALZON to Daryl Stout on Fri May 5 19:14:00 2023
    Daryl Stout wrote to Jimmy Anderson <=-

    Yeah, I'm getting there... have started having problems with knees and
    one heel... If I were going to travel away for something right now it would be for gaming... Board Games, or RPG's...

    Getting old is not for sissies...and if you call me a sissy, I'll hit you with my purse (hi hi).

    LOL - that's a good one!

    I do have on my short list, though, to visit the Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum in Kentucky!!!

    I've seen videos on that...it looks impressive.

    There's a conference that the pastor is interested in going and taking
    us deacons along that's being held there. Mark Spence with Living Waters Ministries is going to be there! Would love to meet him!





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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to Jimmy Anderson on Sun May 7 23:21:00 2023
    Jimmy,

    Getting old is not for sissies...and if you call me a sissy, I'll hit you with my purse (hi hi).

    LOL - that's a good one!

    <WHOMP!>. It's like Christian Comedian Chonda Pierce said for all this
    mess with Covid-19, where no wants to hug, etc. She said "I thought of
    just slapping them...'How ya doin'?? <WHOMP!>". <G>

    There's a conference that the pastor is interested in going and taking
    us deacons along that's being held there. Mark Spence with Living
    Waters Ministries is going to be there! Would love to meet him!

    I think of the Blooper that noted "Titanic exhibit closed due to water damage" (hi hi).

    Daryl, WX4QZ

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