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You have arrived at my personal Ham History page. please enjoy the stories and pictures,  its been a great 60 years 

Be Advised,  there are dozens of pictures further down this page.
If your looking for --  some of my other webs
     Central Technical institute Kansas City, mo
or  Movie Mite 16 mm projectors
or Collins 618T aircraft radio/military
or Society of Thai Amateur Radio  1970's
or Central Radio Assn  early 1900' radio club Ohio to the Rockies
or Whamo10 scanner programming
or Some info about some WW2 Radios
or Digital wonder S-meter
or my complete photo index

a quick word to the ARRL & CQ magazine.    You can't save ham radio by promoting stupidity 

And the same goes for TRUMP,  

Do you really want your grandchildren  becoming Trump ??   Then why in the world would you support the man. 

it's time to tell the truth,, DUMP THE TRUMP ...................     


One thought before I talk about me, 
I would like to thank all those people of my parents generation.
They endured the depression and WW2. Without their hard work and fortitude
all of this would not be possible. Thank You ! 
     click for more info





Now working on 61  years as a active ham ! 
I made this web when I ran for ARRL Idaho Section Manager back in 2006,  I lost !!  
so I added LOTS more pictures & changed a lot of  stuff  and now its my on-line ham history. 
Enjoy  looking  at the pictures, and remembering  how it was in the ""good old days"".

New guys, Heads UP: UR good old days might be happening right now, so make the best of them, take pictures !!!!!

This is a tale about Me and Ham Radio. It's been my hobby for a long time,
I'm no one extra special, not a world class DX'er, not on the DXCC honor roll, I
haven't developed anything that changed history,  I'm just a ham that loves his hobby.
I've been blessed with a good life filled with Ham Radio and great ham friends.
Because I'm a ham,
I had a good job for 30 years (I'm retired) ,
I met my wife of 40+ years, at a hams house, (still married).
My entire life has revolved around Ham Radio ....................
I would like to thank my parents for spending their hard earned money on my radios
and insisting I got an associate's degree in electronics. (Central Technical Institute , KC MO)

 Don't stop here, there's lots more pictures down the page.    
Contact John:  k0ip@k0ip.com  , phone 208 251 6441



My Links  (click the links)

I use LoTW
more info Click Here

the future of ham radio
with FT-8  click here

My Web about the
Aircraft Radio
and its  military & Ham uses. 

Central Radio Association
April 1916
Information needed ?

Thai amateur radio. 1970

Flu, some  info about my
grandfather, at Camp Funtson Kansas 1918, ground Zero for the epidemic.

A word about Hy-Gain antennas (my antennas)

if you use the term 
"My personal is" 
you need advice !  Click

W1AW/7 op at KIP

Digital S-Meter Project, the meter every ham needs in the shack ??

TOO many HT Memory channels ,, WHY ?

I'm John Wilson KIP raised in Shawnee Kansas, born 1947. 

I've been interested in radio since I was in grade school,  I
remember tune around on my aunt's old 40's upright radio in Lenexa, out on the back porch. What a kick, VOA or maybe Radio Moscow softly floating in and out of the noise.

You might remember, back in the 50's when life was simple,  being there on a warm Kansas summer evening, out there on the back porch with that old wooden upright radio. 

Back when even AM broadcast band DXing was great fun. They spoke English & played rock & roll on AM. And actually identified with their call letters.  you could look them up in the Whites Radio Log..

by the way, there were very FEW  FM stations, FM was a new frontier. The very first FM stereo broadcast was in  1961.. 

I had one of those Popular Electronics SWL calls,  WPEANT..

WNDYU - 1962, Hallicrafters HT-40 & S-85
a 40 & 80 meter dipole, and a few crystals
date on Novice license is 24 Sept 1962


By the time I reached High School, I decided it was time to get with the program ,, in plain English,  learn CW. 
I became WNDYU in 1962, and WADYU in 1963. I had to get a (old day)  Technician license or lose my call, my 1 year Novice was expiring.
on my third trip to the Kansas City FCC field office I passed the 13wpm code.  Not easy for most/some of us ,  but I wanted to be a Ham.

side story
: in the olden days,   you had to pass the code before you could take the written test. At the Federal Building things
were business like,,   NO warm fuzzy huggy smootchie feely good VE team, telling you how tough things are,  Just business, like passing the code, 
one minutes copy perfect,  no multiple guess questions,  no fill in the blank questions, one minute out of 5 perfect..   Otherwise
that long elevator ride to the street. 

After my third trip downtown, I was a general  !!
I was very active with MARS, and Civil Defense in the olden days,    in Johnson County Kansas.
We chase tornados in Kansas.  My mobile was a Heathkit SIX'er powered by a WW2 dynamotor in my dads car !
You know, (?? well maybe you don't??)  AM SIMPLEX,   even though there was lots of static and noise  it was fantastic fun.


what else was going on in 1962 ??
John F Kennedy, president, 
the Rolling Stones were brand new, as well as the Beach Boys & the Beatles --
Telstar  was launched , and lets not forget the Cuban Missile crises.
A few people had Color TV and they were watching The Jetson's , Dick Van Dyke, Beverly Hillbillies, to name a few.
to channel surf, you had to get out of your chair and turn a knob, labeled  2 to 13,
There was  No XM, No Internet,   Gosh,  No computers or Ipads! 
It's mindless , almost everything had TUBES !!  
Telephones had wires, & Ma Bell was in charge.
I didn't know anyone with an air-conditioned house,  if it got hot at school we  just open the windows.
Car's came with manual windows,  AM radios and mostly with NO air-condition ??

              how did we survive?    HI HI


I've been  active for 61 . Excluding the time I was in Vietnam  
Sorry, no hamming from that war zone, however,  during my almost  6 years in the USAF , 
I got to know some great HAMS, many became life long friends.. 

I worked in the PMEL,   Precision Measurement Equipment Lab, we repaired and calibrated test equipment.

I was stationed at,
1. McCoy AFB, it's now Orlando international airport. every wonder why Orlando is MCO   --  McCoy
2. Takhli Royal Thai AFB, Thailand (HS6ADE)
see picture below
3. Cam Ranh Bay -  Vietnam 
see picture below
4. Edwards AFB CA.  
see picture below
5. AFCENT (NATO) southern part of The Netherlands (PA9VW)
see picture below

I did not attend any Air Force Schools, I had an associates degree, I by-passed the AF School, So I went from
basic training to my first duty station,  McCoy in Florida.  I think the Air Force got their money's worth. HI HI

Life in the Air Force was a great time and a great learning experience.
After a little over 5 years 7 months active duty, my assignment with NATO was over, I either needed to re-enlist
or move on..   I chose to move on.  Thank you USAF for the experience of a lifetime


After I was discharged, I stayed and worked in Holland for Elektor Publishers for about 2 years. I was on the English Editorial Staff. 
I'm sure my High School English teacher(s) were 'rolling in their grave(s)', just thinking about me doing anything with English!.
Uitgeversmaatschappij Elektuur B.V.   Beek  (L)   The Nederland's.  


mostly by accident,  I  landed a good job with Union Pacific Railroad ! I moved back to the USA.

I've been busy with the Pocatello Amateur Radio Club  since 1979 when I was transferred to Idaho by
Union Pacific Railroad. I worked in the communications department. I was hired by K I J  (SK),
mainly because as a young HAM I had a Model 15 Teletype in my bedroom, I had some idea how it worked. you know, loop current, stop and start bits,  etc etc  OIL etc  !!!

I was hired to repair Teletype's,  back in 1977 the Railroad still used  Model 28, 35 & 37  Teletype machines. But times were changing fast and those old Teletypes didn't stay around long.  however,  UPRR used thousands of Teletype Model 40's for years..

I still have a Model 28's  in my shack.   I retired from the Union Pacific  Aug 2007, with 30 years of service.      


After retiring, I , at the advise of a friend,  went off and got 1 months training to become a Ships Radio Officer,
got my second class radio TELEGRAPH license,  GMDSS maintainer & operators license,  and the STCW training, 
Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers (STCW)...    I became a US Merchant Marine Officer (USGC),
I joined a union hoping for a 3 month job, I didn't want a career, just a 'one off'  3 month cruise, to see the world.. HI HI  
well that never happened, I was way too far down the union roster, so I applied as a electronic technician with the Military
Sealift Command
,  one day they called , said I was hired, and ask when I could report to Norfork, VA .   I ask
how long I might be on one of those military ships,   answer 6 to 9 months,, well ???   I turned down the job offer.  I was proud to have be
accepted, but that's a long time on a ship..  Hopefully some young person got a good job because I turned it down.

Pocatello Idaho's been my home since 1979.
That year I met my wife Pat on Christmas eve at WB7SDR's QTH.  (sk)  
We had a daughter,,, she's all grown up now, Married, and
we have two grandson's. She graduated from ISU in 2007,
Her husband  graduated  in 2011. That's Idaho State University, here in Pocatello.
She's now graduated from the  S.J. Quinney College of Law  at the University of Utah,
with a Law Degree..


a long time ago (1995) I contacted the Space Shuttle 
for Franklin Jr Hi School, here in Pocatello...
more pictures see

for me this was a way to expose these kids to Ham Radio..
the radio was FRONT & CENTER. 
I see so many of these space contacts where there's a podium
and a microphone,  NO RADIO in sight????   
The hams are hidden behind a curtain, 
like the famous USED CAR SALEMAN you've dealt with
or   the wizard of OZ    HI HI  

Back in 1999 I changed my call to KIP.
I operated   a lot on 6 meters (mostly past tense sorry to say, because FT-8 has taken over 6 meters) . FT-8 has ruined a lot of HR.
no one will plug in their microphone or Key, just Click Click of the mouse,   want to see a glimpse of the future HR  FT-8 ...
I like a good contests, any contest where Idaho is a multiplier. OK I admit it, I like being the DX !!!!  
contests like ARRL 10 Meter, June VHF, SS                I enjoy putting Idaho on the map. 


Several years ago, I was part of the
Union Pacific 150 year anniversary 
"on the air" operation, 



I hosted W1AW/7 at my QTH (2014).  We ran  20-15-10 meter SSB the first week and various bands and modes the second week. , a grand total 12450 Q's from my station as W1AW, with lots of help from many guest operators. 
here's a link with details and pictures   LINK
: W1AW at KIP's.
I personally made 7774 Q's as  w1aw/7 .  Plus,  8333 as Assistant Section Manager  for the Centennial points challenge,   So I made 16107 Q's during 2014..


I was sorry to see the end of the CW requirement,  I was never a good CW operator, and seldom used it,
but it's part of Ham Radio, and it should be required. It was a sad day for Ham Radio when CW went away, , 
14 Feb 1991 is the day Ham Radio changed forever. Quite honestly the beginning of the end. 
CW was "the" true indicator of a persons desire to be a ham.  .
With No Code, there are hundreds of thousands of 
licensees, but fewer & fewer hams.

As more and more of the Old timers go SK, especially those WW2 Vets and the 1950's crowd, the hobby is changing before our eyes,  today
more than 50% of those licensed are  what I call  Know Nothing Technicians.  not No CODE,  but NO Nothing .

They apparently  don't want to be a Ham, they are only interested in emergency comm for their church or other organizations (?), 
most of them are totally inept, don't depend on your average technician  to save you in an emergency,  they'll be lucky to save themselves. 
THEN a more curious group,  those getting a license just to add it to the list of other unused wallpaper on their resume' ???   

Lucky / hopefully / Well Maybe  1 in 100 actually discover Ham Radio and HF and move on to better things than their Baofeng HT ..
FYI,   the sad fact is that 1% of 400,000 technicians is only  4,000.   It might be different is some parts of the country,
but here in Idaho its depressing at best .
It is unfortunate the FCC and others (ARRL)  developed a DEAD END license class,  the Technician ! enough said, now repeat after me...     10-4 good buddy
now the ARRL is trying to DUMB the entire amateur license even more,   soon,  
every box of cracker jacks will include a license,,   just fill in the blanks and send it in.
yes yes yes,  we are saving Ham Radio,   OH MY'   I'm  feeling  dumber already    

NOW THE LATEST , the FCC FEE,,  I am more than happy to pay $3.50 a year for my license, BUT, I think that somewhere between
1/2 to 3/4 of the Technicians,  those that really don't use their license for more that a paper weight, 
WILL not be willing to pay $35 every 10 years.
SO ,   that graph that has climbed studiedly upwards since NO code,  is going to take a DIVE,, it will take 10 years, but I forecast , fewer and
fewer hams.. 

208-251-6441, or email k0ip@k0ip.com                                                                                    

Here's some pictures of mostly me, doing mostly "Hammy" things,  
to enlarge the pictures
  -- just --   Click'em to make'm  bigger

HS6ADE, Takhli Royal Thai AFB, Thailand 1970,  
 my first Collins  a KWM-1 After several  MARS phone patch  from Takhli with my friend WTM (Gary)(sk),
he got me a KWM-1 at Associated Radio (Overland Park, KS). My dad built two
custom wooden boxes,  one for the radio , one for the PS.  He APO mailed them to me..  I had a STAR license
For whatever reason there was a tri-band beam at the PMEL building where I worked, who knows why it was there?  It was pointed at the USA, no rotor. My boss let me setup my station on a shelf in the store room, This was actually a perfect place.  I could run in there for lunch and "work a bunch", or after my shift.

 I was on the air for 6 weeks, working over 800 stations on SSB & CW.   WOW, what pile-ups,, 
If  I had been more industrious I could have worked 8000. But there was other things to do, including many two legged distractions downtown.. If you've been there you know what I'm saying.
  $5 short time GI..
Then the unexpected,  I was transferred to Viet Nam..  

Note: the KWM-1 had No RIT or anyway to Split. I worked a lot of CW
because I could actually hear more that the ROAR of thousands of SSB
signals at once. I used the same J-38 Key that I used as a Novice, it's the
same key I use today.

Play'n the fool,,--   Cam Ranh Bay,  Viet Nam --
I couldn't transmit, but did some SWLing.  I have to admit, I had a indoor 20 meter dipole strung up in the Hootch, and worked a few stations (maybe 10) "bootleg" with my Thai Call, but I decided that wasn't fair or legal, and who knows what US listening station might have me in the crosshairs ??                
1970 -- doing my job at the Cam Ranh Bay  PMEL !   I worked on  TACAN simulators, including the AN/ARM22 . I calibrated and repaired  lots of them!  It seemed like millions,  it's a 4 piece heavy beast !!    They were used to service the aircraft radios. I also worked on smaller units that were used out on the flight line to make a quick radio check,

WoW they gave me a rifle & bullets too!
we drove cross country to another Base. thankfully I
never got shot at ! I rode in the back of that pickup with the equipment and took 35mm slides
 (at this link , at about 2/3rds the way down the page, look for cross country trip)
I never worried about getting shot .

 my ribbon's    What are these ?  plus other AF info



Collins anyone ??     me and W6ZSL (sk)  Lancaster CA     1972
Don was a great friend and mentor..  A real Ham
he lived south of Edwards AFB, CA - Sunshine Rancho's subdivision.

PA9VW. While I was stationed at Edwards AFB I  purchased my
second Collins radio, an  S-Line. I got it from Henry Radio in Anaheim, Walt Henry 
Walt was a ww2 Navy vet.  to me a very nice fellow..

I took the S-line to my next assignment, NATO in Holland. 
When I returned to the USA,    I sold it to my friend ON8PO,  his first Collins.
now he's probably the largest Collins and Military radio collector  in the world.
see these links  ON8PO private military and Collins radio museum     MINDLESS !!
Olden Day Picture

+/- 1967  Shawnee, Kansas wa0gnq & me wa0dyu




A Central Electronics CE-20A  with the ARC-5  command transmitter converted as a
VFO,  I had a CE 600L  with one 813.  a CV57  receiving converter and a
Teletype Model 15..  WOW,  great fun, you could find UPI or AP transmitting 60 WPM News day & night.  That old Model 15 got a workout for many years....  The SP-600 was from MARS and with a CE Sideband Slices, it was a great receiver.. Lots of other WW2 military receivers,,   Hey,, the more the merrier !! RIGHT ??,   I used an AN/ARC-1 for 2 meter MARS, using a dynamotor and lots of 24V. 
This is what I call REAL HAM RADIO
TWO TONS of equipment and a TON of fun,,,,,,,,,,              Olden Day Picture

you cant see them, I had a TCS-13 receiver, a RBM  LF & HF receiver, great ww2 stuff
One of my favorite contests was,
until FT-8 killed off SSB & CW, the ARRL June VHF..

Sorry I will NOT work FT-8 or total computer generated qso's
from my station. (10-4 click click goes the mouse)    
Thank you, but NO THANKS

Idaho its not always a tropical  paradise.
In 2002 I almost froze, NOT GOOD.. Just cold, and LOTS of wind
(note white stuff)...What I wouldn't  do for a few extra contacts !
I must be nuts! June in Idaho at 9000' is typically not a warm place..
in 2007 we used mother nature to keep the beer cold,  that's W4OV
standing guard.. I have to admit, I've quit mountain topping, too much
work,  sometimes way too few contacts. good thing for beer.
in 2007 we only worked 5 stations via E skip.  FIVE !!
In 2003 things were perfect, the propagation gods were good to us,
we  worked 400+ stations. on 6, 2, 432. Weather was great, I Loved
every minute of it..
Many times during the past 30+ years, N7IJ and I have joined
forces for the VHF contest,  handing out some rare grids. 


For more mountain top locations and VW bus hamming
go to this link and   look for VHF contests

2002    it snowed overnight             2007 Nothing beats a cold one !!
 More VHF contest Pictures 
Here's my shack a few years ago, its always evolving, always cluttered with
projects and stuff,    if your looking for 'clean & tidy' better look elsewhere.
I moved my Collins and Teletype to the family room.  Click  for more, picture

Yes..  I've been ask several times,   that is a roll of teletype 5 level punch tape.
using my 618T      link to my 618T web
sometimes I'm found working contests from exotic places,
Have contest will travel !! warm places only !!  USVI     NP2B
Ham Radio in Idaho, Working on my friends antenna in Ashton Idaho.
Teton mountains in the background..   N 7 I J     DN44
I have a single engine fixed wing license, which I haven't used for years, 
flying was a great hobby too,  lucky I never killed myself
Me and Gene WB9CDL, at Edwards AFB, CA     1971
we made a repeater . I think that's a Motorola 80D transmitter strip,. 
(all Tube)   Gene is now WDBKE
did a bit of SCUBA diving, here's me (left)  and W4OV diving from W4DL's boat, off the south Florida coast.  Speaking of W4DL, he was the best man at my wedding in 1981.  
He's into Drake radios..   A good friend.
the Olden' days ! k0ip, k0gy, w0tm  - ex wa0dyu, wa0gnq, k0bhm This was at my sisters birthday party

Might I brag a bit,  All three of us in various ways advanced ham radio.
Yes we all did different parts of Ham Radio, but we were
and are the real ham radio, yes real ham radio,     
note: w0tm is SK
      Secondary use of tower    1997


my back yard,,  Hey I like antenna's  !!!  It's not the
highest tower in the world, got'a to try to keep the
neighbors sort'a happy..   more antennas

HAM RADIO - one great hobby!
Here's a few ham friends that shaped my life WDEL(sk), WLQV(sk) W6ZSL(sk),  N7RRR(sk) ,  WTM(sk),    KGYON8PO,   w0tm k0gy w0del w0lqv
I've had the pleasure of knowing so many great hams during my life, sometimes for a fleeting moment,
others for many years, some for a lifetime. 
It's impossible to list them all.     What a great bunch.  It's a sad fact that so many have gone SK !  
Thanks to all the great hams that have been part of my life and Ham radio. 

Here is a link to Wilbur's (WDEL)  WW2 photos,  he took a lot,  what a story.  http://www.ussmauryags16.org/wilbur_goll.html
They are somewhat small pictures,   I found using Firefox,  hitting the Control button and the + key on the keyboard enlarges the pictures
I'm not sure if this trick works with other browsers ??   Enjoy 


I would like to thank my wife for being so understanding about a house full of electronics and a back yard full of antennas. Thanks Pat....

throughout most of my life I've had little furry companions, CATS,  it always hurts when their gone,  My little friend "Brain" changed my life.


Want more pictures ??  (ouch, you must be a glutton for punishment)
Heres a  LINK  to 60 years of Ham Radio, friends, exploits, craziness.

If your like me pictures are king,  More pictures covering
VHF Contests, other Contests, W1AW at my house, pictures from Europe, Asia, union pacific, and god knows what can be found at this link  

SO go to this link, pick your poison from of my photo albums 
Famous Jay Leno show CW vs Texting challenge  ,  the file you are downloading is lenocw.xyz,  save it, remember where you are saving it,  then rename it to lenocw.wmv,,   double click it , windows should run it..
Dilbert on What makes a Ham !  on you tube !
How about      cw as seen by"      from 73 magazine  Wayne Green humor,,,

My antennas as of Oct 2009,   204BA,  TH7DXX, 64DX, dipole 40/80 -  The 204 has been replaced with some VHF/UHF verticals

from here to almost the bottom of this page, are some family pictures and information about
* Movie Mite 
* 1918 Flu at Camp Funston, Kansas  (see my grandfather) below
* Society of Thai Amateur Radio
* Central Radio ASSN  1916   (see my other grandfather) below


Here are a few pictures of my family,   and more radio pic's , keep going  ..    click the pictures to make them BIGGER

My YL  Pat Wilson working on a 204BA.     Sometimes it snows in Idaho

My Mother (Clena Wilson)(sk)   in Shawnee Kansas, and her twin
brother Wilson Fremont Jones Jr.(sk)  He was mostly blind at
birth, and lived with our family , he was an avid AM broadcast
listener/DXer,  that's part of the reason I'm interested in radio. 
Their 90th Birthday was July 2009.. Clena is a DAR member, 
She was the organist for the Shawnee Methodist Church for
30+ years.   She was assistant City Clerk in the 60-70's.
She's lived  in Shawnee Kansas her entire life and is very
proud of Shawnee and Kansas. Unfortunately, old age got her, she died 1 Jan 2023, at 103..     She survived Covid in Sept22.

note: our family can claim 4 connections to the Revolutionary War.

My Sister Beth Marie (Wilson) Hobbs (sk)

My mother(SK) and one her great Grandsons

My daughter, Idaho State Graduation.

S.J. Quinney College of Law  at the University of Utah



Family tree,   mothers side Fathers side,

Great Grandfather  (right)
John Wilson Jones,  was Sheriff of
Johnson County , Kansas, 1898 to
1903. Then he was a County commissioner
for 12 years.
He was a farmer and auctioneer. He
was responsible for one of the most modern
roads in Johnson County, which follows
what is now Southwest Blvd from KC, to 
Johnson Drive in Merriam, to Neiman road
in Shawnee, south to 75th street,  west to Quivira Road, south  through Lenexa city
center and on to Olathe, the road was made of brick.
History see  Indian Jim or
JOCO history

Harry Ross Wilson MD.
Army WW1, stationed
Camp Funston Kansas.
The center of the 1918
FLU epidemic
.  I'm Sure
you have seen the famous
picture of a big room full
of cots, with sick GI's.
He was there ! 
Click here for some interesting pictures..



Wilson Fremont Jones Sr. , He was
born in the Johnson County jail,  not
because his mother was a criminal , but
because his father was Sheriff, and the
jail and house were the same building.
he served in the US Navy WW1
This is FJ, see Central Radio Assn BELOW


My Father
Charles Francis Wilson  (sk)
Navy WW2

He worked at Movie-Mite, his brother's company, before & after WW2,  Then Movie-Mite went out of business,  he work as a postman for many years, he retired from the postal service.
He loved woodworking, built all sorts of things, including the ""boat in the basement"" however it did leave the house and was launched, for some fun. He built the oak cabinets in our kitchen. a great project remodel in the early 1960's




John KIP, hey
That's me all dressed up
leaving for the airport going to NATO, 1972

Note: I sure wish I could still fit in that uniform
  Times change and so did my waist line !
                  ouch !! a lot of expansion !
                                hi hi


Do you have any information about the Central Radio ASSN
PLEASE contact me !    click to enlarge.
click to enlarge certificate,  or click to get more info
-Link to -Central Radio Association-- April 1916 Information needed ?

Central Radio Association Old Time Ham Radio 1916, Do
you have any information about this organization ??    any information  please contact k0ip

This Document is dated 1916, his call   FJ   ,  that's 11 years
before the FRC (now FCC)  was formed  by the US government
to regulate radio transmissions.


FJ  was my grandfather !     link

LINK LINK  to the  --Central Radio Association-- April 1916 Information needed ?

One other item of possible interest, my uncle  (sk)
invented the Movie Mite Projectors. 
Link for more info about Movie Mite
below some old paper work that might be interesting .. Armed Forces Day 1966 message,  as received on my model 15 teletype
that had weather symbols rather than punctuation
 Society of Thai amateur radio   LINK      More Information     click the photo's to make them big enough to read
Here's a little story that I think is so appropriate Final Thought for the next generation of hams

At birth we board a train and meet our parents. We
believe they will always travel by our side. However, at
some station, our parents will step down from the train,
leaving us on this journey alone.

As time goes by, other people will board the train, and many
will be significant - siblings, friends, the love of your life, children,
and many others. Some will step down and leave a permanent
vacuum. Others will go so unnoticed that we won't realize they
vacated their seats.

The train ride will be full of joy, sorrow, fantasy, expectations,
hellos, good-byes, and farewells.

The mystery to everyone is, we do not know at which station
we ourselves will step down. So,  we should  live in the best way,
love, forgive, and offer the best of who we are. It is important
to do this because when the time comes for us to step down
and leave our seat empty we should leave behind beautiful
memories for those who will continue to travel on the train of life.

I wish you a joyful journey. Reap success and give lots of love.

Lastly, I thank everyone I know , especially you hams  for being
a passenger on my train.


If this is your idea of ham radio, 
(Note BaoFung HT and mindless look)



see this link for a taste of the future

You can't save ham radio by promoting stupidity....
Sorry, I don't have the answer, but stupidity, dumbing down isn't it 

I hoped you enjoyed my web page,  thanks for visiting ......... happy hamming .....

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one last word from a cat lover !
Midnight, Peanuts #1, peanuts #2, Pinky, and Mr.Chang  my black cats over time 



                                                   Stop   ,, heres some late breaking ham humor


what this guy needs is a BEER  !!!  10-4