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GREETINGS!
Hi Everyone, both New and Long-Term Burnt-Out or Lightly Fried Hams.We want you to know that you are welcome here. Our Group, Group 7155, meets around 7am PT and lasts until about 8:30 or 9:30am PT

We started out as a party of three around 2010 and grew and grew. My how time flies! We start milling around on 7.155 MHz at approximately 1415 UTC 7 days a week and last about 90 minutes, give or take. We welcome everyone to join in. We use Netlogger and 4 very powerful SDR's (Sedona, Utah, Half Moon Bay and Kiwi - see them below). We talk about lots of Topics: antennas, RF, SWR, SDR, new amps, movies, RV maintenance, towers, masts, 64/1 baluns, new and old radios, amplifiers, how to make coffee, how to make tea, movies, but we have a solid rule, no politics, swearing (which politics can cause), off-color jokes, and no religion which is a wonderful thing but not a good topic for ham radio.

JUST A WORD OR TWO:
Please don't use our Group to fan out political hate mail to our members. We don't want it, we don't need it and it doesn't belong here. We are not looking to be radicalized. (It doesn't go well with our coffee!) Besides, it's just common sense and more importantly, you should know better.

Okay, whew, let me get my broom out and dust things off. It is common sense and it makes it so much nicer to be a part of an easy-going group that you can join in without feeling like an outsider or you need an opinion to belong to Group 7155. Happy, laughing, socialable, creative, jovial, warm ... I could think of a million more.

MR NATURAL I DONT GET IT

Think of it like it was in the '50's, when manners were still in style like in Dobie Gillis, the Twilight Zone and Father Knows Best, Happy Days. We are a Happy Group, you will see. We don't point fingers or jump up and down frantically. Please read the "The Amature's Code" in the introductory links above. Scroll up and it is in the second to last blue block. Have pride in your radio achievements and the fast friends, with bright minds, you have met over the years because of this hobby. Now that's something to jump up and down about (but not frantically, unless you own a Henry and it's spark just missed you but centimeters).

Remember, this is one of the finest hobbies in the world that includes a real, honest to goodness FCC license and is the top of the class. That's it, I think you've got it; and we hope to hear from you soon.

THE DREADED EXAM
The most feared exam in the ham universe! And, if you've stumbled in here out of band, don't be embarrasse, read the link, "EXTRA HAM EXAM" that is also above on the right-hand panel -- and come right on back to let us know you passed. You won't be the first to have Stumbled In and then Strolled Back In, Paper in Hand. It makes us very happy for you that you are now full-privileged and can tune up and down all of the bands. Think of it. That's a good feeling, isn't it? Yeahhhhh!

Who do you want to Roundtable with?

Note to self: We are NOT a Net, We are not a Net, We are not a Net - BEETLEGUISE!

Even though we use NetLogger, we are just a bunch of guys yackin' about a hobby they truly love and every-single-thing that goes with it. When the group gets large we invoke a 2 minute at the mike rule so that everyone can get a turn. When I first joined in 2013 I learned a lot about how to set up my station and trim my antenna, and then so much more. We have nuclear scientists, rocket scientists, ex-ship captains, pilots, RVers, an HRO employee, actors, regular Joes and more. So, start your day here and Join Us! Stop by and see what the buzz is all about. Tell em the Zebra sent you.

Put on some free ears!

SDR IMAGE LINKS (shown below): You will notice they not only take you directly to the SDR, they are already set up for our frequency! Tip: Use Edge, Opera, Safari or Firefox as your browser. If you try using Internet Explorer you will most likely have "no-audio" issues. Now, these SDRs count on donations, so don't forget to make yours to these fine SDR people who work hard so you can hear all the stations in your group.

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And Now! Here is NetLogger:

netLogger: Probably one of the greatest tools for hams yet is NetLogger. We use netLogger to aid in making sure everyone gets to have a turn at the mike. netLogger is a great software program, has chat too. So if you don't have it you should get it, and it is FREE. Makes it so easy to follow the Group. Just click the netLogger logo link below.

 

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USING NETLOGGER IS PRETTY GARSH-DARN SIMPLE:
In the morning I click on the Netlogger icon and it fires up -- then I see a blank form in front of me -- So what do I do? I click-on the blue/tourquise rectangular button labled SELECT NET right under the UTC clock and a little to the right). Magically a list pops up -- look for Group 7155 in the list -- hightlight it and go to the bottom of that page and hit SELECT NET; then, if we are gathering you will see our Call Signs, Names, etc. Once you are visible to our moderator he will add You to the list. (Note: You cannot add yourself or others, Because that requires a Password. More on this when you have your turn at the mike to intro yourself and ask Qs.

 

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The old Ford had seen better days, but the engine worked just fine according to Rocco, and the back seats had been removed at Chuck's request to make it perfect for transporting stacks of new found treasures packed in the dark and intolerable cold the night before. Gil smiled at Rocco as they ceremoniously slammed the van's double doors and sprinted to their seats. As they waited for heat to arrive they warmed their hands on their hot drinks - Rocco with black tea, Gil with vanilla bean expresso. Gil passed an orange soda to Chuck who was laying on couch pillows jammed in between the stacks, his cruthes set off to the side but at the ready if he needed to nudge one of the front seats to get their attention. Now they were all set for the ride from Upper Toulomne down through Tioga Pass.


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Through the static the radio played Joe Walsh whining a familiar sorrowful tune. "I think he wrote that one," Gil commented, Rocco nodded. Off in the meadows a startling array of birds darted skywards making amazing criss-cross patterns in the slate colored sky. Gil pointed, "Look at that, so fast, from out of nowhere and all in unison. I think they must a heard our engine starting. "Rocco said, "Nah, I think they heard Joe. But, ah, it's the unison part that makes me ponder. If only life was like that."

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WHEN YOU DONATE, PLEASE DON'T FORGET:
Be sure to write a follow-up email to Ken, ken.w6bqz@gmail.com with your station details (see current Sponsor postings for examples);
Be sure to attach a recent headshot;

If you have a recent group photo of our members at a recent lunch, Field Day, Topless Bar or meetup, send it in Now!
If you feel like going the extra mile, send in a few details of yourself so we can put it in the Spotlight section.

On behalf of myself, Thank You for your thoughtful contributions. It helps cover the monthly costs including the yearly Safe Site charges, domain renewal, as well as other nicks and dings that come along the way. It's nice to know you want to help out and is very much appreciated.

Love you guys, stay healthy, 73, W6BQZ, Ken, The Big Quiet Zebra, Carlsbad, CA, North County San Diego.

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TUNING LOST
by Lew Block

__8<_______________ A Sh`{}` rt Poem About a Long Wire _______________>8__


LOU BLOCH - KW2KWABOUT LEW BLOCH

Lew, spell it like "Lewis Carroll" has been with the 7155 Group for the past several years. Lew is unique and so too is his call sign, KW2KW. He is the king of snappy comebacks and rhyme with an intellectual vibe. Where does he get that? Lew tells me his dad was the one that planted those seeds. Something tells me his quick wit is just the tip of the iceberg.

Lew is a computer programmer, a romantic and a realist. He hails from Long Island, New York and movie out west when he was young. (Not that you are old now, sorry Lew). He and his wife live in Ramona, California, North County San Diego, on a hill with tremendous views of the valley below and the surrounding mountains. Quite a difference from where he was raised. We are lucky to have him here, with us at Group7155.com. He is the King of Quips and Puns, alongside Chuck, N6AF.who we will write about soon. And listen up, Doug, you are next!

Tuning Lost

Eyes turned to Heaven, heart likewise, unseen
the roads the RF plies that I shall ride,
but glory promised, places never been
whose denizens await my CQ wide,

I cut a wire by wavelength’s mystery
from arcane lore of Elmers’ knowledge shared,
four sixty-eight, divide by frequency
reveals the length to which a dipole’s pared.

But hist! The meter shows a res’nance low!
I’ve cut too long! But there’s no need to cry..
No fear, my Elmer shared the trick to know -
I guess the length and quick the knife apply.

O woe! Alas! This mess I now must toss!
I’ve cut too short, the project is a loss.

Copyright © 2021, Lewis S. Bloch. All rights reserved.

 


 

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THAT IS HIM PLAYING GUITAR IN THE BACKGROUND

AND A TOUR OF HIS RANCH

 

 

 

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AND NOW,

A WORD ABOUT JERRY, KK6YO

OUR DEAR DEPARTED FRIEND,

AND THIS IS A TRUE STORY.

WHILE CLEANING OUT MY MAIL, THE

LAST EMAIL I EVER RECEIVED FROM JERRY HAD

A VIDEO ATTACHED WITH THE MESSAGE,

"WHAT TO DO IF YOU GET
BORED ON A SATURDAY AFTERNOON"

HERE IS THE ATTACHMENT:

. HE DOWN ARROW

UP

OUR

I HOPE YOU ALL FOUND THIS INSIGHTFUL.


WE MISS YOU JERRY!

 

 


 

 

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PHIL'S STORY

A Letter to a Friend

Toledo, Ohio
I was a student and friend of your grandfather Louis Galambos. He was a great man and he inspired me, as well as so many others into a lifetime in the communications industry, including telecommunications and the space program at Vandenberg AFB, CA. I met Lou first in January 1953 at Macomber High School, Toledo(photo, left), in the Radio and Communications class. I was 14 about 5'0" and 85 pounds, the smallest and youngest of the class. The days in his class started with 5 minutes of Morse code and then into the basics of electronics. In the summer of 1953, we were living on Lewis Avenue, across from Whittier School (Where Danny Thomas went to grade school) and he would pick me up in the mornings and then on to school. Under his coaching, I built and tested a simple 25-Watt radio transmitter.

Macomber High
Macomber High School

 

greyhound bus to Detroit for CW text in 1953
1953 & Off to the FCC!

I also learned basics of sheet metal work, components and how to solder correctly etc. What a feeling of ecstasy when it worked and did. I learned a lot!

In the fall of 1953, I practiced Morse code more at home, using makeshift equipment as I could not even afford a telegraph key. I also studied for the Novice written exam. The big day came, and I traveled to Detroit by Greyhound, took and passed the test. In those days traveling from Toledo to Detroit for a 15-year-old was a big deal and I had to be at the FCC office by 8:00 am. Lou was quite proud of me.

Unfortunately, my family moved to the Cincinnati area in April of 1954, so I could not continue at Macomber High. I did not let this stop me and I finally came on $25.00 to buy a used receiver and I was soon up and running. In September 1954, I passed the General class license at Cincinnati and began working part time in a television shop. Ham radio operations included lots of television interference those days.

By fall 1955 we moved back to Toledo and in November I was interviewed and hired by AT&T Long Lines, starting to work in June 1956 for $49.50 a week. Multiplex single sideband long distance transmission systems, microwave relay and early transcontinental network television transmission were right down my alley. Thank God for the running start and inspiration that your grandfather gave me. I am certain there are many more of his students who could tell similar stories.

Titan VII finished my career, heavily involved in the space program, on the technical side of the ending of the Cold War. The Soviets could not compete with the US Air Force, Star Wars, The Rail Garrison and the satellite surveillance programs emanating from Vandenberg as well as other locations. Vandenberg is known as the Western Missal Test Range and many persons Civilian and Military participated in the effort. I was lead engineer on many of the communications programs, especially Titan IV, working for a government contractor. There were also government program directors which interfaced closely.

I am aware that Lou served in the Navy in WWII, on the USS Denver, a Light Cruiser. Lou never talked of his battle experience and he probably joined the ships company a bit after Pearl Harbor. The Denver won eleven battle stars and participated in nearly every major battle in the pacific. There were several instances of major battle damage, including kamikaze attack. Being the great man that he was, Lou never spoke of his battle experiences.

I gave up ham radio for many years, as it was too like my work and even let my ham license expire while I was working on communications in Saudi Arabia. I retired quite young from Vandenberg and lived in Baja California Sur Mexico for a time, returning to the live in the US in Southern California.

After about ten years of retirement, I realized that I missed the technical side of life and went back into ham radio in a big way. I obtained the Extra class license in a short time and proceeded with not just operating but teaching and helping others into the Hobby. I moved to Florida several years ago and live in the beautiful area of Rainbow Springs, near Ocala. I have a super high-tech Soft Ware Defined station and communicate around the world on a regular basis. For young people, ham radio is a wonderful gateway into a life of engineering and science.

Today, I contacted another of Lou's students and a friend of mine since the late 1940's. He lives in the general area and we will have lunch next week. We had not spoken in about sixty-five years. I met him in the 4th grade, Wayne Heter is his name, W8PNO. How I located him is a long and very neat story, which I will save for another day.

All of this is a tribute to your Grandad and the great man that he was. He touched our lives and we all miss him. High School teacher, college professor, businessman, husband and family man. They simply don't make that kind anymore!

Phil Hogan,
W8PNZ

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Gil Gray - N2GG - New Mexico

Gil has been a mainstay on Group 7155. He welcomes new guests, makes introductions and has an unending curiosity about what radios & antennas they use. He loves DX and many times brings it straight to the Group for a great morning surprise. He likes mystical stuff but don't let that throw ya. He always helps when help is needed and is a speaker at Ham Conferences and Events where he helps others get their license or want to upgrade. Gil and his wife Danna travel the world and make friends everywhere go. He is one of Group 7155's treasures. Gil keeps the Theme of our Group alive as one that is welcoming, congenial and wholesome.

 

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