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  1. Well, since it's not ham related, and "it ain't radio", I suppose here's the best place to post my radio station. https://zeno.fm/kt4obx/
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  2. I have never in my entire ham career encountered anyone being anything other than perfectly pleasant on the air...until I got into digital modes, specifically C4FM. The other day I was on Americalink late at night and I heard two hams using very nasty language (not profanity, but slurs) to describe the current POTUS and the Coronavirus situation. I was very disappointed, because even though it was late, there could be kids listening. I didn't want to hear that crap, so I switched my HT off. I'm guessing the ease by which folks can make long-distance QSOs on the digital modes encourages this kind of behavior. Which is sad. I'm not a confrontational person, so I didn't call them on it. But if it happens again, I just might. There is just no room for that kind of behavior in this hobby, IMO.
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  3. Hey Ham Community, this is an automated post on behalf of our new member: KJ6FNP, On behalf of Ham Community, let's give KJ6FNP a warm welcome. KJ6FNP, we encourage you to browse around and get to know the Community's many sections. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask, as with all things HAM, we all love to give advice 😎 For everyone's information, KJ6FNP joined on the 08/01/2021; this is their profile: View Member.
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  4. Had a short chat with one of the sales reps at Ham Radio Outlet VA today about the Yaesu FT-991A. He said they are currently backordered ***60 UNITS***!! Also said they are receiving a shipment soon but it will just barely be able to cover demand, I imagine they will sell out nearly instantly once the backorders are filled. Apparently the bottleneck is the containers they ship them in, however that got me thinking and I asked him about the "chip shortage" that has been in the news lately and asked him if he thought that would continue to affect availability going forward. He said it might, but that he had heard that Yaesu and other mfr's were yanking (working) chips from older/defective units and putting them in new ones (again, only the working ones, I'm sure they're not recycling bad parts into new rigs). Still, it makes one wonder if it will be hard to source transceivers for a while until the supply chain balances out. I was hoping to buy an HF rig new, however it looks like I may have to wait or hope to get lucky at a Hamfest. I don't wanna pay much over sticker for a 991-A because they're already not cheap. Thoughts?
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  5. I agree. There is no way that Apple is forecasting an impact on their supply chain and others, much smaller, would not. Heck, GM is delivering trucks with the understanding that they will have to retrofit some chips. I heard a rumor, though they won't admit it, that Elecraft's K4 is delayed for that same reason. Again, unconfirmed but a rather reliable source.
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  6. Hey Ham Community, this is an automated post on behalf of our new member: KD4DGL, On behalf of Ham Community, let's give KD4DGL a warm welcome. KD4DGL, we encourage you to browse around and get to know the Community's many sections. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask, as with all things HAM, we all love to give advice 😎 For everyone's information, KD4DGL joined on the 07/30/2021; this is their profile: View Member.
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  7. Berryville hamfest is this weekend. They might just have what you are looking for.
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  8. By the way, both @KW4TO and @W4DOI have 7100's. They're actually quite expert at it. So if you have any questions about it, feel free to start a thread in the transceiver forum. Good choice. Nice all around radio.
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  9. You must read my mind. I hope you don't know my bank account number! I have always felt this. It does fall on deaf ears, though. As for workable alternatives, I do like your Volunteer Radio Operators, that's good. I don't think it's the money shot yet, but it's a very very good starting point. Anyone else? Name ideas? Even if this goes absolutely nowhere, I think it's a really good exercise in self-identification. It'll be interesting to see what words people associate with the practice (notice the deliberate absence of the word 'hobby' - another change necessary?)
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