[Boatanchors] [Heath] [Heathkit] 2015 NOVICE RIG ROUNDUP RESULTS!

RAY FRIESS rayfrijr at msn.com
Tue Mar 10 12:59:51 EDT 2015

Thats one thing that made being a novice so fun.  Overcoming obstacles with the rig, antenna etc to make those contacts.  Not like today where you buy a rice box solid state rig, throw up a monster beam and go for it.  Nothing like the glow of the filaments and dial lamps, the big knobs and the can headphones to make it more exciting when some signal comes back to your cq.

> From: bcarling at cfl.rr.com
> Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 07:40:25 -0400
> To: ckepus at comcast.net
> CC: heathkit at mailman.qth.net; hallicrafters at mailman.qth.net; Ham-Radio at yahoogroups.com; Boatanchors at puck.nether.net; heath at puck.nether.net; heathkitnovicestations at yahoogroups.com; Hamradio at yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [Heath] [Heathkit] 2015 NOVICE RIG ROUNDUP RESULTS!
> Hi Chris,
> It was a blast.... Reading the results amazed me too. The ingenuity and persistence of everyone! I was reminded of just how difficult it was sometimes as a novice to actually get on the air and make contacts!
> It was great fun and a good time was had by all - or at least a nostalgic experience for sure!!
> Best regards - Brian Carling
> AF4K 
> > On Mar 9, 2015, at 1:34 PM, Chris Kepus <ckepus at comcast.net> wrote:
> > 
> > Bry, I just finished reading your NRR Soapbox page.  Man, what a fun read.
> > I missed the NRR this year because of knee surgery during the same period.  
> > 
> > I won't miss next year. !! :-)
> > 
> > The real purpose of this message, however, is to congratulate you and your
> > co-conspirator(s) (please forward this message to them).  I know what a
> > daunting task it is to bring forward a new idea like NRR, establish format,
> > rules, yadda, yadda, consistently hype and advertise it across many venues,
> > execute it on time and on plan, and follow up appropriately.  Didn't mean to
> > overdo the above list...it is only to acknowledge and underscore the
> > incredible effort needed to make this happen. 
> > 
> > You and your team did a great job.  The Soapbox comments are truly
> > indicative of the enjoyment this event generated and how it rekindled
> > memories of the magic of one's first experiences in ham radio.
> > 
> > 73,
> > Chris
> > W7JPG
> > 
> > 
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