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January 26, 2016

This note is addressed to my fellow ham’s but it also applies to my friends and followers of this blog. First to the hams that I “promised” a contact from Texas, I am sorry I could not make it happen. It was/is a compounding of factors related pr3to me personally, (not spending enough time on the radio), and then when I do the background noise makes it near impossible to hear any signal so I do not even attempt to call CQ. Please do not feel you were personally frozen out because for the 6 weeks I was here I made a total of 4 contacts, and none better than a 5/5. 

For the non-hams out there I can offer only one excuse for not picking up the phone and calling you, and that is….even now with the hearing aide I cannot understand most phone conversations. I think for that reason and the fact that I can’t keep running my mouth, is why I am now leaning to writing more emails.

On Thursday I will leave Texas and be in Fairbanks late that same night. I will however not get out to my cabin until the next evening because I have to restock my supplies and even when I get out there it will take (at least) a day for the heat to warm the cabin and the battery bank that runs my radio and email system. For those of you who have the Winlink ham radio email address I should be up and running by Sunday the latest, otherwise you can still get to me through my yahoo address or the ‘contact pete’ button on my blog.

Thanks for your patience with me

and hopefully 

I will talk to you from Alaska


2 Comments leave one →
  1. Gina permalink
    January 26, 2016 10:36 am

    Safe travel on your way home Pete ~~~


  2. Mike Hohmann permalink
    April 2, 2017 8:32 am

    Hi Pete, I ran across your blog today and just want to say ‘hi,’ from Minnesota! I’ve hiked in Chugach and have relatives in Anchorage/Eagle River area. Perhaps we’ll make contact on the air sometime. 73 de Mike, KEØGZT


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