In The Great State of Texas
"Amateur Radio is a Contact Sport"® -MAL
"It's not the Class of the license that the Amateur holds. But, the Class of the Amateur that holds the License"
"Never put a comma where God put a period"
"Ain't God good" - Jerry Clower
Some Texas Wisdom....
You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.
Daddy always said "Never ask someone where they're from, If they're from Texas they'll let you know, If they're not you might embarrass 'em
There are three kinds of men: Those that learn by reading.
Those that learn by observation.
And the rest of us, that have to pee on the electric fence for ourselves."
"If you’re ridin ahead of the herd, take a look back ever now and then and to make sure it’s still there."
"Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons"
My Favorite Teams
Do you know how hard it is being a Texan and being a NY Yankees fan ??
My daughter is in the Miss Cibolo Pageant !
Also check out her commercial she did (In German) for German class
We love Fox News!
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"Amateur Radio is a Contact Sport"® -MAL
For the Motorola users/buffs:
Ever wonder what Tanapa meant?
Click on the right column "History of Motorola" for an explanation →
New Element discovered!
The new element, Pelosium (PL), has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons, and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312.
These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons.
Pelosium is inert, and has no charge and no magnetism. Nevertheless, it can be detected because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact. A tiny amount of Pelosium can cause a reaction that would normally take less than a second, to take from 4 days to 4 years to complete.
Pelosium has a normal half-life of 2 years. It does not decay, but instead undergoes a biennial reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places.
Pelosium mass will increase over time, since each reorganization will promote many morons to become isodopes....
This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to believe that Pelosium is formed whenever morons reach a critical concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as critical morass.
When catalyzed with money, Pelosium becomes Obomanium-18, an element that radiates just as much energy as Pelosium since it has half as many peons but twice as many morons.
Click here to download a copy of my article that appered in the
ARRL's QST July 2011 Issue
And.. Thanks so much for the hundreds e-mails I received as a result of the column!
Not one single negative e-mail was received. Ham's are a great bunch of folks.
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Amateur Radio Station
14.236 Mhz USB Analog & OFDM (AOR Digital)
223.5000 Mhz FM Simplex Calling
146.4600 FM Simplex
446.0000 Mhz FM Simplex Calling
147.2200 Mhz. DPL 172 W5TXR Repeater
224.0000 Mhz. 5A (156.7) W5TXR Repeater
444.8250 Mhz. DPL 172 Repeater
147.0000- Mhz. PL Code 1A (103.5) WB5LVI
146.5200 (Avoid While in San Antonio)
Mark A. Lacy
Extra Class Operator
FCC First Class Radiotelephone License (expired)
FCC (GROL) General Radiotelephone Operators License w/Radar PG-43435
PCIA Certified Two-Way Radio Technician (lifetime)
Located in Schertz, Texas
29 37'24" N
98 13 10" W
Elevation 860' AMSL
ITU Zone 7
CQ Zone 4
Ten-Ten # 75652
I return 100% QSL Cards!
(I'm out of QSL cards but I have some on order
and are due to arrive by 21 JAN 12)
Amateur Radio Station W5TXR
P.O. Box 148
Schertz, Texas 78154-0148
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In Memory of:
William Ronald "Ronnie" Temple
February 04, 1948
June 03, 2012
Kendall Ann Pullen
May 07 1960
July 08 1986
Roscoe William "Billy" Wixson
September 18, 1952
July 16, 1982
"Gone, But Never forgotten"
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