Giving out Ten Ten Numbers

A while back when the sunspots were roaring and the solar flux was blowing giving out tenten numbers was the thing to do. What got me thinking about ten ten was that a fellow asked me the other day if I had a tenten number and I proudly said yes, 4891. That must be a sure sign that propatation is getting back better. Is it kind of like seeing the first robin of spring or something like that. I can tell you that it is very nice to have ten meters back hopping and hearing lots of DX on it. In the old days I was a member of the Wiregrass Peanut Pickers. I would stay on the air late into the night working tenten folks. I remember working with W4PNC, Chuck and WE4P, Van. Chuck is a silent key and I will miss him on there this cycle. I think Van moved to the Atlanta area. I would work mostly in tandem with him because he had a good beam and I only had a little piece of wire. These are precious memories from the old days and hopefully I can look for some more.

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About tladotse

I am a retired Electronics Engineer who specialized in circuit design, antenna design, reliability and maintainability. I am an amateur radio operator and also have hobbies of fishing and photography. Getting kinda old but still get around pretty well.
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