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Offline kd8wdave

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A mix of "ham radio","playing machinest",etc
« on: March 24, 2014, 04:24:16 AM »
Hi folks from Middletown,OH USA

Been retired about 10 yr now. Been into ham radio over 20 yr, now adding lathing to my list of entertainment.
I got into lathing to help me make antennas, so found a 'baby lathe', restored to working condition, added
another 'bigger is better' lathe and now contemplating building a milling machine among other things.
My career spanned over 40 yrs, with over 30 in a steel mill. I'm a retired process engineer(electrical type),
software engineer and networking.
Now just 'making swarf' and working CW on my radio.
Here is a 'pic' of my newer to me lathe.http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/i438/kd8wdave/MtdOnBench_zpsdef58178.jpg

cheers
kd8w es 73

Offline dsquire

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Re: A mix of "ham radio","playing machinest",etc
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2014, 08:44:40 AM »
Hi Dave  :wave:

Welcome to MadModder. It's nice of you to join us. You will find a nice mix of various interests including a few hams.  :D

It certainly sounds like you have a good start on the equipment side of things. If you have any questions, just fire away as there is always someone around to answer or at least give an opinion. We look forward to your participation in the various threads. :D :)

Cheers  :beer:

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Offline DavidA

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Re: A mix of "ham radio","playing machinest",etc
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2014, 08:52:34 AM »
Yes,  welcome aboard.

Seems like there are a few radio hams on the board.


Dave.

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Re: A mix of "ham radio","playing machinest",etc
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2014, 10:40:50 AM »
And a warm welcome from Mi0TME  :wave:

Tim
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Re: A mix of "ham radio","playing machinest",etc
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2014, 03:09:40 PM »
hi and welcume

Offline AussieJimG

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Re: A mix of "ham radio","playing machinest",etc
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2014, 11:45:55 PM »
Welcome Dave,

Jim

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Re: A mix of "ham radio","playing machinest",etc
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2014, 06:49:13 AM »
Hi Dave and welcome from down under and another ham operator, VK2KME, not currently active, equipment still there, licence up to date, no time now retired with grandchildren and other hobbies.

Barry.