Saturday, October 31, 2015

Roger, Wilco

The "R" that Roger is substituting for stands for received, indicating that a radio message has been received and understood. The use of radio-alphabet terms to stand for other words is common in the military; roger is a well-known example, and another example is Charlie referring to Viet Cong troops, which comes from Victor Charlie, a radio-alphabet spelling of VC for Viet Cong. "Wilco" is not from a radio alphabet; it's a military abbreviation for will comply, indicating that a message that has been received will be complied with. It's necessary to acknowledge receipt of a message with Roger before indicating compliance with wilco, hence the frequent combination Roger, wilco.
Both Roger in this sense and wilco appear for the first time during World War II

Friday, October 30, 2015

For my wife Betty


Halloween, or Hallowe'en also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows' Eve, or All Saints' Eve, is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed believers.
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Monday, October 26, 2015

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Sunday Morning with QRP

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It was a contest weekend so on Saturday I worked a lot of European & South American stations on SSB running 1500 watts. My resent 40 meter antenna installation of the 2 vertical phased array worked really great, I was able to work all the stations I heard except one in Kuwait but the whole world was calling him. Saturday night I thought I'd try some 40 meter QRP CW. That was a lost cause because of all of the contest SSB interference (QRM) Sunday morning I fired up the Small Wonder QRP rig running off of a 12 volt battery. I was running one watt CW and calling CQ several times a very strong station from Wisconsin answered, He was QRP also running 5 watts. I received a 599 and I sent a 599 back. After a short QSO I signed off with 73 and SK. It is still amazing just how such low power can travail hundreds or even thousands of miles. If you know CW and have a good antenna give QRP a try, Its addictive .....

Jack Demaree

Saturday, October 24, 2015


Today I swung my front door wide open and placed my Remington 12ga semi-auto shotgun right in the doorway.  I left 9 shells beside it,  then left it alone and went about my business.  While I was gone, the mailman delivered my mail, the neighbor boy across the street mowed the yard, a girl walked her dog down the street, and quite a few cars stopped at the stop sign near the front of my house.   After about an hour, I checked on the gun.  It was still sitting there, right where I had left it.  It hadn't moved itself.  It certainly hadn't killed anyone, even with the numerous opportunities it had presented to do so.  In fact, it hadn't even loaded  itself. Well you can imagine my surprise, with all the hype by the Left and the Media about how dangerous guns are and how they kill people.   Either the media is wrong, or I'm in possession of the laziest gun in the world.
The United States is third in Murders throughout the World.  But if you take out just four cities: Chicago, Detroit, Washington, DC  and New Orleans, the United States is fourth from the bottom, in the entire world, for Murders!  These four Cities also have the toughest Gun Control Laws in the U. S.  All four of these cities are controlled by Democrats.  It would be absurd to draw any conclusions  from this data - right?

Well, I'm off to check on my forks .................

I hear they're making people fat.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Back-to-the-future-day "Oct/21/2015"

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"The Power of Love" song on YouTube

10/21/15! The Future is NOW! Doc Brown has a special message just for you.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

20 meter flagpole vertical

I had a few spare parts, so why not use them. The only thing I had to buy was the snaps to hook the flag to the rope. The mast is a 3 inch irrigation pipe, The insulator at the base is PVC pipe. It is lit at night by a flood light that turns on at nightfall and off at daylight. (a hamfest bargan).
I need a copper toilet float ball for the ball on the top, Anyone have one?

My wife tells me that is the last antenna I get to put up !!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Mail Drop dot CC

This is probably not for everyone but for a few it is a great tool. Read from their page just how it works, then send a test message just so you get the hang of it.
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Saturday, October 10, 2015


A blogger added up the deer license sales in just a handful of states and arrived at a striking conclusion: There were over 600,000 hunters this season in the state of Wisconsin ... Allow me to restate that number: 600,000! Over the last several months, Wisconsin 's hunters became the 8th largest army in the world.(That’s more men under arms than in Iran . More than France and Germany combined.) These men, deployed to the woods of a single American state, Wisconsin , to hunt with rearms, And NO ONE WAS KILLED.That number pales in comparison to the 750,000 who hunted the woods of Pennsylvania 's and Michigan 's 700,000 hunters, ALL OF WHOM HAVE RETURNED HOME SAFELY.Toss in a quarter million hunters in West Virginia , and it literally establishes the fact that the hunters of those four states alone would comprise the largest army in the world.  And then add in the total number of hunters in the other 46 states. It's millions more.
________ The point? ________  
America will forever be safe from foreign invasion with that kind of home-grown firepower! Hunting... it's not just a way to fill the freezer. It's also a matter of national security.

*** This was sent to me in an email - I do agree with the facts in this article but can not confirm them ... Jack

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Things are changing in Versailles Indiana

As time passes new business and landmarks change. The Bovard Funeral Home is the latest change. Stay tunes to see what goes in its place. Click the below link to view the album.

Photos by: Jack Demaree
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