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#51 Phil Hackett

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 11:53 AM

Once upon a time there was an Olsen's Electronics, LaFayette Electronics, Newark Electronics, Inglewood Electronics, and one other place who's name escapes me, all within three blocks of one another on Century Blvd in Inglewood. It was possible to find anything electrical/electronic you needed in one place. Newark left a couple of years ago but wasn't open to the public for the last 15 years or so... no dropping in like a store.... Inglewood Electonics lasted until the late '80s and the others were gone before the mid-'80s.

 

The RS stores in the area inherited the customers from those closed stores and that helped them carry on until Tandy died. When he died RS began a slow death by CPA/MBA...


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Posted 29 July 2017 - 12:24 PM

Who you calling a Snob you CB dirtbag :)
 
Ham Radio operators have FCC licenses Cb'ers have rap sheets


Do I lie? :laugh2:
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Posted 29 July 2017 - 01:53 PM

Do I lie? :laugh2:

 

Whose side should I take???

 

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 02:51 PM

I got 6 watts and a driver's license. Barefoot.
 
That is all that the law requires.
 
I'm not "Motormouth Maul... The West Coast Beast". He's got to be running at least 2K out of a "Dave Made" and sporting a Moon Raker 6. Go to the "Super Bowl" when there's some Mother Nature. You'll hear him. 
 
CQ... CQ... CQ DX... Anybody copy this barefoot mud duck?


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Posted 29 July 2017 - 03:21 PM

Sam:

 

..-. ..-  :)

 

-.-. .... . . .-. ...


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Posted 29 July 2017 - 03:24 PM

LOL...

I'm tempted to remind you guys that English is the language we use here at Slotblog...
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Posted 29 July 2017 - 03:44 PM

Bill,
 
When I find out what you just called me I'll get back to you on that... Good Buddy. :)
 
Here's Motormouth Maul gettin' down:


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Posted 29 July 2017 - 04:13 PM

Sam:
 
..-. ..-  :)
 
-.-. .... . . .-. ...


:laugh2:
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Posted 29 July 2017 - 04:36 PM

I rest my case. :aggressive:


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Posted 29 July 2017 - 06:17 PM

This thread degenerated quickly. 


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Posted 29 July 2017 - 06:20 PM

Yes, it did...

Time to close it down?

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 06:21 PM

Hold on there. I still don't know what Bill called me.


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Posted 29 July 2017 - 06:49 PM

Yes, it did...

Time to close it down?

 

I think we can play nice. 

 

Without hearing the inflection is someone's voice it's sometimes hard to pick up on sarcasm.


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Posted 29 July 2017 - 07:01 PM

Hey Bill...

 

Read the sarcasm in this:

 

-.-- ---   -- --- -- -- .- :)


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Posted 29 July 2017 - 07:05 PM

LOL... doesn't look like it, George...


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Posted 29 July 2017 - 07:14 PM

I just bought a Morse Code CD course, but this thread is better.


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Posted 29 July 2017 - 07:21 PM

Since this thread drifted towards Ham radio... The late Darren Rumas, an employee of mine for many years, worked to maintain 147.435 in SoCal. He was a great tech and he taught me a lot about the amature radio scene, the technology and the residents of 147.435mhz....

 

The Ham world  and Sonic's fellow employees lost a lot when he passed (RIP N6VGU)....


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Posted 29 July 2017 - 07:44 PM

Hey Bill...
 
Read the sarcasm in this:
 
-.-- ---   -- --- -- -- .- :)

 
See Sam even CB'ers :crazy:  can learn Morse Code. Made you do some research. :)
 

I just bought a Morse Code CD course, but this thread is better.

 
 Actually, George, Morse Code is no longer needed to obtain a higher class of Ham license. But it is the easiest and fun way to communicate over worldwide distances.
 
Note to all, Sam and I are good friends and we are just breaking chops, no need to close this nostalgic thread.
 
Cheers,
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Posted 29 July 2017 - 08:30 PM

Actually, George, Morse Code is no longer needed to obtain a higher class of Ham license.

 
Breaker:
 
Morris who?
What license is this and who grants it?
 
Yeah but there is astilla high infraction if you get caught doing dairy and this?


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Posted 30 July 2017 - 06:38 AM

Morse Code is no longer needed to obtain a higher class of Ham license.

 
I know, I just recently upgraded to General, and I bought the ARRL Extra book.


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 10:10 AM

All amateur radio licenses are granted by the FCC based on standardized written tests administered by local amateur radio clubs.
 
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Posted 03 August 2017 - 10:26 AM

Something to think about...
 
8/3/77
 
On this day 40 years ago:
 
Radio Shack unveiled the TRS-80 computer.
Tandy announces one of the first mass-market home computers, the TRS-80, to be sold in its Radio Shack stores.
It features 4K of RAM and sells for $399 (or $599 with a monitor and tape recorder for storage). Upgrades will keep various TRS-80 models on the market until 1991.
 
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