Guise - K5NOB
Sally (K4NOB), Luther (K5NOB), and Bill
Frisbie (W3EMH) left the Guise QTH in Leesburg at approximately 0930 on
Wednesday, May 18th. Other than the some severe rain and thunderstorms in the
mountains the trip was pretty uneventful and gave everyone some time to chat
and discuss their times in Tehran.
Arriving a day early Sally and Luther spent
the day at the Air Force Museum at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. It is a great
museum even for a former Army wienie like Luther. While Luther was over taking
photos Sally ran into Nancy (N1NCY) and Paul (N4PD).
Thursday ended with a fun dinner with Paul,
Nancy, Sally and Luther.
Friday, the first day at the Hamvention was a
beautiful day to be outdoors and enjoy the flea market. There was the usual
cast of characters as well as a couple of new ones.
Big hair and an antenna, what more could you ask for?
One of Henry's
(K2BFY) buddies, K1TTY (Note the battery powered fan, one cool cat)
minutes were spent visiting with Meg (AI4UX) at the AMRAD booth but Frank
(K0BRA) was AWOL, supposedly headed to the latrine (which is French for
After a lunch of barbecued brats the
afternoon was dedicated the looking for "treasures" inside the arena.
While drooling over the goodies inside, a
quick stop was made at the HandiHam booth to see Ken Silberman
Esq. (KB3LLA). Some of you may remember that Ken had spoke at one of the
meetings last year. Ken and Luther had a lively discussion about amateur radio,
the upcoming HandiHam camp in Minnesota where Ken volunteers, and old movie
lines, but were stumped by the great philosophical question as to whether a
Jewish lawyer can really be a ham. Ken was going to check with his rabbi and
get back to Luther with the answer. Ken or Luther has never had a conversation
they didnít enjoy.
A brief W2YE (Dick) sighting occurred in the
flea market, but he appeared to be on a mission and was lost in the crowd.
Rascal's faster than he looks.
Ken (KB3LLA) and
Luther (K5NOB) at the HandiHam Booth
Luther (K5NOB) & Nancy (N1NCY) Searching for a GEM
Love Those Tubes !!!
Jim (K4FW) Flew In Again This Year
Bill Frisbie (W3EMH)
and Luther (K5NOB)
Sally and Nancy visited with other YLs at the
YLRL Booth while Paul and Luther made their rounds. Another enjoyable day
followed by a great dinner at the Original Rib House in Vandalia with Paul and
Nancy, Tony Manna (WA1ENO), his XYL Anne (WB1ARU), Anneís sister Shirley, Bob Clogg
(VK5ZHW) his XYL Tina (VK5TMC), Tom Gutshall (W3BZN) his XYL Lois (WB3EFQ),Sally and Luther.
Nancy (N1NCY) and Sally
(K4NOB) in the arena
Saturday turned out to be another picture
perfect day except when the SWR in the sewer line at the convention center got
excessively high and the RF (Reeking Fluid) started seeping out into the flea
market area. This caused the arena to close all the bathrooms except one. This
fiasco made things a bit exciting and just added to the aromatic ambience, but
all in all every one seemed to have a stinkin' good
Did I want to come home and go back to work?