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David Miller
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My friend +Bruce W. Cory and I made a 2-meter quarter-wave antenna today and stuck it on top of a 10-foot pole. It's the first antenna either of us have made. When we took the antenna down, the vertical element broke off so that's evidence my soldering skills need to be practiced a bit.
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yea, i guess a straw would work.
i used a brass rod from a toilet float because it was easy to solder to and doubled up the heatshrink to make up the gap.
there really is something to tuning down an antenna made from spare parts.
i like gamma matches for the simplicity.
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My friend +Bruce W. Cory and I passed Elements 2 and 3 this morning. Can't wait until we see ourselves in the database so we can get started.

Any hams here from southeastern, south central, or central Kentucky?
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Funny you should say that. I did a Face Swap on this pic and showed it to Bruce. We looked so much alike he didn't even notice the Face Swap at first.
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My first day with my new amateur radio call sign hasn't gone so well. The repeaters in my hometown of Barbourville, KY, seem to be dead. On a short road trip, I was able to hit the repeaters in Pineville and Middlesboro but made no actual contacts.

I could hear my buddy +Bruce W. Cory as he transmitted from his house in the same small town, but he couldn't hear me. He finally got in his car and drive my direction until we finally connected (at the end of my street; not a huge distance). The weird thing is, we have exactly the same h/t, Baofeng BF-F9-V2+. But he has bought a better antenna. Time for me to get a better antenna!

And time to figure out how to get our town's repeater(s) back up and running.
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I'm studying for Extra. It's a huge jump in theory. 
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The FCC information technology staff is continuing to look into why the Universal Licensing System (ULS) Electronic Batch Filing (EBF) system has stopped processing at least some — and perhaps all — Amateur Radio exam session files and applications. The stoppage, which began on June 28, initially affected the handling of all Amateur Radio Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC).........
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Let's hope it's no more than that.
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Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn is a Board Game Geek nominee for 2015 Best Card Game and also 2015 Best 2-Player Game.  (That last is what caught my eye, as my wife and I play lots of game together.)

The game is kind of like Magic: The Gathering, from what I read.  It is currently at an all-time low at Amazon.  Retails for $49.99, currently at $33.14.  I just bought it, and it's scheduled to arrive on Tuesday.  :)
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Fellow boardgamers, Lagoon: Land of Druids, which retails for $34.99, is on sale at Amazon today for $10.71.  Boardgamegeek says this game is best with 2 players, which is one reason I'm interested in it, but is recommended for 1-4 players.

I used the Camelizer Chrome extension to alert me when the price dropped.  This is my first alert, and I'm buying the game.  The Camelizer extension works on any item in Amazon, so I have alerts set for a bunch of games and books.

Full disclosure: If you buy anything via this link, I'll get a couple of pennies.
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Sorry to hear that.  I've never played it.  It was recommended by something; I don't remember what.  So I put in the price alert.  I'll let everyone here know what I think of it when I play it.
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Use my referral link to get a $5 coupon at Amazon for signing into the Amazon App the first time: https://amazon.com/mpr?referralcode=DAVID50891N&ref_=mpr_tr_ss
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Education
  • University of Louisville
    Humanities, 2005 - present
  • Lexington Theological Seminary
    Theology, 1988 - 1991
  • Union College (KY)
    History, Religion, 1985 - 1987
  • Somerset Community College
    1981 - 1983
  • Vanderbilt University
    Engineering, 1980 - 1980
  • Western Kentucky University
    Honors Scholar, 1979 - 1979
  • Nancy High School
    1976 - 1980
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Chaplain / Instructor of Integrated Humanities
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    Chaplain / Instructor of Integrated Humanities, present
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Nancy, KY - Bowling Green, KY - Nashville, TN - Somerset, KY - Lancaster, KY - Ferguson, KY - East Bernstadt, KY - Cynthiana, KY - Orangeburg, KY - Brooksville, KY - Falmouth, KY
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