I feel better now…

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I can see. Again.

After what has seemed like a very, very long ten months, I can see.  Pretty well, in fact.  I am grateful to be able to drive again at night.  I actually feel confident again driving during the day and am ready to at long last get back on a motorcycle.  All of this has been the result of first a lamellar keratectomy (cornea transplant) and then the prescription of scleral type contact lenses.  Some time in 2016 we will begin again on the other eye; but, for now, restored vision is a gift I am very grateful for.

I could never have walked this road without the help, support and enthusiastic encouragement of my wife.  Thank you Darlin’!  🙂

 

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Now broadcasting…

After being a “Ham” radio operator for almost 30 years, I recently acquired my very first HF radio.  Being originally licensed as a novice and then a technician class operator, I had no real ‘voice’ privileges on the HF bands; and, although I had to learn morse code when originally licensed, I have never been proficient.

Upon relocating to Alpine, TX this year I upgraded my license by passing both the General and Extra class exams and finally began operating in earnest.  With a modest wire antenna strung between the trees I have so far connected with Hams from Crete, Germany, Mexico and Slovenia!  Not to mention the contacts made around the USA.  I owe a bit of this renaissance to my son; who after showing an interest in amateur radio recently, rekindled my own long dormant passion.

Thanks, son.  😉

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QSL designs…

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The thrill is gone…

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CQ, CQ…

Coming to the airwaves near you soon…ic7410

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Finally…

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Early interest in fishing…

Dad and me with barracudaDad holding a barracuda circa 1962…
I’m the one on the left…

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Re-learning to shave…

IMG_0027A vintage Dubl Duck Dwarf straight razor- still under restoration. I’m guessing the scales are celluloid, or maybe bakelite.  The tape is just to protect the spine while honing the edge…

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