Showing posts from July, 2007

Field Day Fingering 2007--N2SE Back on the Air Part II

Seriously I know I should have written this before the Huntsville entry because this was the weekend before Huntsville, but I needed to think about compose my thoughts. Since Isaac went back to Germany, Howie picked me up this year to make the trek up to Capmgaw Ski Lodge in Mahwah. I spent the night before packing up my radios and trying to figure out if I forgot anything. Howie pulled in the drive at 9:30 am Saturday morning to find me still half asleep and woofing down some crumb cake. He actually left with out me, but a quick call on the W2PQG repeater brought him back. I threw my stuff in the back of his car and we were on the mountain a little after 10. Rocky greeted us with a laptop, note to self next year bring the USB driver. This year I truly flew solo and got my prime spot in the lodge right behind the registration desk, which housed the ATV station last year. I also brought my old 2m/440 radio, so I ran the Field Day talk-in station as well. People usually have their

Situtation with ScanningUSA

Alright this SHOULD be an easy fix.....but it's not!! My aunt got me a subscription to ScanningUSA for Christmas. She gave them my address but they sent the magazine to her house, no big deal I thought I would just e-mail them my address . That was back in Janaury, I have e-mailed them every month since NO REPLY AND THEY STILL SEND IT T O HER HOUSE!! The e-mails DO NOT BOUNCE, I just don't get a reply I called, she has called, NO ANSWER I have to go to her house every month to pick up the magazine. Can someone give me the magic trick to contact the subscription department over there? Also th e magazine is ripped EVERY month?? I don't know what's up because when I buy it in the store it comes in one of those annoying plastic bags.! When they mail it out they don't use the plastic bags!!! Bottom line I like their magazine but their customer service STINKS!! I will continue to be a loyal reader, but maybe I won't renew my subscription because I really don't see

Huntsville Plate Hunting

Yes I made it there and back in one piece thanks to Tim Stentiford, I can't begin explain how happy I was to get there. Tim, his son Kurt (one of the kids running around the auction floor and won a junior award for his display) and I had an incredible journey there and back. We got delayed in Memphis Saturday night, but otherwise the flights were smooth and we couldn't ask for better assistance at the airports. Although the folks at La Gaurdia seem to forget the phrase "handle with care". Like on family vacation my scooter became a luggage cart and Tim had so much trade stock, it actually slowed me down, my dad is going to have to remember that! For the record it was heavier on the way down than on the way up!! As for Kurt he gave me a hand a couple of times, if he is an reflection of the next generation of plate collectors, our hobby will continue to grow. I saw something I never paid attention to before, such a young man taking such pride in something.