Monday 9 January 2005
Good news! At 1130 in Holden the left eye of Phyllis was
unveiled with excellent vision resulting. Soon thumbs were up in
the waiting room with someone stating, "You are a good man Dr.
Pabley." "Thank you" was heard in return. With a new specs Rx
in a month Phyllis ought to be an eagle-eyed bingo and poker
player once again.
Following this the WPX lunch was in the Holden Friendly's where
meatloaf is unfortunately still available according to WPX's
bingo buddy/waiter. A Big Beef in both cases was judged
wonderful and WPX cleaned her plate of fries. What a good
toasted bun! WPX had tea being so proper. Your editor enjoyed
the first vanilla frappe (now called a milkshake) in years. It
cost $3.99 which was a new sticker shock however was excellent
and probably a whole day's needed calories. A $3 newspaper
discount coupon helped here.
Soon it was time to get to Natick the next appointment with the
high-tech chiropractor which is not resolved. Bud_Houston take note:
The building of Ewen Knight Corporation a former employer of otw
is now a giant U.S. Post Office. The "Frontiers of Electronics"
no longer overlook the East Natick Industrial Park.
The Olney Girls presented your editor with freshly made warm
tapioca pudding which was a fine treat at the end of a day. A
slice of meat pie is yet to be tested.
BTW, WPX was unaware that her gas pumper is Bud_Getty.
The Olney Girls' trash bucket was loaded with about a half dozen
carpets sticking up as if a rocket launching platform.
Today's birthdays: The amazing Kreskin is 71. Radio commentator
Rush H. Limbaugh is 55.
The temperature in Oxford today rose to 55° as measured on a
Taylor alcohol-powered, indoor-outdoor, analog thermometer
purchased at good ol' Spag's Supply long ago before the days of
shopping carts when a customer selected a suitable cardboard box
from those discarded in the aisles by stockers which not long ago
contained incoming merchandise. Spag was "ahead of the curve" in
Phyllis at the neurosurgeon today reported no pain for a few
days. Such 'spontaneous resolution' was said to happen often.
She will not be going to the high-tech chiropractors in East
Natick in this case.
WPX' dinner was in Weintraub's Delicatessen which was empty at
5:30 PM yet another couple did appear in a few minutes. "Mash"
was playing on the tube with Corporal Klinger and the gang. What
a shame we thought that the young folks are stumbling over each
other at fast food places even speaking into boxes while the
savory ethnic delights go wanting. Even a classic indoor
telephone booth still works in there as verified by the waitress.
Your editor ordered a cup of red cabbage soup while WPX ordered a
matzoh ball in chicken soup. That was the best soup ever altho a
bit cool. A basket of bread and crackers was served altho left
untouched. Both diners enjoyed a pastrami on dark rye. The beef
was flavorful and bread fresh with character in the crust. Slap
some of that deli mustard on and it was a rare treat. Is this a
great country or what?
Two votes were phoned-in for Giselle and partner on "Dancing with
the Stars" during the allowed thirty minutes. An on-line vote
was considered but there was a big megillah of registration
An Olney Girl delivered a slice (1/4 cake) of beautiful 3-layer
chocolate cake with white frosting (an otw favorite). They are
entertaining house guests this weekend.
The cloud deck settled upon us again so a Scales visit was
postponed for another week. Fish & chips tastes best on a
Friday, you know.
We had plenty of rain at night and the free-standing snow is
gone. A high temp of 60° was observed.
Phyllis was sad to see the Patriots' loss but stated that it was
Traffic from Bud_Light follows:
An inch of snow fell at night now in blustery frigid conditions
No one was heard at the 1300 Bud_Net appointed time so a group in
Raleigh, NC was tuned in. One feller asked another if he has
'shoulderless critters' in the yard. This term was not
understood for a while then was explained to mean snakes and
water moccasins were put forth. Anyone with a 'D' in callsign
used the phonetic word DOG. They all sound like Strom Thurmond.
When the subject turned to lunch, 'grits' was mentioned
frequently. Foreign broadcasts were rampant.
Phyllis is rooting for the Steelers to be defeated today.
On AIM at 1744 it was learned from our Head_Bud that the Bud_Net
was actually only one minute in length due to the band's being
open; your editor was two minutes late.
At midnight it's a chilly 8° Fahrenheit.
---------------------- TECHNICAL COLUMN ----------------------
-------------------------- FOR SALE --------------------------
Yaesu FT-897D multiband, multimode transceiver
As new purchased from AES on January 31, 2005. This rig was used possibly a couple of times by Dennis K1VSG, SK
The XYL of Dennis is asking $700 offered to local hams.
Call Cheryl at 508-987-5827
or E-mail email@example.com
Yaesu FT-470 dual band HT. Two batteries, battery eliminator, AA battery pack, couple of
antennas, car adaptor and case.
Radio is in excellent shape...
AMERITRON AL-80B NEW JUST BURNED IT TUBE not modified $1000.00 KENWOOD TMD700 Latest upgrade model $400.00
HIPAR 3 ele 6 MTR HILLTOPPER BEAM fold up beam $100.00
CUSHCRAFT 10 ele 144/440 beam w/ power divider $100.00
SONY KU BAND MPEG Sat receiver Free to the air over 200 channels of neat stuff
UNIDEN 4400 SUPER C BAND Sat receiver Analog 1000 channels of Free neat stuff
Wooden Filing cabinet Two Drawer
Radio Op desk
Book Case (Wood very nice)
Lots of Christmas Decorations for the house inside and out (Santa
Sleigh and Deer)
TOOLS LOTS OF TOOLS
Wood Working Shop
25 HP Garden Tractor with trailer and tow behind sprayer tank 48"
cut and bagger
Several weed whackers working and some fixable
I have for sale a Laptop works great, 286 processor 12 mhz 20 meg HD
great for mobile or portable packet
Beautiful home on 2.61 acres of prime land 523 elev clear views,
Town of Pomfret will permit towers, set back 400 ft off road,
great neighbors (don't mind radios), pool, lots of trees for wire
antennas, 2 mile from downtown Putnam, 1/2 mile from Hospital yet
country all the way.
2.4 ghz telephone system
5.8 ghz telephone system
Lots of furniture, some new, all mint
I have free to for the taking
C-band Analog Sat receiver with descrambler 400 channels
Ku-band MPEG Sat receiver FTA 200 plus channels
ICOM 756 PROll AMCOM DSP SPKR SYSTEM
Bencher Non-Iambic Paddle
ASTRON 50 AMP PS
AMERITRON AL-80B AMP (3-500G Tube Burned in only,
never on the air)
AMERITRON ATR-30 TUNER
All equipement Anderson Power Poled
Recently purchased at over $4800.00
Firm price of $3200.00
ALL IN MINT CONDITION
FREE for removal
60-foot original WORC transmitting tower of radio pioneer Alfred
Kleindienst Moved from original station site on Emerald Avenue
Former tower of the late W1LIB on Union Point in Webster
Angle iron construction
Can be removed with the help of a crane.
Some pine tree limbs need trimming.
Pse reply to OTW or directly to:
"Ernie Benoit Jr." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
--------------------------- WANTED ---------------------------
Hallicrafters SX-115, not modified
Lee Cahill WB3CUU MickeyM311@aol.com
(Use fixed-pitch font to align columns.)
Bud_Repeater = 443.200MHz input, 448.200 output, 131.8Hz PL
Remote link in
Woonsocket, RI = 146.435, 131.8Hz PL
Callsign = WB3CUU/R
Hardware = Motorola R100
Secret Freq. = 147.435
Bud_Net = 7.240 +/- QRM @ 1300 Eastern Time Sundays
Bud_Web site = http://freewebs.com/dtroi57/budlog.htm
Oxford history = http://www.steverunner.com/Oxfordma.htm
--- The BUD_ROSTER ---
Official Bud_aliases in order of appointment:
Head_Bud WB3CUU/1 (ex KMG4435)
Bud_Light KA1SRZ http://members.aol.com/ronfisher1
Bud_Heavy K1OTW (ex1W5718)
Bud_Keg K1KEG (ex KAYF8482)
Bud_Classic WA3KEY http://www.wa3key.com/top.html
Bud_Trician (field commissioned)
Bud_Not " "
Bud_Hansa " "
Bud_HDTV W3SON " "
Bud_Zone K1VSG " " SK 2005
Bud_Volvo " "
Bud_Hop " "
Bud_Mascot (youngest Bud at <1 year of age)
Unofficial Bud_aliases (wannabes) pending meeting of "The Board":
Bud_On_The_Side N1YQC (Silent Key Marty, Sr. ever in memoriam)
Bud_No_Show WA3RXP (pending appeal)
G0EIR (DX subscriber in Alsager)
KB1CLP (relative of Jim)
KB1EUU " " " K1ACA
K1AOI (ex 1W3439)
K1TUU (Tech License lapsed)
K1WGA (World's Greatest Amateur) SK
N1BEU (ex 1Q3628)
N1EDF http://n1edf.no-ip.com N1FCJ
N1ROZ 449.750 MHz minus with 131.8 PL
W1COU (Marty, Jr.)
W1HJC (Happy Junk Collector) (Requested inactive status)
--- The BUD_RESTAURANT_RATING_SYSTEM ---
Perfection: ***** Billy's Burg-o-Rama
Scales Seafood & Ice Cream, Millbury
Colonial Restaurant, Webster
Twin Oaks, Sterling
Wright's Chicken Farm, Nasonville, RI
Ronnie's Clam Shack, Auburn/Charlton
O'Connors Restaurant, Worcester
Bugaboo Creek, Shrewsbury
Oxfords Casual Dining
Weintraub's Delicatessen, Worcester
Outback Steakhouse, Auburn
Longhorn Steakhouse, Millbury
The Publick House
Firehouse Pub & Restaurant, Webster
Rom's Restaurant, Sturbridge
Dudley House of Pizza, Dudley
Neopolitan Grille & Buffet, Webster
Very Good: **** P&D Pizza
Chowder Bowl, Webster
East Main Street Cafe, Webster
The Whistle Stop
Ethan's Pizza, Webster
Skip's Restaurant, Chelmsford
Hot Dog Annie's, Leicester
Michael's Place, Webster
Barbers Crossing, Leicester
Carmella's Italian Kitchen, Brookfield
Point Breeze Restaurant, Webster
99 Restaurant, Auburn
Piccadilly Pub, Worcester
Lake Pizza, Webster
Good: *** Periwinkle's, Auburn
New England Pizza
The Coffee Hop
Below Par: ** Subway
Serious Flaws: *
--- The BUD_SUB-CONTRACTOR_RATING_SYSTEM ---
Perfection: ***** Helgerson's Excavating (Title V) http://www.helgersonexcavating.com
Very Good: ****
Below Par: **
Serious Flaws: *
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