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Ron Pendleton
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KB3VEW Ham Since 2010
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My Ham Radio Interests
HF -SSB on 75-80, 40 and 20 meters
2 Meter FM w/ ISS Interest
10 Meter Mobile SSB and AM
11 Meters AM and SSB
Scanner Radio
QRP on all Bands, Wanting Very Much To Learn Code So Look Out For Me!!

Latest Aquisition: YASEU FT-817nd w/ LDG z-817 AutoTuner, CW Filter, CrankerKnob and Custom Wooden Radio Support. Thanks To Uncle Ralph, K4FJM, and Aunt Pat !!!

KENWOOD TS-120s HF Station w/ MC-35s, VFO-120, SP-120, PS-30
MFJ-969 Ant Tuner and MFJ 931 Artificial Ground Running into a 60 Foot End Fed Random Wire 20 Feet In Air. Also use a Super Antenna MF1 for 40 Meters as well as portable work.

a. ICOM 2200h Base/Mobile b. TYT TH-F5 HT - 2 Meter
Homemade Copper Pipe J-Pole Base Antenna for 2 Meters

Radio Shack HTX-10 - 10 Meter

Various 11 Meter Radios from UNIDEN, Radio Shack, PACE , Pierce Simpson, JC Penney and GEMTRONICS

Additional Mics: Turner CS-1 and Turner +2 (No AMP)

Other Interests
Interested in Firearms, Emergency Preparedness, SOLAR Energy

The American Preparedness Radio Net
Stop by website and check out what they have to offer. NET Times Sunday and Thursdays On or about 3.818 mhz lsb. 8pm eastern( 0100z) Main net at 9pm(0200z).

Mission Statement

The American Preparedness Radio Nets goal is to use this net to teach people about becoming more self reliant and less dependent on outside help. We also will focus our efforts on Fellowship among any and all Ham Radio Operators new or old, that would like to join us. Our long term goal is to establish a network of preparedness minded Ham’s everywhere, to aid and assist with communications of like minded people, should any or all of the grid supported communications go down.

Fellow HAM Loses CANCER Battle, Needs EMAILs of Encouragement


6/25/2011 9:07:06 AM (1 comments) Add a commentAdd Comment

Good Morning and Happy Field Day,

This is one of the saddest Blog Entries I may ever write. My friend and Elmer, Ralph Collins WB8FJM / K4FJM has just informed me last evening that he has lost his battle with Cancer. Ralph was discharged from the Hospital and is now home, being told that the Cancer is so ravenous that he may only have two weeks left. I have mentioned my friend Ralph before when I first joined was licensed and join this group. I owe him allot, as a HAM and a Friend. This Gentleman is truly what a Friend and HAM is all about.

Ralph told me this morning that he loved Field Day and was upset that he would be missing this one. I thought maybe we could bring a bit of Field Day to him. IF you could take a few minutes and send Ralph an Email, maybe some words of encouragement, I am sure it would mean allot to him as it would to me.

Ralph’s EMAIL is . To see Ralph at his shack check out
Ralph had just did a Call Change to K4FJM as he had lived in Tennessee but had been using his “8” call for many years and thought it was time to change. I listed him under his older call as well because I am hoping some of his old QSO’s may see it and remember him. Ralph is an avid CW and QRP enthusiast on 40 and 20 meters.

Gentleman and Ladies, this is a rare opportunity, we are getting to say Good ye to a great HAM and he will get to see our words. I seriously appreciate any effort I can get on this endeavor, as I know it is “THE HAM’s Weekend To Shine”.

73 Ralph. I will miss you terribly.

Ron P.

NOTE: Please accept my apologies if this appears in more then 1 group in the HAM Community. As I have a short window, I am trying to reach as many an associate of Ralph’s or Fellow HAM’s as I possibly can. Thank You.

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by KF5FOM 7/11/2011 3:30:03 PM

their is a cure for cancer for your friend,,the doctors are liers,they just want all of your federal reservre notes,here how to do half teespoon of baking soda to 20oz of warter,in his cast 4 times a day.will do the trick. later kf5fom

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