Fldigi Training Net

Discussion in 'Digital Modes' started by W.T. Jones, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. W.T. Jones

    W.T. Jones Moderator Staff Member Silver Member Golden GPS Recipient

    I bumped into this net by accident on Sunday but here is the information so you can find it.

    Sunday Afternoons at 5:00PM Eastern.
    Frequency 7072.5kHz. Center Frequency was 1500.
    Your host: N3LI Mike

    The net is part of NARC D-Sig. Now it used to be for me when I say NARC it was a fellow who was a drug enforcement agent. This time it is:
    Nittany Amateur Radio Club (as in Penn State) and the D-Sig is the Digital Special Interest Group.

    It is relaxed group and the members welcome all comers. It is a good place to try things out and have some fun with Fldigi.

    73
    WT
    WN3LIF
     
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  2. wedgar

    wedgar Administrator Staff Member Gold Member

    Excellent!

    BTW, narc brings to mind same thoughts you first had. :)

    Fortunately, I didn't have anything to worry about from them.
     
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  3. W.T. Jones

    W.T. Jones Moderator Staff Member Silver Member Golden GPS Recipient

    Another job that I wouldn't want to have.

    A ham in our area was a Narc for PSP. Too stressful. Had a stroke from it.

    Spent a long time fighting for his disability claim but that was finally granted.
     
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  4. wedgar

    wedgar Administrator Staff Member Gold Member

    Yep, very tough job and I think the stress factor would low your life expectancy more more than I'd like.

    You're out there on point with little backup or resources.
     
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  5. W.T. Jones

    W.T. Jones Moderator Staff Member Silver Member Golden GPS Recipient

    Ron, the PSP NARC, told me that he didn't even carry a firearm because of fear of the bad guys finding it on him. His biggest fear was the BGs following him home and getting to his family. Not a good life.

    He is having a good life now even though he walks with a cane and "drools when he doesn't remember to close his mouth" and loves his grand kids, wife, and his motor home.
     
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  6. wedgar

    wedgar Administrator Staff Member Gold Member

    I'll bet the fear for his family was a big stress on him. That could be the case for very nasty nightmares.

    I had a co-worker from Huntingdon, PA go to college in Philly area. He was a tall lanky fellow - almost a dead ringer for Abe Lincoln. He was at a dance in the early 70's and had his licensed pistol fall out of his belt on to the dance floor. People started to walk out as they thought he was a narc. I asked why he took his pistol with him to the dance and his response was that he didn't think Philly was a safe place.
     
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  7. W.T. Jones

    W.T. Jones Moderator Staff Member Silver Member Golden GPS Recipient

    Well, it isn't generally. Poor choice in concealed carry method though.
     
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  8. wedgar

    wedgar Administrator Staff Member Gold Member

    This was in the mid 70's and I'll bet concealment gear wasn't as big back then. Scary, those years just seem like yesterday.
     
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  9. W.T. Jones

    W.T. Jones Moderator Staff Member Silver Member Golden GPS Recipient

    Ya, we look back at them like they were yesterday. Hard to think of them being 40+ years ago.
     
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  10. wedgar

    wedgar Administrator Staff Member Gold Member

    And all of the trials and tribulations between then and now. Sometimes hard to believe that we survived.
     
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  11. W.T. Jones

    W.T. Jones Moderator Staff Member Silver Member Golden GPS Recipient

    We survive because we are survivors. If you look back you'll notice that there are a few who did not make it to today intact. Our parents instilled that "Greatest Generation" ethic. Thank God for that.
     
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  12. wedgar

    wedgar Administrator Staff Member Gold Member

    Yep, be it God's will and/or luck, we did make it. and Amen for thanking God we did make it.
     

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