Arrived without an appointment on a Saturday morning with 2 tires to be mounted on rims. Did not expect nor did I ask for instant service. They got me in and out within 45 minutes! WOW!!! Great service.
While I was there I browsed in their retail section. Nice selection of normal service parts, brake pads, oils, helmets, etc. Will be using Busted Knuckle in Newton, NC for future services. 100 times better customer service than Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson in Hickory, NC.
Just took a look at the list of amateur radio vendors that will be in attendance this year. No doubt about it. This hamfest is rapidly expanding, while many others are in decline.
I’ve owned and worn a multitude of boots for motorcycling over the past 45+ years of riding on the street. Everything from GI issued combat boots, hunting boots, hiking boots, and motorcycle specific boots. Any boot is better than no boot. However I have now found the best motorcycle boots I’ve ever worn.
The ICON Stormhawk. They are lightweight, waterproof, offer increased protection, and utilize a unique lacing system. Been riding with these for 6 months now, and love these boots!
Decided to try a set in my Street Glide and in Sue’s Road King. Went on a short 4 hour ride across the BRP and was pleased with the performance. Ordered more to change out in the Low Rider and the Deuce..
RADIOHF – Yaesu ft-920 transceiver >>everything<< works as it should, except no RF output. The lettering is gone on the rcl button. It comes with box and manual.Asking $550.00 plus shipping. Listing #XXXXX – Submitted on 07/18/22 by Callsign XX5XXX
Spoke with WZ4C over the weekend about dusting off the battery powered QRP gear and setting up in one or more of the local parks for a day of operating. WZ4C and I pretty much have a mirror image of the same gear for portable operating. Yaesu FT-817ND, Wolf River Coils portable 75-10m vertical antenna, an assortment of lightweight batteries, and a portable solar panel. It’s a worthwhile fun challenge with the QRP gear!
Worked several DX stations on 40. 20, and 15 meters this weekend. Not your signal report ‘hit and run” contacts. Had some very nice brief QSO’s with several operators in Japan, Indonesia, Australia, Israel, and several counties in South America.
Tried working several station is South America running QRP. Just couldn’t get the job done at 5 watts. However was successful at 25 watts!