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Ashtabula Bill's 80th




 
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« on: March 25, 2005, 12:37:47 PM »

I'm forwarding this e-mail I received:

Yep, it's "Ashtabula" Bill's.   The voice of W8VYZ will be 80 on the 8th of April.  Can you imagine how meaningful it would be for Bill to receive a Birthday card from you.  For those of you unfamiliar with this gentleman,  he's been a powerful AM advocate for many years.  Although he's been active on most HF bands, he presides daily on 14286 between 2100 & 2300 hrs taking a dinner break in between.  Bill maintains a legendary card file & is prepared to report date & time your first QSO with him. It's not uncommon to hear seasoned operators thank Bill for drawing them into ham radio or a career in communications and electronics after first hearing his voice on short wave as a youngster.  Perhaps you may be among some of these chaps.  These connections with the past are diminishing in number. How nice it is when we can pause to recognize them.

Please join me in honoring Ashtabula Bill with a Birthday card.  It should warm his heart & those of his immediate family.  You'll feel rewarded too with a good feeling.  Here's the address:

                              William C. Dolvin

                      3092 Plymouth Ridge Rd.

                         Ashtabula, OH 44004

One last request.  Join me & others on 14286 on the 8th of April during the operating hours above and we'll all wish Bill a Happy Birthday.  I'll ask his XYL Sylvia to make sure he gets on.  

TNX OM's & 73,

w6pss
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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2005, 12:45:50 PM »

The Man Himself -W8VYZ
(sorry for the size)

Bill W8VYZ and Tom W2KBW



Bill W8VYZ and his hamshack

And who can forget the classic "Ain't a Slopbucket in North America who can bother me..." line, thanks the HUZ man you can click here and listen to this classic line -->> http://www.amwindow.org/audio/htm/w8vyz.htm


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Jack-KA3ZLR-
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2005, 04:09:43 PM »

HAPPY "B" Day Bill...Voice of 40 AM...
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W1GFH
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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2005, 09:11:40 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2005, 09:46:50 PM »

an AM icon, and great American. dig the famous outboard slicer on top of the BC348!
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Steve - WB3HUZ
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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2005, 09:50:06 PM »

Nope, they never could!

Great idea on the birthday card.
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N3DRB The Derb
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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2005, 03:49:55 PM »

I wear my Ashtabula Bill T shirt ALL the time!

ok.....lets see here......I got my cheeze and crackers....got my Iron City beer....I'll be here all night! I'm retired!
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Steve - WB3HUZ
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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2005, 06:56:50 PM »

Quote from: KD2XA
an AM icon, and great American. dig the famous outboard slicer on top of the BC348!


Yea, but what is up with the butt set hanging off the desk?
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« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2005, 07:30:17 PM »

In my opinion, Bill has what I call a terrific shack. Plenty of black crackle stuff and lots of homebrew or modified WWII gear, etc. Besides, he's one of the nicest people you could meet on the radio!
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Joe Cro N3IBX

Anything that is Breadboarded,Black Crackle, or that squeals when you tune it gives me MAJOR WOOD!
Jack-KA3ZLR-
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« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2005, 04:59:45 AM »

First Class. Cheesy
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VA3ES - Piss-Weak Ed
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« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2005, 03:49:09 PM »

Yesterday, I sent Bill a nice card. I also included an "Iron City Beer" pin I got when I was in Ohio about 7 years ago.

Happy Birthday, Bill.  Maybe I'll talk to you this summer.  
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