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« on: January 12, 2021, 01:54:22 PM »

I am so over this Covid thing and what its doing to everyone. It looks like the Dayton Hamvention thatís held in Xenia is now canceled again. So there web page is showing a count down to the next possible date in seventy weeks, two days and some hours.
So many opportunities lost, so much canceled and now the possibility of getting to go thru another year of this crap.

DARA Web page:
https://hamvention.org/


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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2021, 04:15:35 PM »

Maybe if more people rigidly practiced the basic precautions that were laid out over the past 11 months, we wouldn't be where we are today.

As far as hamfests like the Hamvention; hundreds upon hundreds of belly rubbing people moving used questionable equipment  from table to table or car to car, etc. The world population will not be affected if this doesn't happen until some future time.

I'd rather be safe and healthy then dead and buried.

Cancellations continue: http://amfone.net/Amforum/index.php?topic=46504.0;topicseen
I suspect there will be many others at least for the first half of the new year.
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2021, 08:00:13 PM »

Maybe. The CMU web site tells a somewhat different story.
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2021, 08:08:49 PM »

Please post a link to CMU. All I have is Central Mi. University.

Pete some of us have been going to work everday.. We can't just hide in our basement like a bunch of kitty's.

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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2021, 08:18:18 PM »

Concrete masonry unit (CMU) is a standard size rectangular block used in building construction. CMUs are some of the most versatile building products available because of the wide variety of appearances that can be achieved using them.

Where do we go from here Huh Huh Huh
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2021, 11:50:33 PM »

Concrete masonry unit (CMU) is a standard size rectangular block used in building construction.

Somehow I feel that was not what he meant, but I will go along with it.
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2021, 01:28:13 PM »

Did not want to imply Covid being a hoax or not. Itís beyond my ability to speculate. The situation it has created is my gripe.
Perhaps the thing I enjoy most about working with this vintage military technology is the process of getting all the parts together, making them work and finally being able to go out into the field and put it into operation.
Regardless of it being a Ham Fest, Event like MRCA Gilbert where we have a split military vehicle show and radio event or events like the recent Able Archer 83 the ability to plan, deploy, set up and operate from a remote location give the chance to do all these things that the current environment takes away.
Thatís my complaint, thatís my gripe.  I will leave the actions of the state, politicians and the clowns on TV up to everyone else.
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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2021, 12:27:14 AM »

Just saw on the news today that 2 different mutations of Covid-19 have been found in Columbus Oh. They "think" that the current vaccines will be effective against these mutations which always occurs even with the regular virus. Not cool. 
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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2021, 08:58:46 AM »

I wonder if anyone has done a study to see how many members of our community have become Silent Keys due to Covid? Itís very real, I had it, and got through it. Stay safe, we donít need to see more SK members.
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2021, 10:54:14 AM »

I wonder if anyone has done a study to see how many members of our community have become Silent Keys due to Covid? Itís very real, I had it, and got through it. Stay safe, we donít need to see more SK members.

I doubt they have added a checkbox "Ham Radio Operator" to a death certificate form.
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« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2021, 11:01:30 AM »

I wonder if anyone has done a study to see how many members of our community have become Silent Keys due to Covid? Itís very real, I had it, and got through it. Stay safe, we donít need to see more SK members.

I doubt they have added a checkbox "Ham Radio Operator" to a death certificate form.

No, but with the power of computerized scrapers and the information included in the Feecees database, coupled with the online obituaries, it wouldn't be much more than trivial to figure out a lot of it.

Morbid coding, though.

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« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2021, 12:51:14 PM »

I thought that here in NYS that we per our governor, would be waiting till sometime in June to get the first shot? I guess I lucked out somehow as I'll be getting my first dose today.

What about the rest of you reading this thread, did you get your first shot yet? I am not interested in knowing that you are NOT going to get a shot. It's not that I don't care, rather, I am not looking for an argument that could sour the conversation.
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« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2021, 01:17:10 PM »

I have antibodies, and actually getting tested again today. While no agency has stated any definite facts about immunity, I havenít seen any news of anyone catching again while they had antobodies. 
I had Covid in March and still test positive for antibodies.

With over 15 million cases in the US, thatís pretty decent odds. There were three cases reported recently in the US, but later confirmed that the second test revealed that dormant cells were detected producing a false positive. I asked my doctor about long term immunity related to ďmemory cellsĒ and T Cells. He acknowledged it was a good point but enough is not known to form a conclusion. A very responsible response. No desire now for the vaccine as no agency will give any long term assurance that we wonít discover side effects. Look at drugs like FenFen and Invocana, 2 years later they discovered many bad things.
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« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2021, 01:24:35 PM »


What about the rest of you reading this thread, did you get your first shot yet? I am not interested in knowing that you are NOT going to get a shot. It's not that I don't care, rather, I am not looking for an argument that could sour the conversation.

Yes.  The Coastal Health District in GA (Savannah and surrounds) opened up for appointments (for 65+ and some others) last Thursday.  Had 1st shot of Pfizer today, 2nd in 3 weeks.  In 3 days they had booked up through the end of Feb and into March, and have temporarily stopped making new appointments.

Frankly, if an unforeseen side effect causes a second head to grow in two years ó that's probably a better outcome than ending up on a ventilator ó or worse  Cheesy

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« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2021, 01:56:41 PM »

  Second head? Yeah, I'll chance it. Maybe it'll have a better set of vocal cords for radio, and maybe it'll get wrapped around Maxwell's Equations a little better.
  My state hasn't allocated shots for my age group yet, but as soon as they do, I'm in. My wife, though she's a year younger than me, has more vulnerabilities, so I'd rather her get it first.


Yes.  The Coastal Health District in GA (Savannah and surrounds) opened up for appointments (for 65+ and some others) last Thursday.  Had 1st shot of Pfizer today, 2nd in 3 weeks.  In 3 days they had booked up through the end of Feb and into March, and have temporarily stopped making new appointments.

Frankly, if an unforeseen side effect causes a second head to grow in two years ó that's probably a better outcome than ending up on a ventilator ó or worse  Cheesy


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« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2021, 03:20:58 PM »

I wonder if anyone has done a study to see how many members of our community have become Silent Keys due to Covid? Itís very real, I had it, and got through it. Stay safe, we donít need to see more SK members.


At least one in my county that I can verify.  One of the issues confusing this who mess is that many death certificates show Covid-19 as cause of death when it actually was not.  Apparently money and politics is now worth more than truth and ethics.
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« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2021, 04:27:50 PM »



Well, lets see.

100 Years old with Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease contracted Covid 19 and buys the farm.

What did he die from?

Ya can get the answer that you want .... ..

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« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2021, 05:05:32 PM »

I received an email Sunday night that the vaccine was available.  Went online to the Wellstar portal, and scheduled it for today.  Received the vaccination around noon today, no ill effects thus far.  

Yesterday I was able to confirm schedule for the second dose in three weeks, will be done with this on Feb 4.  I sincerely believe the benefits far outweigh the risks, to myself as well as the possibility of infecting others.  

I am not sure how many more sunspot cycles I will be around for, but hopefully this might increase the odds ever so slightly.  May even get to attend a few more hamfests!  No one really knows right now.
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« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2021, 07:39:05 PM »

I thought that here in NYS that we per our governor, would be waiting till sometime in June to get the first shot? I guess I lucked out somehow as I'll be getting my first dose today.

What about the rest of you reading this thread, did you get your first shot yet? I am not interested in knowing that you are NOT going to get a shot. It's not that I don't care, rather, I am not looking for an argument that could sour the conversation.

Well, they're using the QRZ database for possible eligible hams that might be at risk for COVID, and since the QRZ database says that you're 180 years old (that's real old) they figured you probably qualify.
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« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2021, 10:03:38 PM »

Carnegie Mellon University. Little correlation between mask wearing and lack of COVID spread, in many cases anti-correlation. Far too many factors (many probably still unknown) in the spread to ever legitimately blame it on people not doing the right thing. Sadly, the so-called experts in many cases aren't.
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« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2021, 10:23:25 PM »

I wonder if anyone has done a study to see how many members of our community have become Silent Keys due to Covid? Itís very real, I had it, and got through it. Stay safe, we donít need to see more SK members.


At least one in my county that I can verify.  One of the issues confusing this who mess is that many death certificates show Covid-19 as cause of death when it actually was not.  Apparently money and politics is now worth more than truth and ethics.

At least in NJ, that rumor is not true. I have a close relative and and close friend who work in the largest hospital in NJ. COVID is listed as cause of death, with heart failure as secondary cause only when you are admitted (and donít survive) with confirmed Covid. Any reimbursement is no larger than with any other ailment. However, the prices hospitals charge vs the insurance negotiated rates are criminal. Itís real, and while many survive, itís not anything to gamble with.
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« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2021, 09:24:14 PM »

I wonder if anyone has done a study to see how many members of our community have become Silent Keys due to Covid? Itís very real, I had it, and got through it. Stay safe, we donít need to see more SK members.

I doubt they have added a checkbox "Ham Radio Operator" to a death certificate form.

No, but with the power of computerized scrapers and the information included in the Feecees database, coupled with the online obituaries, it wouldn't be much more than trivial to figure out a lot of it.

Morbid coding, though.

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