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« on: March 16, 2021, 02:41:45 PM »

I have been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, it's in my left lung and T10 of spinal column. Good job doc as he knew about it 7 months ago when it was only a 6mm spot on the lung. I have decided to put off the inevitable and forgo treatment. Anyway i have way too much here to dispose of, like 20 R390A's, about 12 RACALS, 2000+ tubes, will try to list in for sale section in next few days or so.
73's all, N3LHB 


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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2021, 03:21:18 PM »

Ed, we don't know each other but I am so sorry to hear your news. I'm saying a prayer and wishing you the very best. God bless you.

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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2021, 05:04:38 PM »

Thanks Mike, most stuff will be best offer, cash and carry.


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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2021, 05:42:45 PM »

Ed,

I am very sorry to hear this.  I used to work you on 75 AM when you lived in PA.  I'm passing the word along to a ham friend near Akron.

My wife and I will be praying for you and your family.

God bless,

Tom and Nicole
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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2021, 07:31:35 PM »

Ed,
  Very sorry to hear such news. Prayers for you and your family.

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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2021, 08:53:48 PM »

Your friends and fellow hams are with you.
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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2021, 09:42:44 PM »

Very sorry to read this, Ed. Seems I just heard you on 40m this past week or weekend and thought how long it had been and it was great to hear you in there again.

Thoughts and prayers with you and yours now and going forward. Let us know if there's anything we can do to help out.
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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2021, 09:23:42 AM »

You may want to contact Fair Radio Sales over in Lima Ohio, they buy estates and would assume that the R-390 and R-388 stuff would be of interest along with everything else.
Have a friend who buys estates and have seen it happen many times that the local Hams will jump in and try to get the best of everything for as cheap as possible and leave the estate with all the junk and always though that sucks. At least the people who buy estates generally will agree to purchase the entire estate and remove the issues involved in getting rid of everything.
Have seen this before and think maybe the best course is that when you see its time to start getting rid of stuff maybe its best to just give away or at very reduced prices things you want friends to have and then try to move the entire estate as one thing then try to sell off everything part by part.
At least you’re in a good part of the country for this. Fair Radio is not that far away, maybe you can work some form of deal to have everything sold off in Dayton/Xenia once the ham fest starts back up and with Cleveland, Columbus and Pittsburgh not being that far away you have a sizeable Ham population.
If I were not some six hundred miles away would try to help, good luck.
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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2021, 09:53:10 AM »

Addendum:
If you are interested I can post something on the Milsurplus , MRCA and MMRCG (Mid-West Military Radio Collectors) email reflectors about the radios along with it being “cash and carry” only.  That’s may be another option for moving the receivers.
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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2021, 08:40:48 AM »

Ed, very sorry to hear this. I don't know you, but I am reminded of my father, who had a similar cancer -- his was the same reaction. 

I'll be contacting you about buying some stuff. I'd love to have a 390A in my shack.

 -- Ed, yes, same name...
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« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2021, 09:03:56 AM »

I hate to see this happen. 7 months ago a spot and now a huge mess.

I wish you the best Ed, I have no right words for this and God bless you.


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« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2021, 10:09:24 AM »

Ed,

We've never worked each other on the air, but I'm very sorry to hear this. My mother-in-law's husband had the same condition and he too decided not to go with treatment. I can't think of any words to add but I do wish you the best for everything.

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« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2021, 11:28:43 AM »

Ed...   You have my respect for your willingness and ability to face what's coming.  We all know that we are headed out beyond the ionosphere some day but it seems easier to postpone thinking of it.   The fact that you are taking steps to move out your ham gear and goodies indicates that you are thinking of those who you will leave behind.  In most cases, wives and heirs are not well set to know who to talk to and how much to ask for our radio toys, and they often get cheated.
My pals K1RQG (sk) and W1GWU and I made a pact years ago to take care of things for the benefit of the widow.  When Joe died, the first part of the plan went into action and Pearl made out pretty well.  More people should, as you are doing, be thinking ahead.
When my time comes I hope that I will be able to cross the bridge with as much dignity and common sense as you exhibit.  When your time comes, I hope the trip is easy and gentle.
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« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2021, 12:12:50 PM »

My brother-in-law, and close friend, Harry WE1X took the same course. When he stopped treatment he arranged for several of us to empty out his shack before he moved on.  I knew him well enough to know he felt right about addressing it and not leave the issue for his family to negotiate.
I commend you for your responsibility and care.
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« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2021, 12:14:43 PM »

Ed, my old friend,

So sorry to hear this news. It hits home since some of us boomers are now pushing 70 and the average crapout age for a USA male is about 76. So many of us have maybe ~5 years left on average.  Of course most believe it can't happen to them and think they will live to be 100. We never know.

I remember the good times partying with you at Timonium with the Derb, HuzMan, Johnny Novice and the gang.  There was another party at W3FJJ's house where we started the "N3 L-H-B" accent thing.  I never laughed so much than at those events.  And the many lively 75M AM QSOs.  Great memories.

Yes, lung cancer sneaks up quickly and often in stage 4 before we realize it  -  like Rush Limbaugh for example, are gone so quickly.  How do we say goodbye to our good friends like you?  In 1000 years we will all be gone for sure. We will all follow you. I wish you the best in the time you have left, OM.

It reminds me of something Joe / WA2PJP  said to me 20 years ago at HossTraders/Nearfest,  paraphrased:  " Isn't this beautiful? Be sure to attend them all... I mean, how many of these do we have left anyway?"  He was so right.

T


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« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2021, 01:01:51 PM »

Hi Ed....

Sorry to hear about your predicament.  My friend Warren W1GUD/4 faced the same situation several years ago.  He also decided to forego then treatment and went out with great dignity.  I only wish you the best.

73,

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« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2021, 03:29:12 PM »

My only thought, Ed, is that IF your particular version of it just happens to fit the right
"profile" the newer "biologic" treatments may be worth considering. I understand that the results
range from fairly good to barely good, but non-zero and without the downside of "chemo".

Unfortunately, we all are standing, and always have been, on the same line...

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« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2021, 08:51:48 PM »

Ed, really sorry to hear this.  I remember the first time I met you thinking, "...just how many R-390s can fit in a Porsche 911 anyway??!"
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« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2021, 05:22:43 PM »

K1JJ,
Here is a better photo, I am Timtrons tee shirt, hihi


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« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2021, 08:51:23 PM »

Gaithersburg fest, probably 1996 or so. Good time.
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« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2021, 05:43:43 PM »

Oh Ed,
I'm also so very sorry to hear this. 
Some of the same festers and past good times as the ganstas have mentioned.
We go back to my WA3YPI days in Pa. too.
Frank and Carol's parties, all great stuff.

So,...    eN Three! L H Beee....

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« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2021, 10:12:44 PM »

Ed - I may not be too far behind you.  Of course we never know for sure.  At least no QRN or intentional QRM where we are headed.  When it is time, go in peace.
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« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2021, 02:10:48 PM »

Sorry to hear Ed.. been awhile, peace,  Chuck W3FJJ.
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« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2021, 04:54:34 PM »

Well Ed I don't know how far along your cancer is but the XLY here had stage 4 breast cancer and the doctor gave here a 50/50 chance of being alive another five years with treatment. She is still going free of cancer more than ten years later. She has other problems now but she still enjoys life. I know it's none of my business but I think you should reconsider possible positive treatment.

I'm doing a MRI the first of next month so I may be looking at treatment? I'll have to wait and see. They found a spot on my left hip of all places?


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« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2021, 07:07:15 PM »

My mother was given 6 months at 50 pct, going down to 5 pct to 5 years.

Sheade it 5 and a half years.  Colon cancer.

After I stopped being an idiot and settled down, married, she let go.

It's your decision to make and I hope you made the right one for you, and your family.

Godspeed, Ed. 

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