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Ham Radio

Ham Radio, A fun special interest group Ham radio is also known as amateur radio and sometimes called shortwave radio. Unlike CB radio, it has more than one band and more modes of transmission than only AM channels. Ham bands run from microwave to UHF (ultra high frequency), VHF (very high frequency) and HF (high… Read more »

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Five Keys to Fearless Riding at Slow Speeds

Rider - Wing Ding

For years, I’ve been working on a set of motorcycle techniques I call Fearless Riding. If you take five minutes to try the five experiments described below, you may discover a new way to control your bike at slow speeds.

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New Twists

Arizona has a statewide program called “Touring Arizona” where you get a hanger bar by visiting Arizona landmarks and taking a cellphone picture in front of a list of those landmarks.

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My Military Experience Part II: Another Time

Zearl Black - GWRRA

After Normandy and a 30-day leave, I reported to a Naval Station in Boston. About 200 hospital corpsmen, including me, were assigned to serve with the Fleet Marine Forces. We all went to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, where we went through six weeks of Marine Corp. boot camp, then six weeks of training for field… Read more »

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My Military Experience Part III: Another Time

Zearl Black - GWRRA

Dead and wounded from the invasion on Okinawa Island were brought to the Army Hospital on Saipan for treatment and transport. The hospital was overwhelmed with casualties. Our company commander, a Navy doctor, also wearing a Marine uniform, volunteered our services. I worked the night shift on a ward. We had one nurse for three… Read more »

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My Military Experience Part IV: Another Time

Zearl Black - GWRRA

Boring, boring, boring, best describes our camp life on Saipan. After serving at the Army hospital, we were free to go anywhere on the island, except the Airdrome. But that required some walking. My $21 a month salary all went for toiletries, candy and beer at the camp commissary. Aug. 6, 1945, a single silver… Read more »

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My Military Experience Part V: Conclusion

Zearl Black - GWRRA

My Chief Petty Officer called for me to come to his office. He said, “Black, you have earned enough points for a discharge.” He explained that my service in Europe, the Pacific and my promotions, plus the correspondence courses, all counted. He said, “Black, you are going home. Be on the truck to Nagasaki at… Read more »

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