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Happy New Year, y'all !

 

Best wishes for a healthy, happy, and prosperous 2007 !

 

May all your video editing projects be filled with fun and happy memories.

 

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"... y'all !"

I love it ml :):huh: What part of the south did you come from ?

Frank...

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"... y'all !"

I love it ml :):huh: What part of the south did you come from ?

Frank...

Hey, what's wrong with ya'll? I'm 'natrually N'Awlins' and we talk like that daily!

We also say things like "How's ya mom and 'em?", "I gotta go make groceries" and "my zinc has a leak in it".

But, ya'll is all over the deep south too!

By the way, when we spoke, did I have a southern drall? I'm told I sound like I'm from the Bronx!

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Calm down :) , Paul.....everyone loves a southern drawl.............. :huh: I know I do. I have a niece in Georgia and and Aunt in Tennessee and I love hearing them talk. It makes the rest of us sound so hard. Bye now..y'all........ :D

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Calm down :) , Paul.....everyone loves a southern grawl.............. :huh: I know I do. I have a niece in Georgia and and Aunt in Tennessee and I love hearing them talk. It makes the rest of us sound so hard. Bye now..y'all........ :D

LOL, I don't have a southern accent compared to those in Alabama, Florida and Georgia. But in my area, some do. Some assume they're not smart and that'll be a big mistake.

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"... y'all !"

 

Over here we distinguish between you (singular) and you (plural) by saying ye and youse (or now and again 'youseuns') :)

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"... y'all !"

 

Over here we distinguish between you (singular) and you (plural) by saying ye and youse (or now and again 'youseuns') :)

Say "youse" here, and you are in DEEP TROUBLE with the English teacher, and everyone will look at you like you are illiterate and stupid.

 

Lynn

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Same here - but we tend to use Irish grammar and syntax in English so we had to come up with some way to distinguish between 'tú' and 'sibh' :huh:

 

We also have a 'continuing present' form of the verb 'to be' (as well as the copula, making three different ways to say 'I am' - but 'bím' can only be translated really as 'I do be' :)

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"Hey, what's wrong with ya'll?"

 

Not a dern thang Paul !! :D I am like Patty and love to hear their talk. My wife and I went down to Texas to vist her brother and stayed about 2 weeks last year and when I came back, my neighbors said "where in the heck did you pick up that drawl". It's really easy to start talking like that if you are around those people for a short time. My drawl didn't last long however, cause my sister is, or was an English professor in college before she retired and she really gives me fits when she hears me talk that way. On the other hand I give her a bunch of trouble too, so were both even I guess. :):D

 

 

And hey Patty---What's a "southern "Grawl" ?? I'd like to try that out with my sister. I'm sure she would be impressed :huh::D:D:D

 

Cheers y'all..

Frank...

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I'm told I sound like I'm from the Bronx!

 

Paul,

ooooooo...... you're one of 'those' people from New Orleans. :)

 

They're right. The accent sounds EXACTLY like a NYC accent.

 

The accent fools me every time I hear it.

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Paul,

ooooooo...... you're one of 'those' people from New Orleans. :)

 

They're right. The accent sounds EXACTLY like a NYC accent.

 

The accent fools me every time I hear it.

We call ourselves 'Yats' for 'where ya at' said quickly.

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You would all fall around laughing if you could hear Neil and me talking together.

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You would all fall around laughing if you could hear Neil and me talking together.

 

And, if you could hear me talk, you would chuckle too. I speak with a distinct Canadian accent, 'eh. :)

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"You would all fall around laughing if you could hear Neil and me talking tog"

 

Years ago Brendon I talked to hundreds of ham operators in NZ and Australia and it took me quite a while to finally start understanding some of the guys in NZ. Probably the only reason I kept them all in my log books was I loved hearing their kind of talk. I still think I have a whole bunch of their "QSL" cards that I saved over the years. I'll have to find them and see if you might know of any of them.

 

Now the people I really have a hard time understanding are those from Boston. They have some way of slurring their words that sometimes just is hard to understand. The wife and I took a cruise and it sailed from Boston and when we went to visit the "Cheers" bar in Boston, it took me telling the waiter my order several times before I could get what he was saying. :)

 

Frank...

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Now the people I really have a hard time understanding are those from Boston.

Frank...[/color]

 

Now the thing to remember is

 

And this is good old Boston,

The home of the bean and the cod,

Where the Lowells speak to the Cabots,

And the Cabots speak only to God.

 

I envy the QSLs - down under is out of range for me with my setup :huh:

 

I do have San Juan (Philippines), Santiago de Cuba and Sumatra tho - plus could paper the wall with just about every European and Middle East one going :)

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Brendon, I love the accent in your part of the world, and Neil's too. :huh: As for Boston, I lived in Mass. for several years and it does take a little getting use to, of course it took them a bit to get use to a Northwestern twang. :)

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"...down under is out of range for me with my setup :D "

 

What frequency are you running ? And/or what kind of antenna do you have ? From southern California, I was on the 15 meter band running 2000 watts PEP on single side band, on just about all of those NZ and Aussie transmissions, with a 4 element tri-band beam on a tower at 65 feet. I guess that's why I had no problems, huh :D:D:D

Yeah Patty, when this one dude kept say "Botel" to me, I thought he was asking me about some "brothel" or something of that nature :):huh::D But I finally figured out he was talking about a "bottle"--

Frank...

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Shortwave travels better across saltwater. (I listened to, at different times and combinations, Radio Australia, Radio Nederland, and BBC - altho I did pickup New Zealand and Radio Moscow and Radio Vilnius, among others - and VoA (Ick).)

 

Beween New Zealand and California is almost all saltwater. :)

 

Lynn

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What frequency are you running ? And/or what kind of antenna do you have ? From southern California, I was on the 15 meter band running 2000 watts PEP on single side band, on just about all of those NZ and Aussie transmissions, with a 4 element tri-band beam on a tower at 65 feet. I guess that's why I had no problems, huh :):huh::D

 

Don't I just wish - I've an FT 857 Yaesu (puts out 100W) into a half size G5RV - the MAX we're legally allowed here is 400W at the antenna - not one decimal point over

 

Frequencies? 40 metre up to 70 cM (including QRP on 4 metre FM) and all modes on 6

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Man that Yaesu FT 857 is one fine, small transciever Daithi. I just can't believe you can't work the world with it at 100 Watts and a dipole antenna cut for the 15 meter band at around 20 feet off the ground and on SSB. I worked all of the continents in the world and over 100 countries in the world on that band with just that kind of setup. Of course it all depends on the time of year, day or night and exactly what the "skip" distance is between where you are and the location you want to work and you have to really be patient when working "DX".

 

BTW Lynn, there is a big difference bewteen just listening to a radio station somewhere in the world on AM or FM frequencies , than receiving and transmitting on a particular frequency, to a particular location in the world, and at the frequencies I'm talking about, over salt water doesn't have anything to do with it. On the 15 meter band (21.xxx Mhz) a transmitted signal will leave the antenna and radiate into the air and hit the Ionosphere (depending on the layer) and then "skip" back to a location somewhere else on earth. One just hopes that the location the signal "skipped" to is near the location you are trying to communicate with.

 

Anyway, that's a whole different story.

 

Frank...

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BTW Lynn, there is a big difference bewteen just listening to a radio station somewhere in the world on AM or FM frequencies , than receiving and transmitting on a particular frequency, to a particular location in the world, and at the frequencies I'm talking about, over salt water doesn't have anything to do with it. On the 15 meter band (21.xxx Mhz) a transmitted signal will leave the antenna and radiate into the air and hit the Ionosphere (depending on the layer) and then "skip" back to a location somewhere else on earth. One just hopes that the location the signal "skipped" to is near the location you are trying to communicate with.

 

Frank...

I'm not talking about AM or FM - I'm talking about Shortwave, as I said - 49 Meter band, 31 Meter band, 25 Meter band, 19 Meter band.

 

And I still use WWV/WWVH at 5kHz and 10kHz for the time - rarely do I try 15Khz.

 

Lynn

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