The annual Country Uncle Christmas Party was a joyous occasion again this year. It was captured by photography for all to see. Enjoy the pictures in the Photo Album under the"Christmas 2012"tab or by clicking here.
(editor's note: I am not sure any words I could offer would do justice to the picture to the left....)
Country Uncles Mount up at
Stone Mountain Fest
For several weeks prior to the Stone Mountain HamFest (Nov 3rd) there was a palpable feel in the ozone while monitoring 3778. The troops were restless and had pent-up buying demand, all were ready for another Hamfest. Walking sticks were being polished, Wheel Chairs serviced, Hover-Rounds charged, Knees being replaced, Milton clearing off his bench for the repairs to come and Pain Pills readied. Yep, the Country Uncles were going to another HamFest - doing it CU style. Sick, Lame and Lazy, Short, Tall and Crazy the CU bunch was in attendance at another Ham Fest.
See additional photos in the photo album.
CU Red Cross team pays Humanitarian
Visit to Stalag St Mary's
As you may be aware the Country Uncles do Humanitarian visits to various Stalags when there are signs of mistreatment of one of the CU combatants. On October 9th 2012 your CU Red Cross team visited Stalag St Mary's in Athens Ga. Specifically cell 1608, Joe Marbury, W4JSM. Our mission was to spread good cheer, hand out care packages and make sure the Geneva Convention was being followed. Joe seemed to be in good spirits, doing well despite the fact that the morphine had been taken away and he had a serious bandage of some kind on his left leg. All in all he seemed in reasonable shape considering the circumstances.
However, two things occurred as we were leaving: 1) The PT warden came in apparently to torture the inmate in some fashion and 2) Joe in an odd move held up his sheet and I for some reason took a picture. It was not until this article was in preparation that we took a closer look at the photo of Joe's sheet. Some kind of encrypted message was seen on the sheet - it is blown up at the bottom of this article for your review.
"I just love the smell of BenGay in the Morning"
A contingent of Country Uncle made their way to the TenTec 2012 HamFest. Orthopedic devices, Bengay and pain pills were the order of the day. See more pictures in the Photo Album Tentec 2012. Thanks to Jim K4JRS for the pictures.
JOE X's Great Big Old Erection
This past weekend Joe X - N4XPZ and a team of Country Uncles witnessed a Big Old Erection down at Joe X's QTH. Unfortunately, a lot of the goings ons were caught on film for the world to see. Your CU Web Site Editor takes no responsibility for what you are about to witness. See the complete photo album if you dare at theJoe X Tower Erection tab or just click here.
The Country Uncle Cavalry Rides into Dayton
On May 17th 2012, 6 members of the Country Uncles DX Club (Milton N4DA, Joe W4JSM, Van KW4CC, Tony KE4PK, Rod W9PG and Bill W4ASE) made their way to Dayton Ohio for the 2012 Dayton Hamvention. Four members of this group were selected to represent the Country Uncles by mounting up and flying the Country Uncle Cavalry Banner. It has been reported that the Country Uncle Cavalry caused only a few pedestrian casualties, along with several verbal assaults, but no actual fights ensued. All in all the Country Uncles were represented well in the assault on Dayton, both on foot and mounted.
See the Dayton 2012 tab in the photo album for a few more pictures. One picture required your reporter to question what was caught on film. At first, it appeared that Joe W4JSM, was not pleased with Kenwood and their new Flagship transceiver. However, it has now been reported that he was simply indicating that the TS-990S is Number One.
Additional Photo Albums have been added to the site - Van's Mule disaster, The Diabetic Lunch on 3-28-2012and The new creatures at the Smith house.