I was delighted to discover that I was a winner in the “Throw Me Somethin Mister” Extravaganza! I wanted to share a picture of my delight (since y’all didn’t insist on me showing any of the other Mardi Gras traditional body parts. )
The recent ice and snow storm brought down my mast, EFHW, and Hexbeam, so until I fly a new mast I’m limited to my portable rig for HF. I’ve been trying to get in on the net, but with only 20W and a small mag loop, it’ll take friendlier band conditions than I’ve had so far. In any event, thanks so much!
On behalf of the “Rare Ones” of New Orleans, below are the winners of the “Throw Me Something Mister” Extravaganza! We had a blast celebrating Mardi Gras 2021 with all of our friends out there in Amateur Radio Land! In the spirt of Mardi Gras, all the winners of the Extravaganza will receive a special gift courtesy of the Rare Ones of New Orleans!
In light of Mardi Gras 2021 cancelled due to Covid-19, the Rare Ones of New Orleans are hosting a Mardi Gras “Throw Me Something Mister” Extravaganza! If you ever visited Mardi Gras in New Orleans, we shout at the parade float riders “Throw Me Something Mister” as a rallying call to catch various beads, trinkets, and doubloons. Since we cannot attend in person this year due to Covid-19, the Rare Ones of New Orleans wish to share a little of our enthusiasm for our wonderful City and Mardi Gras.
On Friday, September 18, 2020, Charle’s daughter Katherine, let the Rare Ones of New Orleans and all its Associate Members know her father passed away after battling a long illness. It is with a very heavy heart we send out deepest condolences to Charlie’s Family.
Charlie supported the Rare Ones of New Orleans with his big signal from Regan, Tennessee and with his gentle friendly nature. His love for amateur radio, model airplanes, and painting were just a few of his many interest. I had the pleasure of meeting Charlie at the Huntsville Hamfest and shared a great lunch at the only Cajun restaurant in Huntsville. During that visit Charlie gave me two of his paintings. They were paintings of ducks flying in the wild. I framed both of this paintings and hung them at my fishing and hunting camp in Myrtle Grove, Louisiana. Every time I pass those paintings I think of Charlie and all the great conversations we had on 40 Meters.
He was a good friend to me personally and of all the Rare Ones of New Orleans. He was beloved by all who knew him and will be sorely missed.
As we look up to the heavens above, we salute Charlie with a Big 73 from the Rare Ones of New Orleans.
Howard, K9HSE, has worked hard to make all 6 contacts with the Rare Ones of New Orleans to achieve his Associate Membership. Howard resides in Charleston, IL and is quite the amateur radio operator. We always love Howard checking in with the Rare Ones.
Congrats once again Howard from the Rare Ones of New Orleans
The Rare Ones of New Orleans wish to congratulate Ken – K5KBG on becoming Associate Member 207 with the Rare Ones of New Orleans. Ken resides in Stonewall, Louisiana and has a great station. He recently started amateur satellite communications and loves to scuba dive!
Congratulations again from the Rare Ones of New Orleans.