We Are THANKFUL

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    • #105026
      KolleenWStone
      Moderator

      • #105027
        tenderreed
        Participant

          So much to be thankful for!!!  TR

        • #105028
          Todd Tomlinson
          Participant

            I am thankful for my RITAN family.   We’ve been together for a long long time and travelled many journeys together.  I can’t wait to be neighbors in Heaven and to share all of eternity in the presence of our Lord and Savior.

          • #105029
            churchgal
            Participant

              I second that Todd!!! and speaking of seconds, the ones in heaven come calorieless….. :yahoo: :mdrmdr:

            • #105030
              KolleenWStone
              Moderator

              • #105031
                Perhaps Today
                Participant

                  Thank You Lord Jesus…..

                • #105037
                  Sonya
                  Participant

                    HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE! :) We are still here though. Why are we still here. :(

                  • #105038
                    Perhaps Today
                    Participant

                      May the Will of God be done first and foremost …………..

                    • #105039
                      Geri9
                      Participant

                        A Black Friday Rapture is my plea :whistle:

                        I’m thankful for the free gift of salvation, living in America despite what’s going on in Washington, DC  :wacko: and for being in this fine group of brothers and sisters as we wait :popcorn and wait :popcorn and … wait :popcorn for the Blessed Trumpet sound!

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                        Happy Thanksgiving!

                      • #105041
                        tenderreed
                        Participant

                          Our love of one another and our longing to see His face is found well pleasing in His sight!  TR

                        • #105045
                          Tammie
                          Participant

                            Yesterday was my birthday and I had prayed for the best gift ever, to see my Lord. I woke up today and thankful to the Father for the rest. Today, was spent with family. What joy to give thanks to the Lord for the blessings He gives. My prayer, as I join the rest of the RITAN family, is no more Thanksgivings on earth and please Abba, may we spend the final month of our human calendar and existence changed in a moment and in your presence for all eternity. :prayer-hands:

                          • #105048
                            Yohanan
                            Moderator

                              Happy Birthday, Tammie! We are thankful to the Lord that you are our sister!

                              • #105061
                                Tammie
                                Participant

                                  It was a restful day and a good day — did pre-Thanksgiving baking with two of my granddaughters. And ate way more than I should have yesterday — got to get on the Total gym today and the elliptical for a few rounds to burn off the pie ….. My hubby bought a new HAM radio for me as this is my newest hobby (for both of us), waiting for that to come in to play with….. thank you and I am very Thankful for the encouraging family here on RITAN.  Let’s continue to march forward together … encourage one another and all the more as the DAY is approaching ….. :popcorn

                                  • #105083
                                    MyWhiteStone
                                    Participant

                                      My hubby bought a new HAM radio for me

                                      Do each of you have an amateur radio licenses, Tammie?  When I was a kid I never took to getting a general class license primarily because it became boring to make contacts just to build a stack of QSL cards, or otherwise jaw a bit in Morse code to find out about what their rig was like.  It was also hard to think of what to say.  [Sometimes I even have that problem here at RITA. :-) ]  I also never participated in the ARRL exercises…

                                      Would you care to describe here your planned antenna system for your new setup?  Maybe I’m just a wee bit too interested. :yes:   Possibly everyone else here isn’t.  Maybe use a new method of communicating — a RITA Now PM (private message). :mail:

                                      • #105085
                                        MyWhiteStone
                                        Participant

                                          Is HAM radio kosher?  :unsure:

                                          • #105087
                                            Yohanan
                                            Moderator

                                              Maybe if you spell it backwards 😎

                                          • #105107
                                            Tammie
                                            Participant

                                              Well Dan to answer you, yes my HAM is very kosher :mdrmdr: :mdrmdr: :mdrmdr: :mdrmdr: and no Yohanan a spelling backwards is MAH — what is that :mdrmdr: :mdrmdr: :mdrmdr: :calvin

                                              We both have a general license. My call sign is KQ4ELO (kilo, Quebec, 4, Echo, Lima, Oscar). Our base station is transportable (can go in the car as well), it has HF and VHF/UHF frequency capacity as well, I like to talk around the world. We have 4 handhelds (the range is shorter, even with the longer antenna – you have to go from repeater to repeater) — The antenna (tower config), is not attached to the house yet. Our neighbors (we have two within a few houses) both have the larger antenna array (one a tower and one horizontal) that we can actually link to.  My hubby is a computer wiz and uses ecolink to connect our HAM to the internet also for now (as a secondary until it is not available). Our HAM club is about a mile from the house (K4CARS in Chesapeake). I am studying for the Amature extra now, heavy test, if we are still here, hope to take it in late January 2023. I bet you did not know that Morse Code is no longer required for HAM….The first step is technical and fairly easy, general and then Amature extra. Still heavily monitored by FCC, but HAM is still a smaller group, many prepper folks are HAM, a few are believers, so we are using it to reach that community as well. So far I am the one of two females in our group and the VA Beach group has none. There is a free handheld being offered until Dec 31 2022. I will get the link to you in a PM and the online study is fairly easy and some free, others in expensive. My husband and I did this as a hobby together, we have fun. We have regular radios too and my granddaughters love to call us like the HAM sets, it’s really cute, our 11 year old is going for her technical next year. We are pushing to get others in the family licensed too. Thanks for asking and I am happy to answer any Q you have —— “73” out :mdrmdr: :mdrmdr:

                                              • #105111
                                                MyWhiteStone
                                                Participant

                                                  Oh Tammie, you are rare among the most avid, involved, well-rounded, multi-talented, versatile, hard-working and articulate people I’ve  ever  never met.   :yes:    Thank you sincerely for the detail.

                                                  You’d lose your bet about Morse code no longer being required.  -.–   ..-   .–.   My buddy told me.

                                                  A free handheld, huh?  Sure! PM the link.  Thanks.  I have a old-time buddy about seven miles from me who last year installed a HAM station in his basement.  He had to also run a new 240 volt branch circuit to power the transmitter.  If I get a handheld, I could send him a cell phone text message to meet me at certain time, and then maybe his rig could maybe talk to my new handheld for free! :yes:

                                                  Yeah, it seems a pre-arranged prepper club scenario makes good sense for if and when the internet fails widely, no?

                                                  73 dear sister!  And thanks again.

                                                  PS — happy belated birthday from this old guy.

                                                  • #105114
                                                    Tammie
                                                    Participant

                                                      Well — I will take that as a compliment :mdrmdr:  – yes I am still well rounded — working on getting that down some :mdrmdr: :mdrmdr:  Covid and moving — not helpful on the weight :mdrmdr:  Oh you meant in knowledge and skills not size — got it :mdrmdr: :mdrmdr:

                                                      When you reach my advanced age :wacko:  you have learned a few things for sure… Sorry to tell you that although Morse code is taught, not required for the technical license application any longer per the FCC so if they say you need it, don’t believe it …. I sent you the link via PM for HAM prepping, you could do this easy. :yes:   A handheld is limited in range, you can extend the range with a longer attached antenna. Typically, you have about a mile, possibly two depending on time of day, height of buildings/trees around you, unless you can connect to a repeater. We have a Handheld Explorer QRZ-1 and a travel FTM 6000R both by Yaesu. :good:

                                          • #105058
                                            churchgal
                                            Participant

                                              Happy birthday Tammie!!! Hope you had a great day sista! :yahoo:

                                              • #105062
                                                Tammie
                                                Participant

                                                  Thank you Churchgal — it was a good day, but still on earth, so not a great day :-(

                                                  Hope everyone on RITAN had a delicious Turkey day — I watched my favorite team win yesterday afternoon, so it was a good day this Thanksgiving :mdrmdr:

                                              • #105084
                                                KolleenWStone
                                                Moderator




                                                  Thank you for your inspiration Tammie! Love and may you and we all, have the best Rapture come up here call, sooner than soon! :rose:  

                                                   

                                                  • #105108
                                                    Tammie
                                                    Participant

                                                      Thank you Kolleen – you are a blessing and I really appreciate you! :rose:

                                                  • #105088
                                                    tenderreed
                                                    Participant

                                                      I enjoyed a wonderful wife, a loving family an my great grandaughter the joy of my life!  TR

                                                    • #105145
                                                      Avatar photoDonna
                                                      Participant

                                                        rejoicing unto our God with you all dear luvs ~ ~   . .  rejoicing, too how He directs us to be thankful ~~

                                                        oh, let’s do it! . . gonna do it in Heaven,  . .for,  even now, in spirit our Lord inspires us, yes, ways we may connect to God and His Splendor . . How? ~~ we may dance before the Lord.

                                                        . . , our day is coming, dear sibs . ~ . . so praiseworthy is our God Who stirs our spirits ever nearer to Him, up close ~
                                                        ~, exalting our Triune God? What a blessed Gift and one of the most satisfying experiences is being joyful in His Presence ~ ~

                                                        ‘step by step’ we are blessed we are drawn, invited to dance, up close unto our Almighty Majestic Glorious Heavenly King! . ~ ~, in the richness of His eternal Life, our God delights to give us His Word, for He has spoken: “Let them praise Me, and praise My Name with dancing” . .Psalm 149:3
                                                        and our God’s response? “I love those who love Me, and those who seek Me find Me” ~ ~ Proverbs 8:17

                                                      • #105147
                                                        tenderreed
                                                        Participant

                                                          Great reminder of His love shared and the invitation of a divine romance!   We must be getting close!  How glorious is He, in all His ways, and most importantly His heart towards each of us and all of us!  TR

                                                        • #105164
                                                          KolleenWStone
                                                          Moderator

                                                            I know I will love dancing my way through eternity with Jesus! :rose:
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                                                            DANCING FEET

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