• Garry Shandling

    From Josh Ramsey@VERT/BASEMENT to All on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 23:52:09
    Curious if anyone ever interacted with Garry Shandling. Apparently, he'd been an amateur radio enthusiast from his teens until his death in 2016. I've been rewatching his work (It's Garry Shandling's Show and The Larry Sanders Show, amongst other work like stand-up and hosting gigs), so I started looking into his life. That's where I learned of his passion for radio. As far as I can tell, the last sign he used was KQ6KA and he used "Dave Waddell" as a
    pseudonym to anyone he didn't know well enough to trust with his actual identity.

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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Josh Ramsey on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 11:16:00
    Josh Ramsey wrote to All <=-

    Curious if anyone ever interacted with Garry Shandling. Apparently,
    he'd been an amateur radio enthusiast from his teens until his death in 2016. I've been rewatching his work (It's Garry Shandling's Show and
    The Larry Sanders Show, amongst other work like stand-up and hosting gigs), so I started looking into his life. That's where I learned of
    his passion for radio. As far as I can tell, the last sign he used was KQ6KA and he used "Dave Waddell" as a pseudonym to anyone he didn't
    know well enough to trust with his actual identity.


    From my 2006 copy of QRZ! db:
    n1uro-15@n1uro.ampr.org:/uronode6: wwc kq6ka
    Trying 44.88.0.12:qrz... <Enter> aborts.
    Socket established to 44.88.0.12:qrz
    QRZ! database of Wed Oct 11 15:29:00 2006

    KQ6KA DAVE WADDELL, 271
    9100 WILSHIRE BLVD SUITE 1000W Class: A 08/25/99
    BEVERLY HILLS, CA, 90212 Prev: KD6OY
    Expir: 08/25/09
    Are you sure that Dave Waddell perhaps wasn't his real name and Gary
    Shandling was his "stage" name?

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  • From DaiTengu@VERT/ENSEMBLE to Brian Rogers on Friday, May 14, 2021 22:55:33
    Re: Re: Garry Shandling
    By: Brian Rogers to Josh Ramsey on Wed May 12 2021 11:16 am

    KQ6KA DAVE WADDELL, 271
    9100 WILSHIRE BLVD SUITE 1000W Class: A 08/25/99
    BEVERLY HILLS, CA, 90212 Prev: KD6OY
    Expir: 08/25/09
    Are you sure that Dave Waddell perhaps wasn't his real name and Gary Shandling was his "stage" name?

    According to Wikipedia:
    Shandling was a licensed amateur radio operator. Starting as a teenager he held the callsigns WA7BKG, KD6OY and KQ6KA. The latter he held with a pseudonym, Dave Waddell, to avoid undue attention when he operated. [46]

    THe information comes from here: http://www.arrl.org/news/comedian-actor-tv-writer-and-personality-garry-shandli ng-ex-kd6oy-sk

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  • From PhazeVektor@VERT/PEDALION to DaiTengu on Sunday, May 16, 2021 20:21:00
    held the callsigns WA7BKG, KD6OY and KQ6KA. The latter he held with a pseudonym, Dave Waddell, to avoid undue attention when he operated. [46]

    I'm sure I can look this up, but I'll ask anyway - what does it take to be
    able to register your lic with a pseudonymn? Is this a case of "the rules
    don't apply to everyone"?

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  • From DaiTengu@VERT/ENSEMBLE to PhazeVektor on Sunday, May 16, 2021 16:32:20
    Re: Re: Garry Shandling
    By: PhazeVektor to DaiTengu on Sun May 16 2021 08:21 pm

    held the callsigns WA7BKG, KD6OY and KQ6KA. The latter he held with
    a pseudonym, Dave Waddell, to avoid undue attention when he
    operated. [46]

    I'm sure I can look this up, but I'll ask anyway - what does it take to be able to register your lic with a pseudonymn? Is this a case of "the rules don't apply to everyone"?

    I honestly have no clue, and was a bit shocked when I read that myself. Tim Allen (Home Improvement, Last Man Standing, The Santa Clause etc.) holds a Technician license under the callsign KK6OTD, which is under his real name, Tim Dick.

    DaiTengu

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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to PhazeVektor on Sunday, May 16, 2021 20:04:00
    PhazeVektor wrote to DaiTengu <=-

    held the callsigns WA7BKG, KD6OY and KQ6KA. The latter he held with a pseudonym, Dave Waddell, to avoid undue attention when he operated. [46]

    I'm sure I can look this up, but I'll ask anyway - what does it take to
    be able to register your lic with a pseudonymn? Is this a case of "the rules don't apply to everyone"?

    I really can see how they might have allowed this. Even Senator Barry
    Goldwater operated and was licensed under his own name, and in the country
    of Jordan King Heussien also operated under his own name. Funny thing about
    the King, if you did work him on the air and referred to him as "your majesty" he became -very- offended! He was happy to remind those that while he is
    on the global airwaves he is an amateur radio operator and requests he be treated as everyone else.

    Another famous and probably best looking ham operator was Farrah Fawcett.
    It would have been "angelic" to have "worked" her... pun intended <G>

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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to DaiTengu on Monday, May 17, 2021 07:52:00
    DaiTengu wrote to PhazeVektor <=-

    I honestly have no clue, and was a bit shocked when I read that
    myself. Tim Allen (Home Improvement, Last Man Standing, The Santa
    Clause etc.) holds a Technician license under the callsign KK6OTD,
    which is under his real name, Tim Dick.

    Q: Do you know how he makes his HT go from 5w to 25w?
    A: More Power! Arr Arr Arr Arr <G>

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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to Brian Rogers on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 21:49:00
    Brian,

    I really can see how they might have allowed this. Even Senator Barry Goldwater operated and was licensed under his own name, and in the
    country of Jordan King Heussien also operated under his own name. Funny thing about the King, if you did work him on the air and referred to
    him as "your majesty" he became -very- offended! He was happy to remind those that while he is on the global airwaves he is an amateur radio operator and requests he be treated as everyone else.

    Interesting. His QSL Card is a collectors item now.

    Another famous and probably best looking ham operator was Farrah
    Fawcett. It would have been "angelic" to have "worked" her... pun
    intended <G>

    Interesting. I didn't know she was a ham.

    There was a website that listed some famous hams over the years, and I put that info into a presentation I did at regional hamfest 2 years ago...here's what I had (some are no longer licensed, or Silent Keys). Credit for this
    goes to Ross Goodall, WD4NJV...and Billy Williams, N4UF:

    W1AW - ARRL Founder Hiram Percy Maxim
    JY1 - King Hussein of Jordan
    W9EEA - The Amateur's Code Author, Paul M. Segal
    W4CGP - Musician Chet Atkins
    KB2GSD - CBS News Anchor Walter Cronkite
    K7UGA - 1 time Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater
    WD5DVR - 1 time Arkansas Senator Mike Ross
    W7EQI - 1 time Oregon Senator Greg Walden
    WB6ACU - Joe Walsh of "The Eagles"
    WB4KCG - Blind Country-Western Singer Ronnie Milsap
    WD4LZC - Gospel Singer Larnelle "Stu" Harris (I understand he loves CW)
    NK7U - Retired Major League Baseball Player Joe Rudi
    K1JT - Nobel Prize Winner in Physics Doctor Joe Taylor
    W1ZE - First licensed ham in the US, Irving Vermilya
    K2AMH - Inventor of the Moog Synthesizer, Robert Moog
    KB1NXP - Former Governor of Maine, John Baldacci
    K2ZCS - Former Governor of New York, George Pataki
    K2GL - Inventor of Stereo Sound System, Hazard Reeves
    K2ORS - Writer and Humorist, Gene Shepherd
    NE2Q - Electronic Siren Inventor, Jay Kolinsky
    W2SGG - Co-Inventor of Printed Circuits, Robert Cusumano
    NS3T - Radio News Correspondent, Jamie Dupree
    K4EB - Member of .38 Special, Larry Junstrom
    KD4WUJ - Country-Western Singer Patty Loveless
    K9EID - Heil Sound Founder and Accomplished Organist, Bob Heil

    ... The older I get the tighter the lids are on jars!

    That's the side effect of the new prescription to help you open the container. <G>

    Daryl, WX4QZ


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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Daryl Stout on Thursday, May 20, 2021 06:33:00
    Hello Daryl;

    Daryl Stout wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    Interesting. His QSL Card is a collectors item now.

    I would imagine a few QSL cards are. When you consider the average age of
    a ham is 70 (fact!) there's probably more SKs than active ones... and those
    who are still active most likely are taking some form of daily medications.

    Interesting. I didn't know she was a ham.

    Oh yes indeedy she was! If you ever wanted to know the definition of a pile-up... you should have caught a frequency she popped on <G>

    There was a website that listed some famous hams over the years, and
    I put that info into a presentation I did at regional hamfest 2 years ago...here's what I had (some are no longer licensed, or Silent Keys). Credit for this goes to Ross Goodall, WD4NJV...and Billy Williams,
    N4UF:

    W1AW - ARRL Founder Hiram Percy Maxim
    JY1 - King Hussein of Jordan
    ^^^^
    These I knew. I'm NTS Net manager now of Nutmeg VHF net. We may end up
    moving it to the new W1AW repeater.

    W4CGP - Musician Chet Atkins
    KB2GSD - CBS News Anchor Walter Cronkite
    K7UGA - 1 time Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater
    ^^^^^
    These I knew about as well.

    WB6ACU - Joe Walsh of "The Eagles"
    WB4KCG - Blind Country-Western Singer Ronnie Milsap
    ^^^^^^
    These too. The rest I did not know about. Even if one doesn't use it, having the license is a good thing to have because you never do know when it'll be needed.

    That's the side effect of the new prescription to help you open the container. <G>

    Speaking of which... I have to make a run to get 2 refills :\

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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to Brian Rogers on Monday, May 24, 2021 10:41:00
    Hello Daryl;

    Hi, Brian...

    I would imagine a few QSL cards are. When you consider the average age
    of a ham is 70 (fact!) there's probably more SKs than active ones...
    and those who are still active most likely are taking some form of
    daily medications.

    They mentioned that on the QCWA (Quarter Century Wireless Association) Webinar this past Saturday...even pausing for a moment of silence for the
    SK's in the last year.

    I trashed them out in the chat room after the meeting had ended, when
    one ham had offered to buy VE6AFO, president of QCWA, a beer. I typed in
    "I'll take a diet green tea citrus...you can hold my beer" (hi hi). I was
    told this morning on a D-Star Net that "in the south, you're also supposed
    to say 'Watch This!!'" after saying that. I doubt it applies to Mug, Barq's, Dad's, Hires, or A&W. Man, now I want a root beer float. <G>

    Oh yes indeedy she was! If you ever wanted to know the definition of a pile-up... you should have caught a frequency she popped on <G>

    Do you remember her callsign?? I know she is a Silent Key now (anal cancer, from what I understand).

    These too. The rest I did not know about. Even if one doesn't use it, having the license is a good thing to have because you never do know
    when it'll be needed.

    This is true. I'm not on the air as much as I used to be. Vision problems
    of late (mainly corneal abrasions) have made it hard to be at the computer
    for long periods of time...either for nets, or getting the BBS into the
    cloud. If that wasn't enough, degenerative disk disease in my spine makes
    it difficult to sit at the computer, or to stand in one spot, for long
    periods of time.

    That's the side effect of the new prescription to help you open the container. <G>

    Speaking of which... I have to make a run to get 2 refills :\

    ROTFL - Ran Out To Find Lunch. <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Daryl Stout on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 15:34:00
    Hello Daryl;

    Daryl Stout wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    They mentioned that on the QCWA (Quarter Century Wireless
    Association) Webinar this past Saturday...even pausing for a moment of silence for the SK's in the last year.

    There's been sooo many it's unreal. Of course the cause is all COVID - just
    so the hospitals and doctors can get government kickbacks... how disgusting!

    I trashed them out in the chat room after the meeting had ended, when one ham had offered to buy VE6AFO, president of QCWA, a beer. I typed
    in "I'll take a diet green tea citrus...you can hold my beer" (hi hi).
    I was told this morning on a D-Star Net that "in the south, you're also supposed to say 'Watch This!!'" after saying that. I doubt it applies
    to Mug, Barq's, Dad's, Hires, or A&W. Man, now I want a root beer
    float. <G>

    Mug and A&W are my two favs :)

    Do you remember her callsign?? I know she is a Silent Key now (anal cancer, from what I understand).

    Now I can't recall what it was. If you can find her obit online I think it
    may mention what it was. That was the last time I saw it listed.

    This is true. I'm not on the air as much as I used to be. Vision problems of late (mainly corneal abrasions) have made it hard to be at
    the computer for long periods of time...either for nets, or getting the BBS into the cloud. If that wasn't enough, degenerative disk disease in
    my spine makes it difficult to sit at the computer, or to stand in one spot, for long periods of time.

    I'm usually not around for very long saturday - monday at least. Yesterday I slept for 24 hours with the exception of committing body function needs... eat and recycle what was consumed <G> Muscle relaxer meds knock me completely
    out! Arthritis build up in my C5 causing my left side to experience the
    joys of pinched nerves.


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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to Brian Rogers on Thursday, May 27, 2021 00:49:00
    Brian,

    There's been sooo many it's unreal. Of course the cause is all COVID -

    I sent back all my ham radio license exam items to ARRL/VEC yesterday.
    In the local area, I doubt we'll be able to get to use facilities until August...and by then, kids coming back from summer vacation, will bring COVID-19 with them...and we'll be right back where we started. While it
    cost a good bit, I sent it all in one big box. Now, if it turns out I can
    do a session, they'll just send the needed items, and I'll send the stuff
    back afterwards.

    Mug and A&W are my two favs :)

    There used to be a restaurant in the Miami, Florida area years ago,
    called "Royal Castle" and they had a drink called "Birch Beer". It
    was non-alcoholic, but it wasn't what you'd call root beer, but I did
    like the flavor.

    Now I can't recall what it was. If you can find her obit online I think
    it may mention what it was. That was the last time I saw it listed.

    I remember a deal on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In years ago (I'm really showing my age now <G>), where it noted "I wish someone would turn off
    Farrah's Fawcett". I believe she married Lee Majors, who was "The Six
    Million Dollar Man"...and I think Lindsay Wagner was "The Bionic Woman".

    I'm usually not around for very long saturday - monday at least.
    Yesterday I slept for 24 hours with the exception of committing body function needs... eat and recycle what was consumed <G> Muscle relaxer meds knock me completely out! Arthritis build up in my C5 causing my
    left side to experience the joys of pinched nerves.

    I have a 15 page medical list, with all my doctors, surgeries, meds (OTC
    and Rx), conditions, etc. The only thing it doesn't have is a full front
    and back nude photo...then, it would be "everything you wanted to know
    about me medically, but were afraid to ask". <G> One time, when I went to
    the ER, and they asked me my medical history, I handed it over to them,
    and said "Read This!!". I thought the nurse was going to kiss me!! She
    said "This makes it so much easier for us".

    I'm considering changing PCP's, because one local area hospital system
    has no idea how to update their patients data files. I was repeatedly
    told I need certain procedures, which have already been done...and I
    can't see the need to do them again...never mind Medicare won't pay for
    it if it's sooner than a year and a day between them (unless it's
    absolutely medically necessary). Even their IT department has no clue.

    Daryl

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