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4X2DS Dead Sea DXpedition featuring Amir – 4X6TT

*Calling All DX’ers!*
Join us for a groundbreaking event this month as we will transmit from the Dead Sea, 440 meters below sea level!
*Event Highlights:*
– *Unique Location:* Broadcast from the mystical Dead Sea in Israel.
– *All Major HF Bands Active:* Tune in on your favorite HF band.
– *Connect Globally:* Make contacts from this record-breaking altitude.
– *Special Certificate:* Earn a one-of-a-kind certificate for 3+ contacts.
*Dates:* May 30 – June 3, 2024
Mark your calendars and be part of this historic event!
*73, Shalom, and see you BSL (Below Sea Level)!*
*4X2DS TEAM*
please check out our QRZ Page for more info.
 
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Texas farm country – RanchStoc 2024

Had a fantastic trip to Meridian, TX, to attend RanchStoc 2024, to meet old friends, and some new ones.

Stayed at Lake Tom Bailey Camp, MS after a good 600 mile ride. I was supposed to be met by thunderstorms and possible torando’s around Jackson, MS the next day.

Didn’t see any twisters, but it was an all day heavy rain event. Finally pulled in at Meridian Creek Ranch in the afternoon after another 600 miles.

Ranch lodge.

Visited an old, local “built by Norwegians” church located on the ranch

Next day, headed up to Stephensville, the get a hold of some BBQ at Hard Eight BBQ. Good stuff.

Started back home on Sunday morning. Very nice weather. Rode of Naches Trace for a while until I got to Jeff Busby Camp, where I decided to spend the night.

Next morning I continued up the Trace, and decided to make a shortcut, cutting across middle TN, into McMinneville, hit TN 30 (very nice road) until I reached my planned destination for the night, Cherihala Mountain Trails Camp. Had not stayed there before, so decided to give it a try. Very nice and friendly host.

Up early next morning, packed up, and headed up Cherohala Skyway. Didn’t see anothe4 soul on the way across. Stopped in Robinsville for breakfast, and continued on 28 towards Waynesville, hit the Blue ridge Parkway, exit on 276 down into Brevard, and continued on 276 to SC Foothills Parkway, the on SC 9 back home.

The GSA was ready for a 48K service, so I proceeded to do a valve check. Left side was all in spec. Right side had seen better days. That intake lobe looks “odd” 😆.

I’ll have to replace the right intake cam, and two cam followers. Oh well, nothing serious 😂.