Re: A great QCX-QCX contact and salute to youth
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Hi Ted and Hans,
I'm so glad you provided that glimpse of Akihabara (especially the photos), as my post had already grown far too long. Family and friends have diagnosed themselves as suffering from my 200 wpm "diarrhea of the fingertips"!
Of course, when I said that I lived on the base at Kamiseya, I lied. I was on a 2-2-2-80 shift schedule that two day watches 7 AM - 3 PM, eight hours off (the dreaded double-back), two graveyard watches 11 PM - 7 AM, eight hours off, two evening watches 3 PM - 11 PM, and then 80 hours off. The first 24 hours were spent sleeping, and the.remainder I lived at ... Akihabara!
The yen-dollar exchange rate was as high as 270:1, but it got as low as 165:1, while I was there, which is now a dream lost to time, with the current rate around 108:1. Our cost-of-living allowance changed to theoretically keep our purchasing power constant, but for some reason, whenever the rate went down, it took months to be reflected in our pay, but the moment it went up, BAM, our pay was reduced!
Ah, to dream, perchance to sleep ...
Lame Deer Montana High School Amateur Radio Club KJ7JKU
On Fri, May 29, 2020 at 1:36 AM Ted 2E0THH <qrp@...> wrote: