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  • wmorrill@montana.edu
    Johnny= Sorry, still no joy. Thanks for your interest, still might need to send it to Dale. 73 Wendell
    Message 1 of 26 , Sep 28, 2012
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      Johnny=
      Sorry, still no joy. Thanks for your interest, still might need to send
      it to Dale.
      73
      Wendell


      > Hello Wendell
      > I have to ask after all of this suspense, did this fix the little rig??
      > Thanks 73
      > Johnny AC0BQ
      >
      > On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 9:00 PM, <wmorrill@...> wrote:
      >
      >> **
      >>
      >>
      >> Am still working on the tribander kit.... removed ICs and inserted them
      >> again to be sure no pins were folded under... wish I would have used
      >> machined pins instead of the cheap sockets...double checked the wires to
      >> be sure they were correct... reflowed most of the solder...checked for
      >> unsoldered joints and solder bridges by using a good microscope....
      >>
      >> I checked the voltage on some of the ICs. The diagram shows the AD9834
      >> as
      >> U8, U8 is LM386.... incorrect readings showed up on the U2 mixer, pins
      >> 5,
      >> 6, and 7 were 0V, instead of 3.9, 4.5, and 4.3, respectively. Maybe that
      >> narrows things down a bit, have to look for a short or faulty component
      >> somewhere in the circuits.
      >>
      >> Finally, I looked at the 1K resistor that is added to the bottom of the
      >> board.... between pins 1 and 4 of U3. Well, I counted wrong, and didn't
      >> see that the pad for pin 1 is square. I had put the resistor on pin 2
      >> and
      >> the pad below U3. Easy to make this mistake, suggest that the
      >> instructions should note that pad for pin 1 is square. Maybe this had
      >> been the source of trouble.
      >>
      >> Thanks to everyone who is following my blunders.
      >>
      >> Wendell
      >> N7WM
      >>
      >>
      >> > Dale-
      >> > Thanks for the offer. I will work on it for a few days yet, then will
      >> let
      >> > you know.
      >> > Wendell
      >> >
      >> >
      >> >
      >> >>
      >> >> Hey Windell, If you want, send that to me, I'll get it going for you,
      >> >> and
      >> >> ship it back, k?All you would be out of pocket is the shipping. And
      >> that
      >> >> will be about 8 for Priority USPS... Dale - WC7S 5503 N. College
      >> >> Dr.Cheyenne, Wy, 82009 k?
      >> >>
      >> >> --... ...--
      >> >> Dale - WC7S in Wy
      >> >> To: AT_Sprint@yahoogroups.com
      >> >> From: wmorrill@...
      >> >> Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2012 15:15:32 -0600
      >> >> Subject: RE: [AT_Sprint] Weber Tribander kit help
      >> >>
      >> >>
      >> >>
      >> >>
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      >> >>
      >> >> Dale-
      >> >>
      >> >> I reflowed the solder on R1, R2, and R3.
      >> >>
      >> >> Removed and reinserted U6, looks like solder has flowed from the
      >> >> underside
      >> >>
      >> >> of the board to the top at pin 28.
      >> >>
      >> >> Have gone through the restart sequence at least a half dozen times.
      >> >> Still
      >> >>
      >> >> have the problem.
      >> >>
      >> >>
      >> >>
      >> >> I am using a bausch and lomb variable power dissecting scope. There
      >> is
      >> >>
      >> >> room to solder and plenty of light.
      >> >>
      >> >>
      >> >>
      >> >> Will need to think about this for a while. Sometimes solutions appear
      >> >>
      >> >> overnight.
      >> >>
      >> >>
      >> >>
      >> >> Thanks for the help.
      >> >>
      >> >>
      >> >>
      >> >> Wendell
      >> >>
      >> >>
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>> Hi Wendell, Take a close look at the resistors on the display board,
      >> >>> R41,
      >> >>
      >> >>> 42, & 43... and the connections to the wires that go to the
      >> >>> bandswitch.It
      >> >>
      >> >>> appears to be switching to the proper band, but not settling....
      >> this
      >> >>> may
      >> >>
      >> >>> very well be a Steve ?? after all.Can you also take a very very
      >> close
      >> >>
      >> >>> look, or possibly reheat pin 28 of U6? I use a X30 glass... to see,
      >> >>> with
      >> >>> a
      >> >>
      >> >>> whole lotta light.
      >> >>
      >> >>> --... ...--
      >> >>
      >> >>> Dale - WC7S in Wy
      >> >>
      >> >>> To: AT_Sprint@yahoogroups.com
      >> >>
      >> >>> From: wmorrill@...
      >> >>
      >> >>> Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2012 13:05:29 -0600
      >> >>
      >> >>> Subject: RE: [AT_Sprint] Weber Tribander kit help
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
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      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>> Dale- my toggle switch moves vertically, not horizontally.
      >> >>> Center
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>> position is for band A, or 80m. Upper is for band b, or 40m. Lower
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>> position is for band C, or 30 m. When I assign bands for the switch
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>> positions, everything looks fine. The little switch below the dial
      >> >>> moves
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>> through the bands OK, and the dit from the keyer functions OK.
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>> I have reheated the solder pads, and checked the toroids and trimmer
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>> capacitor pads with a vom.
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>> Wendell
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>> Hi Wendell, The bandswitch for the Tribander... yours.How are the
      >> >>>> bands
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>> arranged when, looking at the front of the radio, and the toggle of
      >> >>>> the
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>> switch is to the far left = what band"? Centered = what band ?...
      >> and
      >> >>
      >> >>>> to
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>> the far right = what band? I have been trying to get mine to do
      >> what
      >> >>
      >> >>>> you
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>> have, and can't figure it out...
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>> --... ...--
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>> Dale - WC7S in Wy
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>> To: AT_Sprint@yahoogroups.com
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>> From: wmorrill@...
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>> Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2012 21:03:47 -0600
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>> Subject: [AT_Sprint] Weber Tribander kit help
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>>
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      >> >>>> Steve-
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>> I am having trouble with a tribander, maybe you will have
      >> suggestions.
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>> It is set up for 80, 40, 30 meters, for band A, B, and C,
      >> >>>> respectively.
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>> Problem: when I switch to 80, the dial flashes between 80 and
      >> 560.0,
      >> >>
      >> >>>> and
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>> doesn't stabilize to show the operating frequency.
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>> I can hear signals during the split seconds between the flashes.
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>> I have gone through the reset procedure several times, and have
      >> >>>> similar
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>> results. It appears that band selection procedure is OK, and the 40
      >> >>>> and
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>> 30 bands seem fine. However, when I switch to 80, the problem
      >> occurs.
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>> I hope the MEGA48 isn't faulty.
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>>
      >> >>
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      >> >>
      >> >>>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>> 40 is working great, over 5 W output. 30 output is low, am still
      >> >>
      >> >>>> working
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>> on that.
      >> >>
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      >> >>>>
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      >> >>>>
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      >> >>>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>> I think a black bear ate someone in a tent in the Bob Marshal this
      >> >>
      >> >>>> summer.
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>
      >> >>
      >> >>>> Lots of wild fires here, so no SOTA for me in the Gallatin Range
      >> this
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      >> >>>> fall.
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      >> >>>> Wendell
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    • wmorrill@montana.edu
      Dale- Be on the alert for the UPS truck. Wendell
      Message 2 of 26 , Oct 1, 2012
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        Dale-
        Be on the alert for the UPS truck.
        Wendell


        > Johnny=
        > Sorry, still no joy. Thanks for your interest, still might need to send
        > it to Dale.
        > 73
        > Wendell
        >
        >
        >> Hello Wendell
        >> I have to ask after all of this suspense, did this fix the little rig??
        >> Thanks 73
        >> Johnny AC0BQ
        >>
        >> On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 9:00 PM, <wmorrill@...> wrote:
        >>
        >>> **
        >>>
        >>>
        >>> Am still working on the tribander kit.... removed ICs and inserted them
        >>> again to be sure no pins were folded under... wish I would have used
        >>> machined pins instead of the cheap sockets...double checked the wires
        >>> to
        >>> be sure they were correct... reflowed most of the solder...checked for
        >>> unsoldered joints and solder bridges by using a good microscope....
        >>>
        >>> I checked the voltage on some of the ICs. The diagram shows the AD9834
        >>> as
        >>> U8, U8 is LM386.... incorrect readings showed up on the U2 mixer, pins
        >>> 5,
        >>> 6, and 7 were 0V, instead of 3.9, 4.5, and 4.3, respectively. Maybe
        >>> that
        >>> narrows things down a bit, have to look for a short or faulty component
        >>> somewhere in the circuits.
        >>>
        >>> Finally, I looked at the 1K resistor that is added to the bottom of the
        >>> board.... between pins 1 and 4 of U3. Well, I counted wrong, and didn't
        >>> see that the pad for pin 1 is square. I had put the resistor on pin 2
        >>> and
        >>> the pad below U3. Easy to make this mistake, suggest that the
        >>> instructions should note that pad for pin 1 is square. Maybe this had
        >>> been the source of trouble.
        >>>
        >>> Thanks to everyone who is following my blunders.
        >>>
        >>> Wendell
        >>> N7WM
        >>>
        >>>
        >>> > Dale-
        >>> > Thanks for the offer. I will work on it for a few days yet, then will
        >>> let
        >>> > you know.
        >>> > Wendell
        >>> >
        >>> >
        >>> >
        >>> >>
        >>> >> Hey Windell, If you want, send that to me, I'll get it going for
        >>> you,
        >>> >> and
        >>> >> ship it back, k?All you would be out of pocket is the shipping. And
        >>> that
        >>> >> will be about 8 for Priority USPS... Dale - WC7S 5503 N. College
        >>> >> Dr.Cheyenne, Wy, 82009 k?
        >>> >>
        >>> >> --... ...--
        >>> >> Dale - WC7S in Wy
        >>> >> To: AT_Sprint@yahoogroups.com
        >>> >> From: wmorrill@...
        >>> >> Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2012 15:15:32 -0600
        >>> >> Subject: RE: [AT_Sprint] Weber Tribander kit help
        >>> >>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>
        >>> >> Dale-
        >>> >>
        >>> >> I reflowed the solder on R1, R2, and R3.
        >>> >>
        >>> >> Removed and reinserted U6, looks like solder has flowed from the
        >>> >> underside
        >>> >>
        >>> >> of the board to the top at pin 28.
        >>> >>
        >>> >> Have gone through the restart sequence at least a half dozen times.
        >>> >> Still
        >>> >>
        >>> >> have the problem.
        >>> >>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>
        >>> >> I am using a bausch and lomb variable power dissecting scope. There
        >>> is
        >>> >>
        >>> >> room to solder and plenty of light.
        >>> >>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>
        >>> >> Will need to think about this for a while. Sometimes solutions
        >>> appear
        >>> >>
        >>> >> overnight.
        >>> >>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>
        >>> >> Thanks for the help.
        >>> >>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>
        >>> >> Wendell
        >>> >>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>> Hi Wendell, Take a close look at the resistors on the display
        >>> board,
        >>> >>> R41,
        >>> >>
        >>> >>> 42, & 43... and the connections to the wires that go to the
        >>> >>> bandswitch.It
        >>> >>
        >>> >>> appears to be switching to the proper band, but not settling....
        >>> this
        >>> >>> may
        >>> >>
        >>> >>> very well be a Steve ?? after all.Can you also take a very very
        >>> close
        >>> >>
        >>> >>> look, or possibly reheat pin 28 of U6? I use a X30 glass... to see,
        >>> >>> with
        >>> >>> a
        >>> >>
        >>> >>> whole lotta light.
        >>> >>
        >>> >>> --... ...--
        >>> >>
        >>> >>> Dale - WC7S in Wy
        >>> >>
        >>> >>> To: AT_Sprint@yahoogroups.com
        >>> >>
        >>> >>> From: wmorrill@...
        >>> >>
        >>> >>> Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2012 13:05:29 -0600
        >>> >>
        >>> >>> Subject: RE: [AT_Sprint] Weber Tribander kit help
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
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        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>> Dale- my toggle switch moves vertically, not horizontally.
        >>> >>> Center
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>> position is for band A, or 80m. Upper is for band b, or 40m. Lower
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>> position is for band C, or 30 m. When I assign bands for the switch
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>> positions, everything looks fine. The little switch below the dial
        >>> >>> moves
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>> through the bands OK, and the dit from the keyer functions OK.
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>> I have reheated the solder pads, and checked the toroids and
        >>> trimmer
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>> capacitor pads with a vom.
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>> Wendell
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>> Hi Wendell, The bandswitch for the Tribander... yours.How are the
        >>> >>>> bands
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>> arranged when, looking at the front of the radio, and the toggle
        >>> of
        >>> >>>> the
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>> switch is to the far left = what band"? Centered = what band ?...
        >>> and
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>> to
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>> the far right = what band? I have been trying to get mine to do
        >>> what
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>> you
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>> have, and can't figure it out...
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>> --... ...--
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>> Dale - WC7S in Wy
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>> To: AT_Sprint@yahoogroups.com
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>> From: wmorrill@...
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>> Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2012 21:03:47 -0600
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>> Subject: [AT_Sprint] Weber Tribander kit help
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
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        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>> Steve-
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>> I am having trouble with a tribander, maybe you will have
        >>> suggestions.
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>> It is set up for 80, 40, 30 meters, for band A, B, and C,
        >>> >>>> respectively.
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>> Problem: when I switch to 80, the dial flashes between 80 and
        >>> 560.0,
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>> and
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>> doesn't stabilize to show the operating frequency.
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>> I can hear signals during the split seconds between the flashes.
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>> I have gone through the reset procedure several times, and have
        >>> >>>> similar
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>> results. It appears that band selection procedure is OK, and the
        >>> 40
        >>> >>>> and
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>> 30 bands seem fine. However, when I switch to 80, the problem
        >>> occurs.
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>> I hope the MEGA48 isn't faulty.
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>> 40 is working great, over 5 W output. 30 output is low, am still
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>> working
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>> on that.
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>> I think a black bear ate someone in a tent in the Bob Marshal this
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>> summer.
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>> Lots of wild fires here, so no SOTA for me in the Gallatin Range
        >>> this
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>> fall.
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>> Wendell
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
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        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>>
        >>> >>
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        >>> >>
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        >>> >>
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        >>> >>
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        >>> >>
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        >>> >>
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        >>> >>
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        >>> >>
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        >>> >>
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        >>> >>
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        >>> >>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>
        >>> >>
        >>> >
        >>> >
        >>>
        >>>
        >>>
        >>
        >
        >
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