delara news Delaware Amateur Radio Association, Delaware OH   VOL 37 NUMBER 3

Howdy from Joe’s Jukebox

“The Legend” (“The Gambler”, Kenny Rogers, 1979) On a warm Field Day’s evening On a band goin’ nowhere I met up with The Legend We were both too tired to sleep So we took turns callin’ CQ On a band that sure was empty Then boredom overtook us And he began to speak He said, “Son I’ve made a life Out of copyin’ lotsa signals And knowin’ how the skip was By the sun and time of day So if you don’t mind my sayin’ I can see you’re workin’ no one For some time on your radio I'll give you some advice." So I handed him my head phones And he took hold of my paddles Then he bummed a cigarette And asked me for a light And the tent got deathly quiet And his face lost all expression "If you're gonna be a ‘tester, boy, You gotta learn to do it right.” “You got to know when to log ‘em Know when to dog ‘em Know when to S and P Know when to run You never count your contacts When you’re sittin’ at the table There’ll be time enough for countin’ When the contest’s done.” “Every ‘tester knows The secret to the top spot Is knowin’ when to QSY And knowin’ when to stay Cause every rig’s a winner And every rig’s a loser And the best that you can hope for Is the top of the heap.” And when he finished speakin' He turned back toward the station Crushed out his cigarette And called a quick CQ And somehow on a dead band The Legend had a pile up And in his words of wisdom Found a secret I could keep “You got to know when to log ‘em Know when to dog ‘em Know when to S and P Know when to run You never count your contacts When you’re sittin’ at the table There’ll be time enough for countin’ When the contest’s done.” “You got to know when to log ‘em Know when to dog ‘em Know when to S and P Know when to run You never count your contacts When you’re sittin’ at the table There’ll be time enough for countin’ When the contest’s done.”
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