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    Montana Tube Meet

    Post by Guest on Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:09 am

    Hi all,

    well the Montana Tube meet for 2014 is done.
    In the end, it was Roy and myself, unfortunately due to various reasons, the other members could not make it.
    Roy and I had a really fun time, covered a lot of topics on tubes & circuits, thrown some interesting ideas around, listened to some great music and watched some awesome DVD's!
    We do have some photo's, but most of them are on Roy's camera, so he'll post them when he gets home.
    Roy and his wife Pam also took the opportunity to visit Yellowstone Park and on the first day we went to the local distilleries annual pork BBQ, had some good food and listened to some pretty good live music!
    The weather in most was very kind to us.
    I am heading off to work today, Roy and his wife are heading back to Yellowstone Park and then on to visiting friends and family on their way home.
    A big thank you too to Kevin for sending us those cool Dynakit hats!

    This was a small start, but we think the idea of getting members together once a year works and we should really make an effort for something similar in 2015!

    On a small side note, Kelly and I have decided to move to the southern coast of Oregon. We realized that we missed the ocean too much. Our house will be on the market in a week or so and then its a waiting game!

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    Re: Montana Tube Meet

    Post by deepee99 on Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:06 am

    MontanaWay,
    Glad to hear you guys had a great visit. I was there in spirit and had it not been for a last-minute logistical hang-up, would have been there in body as well.
    Sorry to hear you're leaving Montana. I spent many years in coastal Oregon and the Willamette Valley, and if you like rain and political correctness, it's the place to be. But the salt-chuck is nice: it's the one thing I miss here in the Bitterroots.



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    Re: Montana Tube Meet

    Post by Guest on Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:12 am

    thanks deepee, we missed ya!
    we don't mind the wet, we'll probably end up near the CA border, Brookings or even Coos Bay.
    We are heading that way later this week for a week to check out some of the local towns so that we can concentrate on an area to look for our new abode!

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    Re: Montana Tube Meet

    Post by Dale Stevens on Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:12 pm

    Montanaway, that's was good of you to put all that together; I'm here in SC just 20 miles from our ocean. (Got to love the country) Hope one day we can have what you did here on the East coast.

    Ended up some yrs ago with a rather good friend. Blackie was from the hills of Virginia and traveled
    to Myrtle Beach looking for a new home; pasted thru our small town (4000), noticed we had
    4 liquor stores in 3 blocks and stayed forever! Have a safe trip.

    Dale

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    Re: Montana Tube Meet

    Post by tubes4hifi on Sat Sep 27, 2014 1:19 am

    I"ll be home tomorrow night and will post some photos probably Sunday.
    You guys really missed a great time, Holger and wife Kelly were fabulous, the weather was perfect, the scenery fantastic,
    all the Tubes4HiFi amps and preamps putting out great sounds. The food was also fantastic!!
    We shared tons of info and ideas, and both of us found ways to save $$ and make $$ with tube projects.
    My wife and I saw lots of bison and elk (and black angus beef everywhere), ate some great bison chili, and watched Old Faithful and other geysers blow up and throw steam all over the place. And I'm pretty sure I set a new record for low cost food driving thru Jackson Hole,
    we shared a fantastic huge Tex-Mex chicken burrito that cost us $11 and filled us both up for $13 with tip.
    All the locals told us a cheap dinner would be $50.

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    Re: Montana Tube Meet

    Post by Guest on Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:43 am

    tubes4hifi wrote:I"ll be home tomorrow night and will post some photos probably Sunday.
    You guys really missed a great time, Holger and wife Kelly were fabulous, the weather was perfect, the scenery fantastic,
    all the Tubes4HiFi amps and preamps putting out great sounds.   The food was also fantastic!!
    We shared tons of info and ideas, and both of us found ways to save $$ and make $$ with tube projects.
    My wife and I saw lots of bison and elk (and black angus beef everywhere), ate some great bison chili, and watched Old Faithful and other geysers blow up and throw steam all over the place.   And I'm pretty sure I set a new record for low cost food driving thru Jackson Hole,
    we shared a fantastic huge Tex-Mex chicken burrito that cost us $11 and filled us both up for $13 with tip.  
    All the locals told us a cheap dinner would be $50.

    yes good ole Jackson Hole...personally I think that town went down the proverbial tube when all the wanna be rich people got hold of it!
    We went there once and that was twice too often!!
    The scenery around the area, especially Grand Teton is awesome though.
    As Roy said, we had a grand time, really should organize something similar for 2015, this time with hopefully more people!
    We're in Coos Bay OR at the moment checking out the local areas for our big move, reminds us in some ways of the Maine coast, except they all have teeth here!!!!! affraid

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    Re: Montana Tube Meet

    Post by tubes4hifi on Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:30 pm

    well, let's see if this link will work, about 2 dozen photos, mostly of Yellowstone but a couple of Holger and I together at his place for our "TubeFest"
    and a photo of David B's system and Holger's system . . . plus lots of Bison and a few Elk . . . .
    http://s462.photobucket.com/user/roymottram/library/Montana%20-%20Yellowstone?sort=4&page=1
    and here's one of Holger and I enjoying the evening before a great meal . . . . with our "Tubes4HiFi" T-shirts and hats . . .
    http://s462.photobucket.com/user/roymottram/media/Montana%20-%20Yellowstone/RM-17.jpg.html?sort=4&o=2

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    Re: Montana Tube Meet

    Post by Guest on Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:00 pm

    tubes4hifi wrote:well, let's see if this link will work, about 2 dozen photos, mostly of Yellowstone but a couple of Holger and I together at his place for our "TubeFest"
    and a photo of David B's system and Holger's system . . . plus lots of Bison and a few Elk . . . .
    http://s462.photobucket.com/user/roymottram/library/Montana%20-%20Yellowstone?sort=4&page=1
    and here's one of Holger and I enjoying the evening before a great meal . . . . with our "Tubes4HiFi" T-shirts and hats . . .
    http://s462.photobucket.com/user/roymottram/media/Montana%20-%20Yellowstone/RM-17.jpg.html?sort=4&o=2

    great photo's Roy! cyclops

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    Re: Montana Tube Meet

    Post by Bob Latino on Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:22 am

    tubes4hifi wrote:well, let's see if this link will work, about 2 dozen photos, mostly of Yellowstone but a couple of Holger and I together at his place for our "TubeFest"
    and a photo of David B's system and Holger's system . . . plus lots of Bison and a few Elk . . . .
    http://s462.photobucket.com/user/roymottram/library/Montana%20-%20Yellowstone?sort=4&page=1
    and here's one of Holger and I enjoying the evening before a great meal . . . . with our "Tubes4HiFi" T-shirts and hats . . .
    http://s462.photobucket.com/user/roymottram/media/Montana%20-%20Yellowstone/RM-17.jpg.html?sort=4&o=2

    Great photos Roy ... My wife has visited that area a couple of times when her brother lived in Spokane. Those wildlife and scenery photos are amazing to me. I always lived in New England.. No bison here .. No geysers here and we just don't have the panoramic views that you have out west ..

    Bob

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