KE0OG Health Update

Still recovering from bad episode of gastroinstestinal bleeding. Very anemic at the moment, on oxygen, at home, but trying to walk more than 10 feet leaves me exhausted and completely out of breath. Had 3 units of blood last week. Will try every week to do livestream on Thursday evening, US time, 7pm Mountain standard time. 73, Dave, KEØOG

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68 Responses to KE0OG Health Update

  1. George Young says:

    Dave, Best wishes for recovery.
    George Young
    NW Houston

  2. dcasler says:

    Congratulations on your license. I hope you’re on the air. Regarding my health, I am under the active care of a pulmonologist for my exertion-initiated asthma. Thank you for your concern & 73!

  3. William Goodson says:

    Every since I graduated college (1969) I have thought I would get my ham license. Never did. March of 2020 my son pushed me to get my license. In April I got my license and started watching many YouTube videos. In August 2020 I passed my Extra.
    I have found that I have watched many many hours of your videos, and enjoyed most.
    The video on the assembly of the antennas 73 7 band cobweb made me worry about you. I did not enjoy that.

    I wish you the best. Get well soon.

  4. Robert Black says:

    Hi Dave. I enjoyed your video addressing antennas. You had mentioned that if measuring SWR with the coax, that it will make the SWR appear better than it really is. I find it interesting that most of the videos that I see with the MFJ series antenna analyzers that they measure with the coax attached. This has caused me to wonder how in the world does one measure the antenns without coax attached when it is elevated above grouns. So… It appears that it could be possible to have an excellent VSWR that is not real. Can you address this. Thanks.

    Robert (Bob) Black

  5. Steven Douglass says:

    Best luck getting over this. I recently read that unlike gorillas, man does not have the enzyme to be able to turn the food we eat into.vitamin C, leaving us all deficient.
    I am a reporter, not an MD & have recently learned about the jdea that vitamin megadosing above the RDA levels will at a minimum make us feel better and at a maximum, has been.used to cure breast cancer in one case.
    Steve Douglass, KB1DJW

  6. dcasler says:

    I’m getting better. Thanks for your concern.

  7. I’ll echo what others have already said-
    I just passed my Tech exam today and have enjoyed your videos immensely.
    The change in your appearance is dramatic and sent me searching online to find what’s goin’ on. I’m sorry to hear about your health difficulties, and hope that if you’ve narrowed the problem down you can resolve it and get back to peak health.
    Keep a positive attitude, Dave.

  8. Robert - W1RMW says:

    Dave –
    Im a new ham, testing for my General license just last October. I discovered you and your videos to be a great resource for preparing to take exam.

    Just wanted to drop you a note to say Thank You for all that you have done to give back to the amateur radio community. I truly hope you feel better soon!

    God bless you and 73,
    Robert – W1RMW

  9. Robert says:

    Dave –
    Im a new ham, testing for my General license just last October. I discovered you and your videos to be a great resource for preparing to take exam.

    Just wanted to drop you a note to say Thank You for all that you have done to give back to the amateur radio community. I truly hope you feel better soon!

    God bless you and 73,
    Robert – W1RMW

  10. blake el-ramey says:

    hi dave
    i just started researching/learning about ham radios and came across your site.
    very concerned to hear of your physical issues.
    our whole family has a history of gastrointestinal issues.
    my cousin who is a neurologist suggested this book and it changed my life.
    i almost died from taking acid reducers like tagamet, zantac, pepcidAC so i can appreciate your problems.
    hope you recover and we will say a prayer for you.
    God speed

  11. Joe Funsch says:

    Well, hope you’re feeling better by now. Have watched your YouTube videos and often reference back to them when I try a new antenna or radio trick. Decided I was going after my HAM Extra and thought of your videos first hand. Just ordered your videos “on a stick” (so I don’t have to put up with the commercials). ARRL Extra Study Guide in the mail already. must thank you for the HAM Support you do. So, “thank you”.

    Have a Merry Christmas & Hopefully a better New Year.

    My Regards,

  12. Fred M. Jacobs, MD, JD says:

    Dave, sorry to hear. bout your health issues. Some advice from an old but very experiencef doctor. Listen only to your own doctor who knows and understands your condition. Do NOT listen to amateur experts who may be well meaning but are usually jyst nit qualified to offer any medical advice at all. 73 kc2pk

  13. Richard Paige says:

    Pleased to see you got the Isotron. Mine , again, is in the attic at 21′. One question you answered on 12/17 was best antenna for the attic, some folks have metal in the roof or metal lined and then the Isotron will not work. Might you try it up 21′ outdoors as a comparison to mine indoors? Longest west contact, 2000 miles, AK. East to NH, RI, all over Canada and 1500 miles south into Mexico.

    You did not mention a Butterfly Broadband terminated dipole which is what I have in the attic.
    So far have worked Japan and Spain, 100W with my TS590SG. If you Google the BBTV there is a good video, his has 66′ legs while mine has 55′ legs. Also his balun and resistor are no longer available as that supplier has gone out of business but Palomar Engineers has both but the resistor is 1000K. The 16:1 balun is not cheap. The balun is up 21′ to the attic peak, almost.

    Now for a question. My smoke alarm, electrically powered with battery back up chirps on most frequencies. Ferrites have no effect. I have heard that a 450-1000pF capacitor on the main unit might work, thoughts?

    One more thing. I used the 10 meter Isotron during the 10 meter contest with comparable results to the dipole. Also the 15 meter with the same result. Anxious to see what the 6 meter will do in comparison once I catch a band opening.


  14. Steven Douglass KB1DJW says:

    I am not an MD. I never played one on TV. I am a 70 YO. ex – tv & radio tech, a cook and a reporter.
    I have some information that could help should you choose to buy consume some vitamins. Unlike gorillas, man does not have the ability to metabolize vitamin c from the foods we eat, in the amount necessary to keep us healthy. Over time that deficit can increase and disallow our cells from performing the functions necessary to keep us healthy.
    I do not know what you have, but there is a lot of sickness floating around in the air that masks and distancing will not solve.
    There is a new concept since the RDAs came out in the 1940s to stop Beri Beri, Pellagra Scurvy and Rickets named megadosing. Even when the RDAs were introduced, based on my research they were never intended to cover containing the diseases of today.
    However, Carole Baggerly, a high tech exec, was able to stop her breast cancer by increasing the vitamin D3 in her blood serum from 20 to 60-80. Like the old PSA used to say, “Drugs cant help you, if you don’t take them right.”

    To prevent m e from being infected by the current CoVid plague, I am taking:
    2_5000 IU doses of A,
    4_b-complexes 4 X a day,
    17 grams of Vitamin C a day in 4 doses,
    2_5000 IU doses of vitamin D3,
    2_400 mg of vitamin E
    3_50 mg Zinc tabs
    CO Q 10 is Good
    A K2-MK4 to put the calcium into my teeth and bones but not my arteries
    I have been juicing and drinkingfresh fruit and vegetables like tomato apples cukes and carrots.
    Recently I got an email from a guru of mine, Joe Mercola, MD. He is suggesting a half a teaspoon dissolved into a cup of water will help alkalize the covid, if this is what you are dealing with. At 4:38 into this video, this lady talks about using it during the 1918 flu.

    I am up in grand Junction.
    If I can make a call for you, to get Amazon to deliver you these vitamins, please let me know.

    Best of luck

  15. David Vine says:

    Try to have a good Thanksgiving and I wish you all the best. I look forward to your speedy recovery.

  16. Bob Taylor says:

    Don’t push it. Get healthy and come back when you are ready.

    Best wishes from ex-Glendalian and Hoover ’66 grad, Bob.

  17. Linda Reagan says:

    Hope you feel better soon. Take care of yourself! 🙏🙏🙏

  18. Andrew Cowley says:

    Sorry to hear you have not been great
    My tough are with you and your family.

    Git well soon my friend

    De 2e0ree
    Andy cowley 73

  19. Gordon Zimmerman, KZ4IM says:


    Get well soon. Take it easy and get your strength back.

  20. Charles C Petty says:

    Take care of yourself, please. Your contribution to the amateur radio community is so important. Your lessons on licensing are priceless (literally).

    73 from an ex-Colorado kid and graduate of Colorado School of Mines.

    Charles Petty W5HOP

  21. Bill Cody - K3CDY says:

    I just passed my General with 100% thanks to you, Dave. You truly represent whats good about ham radio, and I consider you a treasure.

    Please get well soon. You are in my prayers.

  22. Rudolf Navarette KD5P says:

    Get well soon Dave. Praying for your speedy recovery.

  23. Randy Williamson says:

    Take it easy Dave. We will all still be here when you recover!

  24. Harry Rundall says:

    Dave-Please recover quickly. I pray for your well being!!

    73’s AC3EK

  25. Bill Nigh says:

    I wish you the best in your recovery.
    Bill Nigh N3WBJ

  26. Steve Gage says:

    Dave I wish you a speedy recovery and am so sorry to hear of what happened to you
    Best regards from South Africa

  27. Charles Tow says:

    Shocked to learn you were not well, best wishes for a speedy recovery. Will miss your presence on the tube but I am sure I will survive. Plenty of archives so we will do our best. Thanks again for being a true Elmer!
    Peace on the road.

  28. Henry Pruitt says:

    Get Well. you are important to the ham community.

  29. Dan Montague says:

    11/16/2020 11:14 EST Wishing you all the best. Take it easy. Missing you. -73- de KO4EUH (Dan)

  30. J. Anthony Acker says:

    Get well soon. My prayers are with you.

  31. Charles Zarobila says:

    Take care Dave

  32. Art Womer says:

    All the best to you, my friend!

    de KI4OYV
    Art Womer
    Zephyrhills, FL

  33. Reed Washington says:

    GOD Bless you. Prayers for healing and comfort.

  34. David Murphy says:

    Sorry to hear about your health conditions. Hope you recover fully. Being sick is no fun at all.

    My name is Dave as well. Good name. Phonetically it is Delta Alpha Victor Echo. As you know that is the proper way to spell it. However a fellow ham spells it this way. Diamonds Are Very Expensive. I’ve been a ham for close to 26 years but some times I feel like a newbie. Any time I am trying to do something I go to “Ask Dave” lots and lots of info there. I enjoy your programs and find them very educational. Take care of yourself.

    My call sign(s) is VE3HFX & VA3HFX My QTH is Odessa a small village west of Kingston Ontario

  35. Antonio says:

    Dear Dave I hope you get well soon thanks for your work, I hope to see you soon on youtube 73 de Antonio ik5hgl

  36. CB - KI7CQK says:

    I mean honestly I would rather you work to get better instead of exerting yourself for a livestream. I got into Ham radio because of you, got my general because of you, I would really like to make ham contact with you at some point, so stay strong!

  37. Terry says:

    Can I add my best wishes and hope that you have a speedy and full recovery Dave.

    73 de Terry G0BIX

  38. Val - DM1TX says:

    Dear Dave,
    I am wishing you a speedy recovery. Missing your livestream already.

  39. Ralph vk4hr says:

    Get well please mate

  40. April RC Nickols says:

    Rest so you get better, soon. Stay safe. 73 April W7ANC

  41. Ronnie Kerr N5ZLU says:

    I am wishing you and you wife the best.
    Being on oxygen is no fun, I know
    I now walk about 4 miles a day but not at your elevation.
    Get back to you normal soon.

  42. Geoff Adams, K5GAA says:

    I’ve been watching your videos for a couple of years. I look forward to seeing every new one like seeing an old friend. I felt worried after your expected short videos failed to appear. So glad to see you’re up and about and being open with info regarding your health. You are a prince of a fellow and a fine example of a well mannered gentleman.
    I am age 75 and earned my General license only a couple of years ago. I acquired a used Icom 718 and a G5RV dipole and more from a friend. Although I’ve listened to a fair amount of on air conversation on 80, 40, and 20, I was never able to make a CQ contact myself. Recently high winds took down the G5RV, and after reviewing your reference station tapes, ordered a MyAntennas 40-20 OCF dipole. Its not yet put up, but I have high hopes.
    Anyway, my best wishes to you.

  43. Jeffrey Blair says:

    Dave, you are missed. I hope your recovery is quick and you are back to good health soon.

  44. William Been says:

    Please get well soon, Dave! Hang in there!
    Bill KE6MUE

  45. Michael Carrington says:

    I’m sending you my very best wishes and prayers. Don’t break your neck trying to get back in the saddle too quickly. The world will go on if you have to miss a few episodes. Mind the docs. But I’ll appreciate your information all the more when you are finally back up to speed. Please continue to keep us posted.

  46. Dennis S Cleverly says:

    I hope you get feeling better Dave, I will keep you in my prayers and would you be okay with a temple prayer list referral? I can understand what you are going through even though I am not dealing with the same situation you are. My father was in bad health before he passed away a couple of years ago so I ma helping take care of my Stepmother and she has a hard time walking any great distance.
    Again take care and do not over do it for our sake you need to take care of your self first.

  47. Sean Vogt says:

    Ill be praying for you Dave. I hope youre doing and feeling better very soon.

  48. Ted Kern says:

    Wishing you a speedy recovery.

  49. Vyn Popplewell says:

    Get well soon

  50. Scott de K9SPP says:

    Take Care and get well my friend!

  51. John says:

    Wishing you a speedy recoverey Dave. All the best from VK5KJG John, in Whyalla SA Australia.

  52. PAUL B KROG says:

    Dave C. Prayers for a quick and stable recovery.

    God Bless you
    Paul K.

  53. Phil says:

    Take care of yourself and we are all hoping you get well soon!


    Phil, KA2QIK

  54. Ralph Anderson, WA2QYA says:

    Just rest and get well.
    My prayers are with you.

  55. Levi - K6LCM says:

    Get well soon, Dave!

  56. Sam Proctor KO4BCO says:

    Praying for you my friend!

  57. Pete Bates says:

    Rest and get well Dave. 73

  58. ed says:

    Hang in there Dave, we need your expertise. After retiring I started gaining weight and it wasn’t good…diabetes raised its ugly head. Have you considered losing some weight? I stopped eating sugar and carbs, plus moderate exercise and the weight started coming off……slowly, but my health began improving and now I’m out of the red zone for diabetes, heart issues and high blood pressure. At 71, I can’t figure out how to reverse aging however…….HI HI

    Stay safe, 73


  59. Jerry K5JKG says:

    We all miss you. God Bless you for a speedy recovery.

  60. Pete Ostromecky says:

    Thanks for the update Dave. Just get well…. dont push yourself too hard. Do shorter videos if you feel you need to. The main thing is to get well ! Pete WA1QWV 73s

  61. Earle D Hancock says:

    Dave, so sorry to hear your ill. Get rest.

  62. Gregg says:

    Recovering from mild, so far, Covid myself. Prayers coming your way.

  63. Danny says:

    Since your not in the best shape, just put it off for a bit

    Sounds like you’ve had a rough time of it and that your getting better. Getting better is a good thing.

  64. Jeff AC1FX says:

    Get well soon Dave. The Amateur Radio needs you and were praying for your speedy recovery.
    Jeff AC1FX

  65. Calvin Long says:

    My prayers for your recovery.

  66. Pedro P Morillas says:

    Godspeed for your recovery
    Pedro Morillas

  67. Jeff carner says:

    Don’t worry about You tube. You work on getting better. We we will be waiting on you once you get better. Prayers for you my friend.

  68. Shannon Tomerlin says:

    Prayers for you Dave!

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