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Richard Hester
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Post by Richard Hester » Tue Aug 10, 2021 6:27 pm

I'm Richard Hester, and I encountered fusor.net back in 1999 via a popular high voltage site. I lost access due to a password mishap a few years back and decided to just coast and lurk for a wile, as the S/N ratio back then was pretty poor. I have also been busy with a full job, a college radio DJ gig, and assorted medical issues, some serious, but none fatal so far. I have all the fixings for a fusor (just got some D2) but I'm not in a big hurry. Any contribution I make in the near term will probably be in the realm of instrumentation electronics.

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Richard Hull
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Post by Richard Hull » Tue Aug 10, 2021 8:32 pm

Richard Hester was a mainstay and long time poster in the early years. He is expert in preamp to power circuitry and is a returning "Old Boy". He deserves respect and admiration as a doer. I am glad to see him back. Many of us remember him well. I attach an image of Richard beside my fusorIII at the 2002 HEAS gathering in October. Putting a face to folks is always good.

I am sorry to hear of the health issues, but you are still here and seem to be hanging in there. Is it really almost 20 years ago this image was taken? Wow, I feel old suddenly.

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Richard Hester
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Post by Richard Hester » Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:14 pm

The hair is a lot grayer, and there's less of it - no surprise, as I'm turning 68 this month. At the time of the picture, I was a sprightly 49...

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Dennis P Brown
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Post by Dennis P Brown » Tue Aug 10, 2021 11:02 pm

Always good to have an experience person in electronics; also, a semi-original contributor. As we get to and past 60 (as I am past), health issues can often arise; certainly hope you are on an upward trajectory. Thanks for the introduction and setting an example (while not needed due to your original postings that predate that requirement) so other can see how to do it.

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