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[aprssig] flying digipeater?

Rick Green rtg at aapsc.com
Mon Apr 18 18:56:43 UTC 2005


On Mon, 18 Apr 2005, Curt, WE7U wrote:

> On Mon, 18 Apr 2005, Scott Miller wrote:
>
>> We were going to try that once for a transmitter hunt - send up a reflector

That about describes my introduction to Ham Radio.  K8PBA had rigged up a 
heath Twoer with a warble oscillator, hidden in the trunk of an old 
Corvair (come to think of it, in 1963 it couldn't have been that old!), 
parked in the back of a HoJos.  The antenna was a simple dipole made of 
magnet wire tucked into the bead trim across the top of the front seats. 
The car was strategically placed to 'aim' the antenna pattern at a water 
tower about a block away.  I was a neighborhood kid, attracted by the 
sight of a half-dozen grown men wandering thru the woods at the base of 
the water tower carrying home-made cubical quads and strange little boxes 
with meters and dials.
   Bob K8PBA, Hank VE3CGL, John, and the others in that group elmered me 
into a Novice license within the year....

Thanks for the memory!
-- 
Rick Green

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little
  temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."
                                   -Benjamin Franklin




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