[AMRadio] Inca Transformers

James M. Walker chejmw at acsu.buffalo.edu
Wed Aug 31 09:09:11 EDT 2005

Good one there Paul, first belly laugh of the morning.
Kool, TNX.

----- Original Message -----
From: "VJB" <wa3vjb at yahoo.com>
To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2005 1:52 PM
Subject: [AMRadio] Inca Transformers

> Dave,
> Regarding your Inca series Phelps-Dodge transformers.
> Be prepared to make a fortune. As urban legend has it,
> Phelps-Dodge are descendants of the tribe by the same
> name. You may already know P-D dabbles in the copper
> market as part of metals used in feedline
> manufacturing.
> But before that, well before that, an Inca General
> named Rumiñahui fled the marauding Spanish and took
> with him a large share of the ransom he had been
> collecting for his King. He disappeared into the
> remote mountainous region of Ecuador called the
> Llanganati. The load of gold artifacts he took with
> him is considered the largest undiscovered treasure in
> Latin America, valued at two billion dollars.
> Much of this loot was manufactured into transformers
> with gold laminates, painted in the usual black
> wrinkle or dark, nearly black varnish. Clearly it was
> not an issue of rust or tarnish but rather a means to
> camouflage the quantity of gold as innocuous "ham
> radio" transformers that people would think are worth
> maybe $1, or $2 if multitap.
> Just as clearly as their black finish, this "iron" has
> an unusually good grip on gravity. You may indeed have
> the treasure, if these transformers seem particularly
> heavy.
> See you on ebay , perhaps.
> Paul/VJB
> Annapolis
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