|[AMRadio] Long-Winded Transmitions|
crawfish at surfmore.net
Sat Dec 3 21:24:48 EST 2005
I remember Paul, WA5FHP. A friend of mine had a tape of him chewing out some
slopbuckets. He had some big Collins AM rig. He used to be on 3950 in the
afternoons and weekends. Wonder when he went SK?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Duke, K5XU" <k5xu at jam.rr.com>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Saturday, December 03, 2005 10:56 AM
Subject: [AMRadio] Long-Winded Transmitions
> Does anyone in the southeast remember Paul, WA5FHP, from Dequincy, La?
> Excluding the "broadcasts of K1 You Know Who, Paul was "responsible" for
> two longest transmitions I have ever heard on the ham bands. Both occurred
> on 75 meters.
> During one of these "radio half hours," he read the transcript of a
> conservative radio program called "Life Line." This program was only 15
> minutes including the commercial breaks. But, in a style which would make
> Rush proud, he concluded the transmition by telling all who were listening
> just what we were to think of what he had read. That one lasted at least
> His other marathon occurred one newyear's eve when he was obviously very
> much into the egg nog. I don't know what he was using for a transmitter
> night, but that signal was also the widest non-cb am signal I have ever
> He would often play portions of Justin Wilson or Dave Gardner comedy
> during his qsos.
> When I was first licensed, he was one of about 4 AM stations who could
> my Ranger and very low dipole from Mississippi. When he was not on his
> soapbox, or up to his ears in the pickle barrel, he was actually a pretty
> good qso.
> It's hard to believe that those incidents occurred nearly 40 years ago!
> Mike Duke, K5XU
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