|[AMRadio] boatanchor owner's ages|
youngbob53 at msn.com
Mon Jul 23 13:00:21 EDT 2007
Well I'm no spring Chicken, I'm 54 but far from being retired and having
grey hair although there's nothing wrong with that, especially the retired
part, hi! I've been collecting them now for a couple of years, got my
General license in February and am using a DX-100 usually on 160M. Picking
up a Johnson Viking Ranger tomorrow, hey it lights up!
>Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2007 03:39:46 -0500
>From: Geoff/W5OMR <ars.w5omr at gmail.com>
>Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Boatanchor Transmitter FS in Salem, OR
>To: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service
> <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
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>Tom Elmore wrote:
> > Brett brings up a good point about age. I'm 43 and always thought I was
> > the tail end of the age group that was interested in boat anchors.
>AT least I know now, I'm not so alone in my age group ;-) Besides, I
>think Brett/N2DTS in around our age group. Slightly but not only a few
>notches either way of 50 years old. Brian/WA5AM is around the same
>age... most of the other AM'ers I know are retired and beyond.
> > What is the average age of an AM operator?
> > I would say about 60 or 70 years old...
> > Anyone know any 20 year olds homebrewing tube stuff?
>Gotta hand it to Jon/AD5HR... he's only been a ham for about 6 yeas...
>and he's building rigs. He's talking on a homebrew rig, running a pair
>of 807's modulated by a home-brewed modulator, running a pair of 807's,
>and the modulator is driven by his homebrew speech-amp. That rig, while
>desktop. probably weighs in at around 1.5 lbs per watt ;-)
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