[AMRadio] Boatanchor Transmitter FS in Salem, OR

Peter Markavage manualman at juno.com
Mon Jul 23 13:29:59 EDT 2007

It could also be that a subset of new comers into the world AM Radio
might be more intrigued by the "quality sound of AM" on the air rather
than by the "massive" glow of a tube radio. Personally, I don't give a
zip if my radios glow or not; I'm more interested in the great sound of
an AM transmission on the air.

Pete, wa2cwa

On Mon, 23 Jul 2007 10:56:20 -0500 Robert Nickels <W9RAN at oneradio.net>
> I guess at 55 I'm about average age for this stuff.  One thing I've 
> noticed in other "vintage hobbies" is that the ones that seem to 
> thrive 
> have a "feeder system" for brining new blood into the hobby.  I see 
> this 
> with the large local antique engine club, for example, where their 
> annual show (this weekend) is very family-oriented.  Same for the 
> hot-rod and collector car groups, antique malls, etc.   I'm no 
> better at 
> predicting the future than anyone else, but it seems logical that 
> the 
> best way to prolong this aspect of ham radio is to find ways to 
> encourage newcomers and younger hams to get involved.
> Seems to me these folks are more likely to be intrigued by a 
> massive, 
> glowing tube radio than by a handie-talkie that's twice the size of 
> their cellphone and doesn't even have a camera or play MP3s!
> 73, Bob W9RAN

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