|[AMRadio] boatanchor owner's ages|
w1gud at tampabay.rr.com
Mon Jul 23 18:56:21 EDT 2007
56 here...have owned am gear continuously since 1967...first licensed
1966...most recent project, BC-610-I...
Taking boat anchor station north for my son , he's 28, licensed now
73, keeping AM Alive...Warren W1GUD
Fla AM group Sundays 3.675 (can you say WIDE receiver passbands?)
come listen to the BIG iron...
On Jul 23, 2007, at 1:00 PM, Bob Young wrote:
> 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!
> Bob young
>> Message: 1
>> 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 at
>> > 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.
>> Brett/N2DTS wrote:
>> > 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
>> and he's building rigs. He's talking on a homebrew rig, running a
>> of 807's modulated by a home-brewed modulator, running a pair of
>> and the modulator is driven by his homebrew speech-amp. That rig,
>> desktop. probably weighs in at around 1.5 lbs per watt ;-)
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