[AMRadio] RE: Average Age etc..


Peter Markavage manualman at juno.com
Tue Jul 24 12:23:14 EDT 2007


I don't know Todd - you seemed a lot older when I met you, but then
again, I was probably suffering from the contest/DX party time from the
night before. According to the AMFone birthday announcements, I turned
107 on May 28th.

Pete, wa2cwa

On Tue, 24 Jul 2007 09:36:50 -0400 "Todd, KA1KAQ" <ka1kaq at gmail.com>
writes:
> On 7/23/07, Peter Markavage <manualman at juno.com> wrote:
> > Central Electronics 100V and 200V (50's stuff) transmitters had 
> no
> > transmitter tuning on the front panel. Once you aligned them 
> properly,
> > there was no dip the dipper or peak the peaker or adjust the grid 
> or
> > diddle with the buffer, etc.
> 
> Yes indeed, broadband tuning with what CE referred to as 'set and
> forget' controls under the little front doors. Interesting rigs, a 
> bit
> ahead of their time for sure. And very well made.
> 
> Geez, I'm a pup compared to most of you guys I guess. Just coming 
> up
> on 25 years licensed. Followed a similar route and progression that
> others have mentioned: CW, SSB DX, AM. I still enjoy all three,
> although chasing DX is a bit of a bore with the 'big ego/big guns'
> stepping on everyone, DX cluster and all the rest. I enjoyed 
> stumbling
> across stations while cruising the band, never cared for the
> competitive/rude aspect.
> 
> But with radio time at a premium, AM gets my full attention. The 
> other
> stuff is fine, but AM is the most enjoyable for me.
> 
> John 'AWM - you just turned 70? Congrats, OM. When I saw you at
> Dayton, I would've guessed late 50s/early 60s. I hope I age as
> gracefully!
> 
> ~ Todd,  KA1KAQ


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