[AMRadio] Average OP Age

ronnie.hull ronnie.hull at glowbugs.com
Tue Jul 24 19:36:35 EDT 2007

Im 53, been on AM since 1968. I have a room full gear needing work. With my 
job now and family and such I have no time to work on it. I DID manage to 
repair my HRO60.. I think.. time will tell LOL

Im awaiting cooler weather, I generally don't get on AM much from May through 
September, My shack is just tooo hot

but the work bench is actually clean, all test equipment is accessable and 
who knows, maybe I will finish the repairs on two rx's, get the homebrew 
finished, do some mods I want to do to the Globe King, and etc, in time for
the fall AM season..

I took my test in front of the FCC too. Took 3 months to get the friggin 
license in the mail!

Ronnie - W5SUM

On Tue, 24 Jul 2007 08:48:20 -0400, Anthony W. DePrato wrote
> >Both Bob and Geoff are correct. we are all getting older. i have 6 
> >transmitters setting in the shop waiting for me to get them going. 
> >but work for the past 20 yrs has kept me out of the shop. now at 
> >60.5 yrs i am not working but the past six months has had me 
> >catching up on things the xyl wanted done or needed done at home. 
> >well that list is now down to 3 items so the work shop got cleaned 
> >out so i could get to the benchs last week. now i need to decide 
> >what tx's i want to keep and get up an running and which ones i want 
> >to pass along to another restorer. like most on this list i took my 
> >test in front of the FCC in 62 . took me 3 months after school each 
> >day studying.
> i am a pack rat hi hi also. that helps so i have lots of parts along 
> the two 14ft walls of the shop. yes bob i still have my Heath kit HV 
> probe and my shorting stick two items i would never let go of. Geoff 
> is correct about the tests. they teach nothing this day and time. i 
> taught theory for 15yrs for the local club but fewer and fewer 
> wanted anything but a tech lis. so i gave up as more and more just 
> wanted to memorize the answers to the tests. Maybe the answer is 
> here on the Internet for the new kids? maybe we should start some 
> kind of theory class here a refresher for us old farts and a 
> learning chance for those who might like to build. who knows maybe 
> out there somewhere is a kid that has the bug but just does not know 
> where to start. i know i read every email on this reflector and have 
> found that i had forgotten a lot more then i thought i had. thanks 
> to you guys i have had my mind restarted hi hi.. i know there are a 
> lot of us out there hoarding parts that someone needs to start or 
> finish that project. maybe we should start asking if anyone needs 
> this or that and maybe " i want to build this but how do i start 
> anyone have any ideals" ?. i for one want to build a tuner for a 
>  open wire feed ant. have the caps coils and R F amp meter just need 
> to figure out what type of tuner i need to build. i am going to put 
> together an off center fed dipole for 160/80mts and i want a good 
> tuner for it that will handle my Globe Champion 350A or my Valiants. 
> anyway think you guys for keeping our minds alive and working. God Bless
> 73 Tony wa4jqs
> Since 1962
> A1-OP      FISTS  # 10573 SKCC #1227
> South Sandwich Island Dxpedition Group
> ZD8JQS, V31SS,
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