brett.gazdzinski at verizonbusiness.com
Mon May 21 22:46:35 EDT 2007
Geoff stopped by, and got on 80 meters with the big rig.
A good time was had by all!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net
> [mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Geoff/W5OMR
> Sent: Monday, May 21, 2007 6:20 PM
> To: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] dayton
> Well, I did get some pictures. But, I need to go see
> Brett/N2DTS before
> long. At least, I owe him a phone call, since I'm -only-
> about 4 miles
> from his house :-)
> I saw some great gear. I saw a Ranger for $1500, which, *I* thought,
> wasn't that great, but it had the look of a W3HM restoration
> job. I did
> see a truck there, with comm gear running in the back. Was
> probably you
> guys, and that wasn't a bad location. I also found (once)
> the Antique
> Wireless guys, and saw a box of 450TH/L's and other strange looking
> tubes. Wanted to go back and find it again, but never did find that
> place, again.
> I was -almost- tempted to pick up the Viking II CDC
> transmitter that was
> there. On Saturday, the price was down from$300 to $100. If
> it hadn't
> sold by Sunday morning, I would have been more than tempted.
> As it was,
> I had a more pressing item in which I -had- to spend money on. That
> also curtailed my finding a hotel Friday evening, as in order
> to protect
> what I had, I had to sleep in the car, which I did... from 4
> to 5:30am,
> Friday. (*yawn*)
> See, on the way to Dayton, from Northern MO, an 18-wheeler
> truck and I
> passed each other going the opposite way on a 2-lane hiway (36). The
> resulting mini-tornado (the only thing it could have been)
> whipped the
> tri-magnet mag-mount w/75m ham-stick antenna on it, OFF of
> the top of my
> Honda CRX, and when the force of the air, going around 65mph blew it
> backward, when it hit the end of the coax, it came straight down.
> *WHAMP!* *CRASH!* *BOOM!* TINKLE, Tinkle, tinkle...
> I'm ducking, looking for something to cover with, because I
> thought I'd
> been shot. Knocked the back glass smooth out! Glass shards
> were found
> up on the dash, even! No blood on me, after I stopped and took
> inventory... I got lucky. Interestingly enough, it did -not-
> budge the
> dual-band V/UHF mag-mounted antenna. Go figure.
> Do you guys know how hard it is to find a back hatch glass for a 91
> CRX? It wasn't until I got to New Jersey before I found one,
> and had it
> installed, and I *garuntee* you it wasn't for the $900+ quote
> I got from
> a glass place in Indianapolis. *snort!*
> Now, off to Home Depot to get my $61+tax back for a 33"x48"
> sheet of Lexan!
> 73 = Best Regards,
> -Geoff/W5OMR (/m2 New Jersey)
> (never a dull moment in my life.
> I used to think I was a victim of circumstances...
> now I realize, I'm a product of my society! ;->)
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