[AMRadio] Just a thought for laughter and memory


Ken Zuercher hepcatrevival at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 26 23:50:20 EST 2007


You mean that the Beer Can Vertical was a joke? No
wonder my friends and I never got the solder to take
(we were in high school)
Ken KC8QO

--- Thomas Adams <quixote2 at ix.netcom.com> wrote:

>  >>> Question: What was your favorite April QST
> April Fool's article, 
> or one that could have qualified?  <<<
> 
> 
> I think my all time favorite (and the one that
> destroyed the most 
> equipment) was the one about
> the dummy load made of RG8/U coax.
> 
> It was a section about a foot long with PL-259s on
> each end. On the 
> far end was a Tee connector,
> with a 12" loop of coax between the open ends of the
> Tee.
> 
> The LETTERS column was hilarious the next few
> issues...  like the guy 
> who actually made one
> (he was far from alone!), and hooked it to his shiny
> new 
> Hallicrafters SR-2000 Hurricane and put
> his final amp tubes into orbit around the moon!!!
> 
> Second prize went to the Electron Accelerator
> antenna.
> 
> The graphics showed a dipole, with electrons
> wandering around 
> randomly in a lotta space inside of the
> wire near the center of the antenna. Maybe an eighth
> wavelength down 
> the antenna, the wire size was
> suddenly REDUCED, forcing the electrons into nice,
> orderly, tightly 
> packed streams!
> 
> Honorable mention goes to the guy who published the
> NASA "Cycles to 
> Hertz Conversion Nomograph"!!!
> 
> 
> 
> Mr. T., W9LBB
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
>
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