[AMRadio] Just a thought for laughter and memory

Peter Markavage manualman at juno.com
Wed Nov 28 17:21:53 EST 2007

Why do some men smash empty beer cans on their forehead? Why do some men
paint their bodies in their favorite sports colors and wave at all the TV
cameras? Why do most hams think antenna season starts with the first
snowflake or hard frost? Probably because we're men who sometimes feel
even dumb things are fun and challenging to do. How many TV commercials
have you seen that shows men in their "best light"?

Remember the coffee can radar antenna/detector. Or, how about the TV
antenna or 1296 dish made out of a circular parabolic-type sled. Actually
back in them old days, "we" actually were very creative and thrifty.

Pete, wa2cwa

On Wed, 28 Nov 2007 16:01:45 -0600 "D. Chester" <k4kyv at charter.net>
> If the beer can vertical wasn't a joke it had to be silliest idea 
> anyone 
> ever came up with.  Why go to all that trouble when you could do the 
> same 
> thing with a piece of gutter downspout, which cost pennies per foot 
> in those 
> days.
> I even  heard one story about a group of hams who distilled the beer 
> into 
> alcohol, and used the alcohol to run the soldering torch to solder 
> the cans 
> together.  I'm not sure where how they fueled the fire to run the 
> still. 
> Sounds about as far-fetched as making bio-fuels out of corn.  The 
> energy 
> input is probably equal to or greater than the energy output.
> Sounds to me like the product of that still never quite made it to 
> the 
> soldering torch.
> Don k4kyv 

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