[AMRadio] Getting on the Air - May 2008 QST

Peter Markavage manualman at juno.com
Tue Apr 22 13:13:46 EDT 2008

I suspect the charge card is alive and well with amateurs too. Charge it
today; worry about paying for it tomorrow. HT's are also easy to carry on
the belt. I'm not sure I would want to hang my IC-7000 + battery supply
on my belt just to bring it to a meeting.

Pete, wa2cwa

On Tue, 22 Apr 2008 09:50:19 -0700 "Bob Macklin" <macklinbob at msn.com>
> I suspect that most of today's entry level hams can't afford much 
> more than
> a 2M FM transceiver. I know when I was younger (even in my 40's) I 
> could not
> afford the HF transceivers (iCom, Kenwood, Yaesu) that are available 
> today.
> I did build some Heath CW/AM rigs but I could not even afford the 
> Heath SSB
> rigs before 1980.
> So I did a lot of surplus conversion and homebrewing.
> I don't see that in today's people. What I do see at the meetings I 
> have
> attended is everyone seems to has a VHF FM HT!
> Bob Macklin
> Seattle, Wa,

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