[AMRadio] W4RCW

cemilton at aol.com cemilton at aol.com
Tue Aug 26 09:42:58 EDT 2008

What a tragic message............thankfully Carl and his wife were not 
injured.  Sad about the dog also.

Best of luck to Carl and hopefully he will be able to rebuild and 
salvage some or all of his fine gear.

Thanks for posting this.

Chuck, W4MIL
Palm Coast

-----Original Message-----
From: charles L. <mjcal77 at yahoo.com>
To: amradio at mailman.qth.net
Sent: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 8:33 am
Subject: [AMRadio] W4RCW

Some of you may know Carl, W4RCW.  He has an extensive collection of 
gear, test
equipment, 2 Gates BC TX's, WW II surplus, Hallicrafters, Hammurlund, 
along with
antique Collins and more modern equipment.  He is a frequenter of 160, 
75, and
40 meter AM.  His station was located in the basement of his home, all 
are located a minimum of 100 ft away, and all feedlines except one 
ladder line
were installed underground.

His house took a direct lightning hit to the roof, as witnessed by his 
and immediately burst into flame.  The brick home was a total loss.  He 
was at
work, his wife at the beach with the grandkids.  His dog did not make 
it.  The
house collapsed into the basement, and his years of horse trading, 
dealing, and
restoring are now under rubble and water, not to mention his families 
collection of memorabilia.

Hopefully he will be able to rebuild, and perhaps some of his gear is
salvageable.  It will be a while before any assesment can be made.

Charlie W4MEC in NC

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