[AMRadio] My latest toy has arrived, an ART-13A & Survey

Bob Macklin macklinbob at msn.com
Tue Feb 5 19:33:26 EST 2008

Not an ART-13 story but something maybe similar.

In the late 70's I was a contract engineer for NASA. I was on the NASA C-141
Airborne Observatory project. We flew this aircraft above 43,000.

One of the Misson Directors was also the Director of the Medium Altitude
Missions Branch. When he was the Misson Director he would use the 50W(?) HF
transmitter tuned to the 11M(CB) just for kicks. He used the handle "Big
Bird". He would tell the truckers his rig was a "TEN WHEELER" with FOUR

We never did get a citation.

I knew WWII radio ops (Europe) that claimed they would often send their
strike reports on the emergency frequency.

Bob Macklin
Seattle, Wa,
"Real Radios Glow in the Dark"
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Fondren" <bill.fondren at sbcglobal.net>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
<amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2008 4:19 PM
Subject: [AMRadio] My latest toy has arrived, an ART-13A & Survey

> Ah  The old ARC 13   What memories   The B-36 had one with the BC 348
along with a ARC 27 (uhf).  Only  problem was the ARC 13 was in the rear
compartment and 13 ft to the ground.  A few were dropped trying to get them
out.   Sure did have good coverage from 40,000 ft.  Hi Hi   (wonder how may
will admit to using one on the ham bands in flight)
>   On the survey  not much of a surprise   Most AM'ers I know fit in that
catagory.  Most worked their way up through  electronic service in one way
or another.  Very interesting survey     Bill   K5PML
> ______________________________________________________________
> Our Main Website: http://www.amfone.net
> AMRadio mailing list
> List Rules (must read!): http://w5ami.net/amradiofaq.html
> List Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/amradio
> Help: http://mailman.qth.net/mmfaq.html
> Post: mailto:AMRadio at mailman.qth.net
> To unsubscribe, send an email to amradio-request at mailman.qth.net with
> the word unsubscribe in the message body.

More information about the AMRadio mailing list

This page last updated 14 Dec 2017.