[AMRadio] TBW PS disposal

jeremy-ca km1h at jeremy.mv.com
Thu Jan 3 08:32:16 EST 2008

Ive only got 5 acres and the wife is already bitchin about all the antique 
car parts out back.

Aint gettin any younger and started thinning the herd last summer. All this 
early snow put a stop to that. Most snow in NH in December since they 
started counting in the 1800's.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "charles L." <mjcal77 at yahoo.com>
To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2008 7:59 AM
Subject: [AMRadio] TBW PS disposal

>I thought the first rule of B.A. collectors/operators is never throw
> anything away.  I have disposed of things that 20 years later I have
> needed.  I know there is a limit to what you can keep, but I'm not sure
> where that limit is.
> I was rebuilding a small travel trailer once and wanted to use one of
> those restaurant stainless steel steamer pans for a shower pan.  A trip
> to the local junk yard, 10 acres in size and a perfect pan was found
> under a stack of rusting government surplus desks, surrounded by snake
> hiding grass way back in the lot.  I carefully extracted the pan and
> made my way to the front to pay for it.  The junk yard owner was not
> there, and his wife was reluctant to put a price on it and said, "Bobby
> Ray is not here right now, and I don't know what he wants for that, he
> may have a use for that".  At this point, I discovered how all
> junkyards have started.  Some fellow put some thing aside thinking one
> day,"...he might have a use for that".  Before you know it, you have a
> house/garage/yard or 10 acres full of stuff, some of it hiding under a
> pile of other things you might have a use for.
> But its fun, ain't it? And I'm still kicking myself for selling my
> complete working NAVY TCS station with the 110VAC PS back in 1976.
> Charlie W4MEC in NC
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