[AMRadio] FW: [Fwd: On-Line Equipment Catalogue Now Available]

Robert Lawson w4rl at bellsouth.net
Fri Nov 21 17:28:17 EST 2008

Excellent posting.  Have bookmarked it.   As an example, I certainly was 
focused on the details of the Listening Sonobuoy #0390.  Fascinating 
reading for a non-engineer type.  What does it have to do with BA's,  
about near the same as the Pope with Catholicism I would imagine. You 
know some late teen young air-dale or tin can Sailor way back had to 
digest some of those manual's details like the back of his hand.  To 
have when the balloon went up.  I've listened to old timers who in the 
50's / early 60's who during the cat and mouse North Atlantic games 
between Navies huddled amid ship in a P-2 or P-3 patrol aircraft in the 
dead of winter at night with low overcast bumping along at 500 feet 
altitude having to shove those ear bullets out the tube into the seas 
and then start their listening routine....without the conveniences of a 
oak paneled gentleman's smoking room complete with open hearth fire and 
one's select Kentucky bourbon and seven course mean coming soon.  Took 
true grit.  I guess ya just had to be there to really know. 

73 Robert W4RL

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