[AMRadio] 40 Meter AM Ops from the Past

Jim Wilhite w5jo at brightok.net
Sun Nov 23 10:46:45 EST 2008

I talk to Boyd, W4ZWE regularly.  He is in a little town called 
Channing, TX which in adjacent to Boy's Town of movie fame.  He has 
some AM gear but is not as active as years past on AM.  His signal 
into the South of Oklahoma is very good.  In fact I helped him 
locate the mounting hardware for an 833.  This was not too long ago 
and he said he was preparing the transmitter for a return to the 


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joe Crawford" <crawfish at surfmore.net>

> It was a sad day when the Kingfish died in July 1971. I was 
> SWL'ing in those days.7295 was the holdout against the ssb crowd. 
> Sally was in Waynesville, N.C. Sid was in East Point, GA and I 
> can't remember the town in SC where Jim W4DXW was in.I heard Sid 
> mobile several times running a Gonset G-76. Boyd W4ZWE's AM 
> station got wiped out by a tornado in the spring of 1974.It was in 
> a building behind his house in Toney, AL. Boyd is now retired to a 
> ranch in the panhandle of TX.Don K4KYV was on some in the 
> mornings.After I got my General in 1973, I worked a guy in High 
> Point, N.C. who was running an ARC-5 to a vertical at a retirement 
> home. I will have to see if I can find his call in my logs.I was 
> using a Globe Scout 65A back then.
>                                                          Joe W4AAB

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