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Kim Elmore cw_de_n5op at sbcglobal.net
Fri Jan 16 07:47:33 EST 2015

AND! You, no doubt, mined, smelted and drew the copper through your home-made dies and made you own ceramic, fired in your own oven! :)

Kim N5OP

"People that make music together cannot be enemies, at least as long as the music lasts." -- Paul Hindemith

On Jan 16, 2015, at 2:11, "Donald Chester" <k4kyv at charter.net> wrote:

>>>>> The amateur community has been brainwashed into the almighty Bird
> Wattmeter is "the standard".
> Regards, Bob - N0DGN >>>>>
> Just as the AM community has been brainwashed into the p.e.p. nonsense. Case
> in  point:  " The Scratchy Apache will hold 100W carrier and 400W Modulated
> output."
> "Modulated output" my arse. The Apache is a 100-watt transmitter.  
> And I might add, I wouldn't have any use for a Bird Wattmeter even if
> someone gave me one. There isn't a sprig of coax anywhere in my entire
> transmitting antenna  system, from the plates of the final to the radiating
> element of the antenna. Everything is tied together with link coupling and
> balanced open wire line  - the real stuff, #8 and #10 copperweld spaced 2
> 1/2 and 2 inches apart respectively. None of that oversize TV ribbon with
> the square holes punched in the insulation every few inches.
> Don k4kyv
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