> Hello All,
> This may be slightly off topic (but is it really)....Im forwarding it
> exactly as I received it...Many are using this weekend to look into
> their radios and this is a great reminder of whats inside.
> Bill W2CQ
> Subject: A not so gentle reminder - HV is unforgiving
> Date: Fri, 27 Nov 1998 00:37:12 -0500
> From: David Humbertson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> "Drake@qth.net" <email@example.com>,
> "Drakelist@baltimoremd.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> "Heath@listserve.tempe.gov" <email@example.com>
> Hi All,
> I usually don't post to multiple lists but thought my recent
> reminder of the dangers of getting to comfortable around
> HV should be shared in the hopes it will prevent someone
> else from going through what I just did this eve - OR WORSE.
> this can
> happen - yes I know all about it too, but as I look at my bandaged
> hand, I realize we all need a reminder from time to time.
> I realize this may be a bit off topic, so thanks for your time.
> ...BTW - It sure is hard to type now.
> 73, Dave - W3NP
> Ft. Ashby, WV
Well I want to get my story in before the rest of you Old timers.
About 7 years ago I picked up an old Galaxy Tranceiver non working at
hamfest for $50 power supply and all. You older guys will remember them well
(I remember when you could buy them new).
They are a 60's era tube tranceiver of about 250 watts in put with sweep tube
finals about 700 volts on the plates and votages of 100+vdc all around the
I too am Technical type. A schooled ET from the '60s, I entered
electronics in the Tube Era. I still do work with the older technology HV
stuff from time to time at my Day job.
Well about the 3rd time I caught myself poking my finger at components
under the chassis with the power on, I pulled the plug, Called an even older
oldtimer and sold it to him for $50, he's still living and we both have all
our fingers and toes last I checked.
I sympathise with Dave and I wish you a speedy recovery where ever you
Remember; " Life can be Short with Hollow state"
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