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Re: [TenTec] New and Improved Terminology (NVIS)

To: geraldj@weather.net, Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [TenTec] New and Improved Terminology (NVIS)
From: Stuart Rohre <rohre@arlut.utexas.edu>
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Mon, 03 Jan 2011 16:33:46 -0600
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WX4WX, Lance Lyman,  while working in Malaysia and operating as 9M2AA, 
handled a project to install NVIS communications for the Aborigine Dept. 
of Malaysia to provide radio communications to Jungle hospitals far from 
Telecomms facilities.

However, in the two years I knew Lance in Malaysia, I never heard him 
call the mode he was using "NVIS".  But, I think Lance based his use of 
low dipoles on the experience the British Signals Regiment had when 
pioneering communications in deep Malayan jungles while pursuing 
Communist Rebels before the Malaysian independence in 1963.

Lance used a Don Stoner SSB radio for his mobile and base installations. 
  Don was a well known early, transistors for ham radio author, and part 
of the first Project Oscar team.  Later in life, he battled condo 
restriction on ham antennas and operations.

-Stuart Rohre

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