Just a funny .. back when, in 1965, my first beam was a TH6-DX .. how long
ago? It was delivered by TRAIN .. Railway Express Agency .. I was too antsy
to wait for the REA truck to deliver to my rural site .. so picked it up ..
first thing in ham radio I got a "whuppin" for .. XYL did not know I had
charged it .. I t was from AES, and I had one of their "charge cards' ..
within about 8 months, had DXCC .. remember.. no transceiver, no nets, no
computer PERHAPS a few heads-up telephone calls, though! 73 .. Mark 6dx
From: "Pete Smith" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, September 15, 2002 11:24 AM
Subject: Re: [Towertalk] The StepIR
> Funny, just today I was re-reading W3AFM's classic 1964 series on station
> design, and noted that one of the stations on his list of "big guns" was
> using a TH6-DX. I wonder how many of those antennas are still in service,
> and if anyone would want to bet on a 38-year life for stepper motors.
> 73, Pete N4ZR
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