I had a musician friend, who also happens to buy/sell/trade books visit the
shack a couple of days back for a ragchew. I did not know his passion for
book trading, until he saw my copy of Laport's Radio Antenna Engineering
book from the Early 50's qute an nice read for an HF antenna ham
enthusiasat. He stopped in his tracks, and apparently knew the book, from
the title/author and, amazingly the Style of the print, on the Backbone.
He also saw my Terman books, and had similar reaction.
He, said Laport was a valuable book, and used his Palm pilot to access the
web, to come up with a $160 estimated used value for the book. I had no
idea, though I knew it was somewhat collectible. We shared stories,, and he
went off to a book sale at the Sacramento State Library....
Later I got a call.... He Picked up Laport at their book sale(!)
Synchronicity or what? Not only that, but it is signed in ink, on the
Title page, by Laport....
Anyway, as a musician, he probably has no particular interest in Rhombics,
curtains, Verticals, or such, so probably wants to sell it.
I know Laport Exists as a PDF file on the web, but the book is a nice one to
have... If anyone is interested in one, contact my Musician Friend, Dave,
at firstname.lastname@example.org to get a signed copy....
73, DX, de Pat AA6EG email@example.com;
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