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Sent: Monday, December 31, 2007 6:02 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] K2GL rotators, etc
> Okay...so I am now subscribed.
> Reviewing the photo documentation posted here of the 3501 rotor, that is
> NOT what we had
> at K2GL. Our's was much larger and, as I stated before, the gear(s) were
> UNDER the main
> housing and included 3 shock-absorbers. Perhaps Frank (LPL) has the
> correct number as
> 3503. Obviously (to me) 3501 is wrong.
> I have also received some inquires about the "To Win the World" movie and
> can comment:
> 1. I have contacted the producer and seems like something may be happen
> for 2008. Either
> simply more copies or (hopefully!) and updated version with some
> previously excluded out
> takes. The movie was professionally done and is narrated by Bill Leonard,
> W2SKE (SK). For
> those of you who don't know, Bill was VP at CBS News, a famous "announcer"
> on par with
> Walter Cronkite, and was the author of the famous Sports Illustrated
> article on contesting.
Cool! In DVD format I hope.
> 2. The movie recorded one of only three "losses" at N2AA at K2GL. In
> this one, we lost to
> W2PV (10.618M vs 10.399M...not that I remember such things). The year was
> 1981 and we
> actually lost both modes to the PV crew. The other loss was to N5AU, but
> I don't remember
> the year. Yes, that right, a "5" won M/M that year.
Must have been 1986 (see the audio clip - 3rd one from top)
Happy New Year, All.
73, Mike W4EF..............................................
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