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Re: [TowerTalk] K2GL rotators, etc

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] K2GL rotators, etc
From: "Michael Tope" <>
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2007 20:49:16 -0800
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Subject: [TowerTalk] K2GL rotators, etc

> 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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