Or the 6 pallets of R-390s at Ft. Meade I asked about a
good while ago and was told they were going to be "reclaimed".
I shed a tear at that and other ridiculous destruction of
perfectly usable gear.
Gene Fuller wrote:
> Reminds of the time I saw a "material controller" with aa large container
> and a 4 x 4 beating up a half a dozen PL-172A' s for the same reason. Enough
> to bring a grown ham to tears. Yes, our benevolent guardians work in strange
> ways their wonders to preform.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <K4tmc@aol.com>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Monday, February 01, 2010 2:21 PM
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] AB-1339 Mast
>> Thanks for the the followup information. No antenna masts are showing up
>> as available through the surplus auctions. I was told that the
>> communications gear was automatically declared something like
>> "classified - destroy
>> function before allowing scrap". After talking with a yard person, it is
>> understanding that they have to break/crush the items before allowing the
>> material to be sold as scrap. I think I also asked about availability via
>> local government agencies. Anyhow, I got the impression that there was no
>> to obtain the material without a commodity designation change from real
>> up the chain of command.
>> Luckily, the aluminum sections I get do not have an original
>> Henry - K4TMC
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