I just talked to Opal, Jack's XYL and looks like Jack is beyond the danger,
They inserted two stems in his big top band heart and there is hope that he
would be coming home tomorrow.
He would have to slow down for a while, but knowing jack, not for long.
I enjoyed visiting jack few times, operating from his place and setting few top
If anyone is king of scrounging and home brewing, it is Jack. With limited
resources he is able to build and operate his 'ZZ beacon and hower at the top
of the top band DXCC.
Perhaps the most famous feature of his station is the hardline "connector" made
by clamping the shields with hose clamp, soldering the center conductors and
insulating - weather proofing with upside down soda bottle.
Jack turned 74 and next year will be celebrating 60 years in ham radio.
Prayers and speedy recovery old friend!
Yuri, K3BU, VE3BMV, VE1BY, CG1ZZ, VA1A, VC1A from VE1ZZ
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