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Ai7b at Ai7b at
Tue May 14 16:58:34 EDT 1996

	no more useful to me than the tucker posting!!

>From k1vr at (Fred Hopengarten)  Mon May 13 23:50:07 1996
From: k1vr at (Fred Hopengarten) (Fred Hopengarten)
Date: Mon, 13 May 1996 18:50:07 EDT
Subject: Source of bolts & Timewave
Message-ID: <3197bca2.k1vr at>

On Mon, 13 May 96 09:35:00 EDT, "Kennamer, Bill,  K5FUV" <bkennamer at>

> The problem with stainless is that when they go away, they don't turn color
> (usually). They just film over with a white powder, and when touched are
> likely to turn to powder. Frequent inspection is required, especially when
> in contact with aluminum. I'd much prefer galvanized.
> 73
> Bill K5FUV
>  ----------
K1VR:  Hmmmm.  A phenomenon I've never observed, tho if FUV
says it happens, it must happen.  However, the application
in which I use stainless steel nuts and bolts is the
assembly of towers, where they are not in contact with
aluminum, but rather galvanized tower sections.  They are
also easily examined each time I climb the tower (I try to
see if all the nuts are still in place).
                      Fred Hopengarten K1VR
           Six Willarch Road * Lincoln, MA 01773-5105
     home + office telephone:  617/259-0088 (FAX on demand)
                   internet:  k1vr at
            "Big antennas, high in the sky, are better
                       than small ones, low."

>From km0l at (Steve Lufcy)  Wed May 15 02:18:27 1996
From: km0l at (Steve Lufcy) (Steve Lufcy)
Date: Tue, 14 May 1996 20:18:27 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: 80 mtrs and touchlamps
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.960514201229.18427A-100000 at>

I gave my touchlamp to my daughter (who lives 350 miles away) and am 
waiting for the 2 year old grandson to discover it- then it will get 
smashed- either by the 2 year old, or Momma after tiring of the on/off 
lights. Hehe- sadistic joke. But am hoping the grandson will learn morse 
code on it!
de KM0L
Steve in KC

>From 0006743923 at (Kurt Pauer)  Wed May 15 02:31:00 1996
From: 0006743923 at (Kurt Pauer) (Kurt Pauer)
Date: Tue, 14 May 96 20:31 EST
Subject: This Bolt Business!!!
Message-ID: <74960515013147/0006743923DF2EM at MCIMAIL.COM>

All this talk about bolts on Rohn towers has got to be a huge prank.
Has there ever been a failure of Rohn tower due to bolt shear assuming
the tower was properly guyed?  I could see that a self-standing tower
could fail from bolt shear.  I suspect that Charlie Harpole started
this bolt thing to see if anyone would take him seriously and he's
sitting down there in Florida laughing uncontrollably.  Maybe it
was Ward, LA1ON, who started this thread.  Wasn't he the one who
said that he used 16 penny spikes and bent the point around to keep 
them from falling out?  What does Dr. Bafoofnik use?  

Now I feel better.  See you at Dayton so I can collect all those
beers for the copies of "Battle of the Hams" that I sent out.

[DVery 73,  Kurt, W1PH

>From kc4zv at (Greg Richard KC4ZV)  Wed May 15 02:43:41 1996
From: kc4zv at (Greg Richard KC4ZV) (Greg Richard KC4ZV)
Date: Tue, 14 May 1996 20:43:41 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: article in lhj june 1996 -Reply (fwd)
Message-ID: <Pine.BSF.3.91.960514204108.1440A-100000 at>

This is the reply I received from my email to the Ladies Home Journal.
thought it might be of interest..

Greg KC4ZV

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 14 May 1996 09:59:11 -0500
From: Ladies' Home Journal <lhj at>
To: kc4zv at
Subject: article in lhj june 1996 -Reply

Thank you for taking the time to voice your concerns about one
sentence that appeared in our June article, "How Long Should It
Last." This information was given to us by a spokesperson for the
Consumer Electronics Manufacturers Association (CEMA), during a
telephone interview. She said, in effect, "There is little you can do
about static, except to report those who cause it--illegal airwave
users, such as amateur radio stations--to the FCC." We have passed
your comments along to CEMA.

Jennifer Hagy of the American Radio Relay League in Newington,
Connecticut, has told us that Amateur Radio, as defined by the
Communications Act of 1934, can and does mean, ham radio operator.
The CEMA spokesperson gave us a vernacular definition of amateur
radio station and defined it as "a fake station set up in someone's
gararge or basement that broadcasts into other people's homes.' Hagy
told us that the term she would have used for this activity would
have been "underground broadcaster" or "pirate radio." LHJ's editors
were aware of the vernacular definition of amateur radio, but not the
1934 FCC definition making ham operator synonymous with amateur radio
operator, nor that "pirate radio" or "undergournd broadcaster" would
have been better terms to use. We thank Ms. Hagy for pointing this
out and we regret that you feel ham radio operators were insulted.

The editors

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