Tue, 14 Apr 1998 13:54:56 -0700 (PDT)
Oh NO! Not WENCHES again!
73, DX de Pat, AA6EG/N6IJ
"The Contest Station from the Government"
Marina Amateur Radio Contest Station; N6IJ
599 DX Drive
Marina CA 93933
On Tue, 14 Apr 1998, N6CW wrote:
> And dont forget to remove the crank up handle and/or secure the wench so it
> can not be moved. About 20 years ago while operating the WPX SSB contest
> single band 15, I had to take time out late sunday morning to make an
> emergency trip to the hospital when my 10 year old son flipped the latch on my
> 54 foot crankup and drilled a hole right in the middle his forehead when the
> handle came around. While there was plenty of blood we were fortunate that it
> did not do any eye or other serious damage. I did have a clip through the
> wench bracket but it was easily removed.
> I did manage to get back on the air and finish the contest with USA victory.
> OH, the good old days when you could win from the west coast.
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