[TowerTalk] My Digging "the Hole" story

Eric - VE3GSI ve3gsi at sympatico.ca
Wed Sep 24 14:27:15 EDT 2008

Got a good wife here as well.

My wife help with the tower hole.  A few of pixs at this address:


Mind you Marlene is a Ham, can do CW when she wants too, which is seldom
these days. She also helped refurbish the tower at the end of a wire brush
and paint brush. Also she had a major hand in helping me rebuild the beam.
Had no qualms with me buying a pair of 756 Pro's and like you helped to pick
them out.

She use to do the upper rigging on our sailboat, but dang it all, can't get
her up the tower.

What does this have to do with the tower group? She is also my front person,
explaining to the neighbours that towers are an important part of our hobby
telling them, she has no problem with my towers and neither should they.
When your support starts at home, it makes it easy to erect antenna

Forget it guys, she is spoken for, but she does have two unmarried

73 Eric.

-----Original Message-----
From: Richards

Cute story - I am amazed how many guys are afraid to spend
some of their hard earned brass.   I guess I am fortunate my XYL
helped me select my HF rig, a TenTec Omni VII.   Although she did
not understand all the specifications, she was in on it anyway - She
really liked the look and took my word on the technical issues.

She also helps me plan and raise all my antennas out back.  The
only restriction she has imposed so far is I cannot poke holes in the
roof - but a 60 foot tower is OK !

I would like to know how you would sneak a tower into the back yard
and what whopper you would tell the XYL to make her think it was either
a gift, or maybe that it really belongs to the govt or a local radio 
and they said you could use it, too...  !             ;-)

========  Happy trails and 73 to ya.  -- K8JHR  =========

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