[rescue] ham gear

Geoffrey S. Mendelson gsm at mendelson.com
Fri Nov 11 08:59:41 CST 2005

On Fri, Nov 11, 2005 at 09:23:42AM -0500, Steve Sandau wrote:
> For some reason, I have finally become interested in ham radio. I 
> thought I remembered seeing some list traffic on this subject, too.

Two words. "Code Quick". I tried for 29 years to learn to copy morse
code and could not. In two months I passed the 5 wpm exam, and then the
13, I could have passed the 20, but did not have time to take the test
before I left the U.S.

Best $50 I spent on any hobby,

Sadly, I can't copy above about 8 wpm now due to lack of use. :-(

If you want to rescue something get an old Ten-Tec rig. A Triton IV
goes for about $150-$200 in the U.S., the digital version is $200-$250.
The difference is the freqency display. 80m-10m coverage 100 watt,
all "solid state", great CW or SSB rig.  

Geoffrey S. Mendelson, Jerusalem, Israel gsm at mendelson.com  N3OWJ/4X1GM
IL Voice: (07)-7424-1667  IL Fax: 972-2-648-1443 U.S. Voice: 1-215-821-1838 
You should have boycotted Google while you could, now Google supported
BPL is in action. Time is running out on worldwide radio communication.

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