Americus Amateur Radio Association
meter @ 147.27 t(131.8)
First station of our Atlanta friend who is in our logbook lots of times with
a whopping 5-9+ signal into Americus back in the AM days of amateur radio....K4PHE-Bob
Smith, now residing in Albany, GA! Bob aways sounded "older" than
he really was with that "radio voice"
Novice station of KN4VBH , consisting of Heathkit DX40 transmitter, Hallicrafter
Rcvr,(given to me by the late Dr. George Bagley,Sr) with an Allied Radio Knightkit
super-regenerative receiver, key & EV mike and no one told me a Windom antenna
was tempermental.. wiped out TV, radio, telephone, etc...I could have put up
a dipole...but it all worked finally !!
Amateur Radio Trivia in Americus
Over the Past 45 years
by: K4VBH-jim poole
If you've been in this crazy hobby for any length
of time you probably remember saving up coins and finally getting some gear
on the air for the very, very first time. That probably doesn't apply to today's
Tech class amateur since two meter repeater operation is pretty straight forward
and doesn't require a lot of planning ,antennas, and patience in searching
out and making contact with that far off station. These folks below went thru
toil & trouble years ago when they had to string up dipoles, wire up transmitters,
receivers, antenna relays, keys and mikes. The below shots show several radio
uhh...geeks?..well maybe it looks that way NOW, but THEN we were masters of
world wide communications!!
to Part Two by clicking HERE!
73, jim k4vbh Nov2004
First station of WA4AKC, Lawrence Killingsworth who invited a bunch of us down
to his shack in Edison, GA to visit and meet in person the guy we'd all been
talking with for a long time. Going with me on this mini-ham fest were Carey
K4JAD and Charles K4LNL. (Charles died last year and we lost a true friend and
electronic wizard). Shown Then & Now below. Lawrence did a talk-in on 80meter
AM mobile to his house. He is now Dr. Killingsworth whose official title is
Chief Science and Technical Officer for Sacred Heart Medical Center, Pathology
Associates Medical Laboratories (hope he has a rubberstamp) and a network of
about 25 other laboratories throughout. Now KD7WZ, in Spokane, Washington. Some
THEN & NOW pictures below of my travel companions and fellow hamsters...