Amateur Radio Trivia in Americus
Over the Past 45 years


by: K4VBH-jim poole

Americus Amateur Radio Association

2 meter @ 147.27 t(131.8)

ODDS, ENDS, BITS, & PIECES
(STUFF THAT REALLY DOESNT GO UNDER ANY CATAGORY )

You know how stuff falls to the bottom of your toolbox and it is still
important, but not important enough to put on the tray or in a separate container...this is what you'll find on this page...just some interesting and slightly important "stuff". Contributions of "stuff" are most welcome, just send it to us and after it passes our censors, we'll add it on !

(news paper clipping of communications at the bike race)

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Here's a 40 yr old ARRL logbook that you used to have to log each contact. (1964 example below..with a few calls still around !) Proof that Frank N4BMQ visited and operated my rig when he was K4JCI, Spann K4EJD from Shellman who Jim WB4FWO knows, & checking into the Area MARS net, Carey K4JAD operating club station K4PDM at GSW, Charles K4LNL a student at the Tech School, Chess operating the Tech School Club Station WA4SHB and another local Bill Futch WA4MGP.. Some folks still keep a log, it's a great memory to look back on contacts and also a record to have when exchanging QSL's.



...and yes, you even had to keep a mobile logbook as well.(see mine from the 70's era) Would that be a blast now a days to keep up with.

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This is a shot of Captain Mike M. QWP Spandex..
after he took em off...and they are still standing..

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Ever wonder what the "Webmaster" himself does in his limited spare time?
Actually this is his regular mode of transportation each day.

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This has nothing to do with anything, but i think it a cool pix of our club president. .. nuff said...

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Cushcraft antenna's gave these away at hamfests once upon a time to
post in your hamshack.

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A new mode of communications called "Single Sideband" and
all the old AM'operators hated the DonaldDuck sound it made.
Some "unknown victor, bravo ,hotel" geeko on the new SSB mode below.



Some "SkyWarn Students" doing "paperwork"

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That's it for time travel...73, Jim K4VBH March 2005