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Old 02-28-2019, 09:00:46 PM
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I am not a ham but I have a story for you all. In 1966 I was in the Navy and very much in love with a girl far away. Telephone was out of the question. I found a Ham and asked if he could help me talk to my girl. He said he would love to but he didn’t have a rig. I was a Electronice Tech in the RF department. I poked around and was able to find a Collins KWM2 with a 1000 watt linear that we borrowed. We also had access to a full rhombic antenna. I got to talk with my girl and he had a lot of fun with the borrowed rig.

BTW marred 50 years to that world.
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Great story, Frank! Always nice to have a spare KWM2 lying around... only thing better, is to have an 829-E in the trunk of your car, just in case...
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I don't have a Ham license but in 1987, used a friends radio to call from Ecuador to the US to ask my father-in-law for permission to marry my wife.
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