Re: Antennas for 160m

Jerry N9AVY

My boss was a naval aviator.. he was the guy who jumped out of the plane to helped downed aviators in the drink.


On Friday, December 4, 2020, 05:13:01 PM CST, Scotty W7PSK <w7psk@...> wrote:

Milt what did you fly as a Nasal Aviator :).

I have near 7000 hrs as a Naval Air Crewman.  Started on EC-121Ms then EA-3Bs.  On to EP-3Es as an Airborne Electronic Warfare Operator.  UC-12B (Beech King Air 200) as loadmaster/Crewchief and then P-3C Flight Engineer.

On the related subject, I "HAD" a G5RV that had in a 50Ft Hemlock in the front yard.  About 40ft down the tree, the rest went to the back yard to a 10ft post in the back corner.  I say Had because the tree was a double trunk we had to have removed because a crack developed in it.  So now Im sans anything for 40 and below.

Scotty W7PSK

On 12/3/2020 19:22, N6MG - Milt. via wrote:
Well, Jerry, I can hardly understand that Dr's order...I mean from someone that built a bookcase/console for his radio and it collapsed, what could possibly go wrong?
On a serious note, I have to own up to falling off an extension ladder a few years ago. I had the ladder extended up to about 10' agl. I was at the top, leaning waaay out to the left, working on a tangled up American flag. Well, so much for the all-important "weights & balances" that I studied as a Naval Aviator.
The ladder flipped around dumping me in the rose bed below. 
What I remember was things going to slow motion on my way down...I remember thinking, 
"This is gonna hurt!"..."This is gonna hurt!"...
I landed on a coiled up 100' heavy duty hose. No pain! But, I bounced a few feet up in the air and landed on the brick knee wall around the roses and wound up with a broken rib and a bruised shoulder.
Land of the free, home of the brave? That American flag now fends for itself!  
Anybody else have ladder stories?
LONP #76

-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
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Sent: Thu, Dec 3, 2020 4:11 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Antennas for 160m

Drs. orders - NO Ladders !


On Thursday, December 3, 2020, 06:04:27 PM CST, Barry VA7GEM via <boat.anchor@...> wrote:

On Thu, Dec 3, 2020 at 06:42 AM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
Thought about taking out a chunk of the tree just below the antenna and then gluing it back together, but problem was how to hold up top of tree while sawing of a few feet. 
On Thursday, December 3, 2020, 08:28:02 AM CST, Barry VA7GEM via <boat.anchor@...> wrote:
Easiest way to lower the height is with a chainsaw. 
Bonus is wood for the winter.
Hope to see you on the doubleheader
I reckoned you would just take a few feet out of the bottom.
Old guys should stay off of ladders. My XYL gave mine
to the neighbor.
See you on the Double Header

Scotty W7PSK
Everett, Washington
070 #138

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