EA-3B was the
Skywarrior. You more than likely tanked off the KA-3 Version. I
sat in the old bomb bay area
staring at Electronic
Warfare scopes and equipment listening to RADARS all day :). Did
a Cruise on the Ranger in 74
and the Midway in 75.
I was in VQ1 at the time. EC-121 Connie still my favorite but
when I got to VQ1 they were in the
middle of retiring
them. So when it came time to cross over I either had EP-3Bs or
EA-3Bs. I lost the Toss :).
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when I was in VQ-2 I flew on the EP-3Es the updated version of the
B's. Again I sat in the dark staring at scopes and listening.
Got tired of the
dark so went crew chief then FE. Still didn't get to look out
the windows much although all my pilots (Except EA-3B since its
single pilot) gave me seat time. Loved the Phantom, but they scared
the crap out of me every time they went burner on the CAT. Its
because I usually was exiting the EA-3B through the Bottom hatch
and they always parked us just off #2 Cat just before the island
and I took a tour of the deck a couple times. The one the
almost killed me though was the E2 that went high power and blew
me down past the island tumbling all the way. I was down for a
couple days because of dizzyness.
On 12/4/2020 19:12, N6MG - Milt. via
I flew the F-4H & J. The H was basically a D model,
with A model engines. The A model engines were incredible.
Very few weapons, but lot's of camera's, etc. VF-92 from
Jan 69 & VF-143 to Feb 72.
You sure have more time in Nomex than I do! Ha! That
Prowler is a huge airplane! The Orion?...you just sort of
aim them, huh? That P-C3 is another big boy.
It's all history now, and at the age of 75, I don't let my
mind go there too often.
Anyway, now if I can just locate and correct a problem I'm
having with my MixW's 'icon.cfg' file, my afternoon will be a
From: Scotty W7PSK <w7psk@...>
Sent: Fri, Dec 4, 2020 3:12 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Antennas for 160m
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
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
19:22, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io 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
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?
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
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
On Thu, Dec 3, 2020 at 06:42 AM,
Jerry N9AVY wrote:
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
On Thursday, December 3,
2020, 08:28:02 AM CST, Barry
VA7GEM via groups.io <boat.anchor@...>
Easiest way to lower the
height is with a
Bonus is wood for the
Hope to see you on the
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