Here’s a message that John KO1H posted on our yahoo email group. Not sure where John is residing now
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Subject: [ctricg] update gear and antenna help needed
Update: I found a transceiver for my bedroom and a power supply. What I need is install help for the antennas. etc. I know everyone is busy and its a bad time of year! But, what I need is a few hands for a full day of antenna and feed line install. If I get a few volunteer’s I will gladly list off the details. I will try to do as much as I can myself or at least have the components ready.
I hope some of you can help as my woods walking days are over at least for a while.
de John ko1h
HI All, To make the story short on 10/16 I found myself unemployed. Then on 10/18 I found myself disabled. I took a bad fall coming out of a minor surgery at my dermatologist. My spine hit the curbstone when I went down in the parking lot and although things have gotten a little better. I went down again on 10/30 and the doctors have gotten me a little better straightened out found the reason for the falling and we are progressing. Meanwhile I’m trying to get a little station going here at my qth. I had a dipole up for a short time but had trouble with it. It broke and fell down in a recent wind storm. I don’t want to make this email sound like begging. But, I need help restoring the dipole and putting up two others that I’ve had for a while.
Other than antenna help, Items that I need are more durable antenna wire. I was using double 18g speaker wire. It did not do well. Also items that I need because I am required to spend lots of time in bed. I’m trying to build a small station next to my bed. Items that I need to complete it are a Power supply (regulated preferred 30 amps or better but beggars cant be choosers) and a transmitter (Fldx400 or tx599 or something else ) to match up with the receiver I have (Radio shack dx100). I only have a pair of Long wires (separate receive and transmit ) but they work fine. I would love to find someone who has a multiband vertical for very cheap or just wants to get rid of it.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks de John KO1H