John W0ENE aboard the B-29 FiFi. That is, at John’s right elbow, his beloved BC-348Q Receiver, the final piece of original equipment needed to finish the restoration of the heavy bomber’s Radio Bay. It was a job taken on by the Rockwell Collins ARC in Richardson, TX and Cedar Rapids, Ia. They found everything, including the Collins ART-13 transmitter, but could not locate a suitable receiver until John came though. He heard about the RCARC effort in ELECTRIC RADIO Magazine. The Florida AM Group is very proud to count W0ENE among its original members.
The only Flying B-29 at the TICO War Bird Airshow in Titusville, Florida March 10, 2012
John with the ART-13, BC-348Q, and a small army of ARC Rigs with FiFi Assistant Crew Chief Larry Popp
John answered the plea for the one piece of gear the group did not have to finish FiFi’s Radio Shack, and now he and his wife Carolyn have gotten a first hand tour. Outstanding job John and Carolyn! We will keep you posted on FiFi’s whereabouts as the vunerable Super Fortress, equipped with a working historically correct radio system visits an airfield near you!!