FLORIDA AM FORUM Saturday February 8th at 1230PM CHILDREN’S SAFETY VILLAGE CLASSROOM I 

Stan Wood WA4NFY talk on the Voyage of the Pang Jin, with new, unseen photos and a family member of radio operator Rex Purcell. Lunch gathering after the program at 130pm 

 

Friday night gathering contract Stan Wood WA4NFY@amsat.org

 

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Image 4KC3CH Completes Valiant Restoration

The front panel and VFO cover silkscreen and paint are completed. (Thanks to Chuck Hurley) Super nice work Chuck!
Knobs are buffed out. pointers are repainted.
The electrical work is done. Lastly I am masking off the transformers and going to give them a shot of gloss black.
This one is a gem.

Been two years since I started this one. I guess the move didn’t help. It was nice to have a week off to enjoy the new work bench and play radio. The valiant project should be completed & on the air by the end of August.

Thanks to all the restorers in the group for inspiration over the past 10 years. Dr Harlin, Stan, Adrian…….When I look back at my first one (ranger 1)
I picked up a few skills along the way.

What a great hobby!
PS 3885 is a winner.

Randy, KC3CH

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VR6TC SK  at age 77

(NY TIMES) Tom Christian direct descendant of Bounty Mutiny’s Leader dies on Pitcairn. As The Sunday Star-Times of Auckland wrote this week, “Tom Christian — along with the late King Hussein of Jordan — was the most popular contact in the ham radio world.”

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The Sunday Morning Fl AM Group Net now on 3885 at 630am Eastern; PreNet at 6am Eastern

AFLAC – Vintage SSB Net Now Mondays 7pm Eastern 3830-3850 kc

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May 2013 -13th NEAR-Fest Breaks Attendance Records

Warren W1GUD being interviewed by WMUR-TV Manchester, NH at Near-fest. We also got coverage in the Manchester Union Leader, the state’s largest newspaper

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Near-Fest Fund Raised for the One Fund Boston

Near-Fest Fund Raised for the One Fund Boston

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In the Pacific WW2 - Captain Don Stanton and his P-38 fighter...Shot down twice, WA4JLI escaped the Japanese and survived the jungle. His exploits were incorporated in the still published US Army Jungle Survival Training

In the Pacific WW2 – Captain Don Stanton and his P-38 fighter…Shot down twice, WA4JLI escaped the Japanese and survived the jungle. His exploits were incorporated in the still published US Army Jungle Survival Training

Don operates from the Ft Lauderdale Executive Airport where, in his 90ies, he still operates an aviation related business and is much sought after for his work. Here he operates his beloved (and mint)T-368 and R-390 station

Don operates from the Ft Lauderdale Executive Airport where, in his 90ies, he still operates an aviation related business and is much sought after for his work. Here he operates his beloved (and mint)T-368 and R-390 station

The Florida AM group presents Don WA4JLI with a BC-348Q receiver restored by Stan WA4JLI. Don had used 348s many times during the war aboard military aircraft, yet it was one of the few items he had not collected

The Florida AM group presents Don WA4JLI with a BC-348Q receiver restored by Stan WA4JLI. Don had used 348s many times during the war aboard military aircraft, yet it was one of the few items he had not collected

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Don captains his power boat in the inter coastal near Ft Lauderdale. He has, to this day, incredible eyesight, and can see markers long before those decades younger than he is

Don captains his power boat in the inter coastal near Ft Lauderdale. He has, to this day, incredible eyesight, and can see markers long before those decades younger than he is

KC3CH ANTENNA RAISING

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Randy caps his new ham shack in Inverness with tower and HF antenna array

Randy uses a hazer, Rohn 25 and a Cushcraft antenna

Randy uses a hazer, Rohn 25 and a Cushcraft antenna

great help from K4WIP Roger showing just how terrific he is doing since his recovery from a challenging illness!!!

great help from K4WIP Roger showing just how terrific he is doing since his recovery from a challenging illness!!!

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