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Dave, Terry, et al,
“Way Back Machine” indeed:-) Yes, the TennaDipper was the first kit put out by the club and profit from the sell of them paid for the first ever OzarkCon held in Joplin, MO. Gene N
I did the 2nd kit also a KD1JV design that he gave to the club to market. Steve was know as “Melt solder” and his contribution to the 4Sqrp Group was immense by letting us kit some of his brilliant designs. His kit that I kitted was the KD1JV pwr/swr meter with the binary read out using leds. With those two inexpensive test instruments a person could pretty well set up a station knowing you had a resonant antenna and a rig that was putting out it’s maximum power without damaging the finals. We did our best to make sure every customer got his/her kit up and running, sometimes replacing kits that had been murdered by the new homeberwer:-) I like to think that the clubs early kits and our willingness to stand behind them helped ignite the new interest in kit building and “melting solder”!
cu es 72 Bart W0IIT
4Sqrp #72, Flying Pig #11,
72 WAØITP I love this radio stuff. www.wa0itp.com www.4sqrp.com
On 8/11/2017 8:41 AM, djwilcox01@... [4sqrp] wrote: