Date   
TONIGHT'S DELTA MIKE ROMEO NET

Robert
 

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CHECKED IN

AC0BQ JOHNNY
WG5F ED
N0MII JEFF
N0SO MIKE
K0VAB VIC
KB0MOE DON
N0TGR DICK

73'S
HAVE A GREAT WEEK
BERT
N0YJ

80 meter Net Report

Johnny Matlock
 

Well 
A little thin tonight, but not a Skunk!

Check in’s were
N0YJ BERT

K9ZTV KENT 
AND 
KL7IXI MIKE

Thanks all,
Sorry for missing the 40 meter Net.
72
Johnny AC0BQ 
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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 09/18/2019 #cal-notice

main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <noreply@...>
 

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 18 September 2019
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer:
jomatlock@...

Description:
The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm DST central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP Terry.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central DST Time Wednesday). 
The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 0300 UTC (9:00PM Central Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
Net Control operator is Bert NØYJ.

Re: Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 09/18/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

Johnny Matlock
 

Ge Group
I’m still traveling home from out of town work.
I won’t be able to call the 40 meter Net 
Tonight.
Jump on 40 call cq 4 state and see who answers!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

I should be home in time for the 80 meter Net at 8:30.



On Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 3:00 PM main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <main@4sqrp.groups.io> wrote:

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

View Event

Organizer: jomatlock@...

Description: The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm DST central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP Terry.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central DST Time Wednesday). 
The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 0300 UTC (9:00PM Central Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
Net Control operator is Bert NØYJ.

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Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 09/18/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <main@...>
 

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

View Event

Organizer: jomatlock@...

Description: The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm DST central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP Terry.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central DST Time Wednesday). 
The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 0300 UTC (9:00PM Central Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
Net Control operator is Bert NØYJ.

Re: Hilltoppers

Leland Lannoye
 

The memories are marvelous. I, myself, have coordination issues. 15 is about all I could ever do
 The nerves just don't work. I got my extra when the speed requirement was lowered
 As I said previously, it was a birth injury. Great stuff.


On Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 1:19, Leland L. Bahr
<w5drc@...> wrote:

I remember the name of the FCC inspector that came to my parents home.  His name was Inspector Peterson.  My parents were around 40 years old so he was probably around 50 years old.  One thing was certain, FCC men NEVER smiled!  Inspector Peterson worked out of the Chicago FCC office.  The FCC gave ham exams at the Milwaukee Federal Building twice per year.  The room they gave it in was a totally marble wall and floor room.  It must have handled up to 100 people at a time.  When they sent Morse Code you heard it three or four times as it bounced off the marble walls and floor.  Lots of echo!

When I was around 30 years old, I was living in a Western Chicago suburb and decided to go for my Extra.  That must have been around 1968.  For sending code you could bring along your bug.  Otherwise you use the FCC hand key.  I decided to take my bug and had it on the seat next to me.  As I was driving down the Expressway I needed to stop suddenly.  When I did this the bug went flying and when it hit the floor it was all out of alignment.  So I decided to not take it into the Chicago FCC office.  They first gave us our 20 wpm receiving test.  There were around five other guys taking the test too.  I past it with flying colors.  Now I had to send 20 wpm and I had to use their hand key.  The inspector told me to send 20 wpm for five minutes.  (Mind you this was on a hand key.)  I gave him five minutes.  He looked at me and thought for a moment and then said, "Give me another minute."  So I did.  (By this time my hand was getting tired.)  He said, "I think you sent 19 wpm.  Give me another minute."  So I did and he again said , "I think that was still 19."  (My hand was now really getting tired!)  I did it one more time and he then said, "OK, that was 20!" I then went on to pass the written and got my Extra.  (They NEVER smiled!"

In about January of 1954 my friend Tom Embach, WN9DXS and I, WN9DRC got permission from school to miss school and take the train from Milwaukee to Chicago to take our General exams at the Chicago FCC office in the Federal Building there.  We were I guess around 15 years old.  We made the trip and I passed the General.  Tom had to take the test one more time.  Tom is still W9DXS and lives in Mt. Home, Arkansas.  Tom and I went to Chicago alone and had no parents with us.  I don't think you could do that today.  

Lee, w0vt, w5drc

ex: wn9drc, w9drc



I got my Novice license WN9DRC back in the Fall of 1953.  By Spring 1954
I was a General as W9DRC and 15 years old.  As I said earlier, Bud,
W9HIF and Joe, W9PYM were like oil and water.  Bud teased Joe, but Joe
was serious.  I came home from school one day and was now a ham for
around 6 months.  My mother was waiting for me at the door.  She said,
Lee, there is a FCC Inspector in our living room and he would like to
speak to you.  I went to the living room and this very tall man was
sitting in a chair with his coat draped over the sofa.  (I'm sure my
mother was wondering what kind of trouble I was in when the Federal
government was calling on a 15 year old boy.)  (I think his name was Mr.
Johnson.)  He introduced himself and asked to see my station which was
in our basement.  He looked my equipment over, a Hallicrafters S-38C and
a Globe Scout 40A.  Then he asked to see ALL my logs.  (Back then you
had to log in each time you threw the BIG Switch.  That was true even if
you were mobile.)  All I could think was, was there ever a time I threw
the SWITCH without logging it in???  Then he told me he was confiscating
my logs and gave me a receipt for them.  He said nothing further as to
why he took them.  (I didn't sleep well that night.)  Later on I figured
out why he took them. The FCC took Joe Collins, W9PYM,  to court for
jamming other stations, especially SSB operators with his 813 AM
transmitter modulated by a pair of 810 tubes.  The FCC figured a young
15 year old ham would most likely keep a good log and I lived a couple
miles away from Joe and probably talked to him a lot.  As it turned out
my log had Joe in it when he did not have me logged into his log.  Joe
was not allowed to operate for one year after that trial.  They used the
log books to silence Joe for a year. All this happened during the first
six months of being a ham radio operator.

Lee, w0vt

ex, w9drc




Re: Hilltoppers

Leland L. Bahr
 

I remember the name of the FCC inspector that came to my parents home.  His name was Inspector Peterson.  My parents were around 40 years old so he was probably around 50 years old.  One thing was certain, FCC men NEVER smiled!  Inspector Peterson worked out of the Chicago FCC office.  The FCC gave ham exams at the Milwaukee Federal Building twice per year.  The room they gave it in was a totally marble wall and floor room.  It must have handled up to 100 people at a time.  When they sent Morse Code you heard it three or four times as it bounced off the marble walls and floor.  Lots of echo!

When I was around 30 years old, I was living in a Western Chicago suburb and decided to go for my Extra.  That must have been around 1968.  For sending code you could bring along your bug.  Otherwise you use the FCC hand key.  I decided to take my bug and had it on the seat next to me.  As I was driving down the Expressway I needed to stop suddenly.  When I did this the bug went flying and when it hit the floor it was all out of alignment.  So I decided to not take it into the Chicago FCC office.  They first gave us our 20 wpm receiving test.  There were around five other guys taking the test too.  I past it with flying colors.  Now I had to send 20 wpm and I had to use their hand key.  The inspector told me to send 20 wpm for five minutes.  (Mind you this was on a hand key.)  I gave him five minutes.  He looked at me and thought for a moment and then said, "Give me another minute."  So I did.  (By this time my hand was getting tired.)  He said, "I think you sent 19 wpm.  Give me another minute."  So I did and he again said , "I think that was still 19."  (My hand was now really getting tired!)  I did it one more time and he then said, "OK, that was 20!" I then went on to pass the written and got my Extra.  (They NEVER smiled!"

In about January of 1954 my friend Tom Embach, WN9DXS and I, WN9DRC got permission from school to miss school and take the train from Milwaukee to Chicago to take our General exams at the Chicago FCC office in the Federal Building there.  We were I guess around 15 years old.  We made the trip and I passed the General.  Tom had to take the test one more time.  Tom is still W9DXS and lives in Mt. Home, Arkansas.  Tom and I went to Chicago alone and had no parents with us.  I don't think you could do that today.  

Lee, w0vt, w5drc

ex: wn9drc, w9drc



I got my Novice license WN9DRC back in the Fall of 1953.  By Spring 1954
I was a General as W9DRC and 15 years old.  As I said earlier, Bud,
W9HIF and Joe, W9PYM were like oil and water.  Bud teased Joe, but Joe
was serious.  I came home from school one day and was now a ham for
around 6 months.  My mother was waiting for me at the door.  She said,
Lee, there is a FCC Inspector in our living room and he would like to
speak to you.  I went to the living room and this very tall man was
sitting in a chair with his coat draped over the sofa.  (I'm sure my
mother was wondering what kind of trouble I was in when the Federal
government was calling on a 15 year old boy.)  (I think his name was Mr.
Johnson.)  He introduced himself and asked to see my station which was
in our basement.  He looked my equipment over, a Hallicrafters S-38C and
a Globe Scout 40A.  Then he asked to see ALL my logs.  (Back then you
had to log in each time you threw the BIG Switch.  That was true even if
you were mobile.)  All I could think was, was there ever a time I threw
the SWITCH without logging it in???  Then he told me he was confiscating
my logs and gave me a receipt for them.  He said nothing further as to
why he took them.  (I didn't sleep well that night.)  Later on I figured
out why he took them. The FCC took Joe Collins, W9PYM,  to court for
jamming other stations, especially SSB operators with his 813 AM
transmitter modulated by a pair of 810 tubes.  The FCC figured a young
15 year old ham would most likely keep a good log and I lived a couple
miles away from Joe and probably talked to him a lot.  As it turned out
my log had Joe in it when he did not have me logged into his log.  Joe
was not allowed to operate for one year after that trial.  They used the
log books to silence Joe for a year. All this happened during the first
six months of being a ham radio operator.

Lee, w0vt

ex, w9drc




Re: [ADV] Re: [4SQRP] Hilltoppers

jrdock@ckt.net
 

I have a 20 & 40 Hilltopper along with a 30 meter QCX but I would add a 30 Hilltopper in a heart beat!


Pro

Jack R. Dock ... How about we give GOD a reason to continue blessing America?  In defense of America I pledge my life, my fortune and my sacred honor.
War does not determine who is right, only who is left.
                                                 

On Sep 17, 2019, at 3:36 PM, Andriy Gronau (KD2KUB) <kd2kub.forum@...> wrote:

Since we are talking about Hilltoppers, how come the mods suggested by Dave are not listed in errata on 4SQRP?

I just was aware of these mods. It may be a good idea to post them there. 

I did pick up the components from mouser. Hoping I got the correct ones. 

On Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 15:48 Paul Smith <n0nbd@...> wrote:
This sounds like a fine idea.  especially a 30 meter version. I have enough gear on 40 meters
de Paul N0NBD

Sent from Outlook


From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Leland L. Bahr <w5drc@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:14 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Hilltoppers
 
4SQRP Leadership:

Just think, if you keep the Hilltopper going for 10 years you will be
able to come out with the Golden Jubilee Collectors Version with Gold
Cabinet and your engraved call letters for a mere $400.00 !  These will
be highly sought after such as Collins KW-1 transmitters and
Hallicrafters SX-88 receivers are today.

Lee, w0vt





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TNX DE KD2KUB

Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 09/18/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <main@...>
 

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

View Event

Organizer: jomatlock@...

Description: The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm DST central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP Terry.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central DST Time Wednesday). 
The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 0300 UTC (9:00PM Central Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
Net Control operator is Bert NØYJ.

Re: Hilltoppers

Andriy Gronau (KD2KUB)
 

Since we are talking about Hilltoppers, how come the mods suggested by Dave are not listed in errata on 4SQRP?

I just was aware of these mods. It may be a good idea to post them there. 

I did pick up the components from mouser. Hoping I got the correct ones. 

On Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 15:48 Paul Smith <n0nbd@...> wrote:
This sounds like a fine idea.  especially a 30 meter version. I have enough gear on 40 meters
de Paul N0NBD

Sent from Outlook


From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Leland L. Bahr <w5drc@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:14 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Hilltoppers
 
4SQRP Leadership:

Just think, if you keep the Hilltopper going for 10 years you will be
able to come out with the Golden Jubilee Collectors Version with Gold
Cabinet and your engraved call letters for a mere $400.00 !  These will
be highly sought after such as Collins KW-1 transmitters and
Hallicrafters SX-88 receivers are today.

Lee, w0vt





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TNX DE KD2KUB

New digital QRP radio

Gary Kohtala
 


I just discovered this from the KY QRP Group, of which I am a member:

https://qrznow.com/dr4020-dual-band-digital-qrp-radio/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+QrzNow-HamRadioNews+%28Update%C2%B4s%21+QRZ+Now%29

At first glance, this looks to be very nice.

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK


Re: Hilltoppers

Paul Smith
 

This sounds like a fine idea.  especially a 30 meter version. I have enough gear on 40 meters
de Paul N0NBD

Sent from Outlook


From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Leland L. Bahr <w5drc@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:14 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Hilltoppers
 
4SQRP Leadership:

Just think, if you keep the Hilltopper going for 10 years you will be
able to come out with the Golden Jubilee Collectors Version with Gold
Cabinet and your engraved call letters for a mere $400.00 !  These will
be highly sought after such as Collins KW-1 transmitters and
Hallicrafters SX-88 receivers are today.

Lee, w0vt




Re: Hilltoppers

Leland L. Bahr
 

4SQRP Leadership:

Just think, if you keep the Hilltopper going for 10 years you will be able to come out with the Golden Jubilee Collectors Version with Gold Cabinet and your engraved call letters for a mere $400.00 !  These will be highly sought after such as Collins KW-1 transmitters and Hallicrafters SX-88 receivers are today.

Lee, w0vt

Re: Hilltoppers

Gary Kohtala
 

I'd also take an 80m Hilltopper.. 👍


Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

Sent from BlueMail

On Sep 17, 2019, at 12:46, "Gary Kohtala via Groups.Io" <yahoo.com@groups.io target=_blank>gary.k7ek=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
That's a great idea! I'll take a 30m Hilltopper if one was made available. 
Thanks.

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

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On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 09:52:53 AM EDT, Leland L. Bahr <w5drc@...> wrote:


If 4SQRP is considering another small run of the Hilltopper,  I'd
suggest you make it also available in a 30 meter version.  I certainly
would order one.  That way you could do a larger batch of Hilltoppers. 
(Half 20/40 meters for stragglers and 30 meters for those wanting more
of the Benson design and already Hilltopper owners.)  This is too nice a
transceiver to go away.  It's Dave Benson's best kit.

Lee, w0vt



Re: Hilltoppers

n4mj
 

Well now, that was a good AR story.  Can imagine your nerves were a wreck when the guy introduced himself then checked your equipment and took your logs.

Been hamming since 61 and knock on wood (head) no problems with FCC, although one time I did get chosen to act on their behalf - verifying equipment for a CB'er of all things.  Long story so won't go into it.   Short version - neighbors claimed his signals were turning the leaves brown on the trees in their yard...this was in Las Vegas, NV.  If you are familiar with Las Vegas you know trees have issues in that dry heat. HI HI

Thanks for the story.

73 de n4mj//glenn


 
PLEASE REMOVE all email addresses before you send it on and use BCC option when forwarding"
  Thank you! 



On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 12:28:58 PM CDT, Leland L. Bahr <w5drc@...> wrote:


Here is part TWO of the old 3950 AM/SSB days in Wisconsin:

I got my Novice license WN9DRC back in the Fall of 1953.  By Spring 1954
I was a General as W9DRC and 15 years old.  As I said earlier, Bud,
W9HIF and Joe, W9PYM were like oil and water.  Bud teased Joe, but Joe
was serious.  I came home from school one day and was now a ham for
around 6 months.  My mother was waiting for me at the door.  She said,
Lee, there is a FCC Inspector in our living room and he would like to
speak to you.  I went to the living room and this very tall man was
sitting in a chair with his coat draped over the sofa.  (I'm sure my
mother was wondering what kind of trouble I was in when the Federal
government was calling on a 15 year old boy.)  (I think his name was Mr.
Johnson.)  He introduced himself and asked to see my station which was
in our basement.  He looked my equipment over, a Hallicrafters S-38C and
a Globe Scout 40A.  Then he asked to see ALL my logs.  (Back then you
had to log in each time you threw the BIG Switch.  That was true even if
you were mobile.)  All I could think was, was there ever a time I threw
the SWITCH without logging it in???  Then he told me he was confiscating
my logs and gave me a receipt for them.  He said nothing further as to
why he took them.  (I didn't sleep well that night.)  Later on I figured
out why he took them. The FCC took Joe Collins, W9PYM,  to court for
jamming other stations, especially SSB operators with his 813 AM
transmitter modulated by a pair of 810 tubes.  The FCC figured a young
15 year old ham would most likely keep a good log and I lived a couple
miles away from Joe and probably talked to him a lot.  As it turned out
my log had Joe in it when he did not have me logged into his log.  Joe
was not allowed to operate for one year after that trial.  They used the
log books to silence Joe for a year. All this happened during the first
six months of being a ham radio operator.

Lee, w0vt

ex, w9drc




Re: Hilltoppers

Leland L. Bahr
 

I screwed up the song, Little Red Ridding Hood:

The words actually were:

"How could Red Riding Hood be so very good with that wolf knocking at her door?  Mother and Father she had none, but where in the world did all that money come from?  Please don't ask it, who filled her basket, the story books will never tell!"  (Been a few years since I saw Earl in a corner with a phonograph on his lap playing that 78!  The song was so touching to Earl he was crying each time he played it.  I think a few beers in Earl helped.)

Lee, w0vt

ex:w9drc

Re: Hilltoppers

Clark WU4B
 

I, also.  Have quite a stable of 30m rigs, including a RockMite 30 (Benson original), but there is always room for one more.    


On Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 11:20 AM Ronald Starr via Groups.Io <ronald_starr=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I'm in for a 30 meter version as well.  This kit deserves a longer life to remember the skills of Dave Benson!

73,  Ron K0OXB 


On Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 9:53 AM, Leland Lannoye via Groups.Io
<w9hifmemorialstation=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Your Honor, I second the request. 
Leland J. Lannoye, W9HIF, home of the scary ghost stories and tales of the glories of ham radio long, long ago.


On Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 9:52, Leland L. Bahr
<w5drc@...> wrote:
If 4SQRP is considering another small run of the Hilltopper,  I'd
suggest you make it also available in a 30 meter version.  I certainly
would order one.  That way you could do a larger batch of Hilltoppers. 
(Half 20/40 meters for stragglers and 30 meters for those wanting more
of the Benson design and already Hilltopper owners.)  This is too nice a
transceiver to go away.  It's Dave Benson's best kit.

Lee, w0vt





--
72,

Clark, WU4B
QRPARCI #10815
SKCC #3892
NAQCC #5055
CWOPS #1869
Collins Collectors #AC90-12432


"It is vain to do with more what can be done with less."
Attributed to William of Occam (1288 AD - 1348 AD)


--
72,

Clark WU4B

Re: Hilltoppers

Leland L. Bahr
 

Here is part TWO of the old 3950 AM/SSB days in Wisconsin:

I got my Novice license WN9DRC back in the Fall of 1953.  By Spring 1954 I was a General as W9DRC and 15 years old.  As I said earlier, Bud, W9HIF and Joe, W9PYM were like oil and water.  Bud teased Joe, but Joe was serious.  I came home from school one day and was now a ham for around 6 months.  My mother was waiting for me at the door.  She said, Lee, there is a FCC Inspector in our living room and he would like to speak to you.  I went to the living room and this very tall man was sitting in a chair with his coat draped over the sofa.  (I'm sure my mother was wondering what kind of trouble I was in when the Federal government was calling on a 15 year old boy.)  (I think his name was Mr. Johnson.)  He introduced himself and asked to see my station which was in our basement.  He looked my equipment over, a Hallicrafters S-38C and a Globe Scout 40A.  Then he asked to see ALL my logs.  (Back then you had to log in each time you threw the BIG Switch.  That was true even if you were mobile.)  All I could think was, was there ever a time I threw the SWITCH without logging it in???  Then he told me he was confiscating my logs and gave me a receipt for them.  He said nothing further as to why he took them.  (I didn't sleep well that night.)  Later on I figured out why he took them. The FCC took Joe Collins, W9PYM,  to court for jamming other stations, especially SSB operators with his 813 AM transmitter modulated by a pair of 810 tubes.  The FCC figured a young 15 year old ham would most likely keep a good log and I lived a couple miles away from Joe and probably talked to him a lot.  As it turned out my log had Joe in it when he did not have me logged into his log.  Joe was not allowed to operate for one year after that trial.  They used the log books to silence Joe for a year. All this happened during the first six months of being a ham radio operator.

Lee, w0vt

ex, w9drc

Re: Hilltoppers

Leland L. Bahr
 

Paul,

Yes, I was a very close friend of Bud and Emily, his wife.  Emily is now in her upper 90s and we keep in touch.  Both Bud and Emily were like big brother and sister to me as I was growing up.  They were at my wedding and we always went to the Fon du Lac banquet together.  I remember a lot of stories about Bud, W9HIF who was also W9EZZ known as Lowell.  (Bud and Lowell never talked to one another!)  Bye the way, Bud's son in law practiced law in Green Bay and was/is a ham.  Bud and Joe Collins, W9PYM were like oil and water.  They loved to JAMB  one another.  (AM vs SSB War, back in the 50s.)  Bud's closest friend was Earl Jenkins, W9LUQ and engineer at KFIZ in Fon du Lac.  Once in awhile a bunch of Wisconsin hams would get together for a JAM session.  Bud played drums.  I remember Earl got plastered at one of these jam sessions.  I found him in a corner on the floor with a wind up phonograph player on his lap.  He was playing a 78 and crying.  The song was, "How Could Red Ridding Hood".  The words were: How could Red Riding Hood be so very good with that wolf knocking at her door?  Please don't ask it, who filled her basket, the story will never tell!"  The other side was:  "Hello Bluebird".  Earl cried as he played the record over and over as he kept the player wound.   Bud had a 32 inch Muntz TV operating facing the rear of his station wagon.  In the Summer he used to tote a toboggan on the top of his station wagon.  At the Fon du Lac banquet, he would place his QSL card in the men's urinals and then proceed all night to inquire who placed his QSL in the urinals!  When I was in my early years of collage, I used to date a girl from Stougton.  (That is another story.  A blue eyed blond Norwegian bomb shell.  Her name was Carol Auby.  Her older brother worked at Ray O Vac.)  Bud and I used to go to a low class bar in downtown Milwaukee once in awhile.  One dollar would buy you a shot of whisky, a glass of beer, and a ham hock.  Yes, I remember Bud!  Back then most hams were mobile on 3950 khz AM.  That was the Wisconsin ham watering hole frequency.

Lee

w0vt, ex W9DRC 

On 9/17/2019 10:55 AM, Paul Goemans wrote:
Leland,
  I was going to email you and ask if you knew of the legendary original W9HIF. I looked you up on QRZ, and there it was! Not sure if I ever had a QSO with Bud, but sure knew of him! Grew up in Green Bay, WI!
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 
From: Leland Lannoye via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 9:53 AM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Hilltoppers
 
Your Honor, I second the request. 
Leland J. Lannoye, W9HIF, home of the scary ghost stories and tales of the glories of ham radio long, long ago.


On Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 9:52, Leland L. Bahr
If 4SQRP is considering another small run of the Hilltopper,  I'd
suggest you make it also available in a 30 meter version.  I certainly
would order one.  That way you could do a larger batch of Hilltoppers. 
(Half 20/40 meters for stragglers and 30 meters for those wanting more
of the Benson design and already Hilltopper owners.)  This is too nice a
transceiver to go away.  It's Dave Benson's best kit.

Lee, w0vt



Re: Hilltoppers

Gary Kohtala
 

That's a great idea! I'll take a 30m Hilltopper if one was made available. 
Thanks.

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

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On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 09:52:53 AM EDT, Leland L. Bahr <w5drc@...> wrote:


If 4SQRP is considering another small run of the Hilltopper,  I'd
suggest you make it also available in a 30 meter version.  I certainly
would order one.  That way you could do a larger batch of Hilltoppers. 
(Half 20/40 meters for stragglers and 30 meters for those wanting more
of the Benson design and already Hilltopper owners.)  This is too nice a
transceiver to go away.  It's Dave Benson's best kit.

Lee, w0vt