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That’s cool that you remember that
Maybe the Seneca I had wasn’t so good.
I just looked it up and saw that it could
do 140 watts DC in on 6 meters. That’s
a fair amount for a kid in 1979, that
didn’t know what he was doing. The rubber
duck with the big plastic drip, that had solidified
and was still hanging there – was a great
conversation piece among our neighborhood
radio group. (In other words, they thought it
was crazy, but funny at the same time.)
Actually, in trying to make the story
humorous, I left out one part.
I actually did get a signal up and back
through one of the early OSCAR satellites.
I’m not sure which one, maybe it was
OSCAR 8, actually. The receiver was a
Hammarlund HQ-140X, with a 10 meter
preamp on it. The uplink signal wasn’t stable,
in other words, it was very wiggly, for
lack of a better term. But I was really
glad that the satellite heard the signal
and sent it back down to me on ten meters.
I’m glad you remember the Seneca, too.
Bruce, Dog Radio Studio 2