This is my first ham station, put together shortly after
we were married, at 1639 Charles Street, Richmond, Va. It consisted of
a Harvey-Wells transmitter and a Hammerlund HQ-140-X receiver. This was
back when many TV sets had 21 MHz I.F.s and I heard
from many of the neighbors - this was an apartment complex. I have
never recovered from the morning when I called CQ 15 meters
using an antenna in my attic, and my call was answered by ON5NV, Otto
Leath. W4HSD was also
on with me. Shortly before moving out of the apartment I traded the
Harvey-Wells in for a Viking II.
This is a picture of my station when we lived in Puerto
Rico in the mid-60's. I was working with Cornell University at the
Arecibo Ionospheric Observatory,
The station consists of a Central Electronica 100V, a Drake 2A, and I
built the grounded grid linear shown in the upper left.
While in Puerto Rico, I held the call KP4COO. Shortly after I went to
there, Sam Harris, W1FJZ came down and we enjoyed many moonbounce
using the 1000 ft. dish.