I have mentioned my fit-to-the-space G5RV antenna, but never tried to show the whole thing. So I shall:
Here's the entire antenna in a kind of Cubist perspective, from the 2x4 post at the back fence, to the swing tree, to the next pol, up over the roof, to the feedpoint and "X" that carries the balanced feedline over the roof peak to the TV antenna pole on the chimney and, finally, past the front roof peak to the tall tree in the front yard.
It's a huge image -- click to see it more closely, if you'd like.
I KNEW THE LOSS WAS SERIOUS WHEN I SAW THE NEWSPAPER JUNK THEIR OLD PRINTING PRESSES. Seeing it myself made it real. Ripped the heart right out of that building and that paper. It's not why newspapers are dying but it is one reason why they die largely unmourned. I'm pushing back. Typewriters, Dial Telephones, Hand Tools, Old Amateur Radio Gear, Telegraph Keys, Analog Volt Ohmmeters, Vacuumatic Coffeemakers, Slide Rules, Fountain Pens, etc.: I have 'em. I use 'em.
It's not political. There are other places for that. People who love old technology can be found all across the spectrum. Let's concentrate on what we have in common.
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