W4BXI

John Drum

Fort Payne, AL




A view of the 2008 ham shack





This W4UOA "Special Event QSL" is for the First Ever Bell Ringer Cross Band 60 meter band QSO.




WN4-waiting

Before the transmitter arrived

1953


First license 1953!



(left to rt) First rig - a 5 watt CW rig dropped from air WWII & power supply;

(my 2nd rig) Globe Scout 40A bandswitching (big deal) but still crystal controlled;

HQ 129 X (still have!).


Newspaper article 1954 W4BXI


2 meter DX packet antennna, deck mounted, vert polariz, courtesy of Ed Blalack.
Note view from Lookout Mtn toward Monte Sano!


W4BXI Library -- every issue of QST since Dec 1915!
Courtesy of Pete Sides W4AUP an early spark gap oper.




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