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Monday, February 29, 2016

Antennas and National Monuments

We started SolderSmoke 185 with a brief description of my recent ascent to the top of the Washington Monument.  A few days later I was visiting George K9GDT's wonderful web site
http://www.qsl.net/k9gdt/radio/radio.htm  and in the humor section came across the above Gil cartoon from 1959.  That is the general idea. 

Pete then sent me this:

Pete originally had a three element Yagi coming out of Teddy Roosevelt's head, but that just wasn't right.  I asked that it be changed to a 17 meter Moxon.  Thanks Pete.

I would like to note for the record that I have no intention of using the Washington Monument, the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore or any other national monuments as supports for any Yagis, Moxons, Cubical Quads, Ray Guns, Lazy H's, Inverted L's or any other type of electromagnetic wave launcher.


  1. Hi Bill,

    The broken first image inspired me to go looking for the original, and I found an interesting quote from a wise old grand poobah:
    "You never know when you might NEED one of these."
    - N2CQR/HI8 Bill Meara

    Words to live by.


  2. this picture make me remember when iam 10 years i go there when my dad


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