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Thursday, July 1, 2021

Summer Reading for Homebrewers: Frank Jones and the FMLA by Michael Hopkins AB5L (SK)

 
Frank Jones W6AJF (SK)

I read these stories when they were first coming out and I really liked them.  Here are all the FMLA episodes.  Don't try to read them all in one sitting.  Spread them out.  Savor them.  Think about the message that Frank was sending us.  

All of the FMLA episodes:  https://tomfhome.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/frank_and_the_fmla.pdf

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Related articles, books and links: 

Frank's obit: https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/news/frank-jones/

Frank's book "5 Meter Telephony": https://w5jgv.com/downloads/5-Meter%20Radiotelephony%20by%20Frank%20Jones.pdf 

Frank's 1937 Antenna Handbook: http://rfcec.com/RFCEC/Section-3%20-%20Fundamentals%20of%20RF%20Communication-Electronics/23%20-%20RADIO%20ENGINEERING%20DATA/1937%20-%20Jones%20Antenna%20Handbook%20(By%20Frank%20C.%20Jones).pdf

About the author, Michael Hopkins AB5L: https://www.rantechnology.com/index.cfm?key=view_resource&TransKey=615604E8-9DAA-40A3-9E48-4160806D893D&CategoryID=8E884CE4-9CED-4957-872B-5EBDB058D540&Small=1

Michael Hopkins AB5L (SK) 

Thanks to Dave Wilcox K8WPE for reminding us of all this, and for sending us the link to the FMLA archive. 

Viva el FMLA!   Viva el CBLA!  Vivan! 

3 comments:

  1. "You need to go to Confession," he said. "Get rid of the Sin of Appliance Operating and take up the narrow path of home radio construction so you will be ready when the time of wailing and grinding teeth arrives."
    it seems this must be a foundational text of SolderSmoke

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  2. From FMLA I: I threw the switch on my AEA keyer and sent the station description while I deciphered my notes. When the keyer signed,
    Frank said:
    QSL THE COMMERCIAL GEAR - EVER THINK OF TAKING UP AMATEUR RADIO? QRQ?

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