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Saluting War Hero Don Stanton WA4JLI

Posted: April 19, 2013 by w1gud in AM Stations
In the Pacific WW2 - Captain Don Stanton and his P-38 fighter...Shot down twice, WA4JLI escaped the Japanese and survived the jungle. His exploits were incorporated in the still published US Army Jungle Survival Training

In the Pacific WW2 – Captain Don Stanton and his P-38 fighter…Shot down twice, WA4JLI escaped the Japanese and survived the jungle. His exploits were incorporated in the still published US Army Jungle Survival Training

Don operates from the Ft Lauderdale Executive Airport where, in his 90ies, he still operates an aviation related business and is much sought after for his work. Here he operates his beloved (and mint)T-368 and R-390 station

Don operates from the Ft Lauderdale Executive Airport where, in his 90ies, he still operates an aviation related business and is much sought after for his work. Here he operates his beloved (and mint)T-368 and R-390 station

The Florida AM group presents Don WA4JLI with a BC-348Q receiver restored by Stan WA4JLI. Don had used 348s many times during the war aboard military aircraft, yet it was one of the few items he had not collected

The Florida AM group presents Don WA4JLI with a BC-348Q receiver restored by Stan WA4JLI. Don had used 348s many times during the war aboard military aircraft, yet it was one of the few items he had not collected

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Don captains his power boat in the inter coastal near Ft Lauderdale. He has, to this day, incredible eyesight, and can see markers long before those decades younger than he is

Don captains his power boat in the inter coastal near Ft Lauderdale. He has, to this day, incredible eyesight, and can see markers long before those decades younger than he is

KC3CH ANTENNA RAISING

Posted: April 19, 2013 by w1gud in AM Stations

Randy caps his new ham shack in Inverness with tower and HF antenna array

Randy uses a hazer, Rohn 25 and a Cushcraft antenna

Randy uses a hazer, Rohn 25 and a Cushcraft antenna

great help from K4WIP Roger showing just how terrific he is doing since his recovery from a challenging illness!!!

great help from K4WIP Roger showing just how terrific he is doing since his recovery from a challenging illness!!!

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John W0ENE aboard the B-29 FiFi. That is, at John’s right elbow, his beloved BC-348Q Receiver, the final piece of original equipment needed to finish the restoration of the heavy bomber’s Radio Bay. It was a job taken on by the Rockwell Collins ARC in Richardson, TX and Cedar Rapids, Ia. They found everything, including the Collins ART-13 transmitter, but could not locate a suitable receiver  until John came though. He heard about the RCARC effort in ELECTRIC RADIO Magazine. The Florida AM Group is very proud to count W0ENE among its original members.

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 The only Flying B-29 at the TICO War Bird Airshow in Titusville, Florida March 10, 2012

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John with the ART-13, BC-348Q, and a small army of ARC Rigs with FiFi Assistant Crew Chief Larry Popp

John answered the plea for the one piece of gear the group did not have to finish FiFi’s Radio Shack, and now he and his wife Carolyn have gotten a first hand tour. Outstanding job John and Carolyn! We will keep you posted on FiFi’s whereabouts as the vunerable Super Fortress, equipped with a working historically correct radio system visits an airfield near you!!