The nationwide "Heavy Metal Rally" sponsored by Electric Radio Magazine drew hundreds of stations for this third annual event. Transmitters weighing at least 250 pounds and producing at least 250 watts will draw top honors in the event, but all stations participating "won" a good time and a nostalgic display of tall ships on the airwaves with the warm and inviting sound of Amplitude Modulation. W2PFY, Terry, sported a 2300 pound Westinghouse MW-2, a 1950s vintage shortwave transmitter. Others, including Dennis, W7QHO/6 ran rigs such as the 400 pound military T-368. Stations in the Heavy Metal Rally also included those who have repaired, restored and retuned classic AM broadcast transmitters, including our featured station, W3R at the Radio History Society. Please see the lookup page for W3R for pictures and details. For more showcase AM activity, the Collins Collectors Association TONIGHT Jan. 7 sponsors the latest First Wednesday AM Night, on 3880Kc. It's a chance to light up the filaments on your senior Collins gear, but the welcome mat goes out to all stations.