Sometimes it pays to ask! Amazing connection.

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Life' started by K4NWD, Jul 2, 2021.

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  1. K4NWD

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    I collect (and use) old Kenwood gear. I recently bought a TS-900/PS-900 set that came with a Service Manual. Unfortunately the manual was pretty tattered, and most of the fold-out schematics/block diagrams were either missing, or missing half the fold-out, torn off and gone long ago. So I set a running search on eBay for another one, and back in the middle of June one popped up. I bought it. It was in Germany, so I wondered how many TS-900s were in Germany, let alone Service Manuals.
    When the manual arrived (12 days late from the estimated arrival date....I was getting worried) it turned out to be absolutely pristine. All the pages and fold-outs were there. So I got curious and asked the seller where they got the manual. I got this very nice and very surprising reply:

    "My father was DL1BU. He was technical director of DARC and tested many radios when they were issued. He got them directly from the manufacturers or German dealers. I do however not know if he ever had that specific one in his hands.
    Best regards
    Alex Schwarzbeck"

    So I looked up the previous holder of DL1BU. Guenter Schwarzbeck, someone quite famous for antenna experimentation and design. Still is a website for the company he founded, although he became a SK in 2008.

    http://www.schwarzbeck.de/en/

    You never know what kind of connection you'll make through amateur radio, and not all of them are over the air.

    73
    Ken
     
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  2. KA9JLM

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    Sounds like my playboy magazine foldouts. :p

    It is great that you made a good connection.

    Enjoy.
     
  3. W9JEF

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    Foldouts??? I never noticed any. Guess I was too engrossed in the articles.

    73
    Jim
    EARTH: LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT
     
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  4. KP4SX

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    Is your nose getting bigger?
     
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  5. W9JEF

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    ;)


    73
    Jim
    EARTH: LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT
     
  6. KI5WW

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    Articles? What articles?
     
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  7. WZ7U

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    Nose?
     
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  8. KY4GD

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    I *almost* made this same post...
     
  9. WZ7U

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    Lie Pinocchio, lie.

    :D
     

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