More Sad News as Hams begin to retire!!!

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He made very good antennas!!
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Robert Lonn

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He was the only source of the Carolina Windom. The Carolina Windom is a Off Center Feed Dipole with a 22ft vertical down section with another balun at the bottom. I’ve had two. Burned both up running 1000 watts DSTAR into them. They will work fine at 1500 Watts SSB or CW, but not continuous data at over 750.

 They were great antennas. He was a nice guy. Saw him at lots of ham fests with his wife and now, grown son.

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Michael Coslo

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Retirement should be happy news. 

But this brings up a question - How many of us purchase antennas versus buying them?
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Robert Lonn

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Please restate your question
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Jon - KF2E

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It's always a dilemma for me whether to purchase or buy my antennas.

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Craig Williams

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Maybe purchase or build?
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Rich McCabe

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I have purchased a couple of his antennas in my 35 years of being a ham but in the last several moons have not bought anything but high quality wire, coax, balanced feedline and line transformers.  So basically build only.

He has been in the retirement mode for the last several years and not sold the product he once did.
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Michael Coslo

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Har! Just saw what I did. Reminds me of the fact that its warmer down south than it is in the winter.
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Am using one of his antenna's right now 6-80 meter Windom at 38 feet. Have 2 extra's in case.