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Ham Rods

You can meet the coolest equipment and people at the Hamvention

Attendees at this year’s Hamvention got to meet a ham with a slightly unusual occupation, U.S. Astronaut Mike Fincke, who’s also a ham with the call sign KE5AIT. Here Mike signs an autograph for Mustapha, DL1BDF. Photo James O’sNeal

Art Collins might not recognize this “street rod” version of his 20V-2 1 kW AM broadcast transmitter. This makeover includes a different color scheme, operation on amateur radio bands, bigger modulator and RF amp decks to accommodate larger tubes and their chimneys, run time meters and mirrored rear doors. Photo James O’sNeal