Jim’s Jumpin’ Junque – K5LAD

Two things that always pique my interest: ham tales of yore and the backstories of what led a individual to the hobby. I bumped into Jim, K5LAD’s site and found both. If you have a minute or two, dive into Jim’s “50+ Years of Ham Radio Memories” and follow his path through amateur radio. As I am reading through it, I am not sure if there is an aspect of the hobby that Jim hasn’t dabbled in.

Scott Hedberg, NØZB, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Kansas, USA. Contact him at [email protected].

One Response to “Jim’s Jumpin’ Junque – K5LAD”

  • C. Kyle Brimage, AD5KS:

    Uh. Number 40. I remember that tool. Yes I am the one who cru….disappointed Jim. I felt so bad about that because not only was it impossible to find another, literally no one I talked to except Jim had ever owned one or recalled hearing of it. However, very recently, an SK’s family was selling stuff on Ebay and low and behold there it was for sale all by its lonesome – unused, in the original acrylic box, with instructions and broken down foam padding. It still has model number and company name on the original sticker. Just got it in the mail today (12/30/2019). Now…do I tell Jim or not….hmm.

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