First, a little housekeeping: By far the most "looked at" part of this web site, according to the statistics, is the "Building W4BTX's Shack." So I have redone that sequence with nice effects and you can check out the new version by clicking on "The Shack" in the column to the right.
Next, after a week or so I got a number of enquires about the little homemade low-power antenna tuner I whipped up on a piece of plywood. There was enough interest shown that I added a new page to the "Projects" section which is loaded with pictures and information on that tuner. It is called the "Priceless low-power tuner" because it cost me nothing but a couple of bucks for a piece of plywood and it works great from 3.5 all the way to the top of 28 Mhz.. You will find it, also with some nice effects, on the Projects page as the first item on the list..
On this Memorial Day weekend most Americans will be celebrating the unofficial beginning of "summer." I hope you will take a moment to reflect on what this day really means. Our World War Two Veterans are dying at the rate of about 900 a day so it won't be long before they are all gone. They were young American boys who left their high schools and farms when called by our country to fight for liberty and freedom. America had no reason to enter WW-II in Europe other than to liberate those countries overrun by Nazis.
And now France and Denmark and Norway and Sweden and Holland and Germany and Italy - all of Western Europe's media, politicians, and people spend most of their time spouting anti-American propaganda. They love to hate Americans.. They have conveniently forgotten the hundreds of thousands of American boys who died (my only brother was one of them) just to save their sorry socialist asses. If it weren't for America all of Western Europe would be speaking German now and would be Nazi slaves. They have also forgotten that it was America that protected them from Russia for 60 years during the Cold War and that Ronald Reagan brought down the Berlin Wall and reunited Germany. Well, guess what France, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Holland and Italy - you can all go to hell.
Here in the only truly free country in the world we will be celebrating those now old veterans who never asked for any "thanks" for saving Europe. They did it because it was the right thing to do. You see, that is the fundamental difference between you and us. We don't just talk and throw up the flag of surrender like you did. So I will make you a deal, Western Europe. I won't call you if you won't call me. I would much rather talk to an American than some pansy-assed European communist.. .