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Friends Remembered Home | Friends Detail

Stan Savage (W6ABN)


2001


Reading that one of my elmers passed away this past year was not a surprise, but still saddened me. When I first got my novice ticket back in the late 60s, I looked up local hams in the callbook and then called them on the phone, just to get to know more local hams and see their setups. I didn't get very far until I ran into Stan, and it didn't bother him in the least to have a 14-year-old come over and see his setup, and quite a setup it was! In a small city lot, he had a 75 foot crank up with two vertically polarized 9-element yagis for 6 meters, as well as an 11-element horizontally polarized yagi in between them. Over the years I saw him put together many antenna systems, including a couple of beautifully crafted dishes for 432 EME made from chicken wire and aluminum poles. After hearing how he missed working Europe on 6 meters during the 50s, I was glad that he worked Ireland in 1979. I wish I could have told him that I finally got Europe this year as well after waiting just as long! Stan worked quite a lot of DX but was not what I would call a DXer: I don't think I ever heard him furiously call DX or exhibit any anxiety over the air (I guess that's why he had an amplifier). I am sorry that I lost touch with Stan after I moved to Oregon, the last time we talked he had moved to an apartment but was still working the satellites with gusto. Stan was a real gentleman who never lost his fascination with the mystery of radio propagation.

Contributed by: Thomas Trent (K7ZL)


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