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raymond frost (WA6TEY)
ray frost was one of the founders of early transmitter hunting, he had a pinto station wagon which he professionally converted into a t-hunting vehicle, and was very professional t hunter, he would often find the hidden transmitter first ,but never checkin until second or third, so the next week over he could hunt again, he and his friend charlie were fantastic transmitter hunters and respected in the world of t hunting, ray died of cancer in the mid 80's and is missed.
Contributed by: mark klebba (W6MRK)
I'm very proud to say I was Ray's last regular "T" hunting partner and he was my friend. I learned much from Ray and we put on some very interesting hides that have become Southern California T hunting folklore. Three weeks before Ray's departure I hid the T at Rays house and most all the So. Cal T hunters found their way to Ray's house.... It was a great night (Ray's last good day) - we swapped so many lies it brings tears to my eyes thinking about it.
But Ray wasn't just a darn good T Hunter he was an inovator of the common mobile 2 meter Quad making it in the classic diamond shape but only using a bazooka balun as the matching device. He passed his designs off to me and I've been passing them out to all. Ray estimated he made over 100 2m/220 Quads and gave them away - the only thing he asked was that you be a good HAM and don't jam. Ray was a hell of a guy - I think of him often missing his infectious laugh and smile!
Dale "Kuby" Kubichek, N6JSX /8
Contributed by: Dale "Kuby" Kubichek, N6JSX /8 (N6JSX)
I could not agree more with N6JSX's appraisal of Ray -- a gentleman and generous as the day is long. I also had the honor of being a "GIB" (Guy In Back) in Ray's Pinto on a number of hunts. IF anyone was considering a life of jamming and malicious interference in the Southern California VHF and UHF bands, Watching Ray and his partner, Charlie, WB6LKW, work their magic with those quads and an old Icon- 22S was more that enough to disabuse them of such aspirations.
Among my prized possesions are several pairs of forceps. Ray used to drive for a hospital linen supply company and was always picking up sheets with them still attached. He had a bin in the corner of his garage; one afternoon after a polite inquiry by myself, he emittd his customary laugh and told me to help myself. I use them reverently to this day.
Contributed by: K6WHP (K6WHP)
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