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Sure, my father bought Fords in the '30s and I followed suit, but when I discovered the Porsche Speedster in 1957, that was the end for Detroit. I tried a Dodge van in the 70s and had so much trouble no power on earth would ever get me near a Chrysler product again. The dealer screwed me. Chrysler couid care less. My van would stall and not be restartabie without pouring gas directly into the carburetor. A ham friend dug up a confidential factory notice to dealers admitting the problem and the tack of a known repair to fix it,
When I moved from New York to New Hampshire t left rallies behind f've some great rally stories 10 tell, but ill save them ior my memoirs As president of the Porsche Club of AmericaJ put on rallies thai the participants siiil talk about. Ask John Freels WBOFBK, if you run into him on the air.
Listen to the talk on 20 meters among hams ostensibly furthering international goodwill-amateurs in the have countries talking to amateurs in other have countries about their next six-month tour of stiil another have country. When was the last time one of these self-appointed diplomats asked a radio contact in a Third-World country what he did for a living (or, even more remotely, got an answer) Telling a friend in Japan how much you like your new Kenwood or Yaesu radio, or discussing the fine points of fuel injection on your Porsche with a German is great fun. but hardly encouraging to the African with his WARC Special single conversion radio whois listening in. We might put a better foot forward by discussing how, for example, that half of the world s population which goes to bed hungry might be fed. Or don't hams care
We will arrive in Stuttgart on the second and be driven to Solitude Castle where all of the new Porsches ordered by the club members will be spread out on the huge lawn. Among them will be my old 1958 Porsche Speedster which I shipped over in January to have reconditioned. I was all lor ordering one bf the nice new model Porsches, but Virginia pointed out that we are much too close to pauperism to even consider putting a down payment on a new car. Practical gaL You're probably getting pretty tired of hearing about Porsches all the time, perhaps I'd better explain. All Porsche owners are absolutely certain that the Porsche is the finest car in the world at any price. Dr. Porsche was a fanastic genius and is responsible for many of the best features of todays cars. He designed the little VW. He thought up the flat opposed piston air cooled engine which makes the YW (and Porsche) so unbeatable. He invented torsion bar suspension, synchro-mesh transmission,...
If you've been reading the editorials at all it should come as no surprise that Virginia and I are leaving for Europe on April first via Lufthansa chartered jet* The Porsche Club of America is sponsoring' the trip. As you may know, a charter flight costs 'ess than half of
Efforts at firing the enthu siasm of a couple of nams with money came to naught. So. despite my Involvement with nutting on a Hudson Amateur Radio Council convention in New York getting Mensa started, being involved deeply with car rallies as president of the Porsche Club, and so on. t decided whal the hell and got 73 Magazine going The work started in May and the first issue came out in October Fortunately it was in the black and the long haui toward success was started. I'd sold off everything 1 could to get things going. . .my boat, plane, horse, one of my Porsches anything which would bring in some money. And just a generation earlier, those Germans, along with the Austrians, Hungarians, and so on. were out there killing my parents friends. These are things that we probably should not forget when we are shopping and thinking in terms of a Porsche car or even a German meal But that isn't the end of it by any means, because when I look back in my genealogy books, find that a...
(1 even heard a contact between me and a Romanian ham on a Hafticrafters 45 rpm record a couple years later f remember driving along Coney Island Ovenue in Brooklyn in my Porsche Speedster in which i had a Philips record player. I was listening to the HatEi-crafters Listen To The Worid ' promotion record and there wast And nobody around to telL)
More than enough io do stalling 73, helping 10 run tie 1960 ARRL Conven-rion in New York and being president of ihe Porsche Ciub. Other rhan damn near kilting me . twice I've been trying ro remember what good my first wife did ior me. I'D keep working on it, there must have been some good in there somewhere As Ihe Porsche Club pres'deni I kept the membership list sen out meeting notices ran the monthly meeimgs. laid out and ran some rallies they'll never forget, helped with timing tnals and ran gymkhanas, I still have the electronic stopwatch I built for the timing trials. Oh yes. I convened a bunch of surplus radios lo push-button tune the time standard broadcasts on 3.333, 5,000, 7.335 and 10.000 kHz for our rally check points,
Naturally a program like this would increase the costs of running the League, but I think we can well afford a bit higher investment when it would bring us so many benefits. Right now I am paying 15 a year in dues to the Sports Car Club of America, and 12 per year to the Porsche Club of America, I do not figure that either of these are high for the benefits that I get and I would not think 15 a year for the ARRL would be exorbitant if it were to really manage the hobby. This would certainly make generous funds available for the area Director and his administration expenses.
Mechanical engineer Jim Herlinger was the first 7900A project leader. He started with HP on a part-time basis in 1960 while working for his BSME degree at Stanford University. After he graduated in 1963 he spent two years in Ford Motor Company's graduate training program, working mostly in Ford's race car programs, and taking business courses part-time at the University of Michigan. In 1965 he returned to HP to stay. Racing and automobiles have been in Jim's blood for a long time. He's driven in local and International sports car races and is presently building a car to compete in the Sports Car Club of America's B SR class (it's a Brabham BT8 with a Porsche 911 engine). Jim's now combining business with his major interest he's market manager concerned with uses of data acquisition systems for automobile engine testing.