Authored by VE3EFJ
18.7 DRAKE STORY
I just finished a second reading of DRAKEMODv5. Very good job in deed. I decided in November to get back into Ham after a 10 year absence. I found your DRAKEMOD file soon after I made that decision. The first reading prompted me to take a good look at two transceivers TR4Cw and TR7. The third week of January, at 0 degrees my wife and I headed off to Baltimore from home in Lexington KY and picked up a "close to perfection" TR7. I bought it from the original owner who had very nicely included every option available. He had also done most of the mods you list in DRAKEMOD. I could not be happier. I have always been a big Drake fan. The listening post consisted of a SW4A, R8 and SW8. The addition of the TR7 filled most available space and rounded out a good set of radios. Never had a problem with any of them. The SW4A is one owner (me) as is the SW8.
The one complaint I have with DRAKEMOD is that I am now in search of a SPR4. I have always had a thought of getting one in the back of my mind and your document set it to the front. My wife says thank you (I think it was Thank you). Insert smile here. Thanks for all of your work. Now its time to prepare for Dayton and finding a SPR4.
(I do not know if Mark found his SPR4, <wm>)
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