Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Peggy the Flying Red Horse in Lawrenceburg

Built to "pull wheelies" in parades, Peggy is housed in Lawrenceburg behind glass so everyone can see it. https://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/59391 

Peggy was built in 1935 by Frank Taylor, who lived north of town and was a Mobil Oil distributor. That's where he got the winged red horse ("Peggy" is short for Pegasus) that he bolted to a Model T, which he modified to buck like a bronco. Peggy was the acknowledged "king" of the American Legion clown cars. Frank drove the car in hundreds of parades well into his eighties.

Photo by Unknown


Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Sunday, December 06, 2020

Peal Harber Today


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Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Pearl-harbor day -Dec. 7th

Pearl Harbor is a U.S. naval base near Honolulu, Hawaii, that was the scene of a devastating surprise attack by Japanese forces on December 7, 1941. Just before 8 a.m. on that Sunday morning, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes descended on the base, where they managed to destroy or damage nearly 20 American naval vessels, including eight battleships, and over 300 airplanes. More than 2,400 Americans died in the attack, including civilians, and another 1,000 people were wounded. The day after the assault, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan.
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December 5, 1945 Flight 19

 



It began as nothing more than a routine training flight. At 2:10 p.m. on December 5, 1945, five TBM Avenger torpedo bombers took off from a Naval Air Station in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The planes—collectively known as “Flight 19”—were scheduled to tackle a three-hour exercise known as “Navigation Problem Number One.” Their triangular flight plan called for them to head east from the Florida coast and conduct bombing runs at a place called Hens and Chickens Shoals. They would then turn north and proceed over Grand Bahama Island before changing course a third time and flying southwest back to base. Save for one plane that only carried two men, each of the Avengers was crewed by three Navy men or Marines, most of whom had logged around 300 hours in the air. The flight’s leader was Lieutenant Charles C. Taylor, an experienced pilot and veteran of several combat missions in World War II’s Pacific Theater.

Saturday, November 28, 2020

It never happened to me before


I called CQ four times and sent my call two times. A station that was about 579 returned my call.just as I put my fingers on the paddle another


LID called the station that called me. I was silent, I just wanted to hear what was going to take place. The station that called me answered the LID and a normal QSO took place. These to guys were older and had been on the air for some time, not kids. I felt like this was one of the most LIDISH acts I had ever heard. Although no blood or broken bones were the result, it was an act of very poor operating to say the least. I have been on the air some fifty years  and I have seen things change for the worst, Not only in Ham Radio but in life its self. Some do not know any better but most seem to just not care. Its just "all about me".

Jack WB9OTX

Thursday, November 26, 2020

The grey line

The "grey line" is a band around the Earth that separates daylight from darkness.