Special Event Stations (QSL Cards)

I was the network television pool camera for the Desert Storm “Victory” Parade. We were on a Flat bed truck rolling in front of the parade leaders. I took this still image of General Schwarzkopf and his staff at the front as they marched down Constitution avenue in Washington DC., The parade was in June of 1991. I used the photo for a “Veterans Day Special Event Station” 1991.  On Veterans Day that Year (91) it was pouring rain!  Wet and Cold. We operated near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in the service drive next to the Lincoln Memorial.  We were in an empty truck similar to a UPS delivery truck with no packages. We set up a table and put wire antennas out.  It was fun.


This was the first Special Event Station I organized.  Me and several Hams from NBC manned the station, set up near this monument statue near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.  On the air there was a tremendous response.  I shot this photo on the morning of Veteran’s Day 1990. About 7am. I’ve always liked this statue. Jan Scruggs the Vet who made the wall happen, came by that day and said hi at the station site.

2 comments

  • Gene….. You may have upended Decades of antenna theory with that Single Radial application!!! I am going to start promoting the Single Radial Theory on the air. If it doesn’t work out, I’ll refer complaintants back to you!!!!!!! Ha!!!!!!

    Cheers Gene… It was fun.
    73, Mike

  • Gene Brown KK4DIY

    It was great meeting you today on 7.255. You have a great signal. I appreciate the signal report on my vertical antenna with one radial.