This is my short review in 73 Magazine about a little book from the iconic Bob Heil, K9EID, packed with useful ideas and mini-essays about amateur radio. I was a columnist for the magazine at the time, writing about the bicycle projects, and every now and then would review a book or product for my…

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Portland, Oregon September 10-11, 1988 I appeared with the Winnebiko II in the Larsen Antennas booth at the ARRL national convention in Portland, and this photo survived the years. The fellow in the red tie is Larsen’s David Phemister WB7ESV, my primary contact there. His antenna-design wizardry was a huge factor in Winnebiko II and…

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This was the local news coverage when I had the Winnebiko II at the Orlando Hamcation in 1988. The delightful poster above was behind the bike in my booth, and was a relic of the Huffy Radiobike produced in 1955-56. Writer at home on “Winnebiko” by Janita Poe Orlando Sentinel┬áMarch 20, 1988 Nomadic executive wanders…

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Packet Radio was a huge part of the second bike version; at a time before the Internet and cellular phones, it was amazing to have a way to wirelessly communicate with text. This was a subculture of the amateur radio community, and this special-interest publication picked up the story of my geeked-out bicycle. The console…

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