In this issue we will discuss the inventiveness of the House of Pain. On a amazing sunny Saturday afternoon HOP decides to build himself a 20m Dipole. He places the Dipole in a inverted V configuration approximately 15 feet off the ground with both legs stretching to the ground. Testing begins and to his amazement the 20M Dipole is somewhat resonant. A few tweeks and Woolah its resonant and working great.
HOP then gets on the local 2m band to Gloat about his achievement. One of the locals hams asks HOP if he can come by and check it out. HOP replies “Come on Over” The other fellow ham arrives at the house of pain to find HOP basking in his achievements with a few cool suds. As HOP greets the fellow, together they walk outside to witness HOP's achievement. The fellow ham congratulates HOP and states “You might want to get it higher off the ground” HOP agrees and both hams head into the shack to celebrate with a couple of suds. Then fellow ham leaves.
The next day HOP's in on the 2m local frequency. All the fella's ask how the new dipole is working. In a low and miserable voice HOP replies its Not? Of course we all know HOP so the next question is, What happened HOP? HOP replies. Well it was lawn day and do to the suds we drank in our celebration last night I forgot the dipole was in the yard. Thus running it over with the riding lawn mower. In fact not even realizing it until the lawn was finished and as his YL brought him out some cold ice tea for his labors asked? What is that wire hanging off the back of the tractor?