Earthquake damage to BAs

H. W. Petersen wy7z at JUNO.COM
Wed Feb 28 22:25:54 EST 2001

To those who read of damage to the radio collection of Dave, WB7AWK, in

I live in Bellevue about 25 miles from Dave and the quake forces were
similar at our two locations. I have several stacks of BAs also but they
didn't suffer any damage. The stacks rest on thick carpet on the floor,
and a piece of carpet separates each radio in the stack. I wish I could
take credit for brilliant planning to avoid quake damage but I was just
lucky. Apparently the carpet allowed the stacks of radios to flex rather
than fall over. Carpet use is recommended to any BA owners in earthquake
prone areas.

Pete Petersen

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