In all my conversations and emails I have yet to
find a single person who has anything good to say about the final days of Signal
One. Here is an email from K5LQL (SK)
I stumbled across your webbie by accident tonight,
looking for information on the 1030 and 1030C. I own both, or at least did
own both until I let Don Rohers borrow the 1030C for a project, and he never
The 1030 that remains here at my QTH is in daily use on
the AF MARS nets each morning. I like both radios, and was especially fond
of the 1030C. According to the agreement made with Rohers, he was to
have finished the updates on it for me, in return for his use of that radio
for a project involving a linear amplifier operating in a class D or some
such mode. I even flew out to Phoenix and confronted him at his home in
the foothills North of Scottsdale. He never made
good on his promise, and I lost a good radio.
Too much time went by and the statute of limitations
kicked in. Part of this delay was due to his disappearance from Phoenix,
allegedly to take care of his dad back in New Jersey, who died after a long
illness. I think it was to hide from others who had been swindled by the
He had a bad history with ARRL, who had a 1030 at W1AW,
and had to take him to task to get him to honor his promises to them.
Do you have any information on him? I wish we had a blog
to compare notes from others who may have been burned by him.
Weldon B. Drennan, Jr. K5LQL
(Weldon is now a Silent Key)
Signal One History Page
June 15, 2013.
Updated: June 15, 2013
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