Photo courtesy W8FLA

Alex "Polly" Polityka, W8FLA has been licensed with the same call since 1932. His station in 1934 included (from left, on the desk): National FB-7 receiver, Vibroplex (still in use), a carbon mike, and a speaker from a BC receiver. The transmitter on the left is a pair of 210s for 160m phone. On the right, the CW rig has four 210s in parallel. Polly's antenna was a half-wave Zepp with 600 ohm feeders, and he remembers, "Them were the days!"

W8FLA - SK May 18, 2008