These photos show some of the gear I have owned over the years. I actually started with 2nd World War surplus equipment, and early on a huge homebrew CW transmitter that my Elmer W2YIF trucked up to Addison NY from Williamsport PA. I remember the process of shorting the power terminals on the back of it after shutting down, since the rig had no bleeder resistor. One day I had my left hand on the cabinet and a screwdriver in my right hand. I drew an arc thru my right thumbnail and the jolt slammed me against the ham shack wall, me slumping to the floor from the impact. That saved me because it broke the electrical path. Mom wondered what happened. I told her I fell. Nothing more.