June 2009 — Much of my ham time was spent preparing my insurance claim resulting from the lightning strike. I did build a new operating desk. Using a borrowed transceiver, I learned that the AL-1500 that I bought at Dayton in the fleamarket was not functional and “only used for three months” as I was told. Sent to Ameritron for repairs (labor bill of over $250 to correct some “strange modifications”). It is in 100% condition now.