Did yoo have an elmer or mentor that influenced you for good as a young ham? RAIN Founder HH/KC9RP did in the early to mid 80s. That mentor was Bill Pasternak/WA6ITF. Bill was co-founder of the Amateur Radio Newsline, formerly Westlink Radio in 1977. While Bill's voice was not heard on a lot of RAIN Report hamcasts over the last 29-plus years, Bill's experience and support played a major role in Hap's growth in his early production years. While Hap is still alive and well, Bill Pasternak has been gone several years. In Bill's honor Hap opted to run his three-part interview with Bill from 1990 as the last three RAIN Reports. Here's part 2 of that conversation from 1990. We'll bring you our third and final excerpt from their conversation next week. In case you're wondering, Hap and Stephanie did not get to the Hamvention...first time in 30 years! The RAIN Report is copyright 1990-2019 RAIN, all rights reserved. For another week or two this hamcast will update Saturday mornings on therainreport.com; and Saturday evenings via WTWW from Lebanon, TN on 5085 kHz. KEEP ON HAMMING!