[AMRadio] Old Novice Days


k0ng at inebraska.com k0ng at inebraska.com
Sat Feb 19 14:10:39 EST 2005


Nice to remember "the good ole days" Ronnie.

No amount of Foreign radios or internet will ever beat that.

I arrived in 1955 with homebrew transmitter, regen receiver and then
Haliscratchers S77 and ARC-5 receiver. Better than Hershey !!

Keep Going.  73 DE Charlie, K0NG  ..

Quoting "ronnie.hull" <ronnie.hull at glowbugs.com>:

> a recent qso about novice days, stimulated my interest and I got out my old 
> log books. My very first cq qso was on november 24, 1969, with WN8AAD, George
> 
> in Hamden Ohio, on 7.160mhz, at 22:45    I wonder whatever happened to ole 
> George?
> 
> Anyway, I was running an Eico 720 and a Drake 2B with a dipole of course!
> 
> I staid on 40 until the spring of 1970 when I discovered 15 and 10 meters. 
> Suddenly, my lowly 50 watts of output was working the entire world. The 
> Acquistion of a TA-33Jr and a rotator and 50' of heigth, really opened up the
> 
> airwaves. Man, those were fun days.
> 
> 73's de W5SUM
> 
> ex: WN5AIA & WB5AIA
> 
> "Be sure your right, then go ahead"  D.Crockett
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