[AMRadio] ER Magazine

Donald Sanders w4bws at comcast.net
Sat Dec 15 12:02:12 EST 2007

Yes, and No. Back in 1948 at the ripe old age of 8 
years I had a great Elmer W8ZFZ(SK), who helped me 
learn the code and about radio. He helped me get 
my Novice license, build my own transmitter and 
modify the BC454 for a receiver and make a 
converter for 40 and 15 meters. 
Had I not had the Elmer I would "maybe" have 
gotten my license much later and missed out on a 
lot of fun and educational activity.

Healthfully yours,
                          Don W4BWS
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Markavage" <manualman at juno.com>
To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Friday, December 14, 2007 4:38 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] ER Magazine

> Back in the "good old days" real hams didn't need Elmers.
> Pete, wa2cwa
> On Fri, 14 Dec 2007 12:31:29 -0500 "Ed Sieb" <esieb at sympatico.ca> writes:
> > Sniff.... (boo-hoo)...  I never had an Elmer.  
> > Did it all on my own.   Now I'm the Elmer.  More lids today, I 
> > find.
> > 
> > Ed, VA3ES
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