[AMRadio] RE: Average Age etc..

Ed Berbari eberbari at indy.rr.com
Tue Jul 24 18:55:21 EDT 2007

Here goes - don't tell this one often, but it is true.

I am 58 (not the story), and took my general test in December of 1964 at the 
Federal Building in Cleveland.  I was pacing in the hallway with about 50 
other people waiting for the examiner to let us in.  As we were milling 
around an older fellow seemed to stumble into me and instead of rebounding 
with the apologies he kept sliding down my chest then onto the floor.  His 
glasses broke and there was a small pool of blood.  Others quickly gathered 
and there was a doctor who took over the scene.  The examiner came out and 
ushered us all into the room.  Passed the code -flunked the theory (retook 
it in February and passed both).  According to the staff in the building the 
gentleman apparently did not survive.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Todd, KA1KAQ" <ka1kaq at gmail.com>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service" 
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Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2007 1:19 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] RE: Average Age etc..

> On 7/24/07, Peter Markavage <manualman at juno.com> wrote:
>> I don't know Todd - you seemed a lot older when I met you, but then
>> again, I was probably suffering from the contest/DX party time from the
>> night before. According to the AMFone birthday announcements, I turned
>> 107 on May 28th.
> 107, huh? You're even better preserved than John! I had people
> swearing I was just out of college when I was in my mid-late 30s, one
> programmer here at work even asked to see my driver's license, he
> thought I was a summer student worker. Not sure what happened to speed
> up the aging process, no doubt related to women, booze, and exposure
> to RF. My knees feel like they're 80, at least.
> Of course, the guys at Dayton with me were roughly a decade older, so
> maybe that was it? Yeah, that's the ticket...
> ~ Todd  KA1KAQ
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