[AMRadio] The FCC's "Ham Guy" to Retire on April 3

Rob Atkinson ranchorobbo at gmail.com
Fri Apr 3 13:33:43 EDT 2015

On Fri, Apr 3, 2015 at 12:05 PM, Bill Guyger <bguyger at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Say What????? CW was all they had, at least to begin with, which was why the
> ARRL was founded.

Not true.

> Their spark rigs even Kw sized had a very limited range so
> they had to relay messages over what is today short distances (50 Miles or
> so).

You just got done writing CW was all they had, then you go on about
spark as if it is CW.

>He was against bad CW. The Woufhong is named after something he swore
> he copied one night. I think the first QST was published in 1915 so up until
> tubes became available to regular people around 1920ish spark was king.

I don't care about the Woulfhong or what RCA published.

Yes Spark was king.  OM was against CW at first.


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