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Re: Service Providers Recycling Phone Numbers

George Berger (
Fri, 24 Feb 2006 00:48:46 -0500

Al -- You're right -- It was a Hallicrafters receiver. A Sky Buddy.

In those days, we built our transmitters, and bought our receivers, as
the capability to build a decent receiver was out of the reach of most
of us. We strung our antennas, and we rapped and turned the loading
coils in the transmitter output stage. The ARRL handbooks of those
days gave us the knowledge, as well as giving musthe knowledge to pass
the exams. For me, the hardest part was passing the Morse Code exam
for the first time. although I finally was sufficient in code to get
my Class A license and move up to 20 meters.

I'll never forget my first CQ QSL, as I was in Missouri (W9), and the
person who answered was in Canada! 40 meters CW.

My fist wasn't too good, and he gently chastised me for my lousy CW.

I switched to a bug!

Long time ago.


I know that you believe that you understood what you think I said, but I am
not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
-- Robert McCloskey, State Department spokesman (attributed)

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